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Light Sport Flying School Wycombe Air Park (Booker)

Light Sport Flying School

Operated by: Steve Pike at Wycombe Air Park, Booker. SL7 3DP.

For Instruction and validations to NPPL microlight licence. Exams and GST ratings.

We don’t have a specific office at the airfield but meet in the lounge area for all briefings, whilst often at the airfield it is best to meet by appointment.


Contact: 07746 373637

CFI: (Microlights) Steve Pike

L.S.F.S is registered with the B.M.A.A and C.A.A as a training organisation.

Steve Pike from LSFS is now approved as the UK Dealership for Galaxy GRS Ballistic Recovery Systems Contact Steve on 07746 373637 or email for more information.  Supply of New systems,Replacement parts and Servicing Please visit the Galaxy GRS web site for information on the systems and videos of deployments

Have your system inspected and checked

Please check the date of expiry for your system, this will be marked on the end of the parachute pack. Generally the life of the system is 6 years. At this point the system will require an overhaul. Note this is Permit or CofA fail if not carried out.

We will remove the parachute and rocket from the aircraft, the rocket will be made safe by our engineer, the detonators and explosive charge

will be destroyed. The parachute and rocket body will be returned to Galaxy GRS for a re-charge and parachute inspection repack, this could take 2-3 weeks maybe more depending on workloads. Once returned it will be refitted to your aircraft. Unfortunately your aircraft will be grounded during this period.

If your aircraft has been in an accident, damaged or the system has become water logged it should be inspected earlier and before next flight.

During your own routine maintenance inspections ensure that the placards are prominently displayed, all straps and cables are in good order and containers fixings are secure.

Please contact us for pricing and for further information about working around the GRS system.

Rocket-Assisted Deployment

GRS rescue systems are rocket-powered rather than ballistic. Rocket power is smooth and continuous, while ballistic systems depend on an initial bang to fire the chute and un-powered momentum to carry it clear of the aircraft. The GRS system instead powers the unpacked chute to the end of its tether and continues under power to draw the chute from its soft pack, providing reliable deployment  and rapid  clearance from the aircraft and any debris field.