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    Interesting... 5lb heavier than the Rotax 912 but...

    Interesting... 5lb heavier than the Rotax 912 but with fuel injection as standard.
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    Yes - I am on there. Thanks 👍

    Yes - I am on there. Thanks 👍
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    CD Shadow G-MYEP

    In 2003 I had a CD Shadow G-MYIP and had some of the best flying in my life in it. This last weekend and 15 years later, I became the proud owner of its sibling: G-MYEP

    G-MYEP is a credit to its...
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    Proud of myself...

    Four years out of the saddle and the Instructor said let's just do a GST and see how you get on... Seemingly I got on great and now have a newly signed certificate in my log book.
    Tomorrow I head...
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    Change of address

    As I was sorting out my flying admin, I noticed that the address on my U.K. PPL(M) is an old address, not my current address.
    Two questions -

    1) is it really important to have the correct...
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    Thanks Roger. I have had a couple of sabbaticals...

    Thanks Roger. I have had a couple of sabbaticals from flying over the years. And yes Hawkwind who had a Silver Machine has now become the Red Baron (you will see why in the coming days lol)
  7. Thread: Name change

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    Name change

    Is it possible to change your Username on here? I made the name Hawkwind when I had a Eurostar (if you donít know why, you are too young). I donít have the Eurostar anymore so I am looking to change...
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    The best thing about it was the absolutely...

    The best thing about it was the absolutely ferocious acceleration. All Shadows will come nose up after a few seconds of applying full power, but that one pulled a drag car wheely as soon as you...
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    The reason that I sold my old 912 Streak is that...

    The reason that I sold my old 912 Streak is that I nearly ran out of fuel twice - once in Wales, but I made it to Welshpool, and once in the Midlands where I got caught in a microburst ten miles out...
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    I joined the Shadow Facebook group and he popped...

    I joined the Shadow Facebook group and he popped up. I blocked him fairly sharpish as I remember the carnage he is capable of causing on social media and I donít really have any inclination...
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    I am up in the NW. First got involved in aviation...

    I am up in the NW. First got involved in aviation in the late 1980ís when I got my PPL(A) flying Brian Bateson slab wing Cherokee's out of Blackpool.

    Discovered Microlightís in around 2001 and...
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    Back from vacation....

    So I have been away from flying and flying related forums for a few years, but decided to revalidate my licence and get back in the saddle.
    Pleased that my old log-in still works on here but I canít...
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    Why so divisive? Let me ask - is it kind of like...

    Why so divisive? Let me ask - is it kind of like - we are the microlight gang and we don't want any other groups or gangs diluting our gang. If you want to be in our gang you can't be interested in...
  14. Thread: LAA and BMAA

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    Mmmm - so how much did the LAA have to do with...

    Mmmm - so how much did the LAA have to do with you getting the privilige to even think about SSDR?
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    You don't have a choice at all - unless you are a...

    You don't have a choice at all - unless you are a new manufacturer or importer.
    When you buy your aircraft it will have a Permit from one or other of the Organisations. Only with a flex wing can you...
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    The point here is that the BMAA are caught...

    The point here is that the BMAA are caught between a rock and a hard place. There is not a fighting spirit within the BMAA to push for large scale deregulation and the BMAA only exist under powers of...
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    It seems that since 1903, private flying in this...

    It seems that since 1903, private flying in this country has never really had the benefit of anyone having a good long read of the ANO and then taking a blank piece of paper and starting all over...
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    However, the CTSW is virtually identical in...

    However, the CTSW is virtually identical in configuration the world over and has a "theoretical" MAUW to fit into the UK microlight category yet clearly it can lift up to 600Kg easily in other parts...
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    Absolutely spot on Roger. The "Precautionary...

    Absolutely spot on Roger.
    The "Precautionary Principle" is a modern day phenomena that blights our lives because reasonable risk is managed out of our lives with massive authoratitive over reaction:...
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    I am really not sure at all about this. The two...

    I am really not sure at all about this.
    The two quoted cases on which the ICAO recommendations are made are based on airliners flying through an actively discharging plume. In other words at the...
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    Have to say to my uneducated mind this all seems...

    Have to say to my uneducated mind this all seems somewhat extreme. Not for me to suggest that this could be a massive over reaction but Swine Flu and the Global warming hysteria have left a cynical...
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    Do tell us more about your Instrument...

    Do tell us more about your Instrument qualifications - sounds like it could be useful for us microlighters. Thanks
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    Poll: Let him back for goodness sake - just how hard...

    Let him back for goodness sake - just how hard will it be to boot him again if he misbehaves?
    Looking at the voting stats it seems this place is even more closed shop than the BMAA forum -...
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    What instrument qualifications do you have? I...

    What instrument qualifications do you have? I didn't know that there were such things as instrument qualifications for microlight flying? Presumably this is something to do with the GA bit of your...
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    So really Mr Goddins expertise was in creating...

    So really Mr Goddins expertise was in creating reports that showed where the BMAA funds were at? The previous Treasurer presumably had the same funds - somewhere - but was not reporting the...
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