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    Decoy Farm is now on SkyDemon. Still very soggy...

    Decoy Farm is now on SkyDemon. Still very soggy and needs rolling when it dries out. Strictly PPR.
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    I've been in touch with Vince and can advise that...

    I've been in touch with Vince and can advise that he will be working on the site sometime in the new year which is OK with me and hopefully anyone else waiting for updates and additions to be made to...
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    N525203.89 W0001814.91 The strip is far from...

    N525203.89 W0001814.91

    The strip is far from ready at the moment and will take at least until the end of February to accept arrivals. A fair amount of work requiring vehicles to be on it and with...
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    Thanks Trev, I've placed a comment on the...

    Thanks Trev, I've placed a comment on the "wordpress" site in the hopes that he wills see it.
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    Pointon is still regularly used by the owner but...

    Pointon is still regularly used by the owner but always advisable to ring him before departure. Waterlogged at present.

    Sempringham has not been open to visiting pilots for a couple of decades,...
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    Decoy Farm is active again

    I've reopened my strip at Decoy Farm (8nm SSE Sleaford, Lincs).

    My request to have it reinstated on Airfield Cards doesn't appear to have been actioned yet.

    Does anyone know if Vince is still...
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    Twixt Fenland and Cranwell.

    Twixt Fenland and Cranwell.
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    I put a strip next to my house in 2003 and in...

    I put a strip next to my house in 2003 and in 2005 recorded 410 movements.

    Over the years the movements dropped off until in 2017 I only had one visitor, at which point I effectively shut it.
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    Sorry Liam, the suit went over the weekend and I...

    Sorry Liam, the suit went over the weekend and I forgot to remove the ad.

    Sorry for the inconvenience and I hope you find what you're looking for.
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    Decoy Farm - Permanent closure

    I would like to advise members of this forum that Decoy Farm has closed with immediate effect.

    A combination of factors has led to this decision, mainly lack of visitors and the time and expense...
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    Ozee Exeat Flight Suit for Sale

    An Ozee Exeat flight suit for sale.

    Size XL Long.

    Literally only worn once (weightshift flying was not for me).

    50

    SOLD
  12. Thread: Decoy Farm

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    Decoy Farm

    Hi all. Just to let those of you that have visited in the past that my strip is still open and visitors are welcome.

    Had my first visitor of the year yesterday when Colin White from Little...
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    Went into Corporal Jones mode a bit when I read...

    Went into Corporal Jones mode a bit when I read your post (don't panic, don't panic) but on looking at my NPPL (SEP) it states valid for the lifetime of the holder and makes no mention of renewal. Do...
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    How did I sneak into the picture? Anyone...

    How did I sneak into the picture?

    Anyone visiting Swaton is welcome to drop into my strip for a cuppa or chat!
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    I did the IMC course years some decades ago when...

    I did the IMC course years some decades ago when I bought a share in a fully equipped (for IFR conditions) aircraft and thought it would add to the knowledge and skills that I'd gained when doing my...
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    I did my training on Tiger Moths and was taught...

    I did my training on Tiger Moths and was taught the art of flying in IFR conditions on a limited panel.

    Needless to say that on all the occasions I got caught out and found myself well and truly...
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    First visitor of the year

    Andy M flew into my strip today making him the first visitor of 2015.

    The ground may have been a bit soft after yesterday's rain but his Savannah made short work of it and despite being two up he...
  18. Thread: STOL or wot

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    Thanks Andy. Trust me to get it **** about...

    Thanks Andy.

    Trust me to get it **** about face i.e. thinking it was the earlier engines that had the hydraulic lifters.
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    From what I know of the Jab engine it was the...

    From what I know of the Jab engine it was the early versions with hydraulic valve lifters that gave problems and from my conversation with Andy yesterday when I raised that issue, he told me that the...
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    STOL or wot

    Sorry I've got no video clip to show what I saw yesterday but you'll just have to believe me.

    Andy M dropped into my strip with his new toy yesterday and was suitably impressed by it when it...
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    I'll have you know that Mr Viner is half human,...

    I'll have you know that Mr Viner is half human, half homing pigeon!

    Last time he was here he asked me to point in the direction of Coventry and off he went.
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    Hi Andy.. Thanks for your welcoming comments and...

    Hi Andy.. Thanks for your welcoming comments and yes I do know some of the Veep group at Breighton.

    I think Keith W is one brave soul for flying the Veep so regularly in winter and I hope I'm...
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    Another new but old member!

    Hi all.

    I may have been around the block a few times but this old 'un still loves the icy blast of the slipstream in his face and although it's a few years since I flew "real" microlights, I hope...
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