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by Chris Martyr
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Availability of Aerowave 2001
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Re: Availability of Aerowave 2001

I think Mike has a point . Acquiring aircraft paints is a jungle , especially primers . Not made any easier by the fact that the large paint manufacturers all have their specific approval codes tied in with the aircraft manufacturer’s certification process . The unfortunate upshot of all this is , i...
by Chris Martyr
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Travel to airfield for self maintenance. Acceptable or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 1306

Re: Travel to airfield for self maintenance. Acceptable or not?

you can’t go out to buy a pot of paint but you could go out to buy stuff for ‘essential maintenance’ Surely that refers to essential house maintenance though doesn’t it Clive ? Urgently needing a replacement ballcock in your cistern , or perished tap washers could probably save you from an unschedu...
by Chris Martyr
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Travel to airfield for self maintenance. Acceptable or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 1306

Re: Travel to airfield for self maintenance. Acceptable or not?

Gerry Holland wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:49 pm
Hope our Single Seat Fly In at Sandown survives.
Regards
Gerry
Why shouldn’t it ? It was/is an excellent proposition . The date can possibly be a “moveable feast” , but the concept is set in stone . :D
by Chris Martyr
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA POST-LOCKDOWN ADVICE FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: LAA POST-LOCKDOWN ADVICE FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS

Steve has done a superb job in keeping the membership informed and reassured during this particularly horrible world event . Whether it be technical matters , PtF renewal matters or licence-currency matters . His hard work is I’m sure , appreciated by all . FWIW : Have put a similar post on to the r...
by Chris Martyr
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Travel to airfield for self maintenance. Acceptable or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 1306

Re: Travel to airfield for self maintenance. Acceptable or not?

I’m sure that most grass strips have an excellent relationship with the respective Police/BF authorities . Where I’m based certainly does and I’m sure Gerry’s strip does too . ask them why they consider this is an essential shopping trip Gerry comes across as a pretty affable sort of chap and I woul...
by Chris Martyr
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: National Licensing and Medical Exemptions expire on Wednesday 8 April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1640

Re: National Licensing and Medical Exemptions expire on Wednesday 8 April 2020

Please keep politics out of Light Aviation. Andrew , perhaps you need to take a lesson in history , 1946 to be precise , as to why the ULAA/PFA/LAA got founded in the first place . It was to represent the ‘little guy’ in aviation who knew what he was doing , and shield him from the bungling bureauc...
by Chris Martyr
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Permit renewal?
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Permit renewal?

Ian. I am in a similar situation with a Permit that runs out at about the same time . One thing we do know about our fabulous Turweston staff is how incredibly quick they are normally when it comes to turning PtF applications around . Now , I think 2020 may just be the year where we can excuse them ...
by Chris Martyr
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?
Replies: 40
Views: 3008

Re: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?

Daniel , you have brought your children up well . :D It’s always good to see these old birds still airworthy and providing excellent grass-roots flying for their owner/builders . All for about sixpence ! [old money :D ] I do hope that Michael , our OP watches this vid. It is also worth noting that i...
by Chris Martyr
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: National Licensing and Medical Exemptions expire on Wednesday 8 April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1640

Re: National Licensing and Medical Exemptions expire on Wednesday 8 April 2020

it would be a good idea if a few hundred pilots in this situation did the same! How about a few THOUSAND pilots giving support to Chris' excellent initiative ! Personally , I think Chris' idea deserves a separate thread to itself . And probably also one 'across the way' . Whilst I am extremely fort...
by Chris Martyr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: SSDR
Topic: Bloop Motorfloater
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Bloop Motorfloater

Shame on me ,,,I must’ve missed this post . But what a lovely little flying machine ! Just my style.. :D Probably best suited to a quiet , balmy , rural U.S. airfield , somewhere out in the sticks where time has stood still . It’s designer , Mike Sandlin looks to be a pretty switched-on guy in the U...
by Chris Martyr
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: National Licensing and Medical Exemptions expire on Wednesday 8 April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1640

Re: National Licensing and Medical Exemptions expire on Wednesday 8 April 2020

. Now I face not being able to fly any EASA aeroplane, only AnnexII National aircraft or homebuilts etc. Exactly what the LAA is all about Rob.. :D But do any of your immediate future flying aspirations include renting/flying an EASA type though ? As John implies above , don’t go getting unduly ben...
by Chris Martyr
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: National Licensing and Medical Exemptions expire on Wednesday 8 April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1640

Re: National Licensing and Medical Exemptions expire on Wednesday 8 April 2020

I am surprised that my UK PPL with a class 2 medical will not be vald to fly a G registered certified aircraft in the UK. Ian Fraser I guess that just means ‘EASA’ types doesn’t it Ian ? LAA have more active PtF types on their books than at any other time before . Who says that EASA serves no usefu...
by Chris Martyr
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?
Replies: 40
Views: 3008

Re: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?

I've been spending a fair bit of time lately mentally picturing the instrument layout I want - always an interesting challenge with a VP-1 due to the space limitations. Having space limitations does the builder a favour though Michael . It stops the temptation for installing too much unnecessary ‘a...
by Chris Martyr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?
Replies: 40
Views: 3008

Re: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?

Gerry Holland wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:51 pm
I have family in Midhurst area.
Rather handy for Goodwood then ... :D ...Would do fine for me .

As for “Seatism” ? Nic is a highly respected solo aviatrix I’ll ‘ave yoo know ......... :D
by Chris Martyr
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?
Replies: 40
Views: 3008

Re: Why do so many VP-1's fall into disuse?

I just wanted to add that compared with the other forum Err yes , it would’ve turned into about 6 pages of scrapping by now............. :lol: But it has indeed been a very pleasurable thread in which to partake . But I guess I wood say that wood’nt I . [ sorry :oops: ] I know we’ve had to show Mic...