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    Yes, flying is far more affordable than home...

    Yes, flying is far more affordable than home ownership now :-) I made the decision to fly instead and have no regrets, some of my students are now doing the same. The number of 18-25s learning at...
  2. Thread: Happy Christmas

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    Merry Christmas Everyone :-) ...

    Merry Christmas Everyone :-)

    :merryxmas::gift::balloons:
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    Thanks, would have missed that :-)

    Thanks, would have missed that :-)
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    Would be great to see G-TIDY over at Chatteris...

    Would be great to see G-TIDY over at Chatteris :-) There is no parachuting on Mondays...
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    We got a similar view at Chatteris. 1213812139

    We got a similar view at Chatteris.
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    A fair point Sam. I would be the one who turned...

    A fair point Sam. I would be the one who turned back, diverted, or got home 2 day later than everyone else. I got laughed at once for turning back instead of flying over high ground at 500ft in mist...
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    I manage to do around 250 hours each year with...

    I manage to do around 250 hours each year with taking unnecessary risks with the weather, I will do circuits down to vis of 5k and 900ft cloud base, but would never set off on a cross county flight...
  8. Thread: Caught above

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    Certainly most VFR into IMC fatals involve a VFR...

    Certainly most VFR into IMC fatals involve a VFR pilot with very little IMC training in an aircraft equipped for IMC, the recent TB10 one is a classic example. I'd guess the fact that these aircraft...
  9. Thread: great forum

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    Hello and Welcome :-)

    Hello and Welcome :-)
  10. Thread: Jabiru 2200

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    Also this one:...

    Also this one: http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Rans%20S6-ESD%20%28Modified%29%20Coyote%20II%20G-MYSP%2006-14.pdf

    In the report the RK400 clutch fitted to the aircraft was discussed...
  11. Thread: 2015

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    :happynewyear: :smiley-vault-charac

    :happynewyear:

    :smiley-vault-charac
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    Merry Christmas Everyone :-) :merryxmas:...

    Merry Christmas Everyone :-)

    :merryxmas: :balloons:
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    Christmas Eve flight: 11945

    Christmas Eve flight:
    11945
  14. Thread: Jabiru 2200

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    True, we have several 390kg microlights at...

    True, we have several 390kg microlights at Chatteris although none of them fly regularly so cost per hour not really an issue for the owners. We also have a GT450 in the hanger that was abandoned by...
  15. Thread: Jabiru 2200

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    True for sole owners, I'm thinking more of groups...

    True for sole owners, I'm thinking more of groups and schools. I'd guess there are at least as many microlight pilots in groups as sole owners, not sure if there are any stats on that?
  16. Thread: Jabiru 2200

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    Trouble is you would then get though 5 x 582s...

    Trouble is you would then get though 5 x 582s instead of 1 x 912 and fuel costs would be much higher with the 582.

    I think a better option is this engine, it's cheaper than a 582 and will last...
  17. Thread: Jabiru 2200

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    At the moment I work on the assumption that a 912...

    At the moment I work on the assumption that a 912 will last for at least 3000 hours, based on the fact that I know of several beyond that including one in our hanger. The aircraft I learnt to fly on...
  18. Thread: Jabiru 2200

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    The problem is there is very little data on real...

    The problem is there is very little data on real world engine costs hence relying on the experience of others and building our own picture.

    I have nothing against Jabiru engines but worry that I...
  19. Thread: Jabiru 2200

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    I hear horror stories about the Rotax 912 and...

    I hear horror stories about the Rotax 912 and Jabiru but many more about the Jabiru and involving bigger bills at lower hours. This leads me to make the assumption that the 912 is a far cheaper...
  20. Thread: Moral Dilemma

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    Sharing the money between you seems the fairest...

    Sharing the money between you seems the fairest :-)

    I saw a couple of near misses at Popham, a guy in a Foxbat almost hit a friend's aircraft and would have gone right into the tail of a Thruster...
  21. Thread: 2014 Flying Show

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    I'll be there tomorrow :-)

    I'll be there tomorrow :-)
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    Congratulations Pete :-)

    Congratulations Pete :-)
  23. Thread: Flying weather

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    Weather was not too bad at Chatteris, we could...

    Weather was not too bad at Chatteris, we could even see the windsock at one point :-)
  24. Thread: GST Passed

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    Congratulations :drinkingcheers:

    Congratulations :drinkingcheers:
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    11845 Early(ish) flight today.

    11845
    Early(ish) flight today.
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