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    ... and loses it again

    I haven't seen this anywhere else - my apologies if it has been published and I missed it.

    Sadly, it seems the Microlight Flying Foundation is no more.

    From the Charity Commission's web site......
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    No 'type wars' please. Unless you've flown one,...

    No 'type wars' please. Unless you've flown one, don't believe everything you've read in Geoff Hill's editorials.

    The TST, by the way, provides ample opportunity to carry appropriate bum cushioning...
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    'Soft spot' types

    I was thinking about conversations I've had over the years with pilots of various kinds of aircraft and it seems some types seem to find a soft spot in their pilots' hearts. You know the sort of...
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    Posted on the other thread: Indeed Bob, that...

    Posted on the other thread:


    Indeed Bob, that is perhaps why we should break our tradition of isolation from other forms of GAand maybe participate in this consultation, either individually or...
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    Life before Google

    In this article on BBC, about halfway down, the question is posed:
    "At what time is high noon?"

    and the BBC answer given?
    The answer is 12PM.

    Oh, Bill Gates has so much to answer for!
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    Terry, check your PMs, I've sent you one (a PM...

    Terry, check your PMs, I've sent you one (a PM that is, not a headset!).
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    GA APPG consultation on ACP process

    ... it is aviation after all; translates as All Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation consultation on the process for managing Airspace Change proposals.

    I posted in another thread but...
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    Apropos this, I've just received the following...

    Apropos this, I've just received the following from the APPG into my inbox. I thought I'd share it.

    Dear Joan

    This is just a short and sweet update as we head towards the Summer Recess in...
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    Now cleaned up and with a freshly revalidated...

    Now cleaned up and with a freshly revalidated Permit To Fly - valid to 9th August '19.

    Now based away from the M11 so should stay clean longer :-)

    Feel free to PM me for details of check the...
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    I attended most of Martyn's 'Hurricane' design...

    I attended most of Martyn's 'Hurricane' design lecture but had to leave before the end for some fresh air, the weather being so warm and the room being so full. It did give me the chance to sit and...
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    I think he spends his spare time designing,...

    I think he spends his spare time designing, building and flying aircraft rather than posting stuff on the internet.
    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/martyn-ingleton-64791028

    He's also a member of the...
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    Light microlights in thermic weather

    Wind noise on entering thermals: although it's a long time ago now, one of the features I recall about soaring thermals in a glider is the increase in wind noise on encountering lift. Without looking...
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    Hi Bob, I enjoyed your write-up in the other...

    Hi Bob, I enjoyed your write-up in the other place. Sad about the "crashed Foxbat" - I suppose it's due to people associating low aircraft over the mororway with crash-and-burn videos on YT and the...
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    I use this software to help with my older GPSs -...

    I use this software to help with my older GPSs - EasyGPS

    It should be possible to draw your route on SkyDemon Light and import it as a GPX file into EasyGPS and thence onto your GPS unit.
    You...
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    Sorry - overly cryptic. PM sent.

    Sorry - overly cryptic. PM sent.
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    Ooh, that looks interesting! (and some IET CPD...

    Ooh, that looks interesting! (and some IET CPD time, perhaps :rolleyes:)

    Hope to see you there - fingers crossed that this lovely weather holds out.
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    AX3 for sale

    AX3 for sale, see AFORS advert at https://afors.com/aircraftView/40788

    It got a bit superficially scruffy by being parked outdoors near the M11 over winter She's now at her new countryside...
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    re thread title: a month to go. Anything...

    re thread title: a month to go.
    Anything interesting expected there?
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    Ooh, only about $1000 I believe, plus the...

    Ooh, only about $1000 I believe, plus the approval costs; a mere snip for a 912 owner :-)

    On a practical slant, I reckon the 151x107 would give a bit of extra cruise at the cost of a bit of STOL...
  20. Thread: Prop pitch

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    This perhaps?...

    This perhaps?
    http://www.ultralightnews.ca/Ivoprop/inflightultralightmodel.htm
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    Thanks for keeping this updated

    Thanks for keeping this updated
  22. Thread: 582 vs 912

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    Bump... So the break even, by that...

    Bump...



    So the break even, by that estimate, is between 500 and 750 hours if you are buying new. For many microlight pilots that could be more than their whole flying career over many years.
    ...
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    Tom, I suspect in your closing remark you have...

    Tom, I suspect in your closing remark you have misunderstood. The speeds in the graph are IAS, not GS



    Two factors to consider there. First, I think the curves would be similar but stretched...
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    Well, my dearly-beloved took the TST up for a...

    Well, my dearly-beloved took the TST up for a jaunt yesterday and came back with three approximate data points for airspeed vs rpm. I would have liked two more, one each above and below this range...
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    Dead right you're missing something Martin......

    Dead right you're missing something Martin... what I think you're missing is that I'm not treating this with academic rigour, I'm experimenting and testing the result against intuition in an attempt...
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