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by Nigel Ramsay
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: medicals
Replies: 7
Views: 4130

Re: medicals

I was in a similar situation earlier this year; medical expired, cert of experience expired (Permit expired for that matter!). Had to sort the lot out. First the medical (being over 60), expired class 2 . Doc suggested LAPL medical as it was 2 years and NO ECG. £100 instead of £240....... Next, I co...
by Nigel Ramsay
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Rally 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 10353

Re: Rally 2013

Steve, Good to see you at the Rally by the way :-) Further to Brian's post, I too think you got it wrong re non-members; it's worth pointing out that actual non-member numbers were up 500 on last year (whilst members by road were actually down although I don't have the numbers). It was in fact anoth...
by Nigel Ramsay
Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Are we a bunch of Old Farts?
Replies: 20
Views: 14807

Re: Are we a bunch of Old Farts?

Ian, I can't remember our conversation but I'm sure I would have said that it was OK for pilots to use the campsite facilities :D I might have said we weren't able to supply showers airside? However for all who read this; as Brian said, the showers ARE available for visiting pilots! As for dress sen...
by Nigel Ramsay
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: LAA Struts
Topic: Sywell Strut next meeting to appoint officers etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 2060

Sywell Strut next meeting to appoint officers etc.

Folks, next meeting is on Jan 30th - 7.30pm in the bar of The Aviator Hotel for 8.00pm in 'The Club Room'. We had decided that this would be the day we actually become a formal strut so please try to attend if you are serious about the success of this strut at one of the best locations!
by Nigel Ramsay
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: LAA Struts
Topic: Strut Required
Replies: 5
Views: 4908

Re: Strut Required

Just seen your latest post! T'was I who kicked it into a stuttering existence again! We are having our next meeting next Wednesday (30th) when we should be appointing officers etc. so it would be good to see you there - The Aviator Hotel, meet in the bar 7.30pm for 8.00 in 'The Club Room'. :)
by Nigel Ramsay
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: The Sywell Strut is reforming - This Wednesday!
Replies: 8
Views: 5053

Re: The Sywell Strut is reforming - This Wednesday!

Hi Paul,
You would be most welcome! Next meeting is on Wednesday 30th Jan at the Aviator, 7.30 for 8.00.

Nigel
by Nigel Ramsay
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Laurie Shaw
Replies: 3
Views: 2567

Re: Laurie Shaw

I heard of Laurie's passing from Brian Hope yesterday. I was particularly sad to hear it; Laurie and I got on very well and he was particularly supportive of my efforts on the old PFA EC and my subsequent election to Vice Chairman during that period. I had a great respect for his wisdom regarding th...
by Nigel Ramsay
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Third Party Passenger Flying
Replies: 15
Views: 11804

Re: Third Party Passenger Flying

Jim, I too was pretty miffed at the 65 year rule having just met that criteria! Considering that insurers currently consider 80 the cut off for solo flying in group aircraft I wonder WHO came up with this little gem? I bet they were a lot younger than our average age member - I also wonder what stat...
by Nigel Ramsay
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: LAA Struts
Topic: LAA Sywell Strut
Replies: 2
Views: 3390

Re: LAA Sywell Strut

Folks, Sywell Strut night this Wednesday at the Aviator - Sywell Aerodrome 7.30 in the bar for an 8.00pm start. Come and join us!
by Nigel Ramsay
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Minnow fish carb on VW
Replies: 7
Views: 7939

Re: Minnow fish carb on VW

Thankyou Nigel, Any information would be great. Chris had done the usual web search and has also spoken to the company that originaly made these carbs. What he was hopping for was to be able to talk to somebody with first had experiance of actualy using one. Stuart Stuart, I've just heard that Mick...
by Nigel Ramsay
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Minnow fish carb on VW
Replies: 7
Views: 7939

Re: Minnow fish carb on VW

A buddy of mine did hundreds of hours in his Sonerai 2 with a Fish (it was a Reece Fish, is that the same?)

These units were used on racing minis donkey's years ago. I'll have a word with him.
by Nigel Ramsay
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Powered Towbar
Replies: 9
Views: 7165

Re: Powered Towbar

I have to move my Taylorcraft sideways in/out of our Polytunnel hangar. My original design was based on a tethered 12v boat winch and a constant loop which required a pulley outside beyond the ultimate position of the 'sideways' trolley (easier to understand in a picture!). I had built the trolley w...
by Nigel Ramsay
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Rotax and Avgas
Replies: 35
Views: 25774

Re: Rotax and Avgas

Simon Westley (Westley Aircraft) had a depressing selection of Rotax and Jabiru heads on his bench a couple of weeks ago - all with stuck valve problems due to the CAA requirement of running on Avgas in certified a/c. Mogas every time he says!
by Nigel Ramsay
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Sywell Strut 2nd Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1106

Sywell Strut 2nd Meeting

The 2nd Sywell Strut meeting will be held next Wednesday (31st October) at the Aviator Hotel. We have a speaker (and hopefully a new strut member) - Peter Harvey will be giving us a talk with slides about the 2012 World Gliding Championships in Texas. Peter came 5th; no mean feat! He promises me tha...
by Nigel Ramsay
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: The Sywell Strut is reforming - This Wednesday!
Replies: 8
Views: 5053

Re: The Sywell Strut is reforming - This Wednesday!

Thanks for your offer David, I may be in touch :)