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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,...
  4. 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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    But the good days are oh Sooo good! Enjoy

    But the good days are oh Sooo good! Enjoy
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    It will be interesting to watch developements,...

    It will be interesting to watch developements, both of Adrian Jones's electic Shadow project and the possiblities of the Pipistel. I hope for an undate on the Shadow project at the SSDR rally...
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    You'll just have to try harder Tom, just remind...

    You'll just have to try harder Tom, just remind her that you should always try to achieve more :)
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    Nicely put Tom, however it does depend on what...

    Nicely put Tom, however it does depend on what your own personal objective is.

    If getting to the distant destination is you goal then there is a deal to be said for solid, reliable and dull, but...
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    Thanks Peter, I should have checked it, but there...

    Thanks Peter, I should have checked it, but there you go.
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    Parachute fitted?

    This may be of interest to those of us who have parachute recovery systems fitted

    http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=5575
  20. Airspace Modenisation Strategy CAP1711

    I've just received this from Skywise

    http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=8960

    As it will eventualy affect all of us, I thought I'd post it here to give...
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    As it has been said, it all depends on what you...

    As it has been said, it all depends on what you are looking for from your flying. For me it is all about the sensation of flying, thus my ole TST is for me unbeatable. It is open with a fantastic...
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    First welcome! There is a lot of good advice...

    First welcome!

    There is a lot of good advice above and Joan is dead right in that if you are short on cash treat the learning as the hobby and just enjoy it.
    When I started to learn all the...
  23. CAA consultation on seat belts and harnesses

    While I'm sure that the BMAA is already aware of this consultation

    https://consultations.caa.co.uk/ga/seat-harness-integrity/

    I'm suprised that they may consider it necessary on permit aircraft...
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    In my opinion, for what it's worth, it depends on...

    In my opinion, for what it's worth, it depends on the individual aircraft and how well, or otherwise it has been looked after.

    For instance, old skins, have they been exposed the much UV? have...
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    It does seem to be a well concealed secret, I was...

    It does seem to be a well concealed secret, I was supprised to see it not mentioned on the BMAA site events list.

    I hope folks are not daunted by the airfield itself, I've visited a few times and...
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