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    CAA 600kg EASA opt-out consultation ends 29/11/19

    Just a reminder, if you have views and haven't expressed them to the CAA yet, now's the time to do it ~ especially if your view isn't the same as the official BMAA one....
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    Tell the BMAA what you think of them

    They're asking here: https://www.bmaa.org/information-library/news/bmaa-news/bmaa-member-survey-2019
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    Not like me! Listening to the test match live....

    Not like me! Listening to the test match live.
    England 194-8. Need to bat out the day for a draw.

    :cool:
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    :) Huh! I've just noticed this form has no...

    :)

    Huh! I've just noticed this form has no 'thanks' nor 'like' option.
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    First of September. TV Met people call this the...

    First of September. TV Met people call this the start of 'meteorological autumn'. Anybody know the reason for this other than calendrical convenience?

    To me, Autumn starts when the leaves start...
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    ... and provide a retirement home as they get...

    ... and provide a retirement home as they get even older and less affluent but still want to fly?
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    yeah, I agree; no support from head office other...

    yeah, I agree; no support from head office other than to leave the forum up.

    It's up to us readers to post something, even just to keep an interesting or amusing conversation going at 'Chat about...
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    Meanwhile, Geoff Weighell has been exercising his...

    Meanwhile, Geoff Weighell has been exercising his own writing skills on our behalf in response to CAA consultations.

    News item [here]
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    In terms of writing style guide, I can see...

    In terms of writing style guide, I can see entirely why he issues one. It's not as if writing style guides are unusual - most newspapers have one, all but the smallest businesses will have one, even...
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    Pity about the American spelling (bringing out my...

    Pity about the American spelling (bringing out my inner Rees-Mogg, perhaps :) ) but good news nonetheless, I think.

    BMAA issues pilot licences

    I trust the delays will be significantly shorter...
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    No, it's just the recent heat wave.

    No, it's just the recent heat wave.
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    Ah! magic smoke - a career in electrical...

    Ah! magic smoke - a career in electrical engineering means I've encountered that in a wide variety of situations.
    One of my favourites was many years ago when one of my colleagues demonstrated...
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    I've never had any problem doing that, especially...

    I've never had any problem doing that, especially in a crosswind :o

    Ditto when riding a bike - I found wobbling resulted in wider gaps from overtaking cars (but that was a long time ago, things...
  14. Thread: Pi day

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    Whee! Pretty close actually, I think. 3.14285...

    Whee!

    Pretty close actually, I think. 3.14285 / 3,14159 = 100.04%

    Close enough for my carpentry :p
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    IT problems at BMAA office...

    IT problems at BMAA office
    https://www.bmaa.org/information-library/news/bmaa-news/database-gremlin--permits-
    unless they've mended it by now.

    And the latest info on P&M - probably across the...
  16. Thread: P&M

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    My days of trying to change the system (quietly...

    My days of trying to change the system (quietly from inside) are pretty well gone. Time for someone else to have a go.

    The orphan issue has two strands, I think: first strand is collaboration...
  17. Thread: P&M

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    I wonder if there would be benefit (and interest)...

    I wonder if there would be benefit (and interest) in forming a sort of P&M owners club with access to engineering and design skills needed to keep the aircraft flying under the orphaned-aircraft...
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    Very true. Even better, velcro it in place so...

    Very true. Even better, velcro it in place so that it can be taken home and washed every so often, otherwise you eventually end up with soft sand paper against your windscreen. Well I did anyhow.
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    ... and of 'closer co-operation' between the two...

    ... and of 'closer co-operation' between the two organisations.
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    ... and nary a mention of this Vacancy - BMAA...

    ... and nary a mention of this Vacancy - BMAA chief technical officer

    or is it all over social meeja?
  21. New (April '19) study on 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...
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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.
  24. 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...
  25. 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:
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