The British Microlight Aircraft Association looks after the interests of microlight owners in the UK. It is an organisation approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Its aims are to further the sport of microlight aviation, keep flying costs down to a minimum for its members and to represent them in national and international matters relating to our sport.
The BMAA is the Royal Aero Club’s nominated delegate in all matters related to microlight aviation to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) which controls all aviation sporting activities worldwide and to Europe Airsports which defends the interests of sport aviation in Europe
A permanent staff, headed by a Chief Executive and based in Deddington in Oxfordshire, take care of the day to day running of the association. Its activities are steered by a voluntary Council, members of which are elected for three year terms at annual General meetings.
The BMAA organises an annual Trade Show for its members which runs alongside the AGM. The BMAA publishes Microlight Flying, a bi-monthly magazine covering most of the important aspects of flying and operating microlights, including competition news, flight reports, technical articles, and a classified section where members can advertise. A National Championship series of competitions is organised every year by the association; many pilots participate simply for the fun of it and to improve their pilot skills at the same time; top performing pilots are selected to represent the UK in European and World Championships.