Motorised hang gliding is where power flying began over 77 years ago. Recent years have seen a resurgence of aviating by the seat of one's pants — firstly in hang gliders, now — with the assistance of a new generation of lightweight engines — the microlight,is rapidly coming of age. John King reports from the NZ homebuilder's Mecca at Te Kowhai on the recent inaugural meeting of the Microlight Association of New Zealand.
In the WINGS coverage of the 50th anniversary of de Havilland's Tiger Moth in the September issue John King provided a historical sketch of the aircraft's contribution to New Zealand aviation. This issue continues the coverage with a "what are they like to fly" piece by veteran pilot Paul Legg and a 1981 Tiger Moth census by Aviation Historical Society member Gavin Woodward.