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    Looking for a cheapish 3 axis microlight to buy.

    Hello everyone,

    I am just starting out in my long journey to become a microlight pilot.
    I have previously held a FAA Private Pilot certificate issued 05/23/1979 in the Single engine land class, I am now looking at converting it to a UK microlight licence.

    I am finding it quite hard to get a definitive answer on what is exactly needed to convert across?

    Any advice on what is a good starting point to convert my licence would be helpful, I am also looking for advice on what cheapish microlights are popular in the UK?

    Looking forward to reading any advice offered.

    Thanks in advance,
    Keith Nelson
    ( Actively looking for a microlight to buy ).

    I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Nelson View Post
    I am just starting out in my long journey to become a microlight pilot.
    I have previously held a FAA Private Pilot certificate issued 05/23/1979 in the Single engine land class, I am now looking at converting it to a UK microlight licence.

    I am finding it quite hard to get a definitive answer on what is exactly needed to convert across?
    Ask Geoff Weighell at the BMAA.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Nelson View Post
    I am also looking for advice on what cheapish microlights are popular in the UK?
    Fuse tube designs are good for budget 3 axis ATM.

    There are currently 2 AX3s for sale on AFORS, one in good nick and ready to fly for just over £4k, and another that needs some TLC for £2k. Otherwise, there are few X-Air Mk 1s too.

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    Hi Peter
    Will you be registering the retractable Dynamic for Fly-UK again this year?
    No-one saw it last year???


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny3star View Post
    Hi Peter
    Will you be registering the retractable Dynamic for Fly-UK again this year?
    No-one saw it last year???
    Bob Hood saw it it was a bit pointless starting the Fly-UK after Bob arrived...... his Fly-UK was over after visiting Scotland.

    j3s,
    I don't see where to register this year for Fly-Uk 2018. In the grand old tradition of F-UK I suppose my non appearance doesn't waiver from the fact I pay my dues I makes my choices. Last year I was keen to do it because there were a few folk I wouldn't have minded being in their presence, as it is I played a small part in F-UK 2017 by entertaining entrants who were stranded at East Fortune & also when one entrant did a most entertaining arrival on a farmstrip.

    Rumour has it ( if the dates fit ) I will be doing a section of F-UK 2018 in a 'Skydanger'
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    Shadows are good value Keith.


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    Quote Originally Posted by F-UK FLYER View Post
    j3s,
    I don't see where to register this year for Fly-Uk 2018. In the grand old tradition of F-UK I suppose my non appearance doesn't waiver from the fact I pay my dues I makes my choices. Last year I was keen to do it because there were a few folk I wouldn't have minded being in their presence, as it is I played a small part in F-UK 2017 by entertaining entrants who were stranded at East Fortune & also when one entrant did a most entertaining arrival on a farmstrip.

    Rumour has it ( if the dates fit ) I will be doing a section of F-UK 2018 in a 'Skydanger'
    Site link here:
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    To register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . click on the 'register now' tab

    Peter / Keith / F-UK FLYER
    I now see by clicking the ‘who’s flying’ tab that you’re all now registered (under yet another pseudonym).
    Don’t forget to pay your £10 this year.
    Where exactly is Bell Farm?


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny3star View Post
    Site link here:
    http://www.fly-uk.co.uk/fly-uk/
    To register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . click on the 'register now' tab

    Peter / Keith / F-UK FLYER
    I now see by clicking the ‘who’s flying’ tab that you’re all now registered (under yet another pseudonym).
    Don’t forget to pay your £10 this year.
    Where exactly is Bell Farm?
    Johnny 'Old Bean'

    Firstly, I seem to recall I paid the requested amount last year I must thank you for actually going to the bother of registering me again this year. I think your dyslexia is getting worse because you badly mispelt my name this time ( same as you badly mispelt it when you registered Kiefer Pelsey on this forum ).

    I am not sure where Bell Farm is? I have landed at Bell End Farm in the past ( N52° 27' 09.24'' E 001° 07' 51.30'' ) so I guess that is what you meant? I wasn't that impressed by the place, it looked like it was inhabited by Country bumpkins & Diddy Coy's ( The Airfield owner is a gent, his residents are largely S.O.T.E )
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    Quote Originally Posted by F-UK FLYER View Post
    ... Diddy Coy's
    Aren't they Goldfish?


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    Stop carping Joan...


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