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    I don't want to be a check pilot Terry, I'm just commenting on things that may be coming our way, not sure if its for the best or not, it has good and bad points.
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    We don't check drive cars after an MOT How many of the "keep things as they are" are check pilots? John
    "He who takes offence when offence was not intended is a fool, yet he who takes offence when offence is intended is an even greater fool, for he has succumbed to the will of his adversary." Brigham Young

    If something can be taken two ways and one of them gives offence, then it is the other way that was meant.


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    Hey John if I mot d a super car I allways check drove it,just to make sure it had no vices.
    Allways up for a challenge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggles View Post
    We don't check drive cars after an MOT How many of the "keep things as they are" are check pilots? John
    So at your garage an MOT only check the windscreen wipers and lights do they? Mine uses a rolling road to check the brakes for instance, they also check the steering etc.; difficult to do equivalent flight handling checks on a set of rollers isn't it! Also it's rare for an MOT garage to give you useful information / knowledgeable advice unless they're trying to sell you something. (This doesn't apply to all so you need a new garage).

    I am not a check pilot.
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    I have a question, as I don't know the UK system.

    Are check flights a source of income for anybody ?
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    • 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.

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    Andy i meant after the mot did a check drive up the road,which wasn't part of the test unless a tapley meter was used instead of brake tester,the reason for road testing super cars,to see how fast they went,I started as mot tester just after the ten year test was stopped ,sorry u missed the joke,check flights do cost Clive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave nixon View Post
    Andy i meant after the mot did a check drive up the road,which wasn't part of the test unless a tapley meter was used instead of brake tester,the reason for road testing super cars,to see how fast they went,I started as mot tester just after the ten year test was stopped ,sorry u missed the joke,check flights do cost Clive.
    Hi Dave, UI understood your joke, I replied to Jiggles
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    Andy I'm still half asleep,Zzzz.
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    A "check Flight" is not chargable, but the pilot can charge for his time / expences. I think that an yearly flight by someone else is a good thing. they often spot things that "we" are use too.....

    As An inspector, I try to "Ask / check / look" at any aircraft presented to me. . our job is to inspect and not dismantle an aircraft and make an educated opinion of "airworthiness" that why it is a simple PASS / FAIL result.

    A flight check is a different animal... everything will fly... its just a case of for how long..!! the flights do show up some unusual issues sometimes, which can be sorted with knowledge and experience, and so I feel that it is a good idea that it continues, but maybe in a different format.
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    Check the BMAA webb site as this has been placed in the news section :-

    Permit Check Flights
    The CAA has announced a change of policy concerning the requirement for a check flight as a part of the Certificate of Validity renewal requirements.

    The full announcement can be found by following this link.

    The BMAA is considering how this might change the current system in place for microlights within the BMAA airworthiness procedures.

    Please note that for now there is no change to the current BMAA requirements for check flights as part of the Permit C of V renewal process. When the BMAA has considered the CAA policy change all members will be informed of any changes to the BMAA system.
    tripacer 250, quantum 503, blade 912, Skyranger 912 Pilot


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