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  1. So if I understand the UK rules correctly,...

    So if I understand the UK rules correctly, concerning BMAA microlights, the only change would be that you no longer need to "own" a tiny portion of the amateur built aircraft to train in it ....
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    Here's a couple of examples (sold)...

    Here's a couple of examples (sold) http://www.ulmoccasion.com/apps/search/?s=rans+912
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    I can only speak for France, where you would just...

    I can only speak for France, where you would just remove the spats and thin tyres and replace the main gear with bush tyres.
    The UK may require you to jump through some hoops to do that ....
    I'm...
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    And if you fit a set of fat tyres, even more so...

    And if you fit a set of fat tyres, even more so ...
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    Agree with that. The pleasure of something like a...

    Agree with that. The pleasure of something like a RANS is that you can get at everything easily, you can maintain and fix it yourself and know exactly what condition everything is in.
    Nice simple...
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    Hi Phil. It's the same certificate and the same...

    Hi Phil. It's the same certificate and the same examination. The only difference is the validity is longer for LAPL.
    I had mine done in Budapest, as a requirement to apply for a HU licence, in June...
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    No worries. If you haven't already, take some...

    No worries.

    If you haven't already, take some time to browse the forum, there is a wealth of information here.
    Particularly useful is the "alternative parts" forum which could save you a bundle...
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    I messaged Kevin on Facebook and he sent me this...

    I messaged Kevin on Facebook and he sent me this message.
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    Hi Phil. that is the medical certificate required...

    Hi Phil. that is the medical certificate required by group-A pilots in France.

    Info available here : https://www.ffa-aero.fr/FR/frm_med_visite.awp

    List of doctors here: ...
  10. Thread: Les Miz viz

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    If it's who I think it is, none of that surprises...

    If it's who I think it is, none of that surprises me ....

    P.S St Aubin is in the Vendée :)
  11. Thread: Les Miz viz

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    It's not this one is it Roger ? ...

    It's not this one is it Roger ?

    https://www.leboncoin.fr/sports_hobbies/1699684903.htm/
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    Oh, of course it must have been the Democrats :-o...

    Oh, of course it must have been the Democrats :-o :lol:
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    What length does it need to be ?

    What length does it need to be ?
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    So did you have the meeting with Sean and Emma ?...

    So did you have the meeting with Sean and Emma ?
    Are they allowing visitors ?
  15. Thread: Hello all

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    Welcome to the forum and thanks for introducing...

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for introducing yourself.



    Average empty weight of a basic 3-axis microlight with a 450kg MTOW is around 250kg.
    That doesn't leave a lot of spare for fuel ........
  16. Thread: Hello all

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    And has the conversion to fly inverted, if the...

    And has the conversion to fly inverted, if the photos are anything to go by .... :lol:
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    Probably best to get an inspector to look at it...

    Probably best to get an inspector to look at it and tell you what is/is not salvageable.
    You can find a listing of local schools and inspectors on the BMAA website at :...
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    In the case of the Catalina-NG you lower the...

    In the case of the Catalina-NG you lower the undercarriage :D
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    Although this is more elegant even if it's not a...

    Although this is more elegant even if it's not a Thruster......
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    Maybe not too much Roger. You don't have to...

    Maybe not too much Roger.
    You don't have to climb to max height at the coast.
    Assume that in a glide you lose 500' per minute.
    If you start over the coast at 2000' and maintain a cruise climb of...
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    Great analysis Martin. Another consideration is...

    Great analysis Martin.
    Another consideration is the wind....
    Depending upon whether you have a head or tail-wind the glide may or may not be possible from the point where the engine stops.
    Of...
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    Assuming those people are no heavier than the...

    Assuming those people are no heavier than the "standard" ....
  23. Thread: Beaches.

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    Looks like an X-Air to me ....

    Looks like an X-Air to me ....
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    One thing that interests me is how they get those...

    One thing that interests me is how they get those camera shots from behind the aircraft ?
    Some sort of drogue camera ??
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    Sadly, some months after this video was made,...

    Sadly, some months after this video was made, this airplane crashed killing the pilot and injuring the passenger.
    Unfortunately there's no protection for the crew in case of an accident.........
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