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    I would say "yes" but with a pinch of salt. by...

    I would say "yes" but with a pinch of salt.

    by and large my flexwing season can be summarised by "BST" simply, when the clocks are set to GMT i am not constantly checking a weather app for the...
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    Seconded!! A brilliant article and i am :lol:...

    Seconded!!

    A brilliant article and i am :lol: at everyone else taking this personally.

    His articles are designed to be controversial - he has built a career on it this week it is pilots, next...
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    that link is broken

    that link is broken
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    Although i am very much in the camp of "remain in...

    Although i am very much in the camp of "remain in the UK" (Brexit jokes aside please) I am quite happy stretching myself to the IOW - and although know that the previous owner of my Quantum has gone...
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    it it was up to my wife and we were in your...

    it it was up to my wife and we were in your position, Eurostar without a doubt.

    i own a flexwing but have on occasion hired a C42 and she has joined me. Ironically despite well into double figures...
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    I presume Leicester Airport is not an option? ...

    I presume Leicester Airport is not an option?

    Husbands Bosworth is an option but gliding so you'd have to be good friends there

    Stoke Golding looks like a friendly airfield


    I am guessing...
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    That article is now available online ...

    That article is now available online

    https://www.pilotweb.aero/news/caa-flight-cost-sharing-advice-1-6163449?utm_medium=email&utm_source=eshot&utm_campaign=newsletterlink
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    15100 This is now 18 months past but this is...

    15100

    This is now 18 months past but this is an article i have from Pilot Dec17 - which summaries "as long as something i paid you're kosher"
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    there was a very well written article in the May...

    there was a very well written article in the May edition of Pilot on this subject and praised the situation



    based on the assumption maybe, but as indicated by Jetlag, there are other costs...
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    A different method but i also reach 114nm with...

    A different method but i also reach 114nm

    with fuel rate @ 22l/hr and 50litres available = maximum endurance is 2.27hours (2hrs15) [50/22]


    Allowing for an hours reserve that is 1.27 (or...
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    Any chance the admins can tidy up the last...

    Any chance the admins can tidy up the last handful of pages to get back on topic now we have a dedicated thread on where the topic has gone?
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    that maybe so but the discussion is now missing...

    that maybe so but the discussion is now missing the point i made which in turn is not on the topic of P&M....
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    true - but relying on personal experience i can't...

    true - but relying on personal experience i can't say i have heard that there is a good to fair chance a car will fail an MOT.

    I am not sure what the numbers would prove, be it 0.1%, 1% or even...
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    well it would seem neither of us do then - but...

    well it would seem neither of us do then - but common sense and just a touch of driving experience indicates that the vast majority of cars are not failing an MOT....
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    [QUOTE=Roger Mole;127980]Pete, we've had this...

    You may suggest it, although I disagree. As mentioned as a culture annual inspections are the “norm” in the UK. And an annual permit to fly, the microlight equivalent of an MOT, would fall neatly...
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    if that is the case then what is meant by.... ...

    if that is the case then what is meant by....




    I disagree it is brainwashing it is simply a cultural approach.

    in the UK annual inspections are seen as the norm for cars/automobiles, the...
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    Did i say I love the costs? Did i say i love...

    Did i say I love the costs?

    Did i say i love the restrictions?

    All I am happy with is the same expectation on my car is applied to my aircraft.
    I do not feel that is heavy handed to have an...
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    out of interest, and excuse the ignorance, are...

    out of interest, and excuse the ignorance, are you suggesting that as this items (inspections, permits and other) are not paid for they are not required??

    if so
    1 - this type of flying is...
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    don't get me wrong i love flexwing lfying, and if...

    don't get me wrong i love flexwing lfying, and if i got the lucky 6 numbers in the lotto tomorrow would i turn my back on flexwings??
    no.

    but the original topic i was reacting to was about...
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    Although i don't disagree with the suggestion...

    Although i don't disagree with the suggestion £16k gets a very capable Flexwing, saving £16k in 6 months is a little less likely, that is a little over £2500 a month to save - or having £32k "spare"...
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    more aircraft than I realised are based there!!

    more aircraft than I realised are based there!!
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    its an interesting one - based on the link shared...

    its an interesting one - based on the link shared and follow on information, its only the airfield which is being developed. Not the neighbouring fields.
    So meets neatly with the change in status...
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    I disagree with the wording. The case in...

    I disagree with the wording.

    The case in question is a decision by the land owner (Diary farmer) to sell up.

    yes there are arguments there is pressure from the Council as they want the land for...
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    I was a Student there at the then Clearprop!...

    I was a Student there at the then Clearprop! microlight school, now under new management as Cloudbase and was there last month for my 1 hour instructional PUT in the book.

    Yes the airfield is...
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    Abergavenny anygood? ...

    Abergavenny anygood?

    [https://goo.gl/maps/7WBXLU2JggMeLftJA]Google Maps link[/url]

    or look here
    https://ukga.com/airfield/abergavenny


    It is near the Hardwick, which I understand is a...
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