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  1. Gotcha! ;)

    Gotcha! ;)
  2. You misunderstand Roger. The proposal relates to...

    You misunderstand Roger. The proposal relates to using amateur built aircraft for abinitio training. It is proposed that the original builder is given an indemnity against subsequent litigation. ...
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    Not at all likely. That's not what this is all...

    Not at all likely. That's not what this is all about.
    An existing aircraft has its weight limit. It's in it's documents.
    An older 390kg aircraft didn't magically become a 450kg one when the...
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    Understand that what I mean is that someone who...

    Understand that what I mean is that someone who has trained in a 600kg machine will struggle to convert without expert help to a 390kg one. And schools will migrate to the heavier weight pretty...
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    That's right. With a microlight licence the only...

    That's right. With a microlight licence the only formal type conversion is between control types, ie flex to three axis or t'other way round.(I'm not sure about floatplanes?).
    Anyway no other legal...
  6. And now we know...

    And now we know...
  7. Rearrange these words to make a common English...

    Rearrange these words to make a common English saying:
    Bargepole
    With
    Touch
    Don't
    A

    ;)
  8. Good point Steve. So we end up with two sorts of...

    Good point Steve.
    So we end up with two sorts of flying. Jump off a hill with a parachute and a lawn mower engine (ok I'm exaggerating) OR full fat GA style stuff whether it be 600kg micros or...
  9. Fair point. I apologise for my ageism. Folk can...

    Fair point. I apologise for my ageism. Folk can struggle to finance their flying addiction at any age. As I know only too well (aged 64).
  10. That's true Madambreakneck, but that arrangement...

    That's true Madambreakneck, but that arrangement similarly works well for the larger well established schools with the money, multiple instructors and large enough numbers of students to make it...
  11. Yes, absolutely. So the proposal is that the...

    Yes, absolutely. So the proposal is that the original builder has to be contacted and they can refuse to give permission. If I was that original builder then I wouldn't give permission.
    So what...
  12. No it isn't. It assumes both organisations will...

    No it isn't. It assumes both organisations will oversee the aircraft they do currently.

    It's interesting to me that what may be allowed is very far from a free for all. Lots of hoops will have to...
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    Yes and I hope to have a great season in 'DE in...

    Yes and I hope to have a great season in 'DE in 2020.
    Also I've sent you a PM
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    I'm 6'1" and about 14 stone. There is no way I...

    I'm 6'1" and about 14 stone. There is no way I can be comfortable in the back of a Shadow. View out isn't good I'm told (I don't know myself, never having got to get in).
    Pity as I'm told they are...
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    About 5knots faster (ie 70knot fast cruise for...

    About 5knots faster (ie 70knot fast cruise for covering the distance) in the Sprint than the flat back. But it's nice at 55-60 knots so I rarely cruise at more than 60.

    I'd always thought of the...
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    About 75 knots I think. Yes there are 912...

    About 75 knots I think.
    Yes there are 912 powered examples, but really that's too heavy. The 582 is more matched to the airframe, and Jabiru powered ones seem popular too. There are plenty about...
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    I've used them several times and concur with...

    I've used them several times and concur with oldbaldyman.
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    As always in aviation, "it depends". It...

    As always in aviation, "it depends".
    It depends on what you mean by rough.
    The RANS is perfectly capable of farm strip flying when flown properly. Both nose wheel and tail wheel variants.
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    The RANS is a bit more special than a Skyranger...

    The RANS is a bit more special than a Skyranger or C42.
    But I'd choose it in preference. You need to be good on the rudder pedals (the C42 won't have prepared you for that) and you may need a bit...
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    Well obviously it's in Australia ;) I'd say...

    Well obviously it's in Australia ;)

    I'd say probably nothing wrong. Just that not much is moving at the moment.
  21. Happy Christmas and New Year's Resolutions

    Happy Christmas everybody.

    My resolution for next year is simply to fly lots- having had a thin 2019 due to illness in the family.

    But having typed that I'm reminded of the saying:
    "How do you...
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    Well not quite, but it's quite fun on a windy day...

    Well not quite, but it's quite fun on a windy day to see if you can fly into wind slowly enough for your ground speed to be zero...
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    Ah, guys, we do understand that the article that...

    Ah, guys, we do understand that the article that the OP links to is a spoof, don't we? It's on a website full of spoofs. I particularly like the"story" about the obese couple demanding reverse...
  24. That's a good suggestion. Stay at The Golden...

    That's a good suggestion. Stay at The Golden Fleece on the market place. Hope you like Black Sheep (the beer).
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    :) Awesome. Keep us posted.

    :)

    Awesome. Keep us posted.
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