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  1. Airborne collisions and where they happen

    Searching for something else I came across this recent publication by https://airspace4all.org/ about their research into actual air/air collisions over the last 40-odd years.
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    Interesting news...

    The BMAA have a news page on the web site, but I find it easy to miss interesting stuff amongst the formal stuff.

    Latest, announced a few days ago and again at the BMAA AGM yesterday is a new...
  3. Thread: Autopilots?

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    New thread started for you in Safety forum - here...

    New thread started for you in Safety forum - here

    Mike you can probably delete your post now, then I'll delete this one.
  4. Message from Mike Hallam... Mandatory” AD136 from Rans USA dated 2010

    Copied from elsewhere on this forum by Joan

    APOLOGIES, as a lapsed member I cannot start a new subject, but this one is in need of sending.


    Mandatory” AD136 from Rans USA dated 2010 -

    Oil...
  5. Thread: Autopilots?

    by Joan Walsh
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    Or a pitch stabiliser on a canard such as the...

    Or a pitch stabiliser on a canard such as the Goldwing or Falcon - they can be lively in thermic weather.
    Actually, my old AX3 could be too!
    :eek:
  6. Thread: Autopilots?

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    I can see the day coming, though, when the...

    I can see the day coming, though, when the microlight category is so broad that there'll be separate licence ratings required for different types, each with their own testing and validity...
  7. Thread: Autopilots?

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    I guess it just goes to show how wide the meaning...

    I guess it just goes to show how wide the meaning of the term 'microlight' has been spread. I must admit that I echo Mick Broom's fears expressed in the letters page. SSDR & nano trikes have rescued...
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    Just their noses

    Just their noses
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    Chat about anything...

    "Chat about anything you want in here - saves clagging up the other forums!" that's what it says in the forum descriptor.

    What this forum needs is a general, wide-ranging, non-aviation...
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    Clearing out the spare room

    A few bits and bobs for sale. For updated details, see the 'other' forum at http://www.microlightforum.com/showthread.php?13209-Clear-out-aviation-trivia&p=126716&viewfull=1#post126716

    Currently a...
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    True troglodytism is still to be found in Google...

    True troglodytism is still to be found in Google Groups :owhich took over the old Usenet news groups - there are still some of my old 1996 posts up there! Of course, the BMAA had its Yahoo! group...
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    :D and he announces it on Facebook but not here...

    :D and he announces it on Facebook but not here :D

    Of course, some of the users on here (eg. me) don't 'do' Facebook, so my thanks Dave for passing the message over.

    How much do we have to...
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    I think that might take a bit of lobbying from...

    I think that might take a bit of lobbying from the general membership because my reading of the note in the council minutes is that the possible close-down is simply due to the money cost of...
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    Use it or lose it...

    Just browsing recent abridged council meeting minutes on the BMAA members-only bit. I noticed the following comment in the recent January meeting:
    "6.9. RH Facebook. Going well. BMAA Forum, quite...
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    Facinating old thread - still relevant topic. ...

    Facinating old thread - still relevant topic.



    And bouncing a less relevant thread off the front page.
  16. Thread: Accident.

    by Joan Walsh
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    Ouch! :o

    Ouch! :o
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    Your best bet is to start with your local club...

    Your best bet is to start with your local club which you can find via the BMAA web site [here]. I'm sure success in this endeavour, unless you are very lucky, will depend on how far you are prepared...
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    Well done. Now it starts! Joan

    Well done. Now it starts!

    Joan
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    Is that the Medway CAGI cup? Ah! Jolly memories....

    Is that the Medway CAGI cup? Ah! Jolly memories.
    ;-)

    re the MF magazine. It's a members' magazine and always has been. Microlighting gets some coverage in high street magazines and non-members...
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    Interesting, so rapid charge would require...

    Interesting, so rapid charge would require separate storage batteries capable of delivering about 30kw to an individual aircraft for an hour or so (= 10 electric kettles). Alternatively the aircraft...
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    Actually, I wonder what the cost would be for a...

    Actually, I wonder what the cost would be for a solar/wind/battery energy generation and storage set up would be to support a clutch of, say, half a dozen electric SSDR machines with typical hobby...
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    Maybe the 'typical farmstrip' could install a...

    Maybe the 'typical farmstrip' could install a diesel generator for charging aircraft ;)

    [ducks!]
  23. If in doubt, go to the BMAA. That's what they're...

    If in doubt, go to the BMAA. That's what they're there for. https://www.bmaa.org/information-library/contact-us

    I haven't time this morning to double check, but as I recall it your declaration...
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    There was an interesting presentation and...

    There was an interesting presentation and subsequent discussion on this topic at last year's SSDR rally. There's a bit of a discussion [here]

    One of my concerns in the economics is battery life...
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    Permit me, please, to disagree there: I believe a...

    Permit me, please, to disagree there: I believe a person's flying career starts with the first flight - even as a passenger. For many it stops shortly after the first landing. Those of us who now...
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