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    No. But a great aircraft and there's no reason...

    No.
    But a great aircraft and there's no reason you shouldn't buy a second hand one (get advice and ideally get it looked at by a BMAA inspector).
    Thrusters come in various marques, some tailwheel,...
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    Good stuff from the BGA on field selection and...

    Good stuff from the BGA on field selection and well worth studying.
    BUT...
    ...there are important differences between gliders flying cross country and powered aircraft suffering an engine failure. ...
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    It's an ideal surface for a forced landing. ...

    It's an ideal surface for a forced landing. Being recently cultivated means the ground under it will be fairly smooth.
    But as Dave says, it's a bit iffy to try to use it as an impromptu airfield. ...
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    It's hangar, not hanger. ;)

    It's hangar, not hanger.
    ;)
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    Nice post from Roger remembering the Norfolk and...

    Nice post from Roger remembering the Norfolk and Norwich Aero club. Thanks.
    Swanton Morley was RAF though, not US, with mainly light bomber squadrons flying Blenheims, Bostons, and Mitchells. It...
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    I'm afraid you would be very unpopular at...

    I'm afraid you would be very unpopular at Holkham. Marked as a bird sanctuary on the half mil chart. Above the high water tide line the land is owned by the Holkham estate - I doubt they'd allow...
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    Barsham Green was Swanton Morley. No longer...

    Barsham Green was Swanton Morley. No longer available to visitors as the army use it now.
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    It's a very poorly worded question, open to...

    It's a very poorly worded question, open to different interpretations of "not adjusted" and of "ascend or descend".
    But BobH's answer is what I think they mean
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    18 still on the register.. ...and talk to the...

    18 still on the register..

    ...and talk to the tech office at the BMAA as well.
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    It's no good making comparisons to the hang...

    It's no good making comparisons to the hang gliding manufacturers. Compared to a high spec 912 engined microlight, its chalk and cheese. You might have an argument if micros hadn't progressed...
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    I agree with Roger. This is good news, but only...

    I agree with Roger. This is good news, but only in the sense that the designs have been bought by a microlight manufacturing business. There is no way production will continue in the UK.
    Blimey I...
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    That is good news. I wonder who the UK...

    That is good news. I wonder who the UK distributor will be? Presumably they are negotiating this now.
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    Eh? There's plenty of Tanargs on the UK register....

    Eh? There's plenty of Tanargs on the UK register. Quite nice (if you like flex wings :).
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    Actually it's perfectly logical (assuming the...

    Actually it's perfectly logical (assuming the aircraft meets the definition of a single seat microlight).
    The thing about SSDR is that the CAA is NOT accepting it as safe to fly. The CAA is saying...
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    I made various attempts several years ago to...

    I made various attempts several years ago to convince the BMAA council of the truth of what Phil is talking about. I gave up after being ignored every time...
    The BMAA is superb at processing...
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    Thanks Steve. So I'd say the difference between...

    Thanks Steve.
    So I'd say the difference between BMAA member numbers and FFPULM numbers isn't so surprising. As I said - BMAA is getting squeezed in the middle.
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    Depends on whether quality is more important than...

    Depends on whether quality is more important than quantity, surely?
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    Right from the start of aviation France has been...

    Right from the start of aviation France has been much more enthusiastic about flying. It's just part of the culture.
    You could go further and speculate that this is down to a more romantic, "Latin"...
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    I'm not sure how many members exactly are in the...

    I'm not sure how many members exactly are in the BMAA. 5000 or so? (Hopefully someone can provide a better figure).
    Annual subscription 80. So income from subs approx 400,000.
    How does that...
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    This is true, unfortunately. But Peters...

    This is true, unfortunately.
    But Peters suggestion is a good one and has been made before. But simply, the size of the pool of available members just isn't big enough to support a stand alone...
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    You need to understand that I don't have a...

    You need to understand that I don't have a particular axe to grind here, all my posts are attempts to point out inaccuracies or inconsistencies from others - I mean when you lot are talking bo11ocks....
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    If that's what you meant then I suggest you go...

    If that's what you meant then I suggest you go back and edit your earlier post, because it definitely says what I inferred from it.
    Also you misunderstand how annual inspections work in the UK - the...
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    Which implies that something bought in France...

    Which implies that something bought in France might not have been maintained to the same high standard...
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    What a bizarre response. Roger, you seem to be...

    What a bizarre response. Roger, you seem to be criticising my choice of lifestyle and business model. I think I will, going forward, pay more heed to my own counsel and give your opinions and posts...
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    You see nothing of the sort. All my training is...

    You see nothing of the sort. All my training is currently done in students own aircraft. You really do crack me up sometimes Roger!
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