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    Martin, let's chill a bit. Like I said, we are...

    Martin, let's chill a bit. Like I said, we are all pilots and in the end all want the same things, like the freedom to pursue our pastime in an affordable way with the minimum of external...
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    Agree with Steve 100%. I assume that although the...

    Agree with Steve 100%. I assume that although the business has been acquired by new owners, P & M's approvals won't automatically pass over to them? If they wanted to continue manufacturng in the UK...
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    Before you can design/make a towbar you have to...

    Before you can design/make a towbar you have to decide where/how you will attach it to the aircraft. I wouldn't be keen personally to slip a metal towbar over the wheel nuts because when you raise...
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    Oh boy, I far that you are clutching at straws....

    Oh boy, I far that you are clutching at straws. See my post above yours. Chance of it being 'business as usual'? hmmmm...
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    hmmm... you guys are talking about this as though...

    hmmm... you guys are talking about this as though it's some kind of triumph. I fear that your triumphalism may be short-lived.

    One lesson I've learnt in life is that Indian businessmen are very...
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    Phil, I think Adrian may be the right person to...

    Phil, I think Adrian may be the right person to reply as he was once at the heart of it all within the BMAA.

    Possibly Flylight went to the lengths of getting Section S approval for the Tanarg....
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    I think you'll find that they are imported into...

    I think you'll find that they are imported into the UK to be sold for constructiuon as kits by Flylight. Someone over here who no longer flies used to operate Paul's old Tanarg brought back from the...
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    Thank you Dave. It's always a blessing when you...

    Thank you Dave. It's always a blessing when you bring the voice of experience and sanity to these discussions.
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    Keith, you can't keep a foreign registered ULM...

    Keith, you can't keep a foreign registered ULM permanently in France* and to fly a French reg ULM you have to have a French licence. That's not a painful process because as this chap will find out...
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    Hi Keith, yes the system is totally declarative -...

    Hi Keith, yes the system is totally declarative - no checks, no inspections. 'You (the owner/pilot) and you alone are responsible for the safe operation and airworthiness of your aircraft'. 'Personal...
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    The usual response from someone who recognises...

    The usual response from someone who recognises that they're losing the argument, if I may say so. Martin, like Phil said, cool down. We are all ultralight aircraft pilots on here and ultimately all...
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    Martin, you live in a dream world. Do you...

    Martin, you live in a dream world. Do you honestly think that all UK owners put everything in their engine and airframe log books - including things that will reduce the future resale value of their...
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    Yes, which is why nobody ever advises a buyer in...

    Yes, which is why nobody ever advises a buyer in the UK to take an inspector with them when they buy a used aircraft, because everyone knows that they are always in perfect condition.

    Give it a...
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    So you want to dish snidey little comments out,...

    So you want to dish snidey little comments out, Martin, but you don't like it when you get the same back.

    What you want to do about anything is of no consequence to me. If you think that I'll be...
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    Because 'hangaring' a horse is a necessary...

    Because 'hangaring' a horse is a necessary expense, as is hangaring an aircraft (unless you keep it outside under covers which I have done, but that still costs you)...
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    Ah, so hardly the get-up-and-go, proactive...

    Ah, so hardly the get-up-and-go, proactive approach to promoting the trendy, modern face of UK microlighting then, Martin. They come to you.

    Make of that what you will, if we're playing those...
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    Martin, I see that you are using an obsolete...

    Martin, I see that you are using an obsolete aircraft for training that's no longer in production. Never seen that here - they use Guepards, Citius's, Savannah's, modern stuff like that. Keep...
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    Joan, I feel no need whatsoever to 'justify' my...

    Joan, I feel no need whatsoever to 'justify' my move to France and for you even to suggest such a thing without ever having met me I regard as somewhat risible. I retired here and as it happens I'm...
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    But Martin, surely you must agree that the...

    But Martin, surely you must agree that the over-regulation of the UK oversight regime is a huge contributor to the problem. All of the other things you list apply just as equally in France as in the...
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    So let's see if I've got this right. One rogue...

    So let's see if I've got this right.

    One rogue model was responsible for a very high proportion (almost all?) of the accidents.

    On the back of that a whole regulatory regime was crafted, one...
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    Phil, voilą, you've summarised the findings of...

    Phil, voilą, you've summarised the findings of the Hawk report.

    At the time the only significant reason for differences between the stats for the UK and France were accidents due to pilot error....
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    Pete, we've had this discussion so many times...

    Pete, we've had this discussion so many times here and elsewhere that I'm not going to waste my time on it. The fact is that the Wolf Report demonstrated that despite the heavy-handed approach...
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    I didn't say that you are. All that I'm saying is...

    I didn't say that you are. All that I'm saying is that the hard evidence is that you are getting nothing for your money in terms of what matters ie greater security of airworthiness, and that logic...
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    @PIlotPete If single seat flying is all you want...

    @PIlotPete If single seat flying is all you want to do, fine, be happy with UK SSDR. But it's thin gruel compared to what we have and the firm evidence is that you get no benefit whatsoever from all...
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    Dave, that may well be so and would be OK if...

    Dave, that may well be so and would be OK if people were still buying microlights in increasing numbers in the UK. I don't think that they are. I think that the sport, pastime, call it what you will,...
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