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    Just to think, folks used to whinge about the...

    Just to think, folks used to whinge about the quality of Little Chefs, it seems the answer is to sink to a lower level to stop folks using them at all. I agree about Herbies, but you have to like the...
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    Well that's a new one to me. It makes a sort of...

    Well that's a new one to me. It makes a sort of sense but those margins are a bit too close for me, I think I'll stick to cruder engines.
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    Update of SN on harnesses

    I see that common sense has prevailed over safety harness inspection and the previous recommendations of replacment by age in SN-2018/005 has been supplanted by SN-2019/003.

    This seems to revert...
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    Thank goodness I've never been that clever!

    Thank goodness I've never been that clever!
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    Very true, I remember with embarrassment my...

    Very true, I remember with embarrassment my engine out in a little AX3 years ago. I had plenty of height and got back to the runway easily, even getting rid of height to end up where I wanted on the...
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    Maybe we need a "Me Too" type message, my thanks...

    Maybe we need a "Me Too" type message, my thanks to Dave also for passing the word down to us more lowely folk:)
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    That looks like a pretty thorough job Pete, I can...

    That looks like a pretty thorough job Pete, I can only wish you all the best with it.
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    Interesting that the theories of oil retention...

    Interesting that the theories of oil retention are what I've always been led to believe was the principal reason for honing with the almost diagonal marks.

    To my, non-academic, mind it made a lot...
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    With a head overheat it didn't have to be you...

    With a head overheat it didn't have to be you Pete, it can take some time for it to rear up and bite, the only sign if you're lucky is finding the tappits have tightened rather than loosened.
    I...
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    Well done Pete, despite good training landing in...

    Well done Pete, despite good training landing in an, almost certainly wet, unknown field is far from straightforward, so nicely done!

    I have some bits that may help to sort it out if you wish,...
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    At least from my point of view that would be a...

    At least from my point of view that would be a shame. However if that is the decision I hope that we are given enough notice to say by by before fading into the background.
  12. For those that fly Paramotors as well

    As the title says, this may be of interest to the folks that indulge in both kinds of flight, I found this in Airprox monthly update

    2018216
    1. The CAA review certification and licensing ...
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    I would suggest that we are too accustomed to a...

    I would suggest that we are too accustomed to a very high power- weight ratio, thinking back to older machines that were very capable on much lower power than is now commonplace.
    The aircraft that...
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    Not necessarily Peter, all those are a matter of...

    Not necessarily Peter, all those are a matter of choice, aside from the transponder all the others are available self powered. Indeed, my own favoirite aircraft is not fitted with any kind of battery...
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    We do, and have for a very long time used...

    We do, and have for a very long time used handhelds so surely there was an exemption, should that be required, for a goodly while. I couldn't quite see how this would change as long as we remain,...
  16. Video version of CAA Safety Sense Leaflet

    I've just come across this Video by a chap called Ben Lovegrove quoting the CAA Safety Sense Leaflet, with their permission, to an illustrative video on winter flying.
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    I gets even more interesting Pete when you find...

    I gets even more interesting Pete when you find that mud has frozen :eek:.

    Interesting though the mud on my screen had dried in the prop blast and you'd have thought it had been there for a week....
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    Too right Tom, with our sydicate on a good day...

    Too right Tom, with our sydicate on a good day this time of year you join the queue, well worth it though.
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    Sounds good, I hope to drop in again this year. I...

    Sounds good, I hope to drop in again this year. I somehow missed out last year, must do better.
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    A smooth February day

    There was a definite nip in the air, but out of the light breeze the sun felt warm. A day to fly I thought and so did two others of our 4 person syndicate, so we arranged to meet up at the airfield....
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    The first time I went into Priory Farm, many...

    The first time I went into Priory Farm, many years ago, I had the devils own job spotting the strip whilst keeping a wary eye on the gliders. Strip spotted I couldn't see the wind sock, so I got the...
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    Thanks for that Tom, finding a snow covered...

    Thanks for that Tom, finding a snow covered runway can be a bit tricky. I recall knowing where abouts it was but the great relief as, on late final, when I saw the other tyre tracks. That was on an...
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    At least with those initatives they did listen to...

    At least with those initatives they did listen to those in a position to know, I'd say that was an improvement to the "we know best" attitude that seemed to prevail for many years.

    Maybe regarding...
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    GA Strategy 2018-2023 document

    I just received a copy of this from CAA Skywise you may find parts of it interesting reading

    http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAA%20GA%20Strategy%20NEW%20.3.pdf

    Well I did, sad ole fool that...
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    As Tom says, the LAA run courses that you might...

    As Tom says, the LAA run courses that you might find of interest, and this link

    http://www.eaavideo.org/category/videos/hints-for-homebuilders_

    should take you to the EAA "How to do it" videos....
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