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    Hi all, I have just started taking lessons in a flex wing after a brilliant experience day gift flight made me realise what I have been missing out on-itís brilliant! Unfortunately, the recent weather has limited my opportunities to get airborne, but hopefully things will pick up again soon. I am a complete novice, only 2 hours so far, but itís simply fantastic and I canít wait to get more involved in this fabulous activity. Cheers, Ray.


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    Welcome to the forum .



    Back to just bimbling in the TST.

    No longer instructing - just pontificating..
    and now a Tai Chi instructor


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    A long time ago after an hour or three my instructor asked whether I was really serious abt going for a licence.

    I'd been trying to hide my 'enthusiasm' in case he thought I was a nutter.

    Ray, it can get you that way.
    "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place" - G.B.S.


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    I canít stop smiling all the time I am in the air, itís absolutely the best thing I have ever done, simply awesome! My last lesson was my first in the front seat-even higher levels of awesome! I think have got the bug.....😃👍


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    Welcome. I am just under 10 hours in a C42 and have not been able to fly since November, so I feel your pain. The weather has been totally against me and Saturday does not look good either! Oh well, it will get better


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    I know- I am becoming a weather bore!! I have a lesson booked for Saturday too but itís looking grim 😩


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray V View Post
    I know- I am becoming a weather bore!! I have a lesson booked for Saturday too but it’s looking grim 
    Yes, my lesson on Saturday is looking doubtful but I have one booked for the following Friday and the long range forecast looks better, so fingers crossed.


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    I hope you are right, I have a double lesson booked for the following Saturday ! 🤞😃


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    I'm ashamed that more schools don't have training flight simulators, especially for use when the weather's bad or the nights come early. There's a terrific amount can be done in (good!) simulation that then just needs confirming in real flight. This is the one we built for our school (Saxon Microlights): we sold when we retired and it's somewhere in Northern Ireland now.

    I admit getting an equivalent level of simulation for weightshift is more difficult, but not impossible if the school really cared.
    Last edited by MadamBreakneck; 12-02-20 at 15:18 PM. Reason: typo



    Back to just bimbling in the TST.

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    and now a Tai Chi instructor


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