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    I dont dispute the facts Steve. I'm simply...

    I dont dispute the facts Steve. I'm simply telling you why your argument doesn't stand up to even the most cursory scrutiny. You need more information to make your point.

    I am a member of both...
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    But as usual, Steve, you have not addressed my...

    But as usual, Steve, you have not addressed my point, so you haven't explained anything.
    That income from one source is bigger than another is not important. You have to subtract from that income...
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    I can't think of any greater priority under the...

    I can't think of any greater priority under the circumstances. :)
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    Spot on tomshep! I hate flying. I mean I hate...

    Spot on tomshep!
    I hate flying. I mean I hate traveling by air.
    I love flying. I mean what we do. That's flying...
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    I've never understood this argument. Do you...

    I've never understood this argument.
    Do you mean turnover from permit processing is bigger than membership income? It's meaningless unless you subtract the costs of delivery (wages etc) to give...
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    Yes indeed. And for crossing the Channel I'd...

    Yes indeed. And for crossing the Channel I'd want to factor in
    - arriving at land at least 1000' above the ground (cliff tops?) to have a reasonable chance of finding a good spot to land
    - the...
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    G MVOY I think. It doesn't look like it from...

    G MVOY I think.
    It doesn't look like it from g-info.
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    I haven't been for several years, but then both...

    I haven't been for several years, but then both strip and pub were excellent.

    Another similar good combination is Great Massingham in Norfolk. The Dabbling Duck is superb and only 5 minutes walk...
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    The aircraft is certainly capable and it's been...

    The aircraft is certainly capable and it's been done fairly routinely. I've seen a photo of a UK based TST flying past the Eiffel tower even.
    But you'd be quite restricted for luggage, and probably...
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    No. Too heavy.

    No. Too heavy.
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    Awesome! Best of luck with the ferry flight.

    Awesome! Best of luck with the ferry flight.
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    Lovely looking Xair, Roger. I'm a great fan of...

    Lovely looking Xair, Roger. I'm a great fan of the type.
    Serious question: is the mudguard on the nosewheel the right way round? It looks back to front to me. It's not of huge importance,...
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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/22/pari...

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/22/paris-dirty-image-litter-dog-mess
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    Skins, several thousand quid. But readily...

    Skins, several thousand quid. But readily available from the US via Skycraft who are the UK importer for the type. Chap based where I fly has just replaced the skins on his, and very nice they look...
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    My mistake. You're right. And yes.

    My mistake. You're right. And yes.
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    That's useful Steve, thanks. And in any case I'd...

    That's useful Steve, thanks. And in any case I'd certainly prefer to keep any fabric aircraft hangared.
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    Oh you have pushed one of the buttons that really...

    Oh you have pushed one of the buttons that really gets people going!
    Both your statements are correct.
    Why?
    Because microlight flying is dividing into two cultures:
    1. GA-lite. People who fly...
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    Three? Two that I know of - one now no longer...

    Three?
    Two that I know of - one now no longer with us, one still flying. Anthony himself sequestered in a farmhouse on the Welsh borders.
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    Xairs certainly can be kept outside with due...

    Xairs certainly can be kept outside with due consideration to weather protection. I don't think a Rans would be as happy though - I've never known one outside (happy to be proved wrong).
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    Here are some notes I prepared for students when...

    Here are some notes I prepared for students when the rules were modified in 2016.
    Anyone taking the air law exam now should find that the questions reflect the rules as they are now.

    In...
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    Isn't that only under the London TMA, 3000'...

    Isn't that only under the London TMA, 3000' elsewhere? I accept I could be wrong and that I really should know, but it shows that using flight levels is not something that most people do.
    Use a...
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    All rather depressing...

    All rather depressing...
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    Buyer's market or what?

    There are what look to be some very good bargains on afors at the moment, and there have been over the last few months.
    Is my judgement wonky, or has the bottom fallen out of the used market?
    (My...
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    And also see this: https://vimeo.com/228359048

    And also see this:
    https://vimeo.com/228359048
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    Well mine seem to have a mind of their own at...

    Well mine seem to have a mind of their own at times...
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