asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if, in order to encourage the construction and flying of ultra-light aircraft, he will simplify the airworthiness certification arrangements for such aircraft.
§ Mr. Profumo
Yes, Proposals have been made to my right hon. Friend by the Popular Flying Association with this object in view. After consultation with the Air Registration Board, he has decided to grant permits to fly to ultra-light aircraft up to 1,200 lb., subject to necessary operational safeguards, without having to undergo the full procedure of airworthiness certification. The scheme, of which details are being announced, should reduce the cost of these aircraft and encourage amateur construction.