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    Hi All
    Thanks for the replies to my thread, I will endeavour to visit HMFC now to meet the people there. All i need to do now is choose where to learn to fly as i don't want to travel too far from my home in Calshot. My options are Lower Upham ( although i don't know if they train weight shift) and Old Sarum. I won't go to Popham as i want to learn in an aircraft i could own and not an Icarus that i haven't a hope of owning! After reading through the choices on here i may choose the restricted licence whilst continuing on to get my full unrestricted licence as i agree with Joan that taking the exams quickly keeps it all fresh. I remember taking my Yachtmaster theory course and by the time i came to use it to cross the channel, i was rusty on a lot of points. Meanwhile i'll keep reading and waiting for my boat to sell so i can begin training!

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    Dean, this is why you cannot start a new thread in this section:

    Steve Elsbury wrote: We want to be sure there are no off-topic posts in this section, so it is set up so that only moderators can post, but all registered users can reply. The idea is that an initial entry for a thread will attract replies, and the initial poster can then amend the first post so that it contains the best possible boiled-down wisdom the collective members can achieve.

    I will add moderators to this forum over time, as members prove their trustworthiness to me or to nominated others, and hopefully this forum will grow into an extremely useful resource.

    If you have an idea for an initial FAQ thread, please post it to the general group, so we can massage it into shape before moving it to here.

    Regards, Steve
    But to answer your question, 'fixed or flexi', it is simply down to personal choice. I don't see that there is a great deal of difference in terms of price, maintainence or reliability. Hangarage will be about the same for either, and you can pick up decent second hand aircraft in both flavours for only a few thousand, or brand new aircraft for tens of thousands.

    The best thing to do, in my opinion, is to have a go in each and see which you prefer. Also, have a few lessons before buying a plane, so you will know more about what you want from a plane.

    David.

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    Steve Slade wrote: Dean

    I should go along to the Hampshire Microlight Club meetings and chat with a few knowledgeable people there. They are a good bunch (?)and meet in a pub but I can't remember what it's called.....

    http://www.hmfclub.com/

    Steve
    The club is based around Colemore Common, Hampshire. We meet at the Pub with No Name (The White Horse) at Froxfield on the first tuesday of every month. All welcome...

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    But I seem to remember it had good beer!

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    Dean

    I should go along to the Hampshire Microlight Club meetings and chat with a few knowledgeable people there. They are a good bunch (?)and meet in a pub but I can't remember what it's called.....

    http://www.hmfclub.com/

    Steve

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    Hello All, I hope i've done this correctly by replying as it won't let me post a new topic for some reason.
    My question which you will no doubt have seen before from newbies is, what to choose, i.e. If 2 aircraft 1 a flexwing and 1 a three axis were both for sale used at around say 7000 which to go for? My uneducated guess is for the flexwing as i think it will be cheaper to maintain and store, i.e. at home but having read through a lot of posts on here now i may join a club like Hampshire. I would be very interested in the replies to this as I can find no definitive answer, I want to choose from the outset as i don't want to convert later.

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  • mikehallam
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    Welcome to the EASA mad house, but flying as we know it is doomed !

    Keith Negal's request this week for our action doesn't appear to be taken seriously.
    He needs individual responses to EASA, to see if he can persuade EASA to change their minds on enforcing draconian Class 'M' maintenance on ALL a/c from nil up to 2730 kg.
    See Keith's postings for advice.

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    Hi Henk, if you look on the main BMAA site you will find a section on clubs and schools. Take a look at Gloucestershire and nieghbouring counties and if you can visit some of them, find the club or school that you feel happiest with and then just have fun

    Ginge

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    Hi Steve,

    My name is Henk and I have been up a couple of times as a passenger in my friends flexwing. I am affraid I am now hooked and i am definitely going to get my license and a plane myself. Problem now is finding a dedicated instructor and a place to keep my plane in the area of Gloucestershire. Can you advise me on this, do you (or the group) know where I can get the info or do you know someone / somewhere?

    Many Thanks,

    Henk van der Waard

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    Hi guys

    Gavin was right, I did try to enter a new thread as there was nothing of much relevance on the site for fuel metering but I found I didn't have the option available. However a quick log out and in again seemed to sort the problem and I was able to enter the new thread in the tech section as suggested.

    Received excellent feedback and now have enough info to move on. Still think I would've struggled to get the info elsewhere in addition to other info already on the site (a newbie would be interested in) so the site is now firmly on my favourites list. Thanks guys

    Bill C

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    Thank you Peter. I'm pleased for others coming this way.

    Tis easy to overlook things, so no problem from this end.

    LA.

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    I can hand on heart say I have never been able to start a thread anywhere unless posting here first Peter.

    I have tried to enter straight into the training forum but had to make the token post.

    This did ferk me off a bit having administered 2 VB boards to leading manufacturers of watersports.

    I'm not here to upset the BMAA but the posting process for a newbie is prehistoric and whoever administers the dosage needs new scales and a rocket up the arse.

    I almost gave up and how many have?

    Lardy.

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    To quote: It might bring a quicker result to your question if you posted this in the technical questions section.... unquote.

    Just for the record, unless first time posters post here first, newbies are unable to start a thread anywhere else and hence both myself and Bill C being present.

    Hence my post: "Being unable to post a new thread and being a newbie I'm parking my Q here boss".

    &

    "Same as Gavin's previous thread......"

    This posting restriction is near anal and no good for newbies nor experienced.

    What about pilots with experience wanting to join the forum?

    Gavin.

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  • GeeJay
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    A very welcome hello to you...

    It might bring a quicker result to your question if you posted this in the technical questions section....

    There's a wealth of knowledge here which I'm sure will produce the answer you need.

    Regards

    Graham

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    Hello Red Six

    Same as Gavin's previous thread, I'm a relative newbie to microlighting and still building confidence in flying a Quantum 912 over ever increasing distances. Accordingly and still with an itchty throttle foot and questionable analogue fuel gauge, I constantly wonder about tank contents and flight duration remaining. Training was excellent and always highlighted need for a good buffer (and stop watch) when considering cross country flights which I incorporate in my flying.

    However I'd feel much more confident with something a little more accurate than the Operator manual provides for fuel consumption calculations. I know some aircraft have fuel metering systems fitted. In this vein and having trawled the net for some time now, I'm still having trouble locating a suitably small flow (with small meter) fuel metering system. If anyone could shed any light on the subject and/or suggest any suitable sources I would be most grateful. Maybe justification for a new thread on fuel flow metering ? I'm sure some of the more techno types would also be able to use such a system as an indication of engine/carb condition ?

    Best Regards

    Bill C

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