In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The test flight was carried out in a microlight aircraft.
- The pilot of a microlight aircraft that crashed in the Pyrenees killing him and his girlfriend had had a series of accidents before the fatal crash, it emerged yesterday.
- A pilot died after falling 50 ft to the ground from his microlight aircraft which then crashed into a field.
- Living close to the East Fortune Airfield, you hardly ever get through a day without seeing some kind of flying device in the sky, be it a microlight, heli-copter or, best of all, a jet.
- Technically, a microlight is a lightweight aeroplane capable of carrying up to two people.
- Aviation accidents are taken extremely seriously, whether they are a light aircraft or microlight.
- Saved from his crazy nocturnal adventure, he sets about building a microlight aircraft shaped like a dragonfly.
- The document warns that a number of inmates have the right money and contacts to make an attempt and also says that a microlight aircraft could be used.
- Helicopters are not like cars; they are not like aeroplanes, microlights or parachutes, they are like bubbles.
- An amateur flyer had an amazing escape when his microlight aircraft hit a power cable and plunged into a field.
- Gliders and microlights have replaced wartime bombers at Rufforth Airfield, and they fly over a York very different to that which once echoed to the drone of the Halifax engines.
- He had illustrations of hot-air balloons, gliders, microlights, helicopters, of the aircraft that many of us remember from the Second World War and of the modern craft developed since those days.
- The Red Arrows aerobatic team had to take emergency action to avoid a tragedy when a microlight aircraft strayed into its airspace at Elvington Airshow, the RAF revealed today.
- Only, that time he flew in a microlight; a twin-seater aircraft so small that, by his own account, it ‘felt less like being in an aircraft than wearing one’.
- The Red Arrows' display had already been halted by an aircraft, a microlight and a glider, but it was the aircraft flown by Bingham which caused the Red Arrows to abandon the display completely.
- A team from Newcastle University is using satellites, a microlight aircraft and advanced computer technology to assess the speed of erosion at Filey Bay where the coastline is estimated to be disappearing at a rate of nearly a foot a year.
- They are currently using microlight aircraft to teach the zoo-bred birds how to migrate south and escape the mountains in winter.
- Mr Hughes entered this last class with his modified microlight, which had to have a wing span not exceeding 30 feet.
- The attempt will take about three and a half months, covering 25 different countries and will closely follow the route taken by a microlight aircraft that circumnavigated the globe in 1998.
- However, the team called off the performance at the last minute when it became clear that a microlight, and possibly other aircraft, had entered the eight-mile exclusion zone around the airfield.
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