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    Jennifer Anniston espouses SSDR philosophy

    I have a foot in both camps here. I enjoy flying, not simply travelling. To arrive somewhere is satisfying, but the journey is as important, if not more so. Flying in straight lines isn't really...
  2. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    Thank you for your sterling efforts Geoff. The BMAA and LAA have scored a big victory for us here, which I'm sure we all appreciate. Thanks too must go to the CAA for their recent stance of reducing...
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    The unofficial word association game...

    Sustain
  4. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    Someone on the Flyer thread has suggested that self declaration without a countersignature is not ICAO compliant and will render our medicals (and thus our licences) valid only in UK airspace. Is...
  5. Changes to the Self Declaration Medical system - 25 August 2016

    Geoff, I think the concern is less about the availability of the form and more about the wording. Intentional or not, the sloppy form will at best inconvenience and at worst ground a huge number of...
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    Infringements- an idea?

    I dunno Tom, I'm a traditionalist by instinct, but if pilot workload is a major factor in infringements, as appears to be the case from Geoff's data, then surely efforts should be made to reduce the...
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    Climb Performance

    A timely reminder Dave. I'll do this on my next flight.
  8. Thread: Crash at Incsh

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    Crash at Incsh

    Little bit thoughtless of the beeb, showing the full registration. Hope the fellow makes a good recovery.
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    Microlight manufacturer for sale at 200k

    Very glad to hear that TLAC is in good health Paul. Long may you continue. If I ever move away from flex, my aeroplane of choice would be the Sherwood Ranger; it's the only fixed wing microlight that...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Google trends is really useful for analysing this sort of thing. I used the term 'microlight aircraft' ('microlight' alone, mixes things up with RAB jackets and small torches).
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    The unofficial word association game...

    Macaque

    http://www.gonhs.org/images/zwei_b.jpg
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    Forecasting Thermals

    Phil,
    No need to deduce it yerself! Click here.
    Find your place on the map. Note the coloured scale at the bottom showing the updraft velocity from 150fpm to 600fpm. Then click through the days...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    In the past I have never supported enforced membership of syndicates, but I can understand why some can see merit in the idea. Syndicates are becoming more common as costs rise and hangar space...
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    Memberships and Syndication issues

    Well said Geoff. We must pick our battles, and we must retain the resources and staff to fight them. Let's be honest, BMAA membership is probably the smallest of the costs of owning and flying a...
  15. Thread: Quik Split Pins

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    Quik Split Pins

    Thank you Paul, I have now subscribed for bulletins. I seem to remember that I used to receive something a while back, but not any more. Different email address perhaps.


    Yes, the magazine can...
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    The hottest day of the year

    A/G reporting last runway used/runway in use does not necessarily mean that it is the most appropriate runway, and does not preclude you from choosing to use a different runway, subject to other...
  17. Thread: Quik Split Pins

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    Quik Split Pins

    He certainly did, and what a joy to fly! I can see why you went for another Quik.
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    Quik Split Pins

    Exactly my point Julian. Many people aren't on forums and social media. It isn't hard to imagine that a number of pilots will be quite oblivious to this MPD until their next permit inspection. Email,...
  19. Thread: Quik Split Pins

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    Quik Split Pins

    Hi Angus,
    The top rigging coming away in flight must have been a little concerning. Glad you got away without injury or more serious damage. I'm flying your old Quik by the way, bought it from Bob...
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    Annual permit to fly

    Great turn around for me as well. Emailed application away at 0700 on 3rd June, permit issued by 1700 the same day. Can't get much faster than that!
  21. Thread: Quik Split Pins

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    Quik Split Pins

    I too thought the inspector sign off was over the top. Replacing a split ring with a split pin is not exactly technical. BMAA/CAA/P&M could have sent out an email or letter to advise of this,...
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    Yep, I think you said once Laurie: the best skill...

    Yep, I think you said once Laurie: the best skill a pilot can possess is the good judgement to know when to go round.
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    The unofficial word association game...

    Fokker!
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    Weightshift Flying

    Oddly enough, I have never been too worried by thermals. Used to get a kicking from them in the Mercury, but I did learn to predict them and take advantage of the free lift, especially welcome when...
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    New P@M HypeR

    If the microlight category is revised upwards with no sensible restriction on empty weight then we will only end up with the same problem, as aircraft designers will design or adapt the performance...
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