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    Microlight Helicopters in France

    France will very soon have microlight helicopters !!

    The Federation have been working with the authorities for some time now, and the law has just been signed. It only remains for the text to be published in the Journal Officiel and it is law.

    There are currently two companies making machines which fit the regulations, time will tell if more want to participate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dominique Méreuze, Président de la FFPLUM

    ULM Hélico Classe 6 : A star is born !

    Une étoile est née, dont l'apparition dans le ciel de l'ULM fera la joie et le bonheur des amoureux et passionnés de la «voilure tournante» !

    Eux également, à l'instar des pilotes de paramoteurs, de pendulaires, de multiaxes, d'autogires et de ballons motorisés, vont avoir désormais la possibilité, dans des conditions beaucoup plus accessibles que jusqu'à maintenant, d'assouvir leur passion.

    Les textes relatifs à la création de la Classe 6 viennent en effet d'être signés et n'attendent plus que leur parution au Journal Officiel de la République Française pour entrer concrètement en vigueur.

    C'est une belle récompense pour le travail accompli, durant plusieurs années. par toute une équipe fédérale qui a mis au service de cette cause tout son savoir, ses compétences et son énergie. Que chacun de ses membres en soit chaleureusement et sincèrement remercié.

    Ce travail a bien entendu été accompli en relation très étroite avec les services compétents de la DGAC, dont les fonctionnaires ont permis l'heureux aboutissement de ce dossier, particulièrement compliqué, difficile et délicat. Qu'ils en soient également très sincèrement remerciés...et tout particulièrement Mr Patrick Gandil, leur Directeur Général.

    Cette nouvelle classe 6 est, n'en doutons pas, un gage de progrès techniques rapides et de développement de la pratique de l'hélicoptère en général et ultra léger en particulier,

    Nous communiquerons plus en détail, après la parution des textes au JO, sur les modalités de mise en œuvre de ceux-ci, notamment en ce qui concerne la formation des pilotes et des instructeurs.

    Bienvenue parmi nous à «l'Hélicoptère Ultra Léger» !

    Dominique Méreuze
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    http://www.ffplum.com/component/cont...-classe-6.html
    Last edited by Gentreau; 26-02-12 at 11:00 AM.
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    What do they look like (apart from looking like a helicopter). Sorry that's a blonde question. I'll rephrase it: have you got a picture??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Moss View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Moss View Post
    nice one Rick . i wonder how mutch they will cost ,along with the obligatory servicing .££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££
    life is grand ,when you have the cheek to enjoy it .


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    Quote Originally Posted by marilyn View Post
    What do they look like (apart from looking like a helicopter). Sorry that's a blonde question. I'll rephrase it: have you got a picture??
    One of the companies is Kompress, pictures here

    The other is Fama Helicopters
    Last edited by Gentreau; 26-02-12 at 18:55 PM.
    The three most useless things in aviation:
    • The air above you.
    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.


    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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    I was just about to order the 2 seat Kiss 209m one when I saw that it uses 50 lt/hr. I don't have enough jerry cans for the fuel.


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    Look nice i want one ,830000 euros [shoot] ,can u maintain them yourself ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob T View Post
    I was just about to order the 2 seat Kiss 209m one when I saw that it uses 50 lt/hr. I don't have enough jerry cans for the fuel.
    The Kompress runs on a Rotax 914, so that should be a bit more economical.

    Also, I believe the Kiss is still slightly too heavy for the ULM class, and they need to reduce weight before selling you one Bob
    (The 1 hour fuel requirement = 35kg at that fuel consumption!)
    The three most useless things in aviation:
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    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.


    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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    I think that the introduction of a microlight helicopter class to the UK would be a big step to assisting natural selection do its work.

    Very lightweight helicopters are not dangerous in of themselves. But, their handling qualities demand a huge amount of respect, skill and familiarity on type. I do not believe that they are suitable for general use as recreational machines. I personally would not fly in an R22, unless the pilot was professionally qualified and getting at least a couple of hours a week.

    That said, you'd have a lot of fun right up to the time of impact!
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