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    The father of a friend of mine flew Handley Page...

    The father of a friend of mine flew Handley Page Hampdens in the early part of the war. Although it had four crew, the pilot was on his own up in the cockpit and couldn't move from there during...
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    Er, yes, ten years is a long time to go without...

    Er, yes, ten years is a long time to go without washing your hair ;)
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    Ginge I guess you mean September, not August?...

    Ginge
    I guess you mean September, not August?
    Don't think I can make it, but it should be fun.
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    Sign of the times Joan. Though some might say...

    Sign of the times Joan. Though some might say that Rees-Mogg has helped to accelerate the Americanisation of our culture!
    Congratulations on the taichi role by the way.
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    Good point about cancellations. Ginge, thanks.

    Good point about cancellations. Ginge, thanks.
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    http://www.flytoboxted.co.uk/ Saturday 6th...

    http://www.flytoboxted.co.uk/

    Saturday 6th July to answer my own question.

    Gabby Gabreski and Hub Zemke were boyhood heroes (8th air force 56th fighter group). it would be cool to fly where...
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    When is it Ginge?

    When is it Ginge?
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    This is good news. Well done BMAA

    https://www.bmaa.org/news/bmaa-news/new-microlight-radio-frequency
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    Ah! So you confess. I was wondering who to blame...

    Ah! So you confess. I was wondering who to blame ;)

    Mind you, I prefer days like today when it's ok to go off and do other things because it's definitely not going to be flyable to those...
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    She's looking great, Ginge!

    She's looking great, Ginge!
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    Autopilots?

    There's an article in this month's MF about fitting an autopilot in a CT. It seems a well engineered bit of kit and does the job by all accounts.
    But come on guys! Why oh why fit an autopilot in a...
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    Hi Damien Welcome back! Expensive time for a...

    Hi Damien
    Welcome back! Expensive time for a lot of people just now - lots of permits to be renewed as the weather improves.
    Let's hope it's a good summer!
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    Humpff :( There's clearly a message there...

    Humpff :(
    There's clearly a message there...
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    Well done, Peter. Thanks for posting. It's...

    Well done, Peter. Thanks for posting.
    It's always good to hear of a successful outcome to a forced landing. If you can walk away from it...
    Any idea yet what caused the problem?
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    Excellent point Peter! And that 22s could...

    Excellent point Peter!

    And that 22s could probably be reclaimed by flying accurately with the ball in the middle (I'm speaking for myself here :)
  16. Harry, I still believe you are over-thinking...

    Harry, I still believe you are over-thinking this. The only CAA requirement is that you can meet the standards for an ordinary driving licence and are not on medication for a psychiatric illness....
  17. What Joan said about checking with the BMAA, but...

    What Joan said about checking with the BMAA, but in addition note that Jan 2015 is before the introduction of the current rules which came into force with the revision of the Air Navigation Order in...
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    NPPL(A) is the full name of the licence. It can...

    NPPL(A) is the full name of the licence. It can have SSEA, SLMG, or microlight ratings to it. The other ways of writing it eg NPPL(M) are incorrect, strictly speaking, but are widely used.
    Cross...
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    The best advice anyone ever gave me when I was...

    The best advice anyone ever gave me when I was thinking of actually pursuing my childhood dream was, "Stop thinking about it and just get on with it."

    Later I came to know this approach in another...
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    Harry In your OP you mentioned going to Eshott -...

    Harry
    In your OP you mentioned going to Eshott - it's a great club and a well run school. I'd definitely start there.
    Make sure you hang around the airfield before and after your lessons and talk...
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    What tomshep said :)

    What tomshep said :)
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    As you will discover, once the bug truly bites it...

    As you will discover, once the bug truly bites it will be like this:
    "How much money do you spend on flying?"
    "All of it..."

    The serious answer that I give people is that if you reckon you could...
  23. Brian, I'll send you a pm

    Brian, I'll send you a pm
  24. I've no direct experience of either, but folk...

    I've no direct experience of either, but folk find the minimax pretty straightforward I'm told. They look as if they ought to handle similarly don't they? If you've got experience in the jodel...
  25. The weight limit for a single seat microlight is...

    The weight limit for a single seat microlight is 300kg and it must have a stall speed at max weight not exceeding 35 knots. The 300kg must include an 86kg pilot and sufficient fuel for 60 minutes...
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