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A white Ikarus C42 aircraft.

Ikarus C42

The C42 is a microlight, an aeroplane with a maximum take-off weight of 450 kg (992 lb).

A popular aircraft at flying clubs, more than 1,200 C42s have been built since 1996 as it is relatively cheap and easy to fly.

A C42 can cost as little as £32,000 whereas a light aircraft can cost more than £200,000.

This C42 was operated by the Scottish Flying Club at Strathaven Airfield in Lanarkshire. Its last flight was in May 2010. The aircraft flew a total of 1,036 hours.

Date:  2004
Mark: FB80
Crew: 1 (pilot)
Passengers: 1
Top speed: 127 mph (204 km/h)
Range: 432 miles (695 km)

A white Ikarus C42 aircraft on a runway

The Ikarus C42 aircraft on the runway at the National Museum of Flight. 

Cockpit view

Inside the cockpit of an Ikarus aircraft. There are blue padded seats and several dials and buttons on the dashboard.

The cockpit of the Ikarus C42 in the Civil Aviation hangar at the National Museum of Scotland. 

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