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    Best all round visibility

    Which microlights have the best visibility?


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    Autogyros
    The three most useless things in aviation:
    • The air above you.
    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.


    Rule #1: Always tie-down 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.
    Rule #3: You can never have too much fuel in an aircraft. Unless it's on fire.

    Semper specto in clara parte vitae.

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    Second best answer any open-cockpit pusher, as many autogyros are, but also flexwings and old microlights such as Quicksilver and the like. I learnt in a Rans S-12 and one thing I appreciated was its great forward view.

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    Kolb, your out in front of the wing in a perspex bubble
    G-HAMS a pretty quick Quik


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    If you're going to class autogyros as microlights then perhaps the 'fly board' should count as one too.

    He's got a good all-round view.



    Back to just bimbling in the TST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadamBreakneck View Post
    If you're going to class autogyros as microlights ....
    Well they are a class of microlight where I fly .....
    The three most useless things in aviation:
    • The air above you.
    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.


    Rule #1: Always tie-down 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.
    Rule #3: You can never have too much fuel in an aircraft. Unless it's on fire.

    Semper specto in clara parte vitae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentreau View Post
    Well they are a class of microlight where I fly .....
    Touché!



    Back to just bimbling in the TST.

    No longer instructing - just pontificating..

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    All of them. Every time I get in my mate's Cessna it's like flying in a pillbox looking out of the vision slits they have for windows.


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    flexwing without a pod and minimal instruments ,now thats freedom..
    The more people I meet the more I love my cat..


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    Well I suppose the ultimate visibility comes from something like this.....

    The three most useless things in aviation:
    • The air above you.
    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.


    Rule #1: Always tie-down 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.
    Rule #3: You can never have too much fuel in an aircraft. Unless it's on fire.

    Semper specto in clara parte vitae.

    .

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