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    Here's the video of the first leg of my first...

    Here's the video of the first leg of my first flight in my Savannah following the lockdown here in France. Join me in the cabin - no social distancing or masks necessary ...

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    :) I had thoughts along similar lines. Another...

    :) I had thoughts along similar lines. Another thing, why do we see such a disproportionate number of reports of Cirruses coming down but not so many of other aircraft without parachutes? Is it...
  3. Thread: Normality

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    My new normality? As well as being in love with...

    My new normality? As well as being in love with my ULMs I've got into drones during the lockdown. I've got loads of space around my house and while we were locked down (from 17 March to 11 May) and...
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    :) Don't worry Martin. We pilots have too many...

    :) Don't worry Martin. We pilots have too many common problems to be squabbling over anything. Everyone knows my views by now without me repeating them.

    Yup, the 'classic' Savannah like mine has...
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    Hiya, our airfield is Chateau Malbec LF2467 (24...

    Hiya, our airfield is Chateau Malbec LF2467 (24 is the Dordogne and ours is ULM airfield no 67) and that is the chateau itself in the first pic.

    Our airfield web site that I put together ...
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    Take off from our home field ...

    Take off from our home field

    http://micro-trike.co.uk/images/21may20_01.jpg

    Short final at Condat-sur-Vézère

    http://micro-trike.co.uk/images/21may20_03.jpg
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    Peter, I'm not decrying your post but don't be...

    Peter, I'm not decrying your post but don't be too fearful. Flying is much like riding a bike no matter what people try to tell you - you never forget the basics. For example, if you have been...
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    Hello, I've done the Channel crossing several...

    Hello, I've done the Channel crossing several times now in an AX3 and my Savannah. I've had an X-air waiting for me to bring it across to France since the end of last year after being held up by bad...
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    Good thinking as usual Joan. But didn't I see...

    Good thinking as usual Joan. But didn't I see somewhere that Ireland is also about to impose a 14 day quarantine for incomers? If so, wonder if that would include from other EU countries as everyone...
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    Still hasn't been confirmed Dave. In fact the EU...

    Still hasn't been confirmed Dave. In fact the EU has threatened the UK saying if it exempts France the whole of the EU must be exempted at pain of being subject to penalty via the ECJ.
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    So..... while you lot have been laughing and...

    So..... while you lot have been laughing and joking, as UK microlight pilots do, through the Cornavirus crisis which has been so expertly managed by the inspired actions of the UK government (but...
  12. Another thing, of course, is that you really need...

    Another thing, of course, is that you really need at least a 1/4 mill chart for navigating using Mk 1 eyeball and ground features. If you're doing a long flight that would mean having a huge wad of...
  13. It all depends on what sort of flight you want to...

    It all depends on what sort of flight you want to do. Pilotage and dead reckoning navigation is OK if all you want to do is bimble, especially in an area which you know pretty well and there are...
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    Here's an idea. Keep the basic wing framework and...

    Here's an idea. Keep the basic wing framework and make ribs out of foam that you epoxy into position. Then cover the structure with Oraflex or similar. A pal did similar here with some success - foam...
  15. Thread: Xair Towbar

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    Xair Towbar

    Having made a towbar for my Savannah I now want to make one for the Xair that's currently hibernating in the UK waiting for weather good enough to fly it over to France.
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    Well, as I'm over 70 I'll get it for free. Still...

    Well, as I'm over 70 I'll get it for free. Still a bit concerned about the rubber glove treatment though, as those damn bureaucrats have a talent for thinking of new things to get you with just when...
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    I can't see how things will change. You already...

    I can't see how things will change. You already have to use a customs airfield on both sides of the channel, complete an international flight plan, complete a GAR form to enter and leave the UK and...
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    Ah OK. hmmm... it depends on where you see the...

    Ah OK. hmmm... it depends on where you see the French system heading to. Personallly I think that the 500kg limit will be purely temporary and is just a 'holding' position in order to protect the...
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    No, because in order to be 'uprated' to 500kg an...

    No, because in order to be 'uprated' to 500kg an ULM's technical dossier needs to be amended by the manufacturer either, as will most likely be the case with the Savannah, as a formality with no mods...
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    Steve, from memory I think that there are several...

    Steve, from memory I think that there are several actually, all on LAA 450kg permits, kit built with 582s. My memory may be playing tricks as it was quite a while ago that I was interested in...
  21. Of course I did, Clive, and thanks for pointing...

    Of course I did, Clive, and thanks for pointing it out. In my defence I typed it out quickly while doing something else and didn't think about what I was typing beforehand.

    Martin, you really must...
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    Hope so Phil. What should have been a simple,...

    Hope so Phil. What should have been a simple, quick procedure has become a very frustrating one. I've now had 2 abortive trips to the UK (OK, they allowed me to see my family so mustn't grumble) and...
  23. OMG why? You just need to do what is done in...

    OMG why? You just need to do what is done in France when you sell an aircraft. You sign a form agreeing that it's airworthy and henceforth you accept all responsibility for it. What is this...
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    My French AX3/Weedhopper with MYRO's (my old UK...

    My French AX3/Weedhopper with MYRO's (my old UK AX3) old 503 engine fitted is a 450kg machine over here :)
  25. Great. I've submitted my reply. I'll probably be...

    Great. I've submitted my reply. I'll probably be hung, drawn and quartered the next time I return to the UK as they kindly asked for further information about rules and regs, so I gave it :)
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