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    New Member Trev C's Avatar
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    Let me introduce myself

    Hi
    Just thought i had better introduce myself so I don`t get banned again
    I am 5 hours into doing my NPPL (m) in An Ikarus C42
    Really enjoying it up to now
    Just looking for tips and advice from the forum

    Cheers
    Trev

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    Hello and welcome to the community Trev!

    I'd advise you to not rush through and enjoy every bit of it! Perhaps those would be the most fun hours of your entire flying and I sometimes personally dwell on the times when I was a student (which wasn't that long ago, actually) with a grin on my face.

    If you're after any particular/technical tips and/or advice - fire away! I'm sure there's more than a few people here who'd be willing to help and guide you (including current and ex-instructors) . There's no such things as "too much knowledge" .. or so they say!

    Keep us posted, it'd be interesting for me to follow through your journey.

    Safe and happy flying!

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    Hi Trev and welcome to the forum.
    Where are you located?
    I can only echo the advice above - enjoy your training and don't be afraid to ask questions. We all started where you are now and we've all asked the 'stupid' questions.
    If you have the opportunity, have a go in a different aircraft. Flexwing, rag/tube 3 axis or whatever. I started training on a C42 but I was switched to a Thruster part way through. I liked the Thruster so much I bought one.
    G-BZNP Still not dead

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    ayupp trev welcome in ..
    The more people I meet the more I love my cat..

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    At 6`4" tall and 17 ish stone, not sure how i will fit into a flexwing or a thruster.
    Was undecided whether to go down the ppl route or not.
    Then came across a local microlight club which although is only 10 mins away I never new existed ( East Durham Microlights)
    After a trial flight decided to give it a go in the C42, wit a view to possibly buying some shares when the time comes, or even buying one and selling shares.
    I am a Farmer so pretty tied up over the main summer months, especially if the weather is good, so not looking to buy something that is going to sit in a hanger for weeks on end.
    Unfortunately don`t own a flat field that does`nt have electric poles in, and I think being part of a club is a better idea anyway

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev C View Post
    ..................Unfortunately don't own a flat field that doesn't have electric poles in, and I think being part of a club is a better idea anyway .....
    You could always enquire about the cost of burying the cables to allow for a runway.
    Nothing quite like keeping your plane at home ....
    The three most useless things in aviation:
    • The air above you.
    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.


    Rule #1: Always tie your aircraft to the largest heaviest object available. The planet Earth meets these requirements and is readily available in all locations.
    Rule #2: The great thing about twin engined aircraft is, if one engine fails, the other engine always has just enough power to get you to the scene of the crash.

    Semper specto in clara parte vitae.

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    Do actually have a field running north to south
    But prevailing wind here tends to from the west


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev C View Post
    Do actually have a field running north to south
    But prevailing wind here tends to from the west
    You'll be brilliant at cross-wind operation then
    The three most useless things in aviation:
    • The air above you.
    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.


    Rule #1: Always tie your aircraft to the largest heaviest object available. The planet Earth meets these requirements and is readily available in all locations.
    Rule #2: The great thing about twin engined aircraft is, if one engine fails, the other engine always has just enough power to get you to the scene of the crash.

    Semper specto in clara parte vitae.

    .


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    Hi All,

    I am a CFM Shadow owner and pilot. I did my Microlight training in the Czech Republic as i was working there at the time. I also have oer 60 hours Grp A and LAPL flight training but due to time and other circumstances i never got the Licence but i have as much if not more fun with the shadow.

    Regards

    Roger
    PS Now living in France since Dec 2018.


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    Bienvenue en France, welcome to France and all the fantastic clubs and visits that will be open to you .... 99.9% free of landing fees
    F-JRIB LF1751 Corme Ecluse

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