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by MikeGodsell
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: GermanAir tragedy.
Replies: 2
Views: 2164

GermanAir tragedy.

Apologies for posting this, but after 25 years of airline flying it has really got to me and I wanted to share with you guys... Oh God! …. the bad news just keeps on coming. The sky fell in, sky gods don't exist, pilots are just people. We study, we train and practice, we make safety and responsibil...
by MikeGodsell
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Flying in France
Replies: 16
Views: 11173

Re: Flying in France

Hmnn on my first trip to France my destination was LFER Redon in Brittany (near Rennes). I used the 123.5 Unicom with my appalling French and managed in my excitement to land downwind! Much to the amusement of my French father in law who had been waiting to welcome me. Shortly after landing the appa...
by MikeGodsell
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Reliant engine conversion.
Replies: 2
Views: 2189

Reliant engine conversion.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj71/vee-tail-1/bugandflying005.jpg Having built a four wheel Reliant Bug replica. I was astonished to see its 850cc engine about to take flight! (In the Feb mag) My Bug has no doors, is very light, and handles like a demented go cart with the power available from...
by MikeGodsell
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: D-Motor
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

D-Motor

New engines seem to be my particular interest, so thanks again to the two Brians for info on the D-Motor in Sept's mag. Anyone running a pre 1970s car will know the vapour lock and boiling carb problems of using modern unleaded mogas with 5% (soon to be 10%!) ethanol. The D-Motor appears to be desig...
by MikeGodsell
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Lt Av mag April
Replies: 5
Views: 3653

Lt Av mag April

This month's Light Aviation mag hit the spot for me. Particularly with the description of the new Weslake diesel. The Gemini design seemed to hold such promise yet disappeared without trace ... but now reborn in the latest Weslake design. I have some reservations about use of common rail injection a...
by MikeGodsell
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Livening up the forums ?
Replies: 11
Views: 7336

Livening up the forums ?

Hmnnn… There are two very active aviation websites used in the UK: “PPrUNe” and “FLYER”. Both cover the aviation scene in depth with GA being the main focus for Flyer. In my experience aviators tend to be extrovert types with sometimes quite strong opinions on many controversial non flying subjects:...
by MikeGodsell
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Forum use
Replies: 42
Views: 23008

Seems to me, that some rules like some laws, are there to be used only when the intent behind them is abused. Until stickandrudderman stirred things up, Rod1 could be relied upon to answer many questions on this forum. Now Rod1 feels compromised and we will have to look for his valuable help on the ...
by MikeGodsell
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CAA scrapping LAMP inventing GMPT!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1654

Whatever happens, for safety sake we should all be using the relevant type specific maintenance programmes for our certified aircraft. Easy if you own French manufactured types such as Robin, Socata, etc. You need to open a subscription to the documentation holders: CEAPR for Robin ... then order an...
by MikeGodsell
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CAA scrapping LAMP inventing GMPT!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1654

CAA scrapping LAMP inventing GMPT!!

For goodness sakes everyone make your comments on the consultation for this nonsense. This is my contribution: Dear Sir/Madam Oh my God! Why do you guys still hang onto Generic maintenance programmes? First LAMS then LAMP now GMPT! Why oh why do you want to reinvent the wheel?! EASA part M is based ...
by MikeGodsell
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Limbach RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 2086

Peter Limbach has sent a personal letter to every customer informing them of the closure of this family firm of more than 40 years. That is typical of the care for customers shown by Peter and his staff, and I for one will greatly miss their help and assistance. I remember having terrible starting p...
by MikeGodsell
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: From Certified to 'Homebuilt'
Replies: 1
Views: 1770

From Certified to 'Homebuilt'

Now this is a new one for me! I am selling my much loved ATL due a fixed pension & huge increase in cost of living and hangarage charges etc. :( A Spanish guy is very keen to buy, but he intends to replace the Limbach engine with a Rotax 912. Thought he was joking at first, but apparently the Spanis...
by MikeGodsell
Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: It seems Annex II aircraft (including microlights) will no l
Replies: 9
Views: 5804

It seems Annex II aircraft (including microlights) will no l

http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=1350&pagetype=90&pageid=11683 It seems Annex II aircraft (including microlights) will no longer escape EASA regulation. The consultation deadline for responses by interested organisations was 24th Dec 2010. The CAA intends to bring in the new regulations early...
by MikeGodsell
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Ofcom
Replies: 21
Views: 11684

In my rage at the arrogance of Ofcom I came close to insulting John Brady. John please accept my sincere apology. I know that you contentiously and diligently negotiated with Ofcom and achieved a good result for the LAA. What fuels my anger however is the belief that Ofcom had another agenda, which ...
by MikeGodsell
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Ofcom
Replies: 21
Views: 11684

I am appalled at the complacency expressed here. OFCOM is a protection racket writing its own rules and free to extort money at will. To deal with such a monstrous organisation, run by a CEO who 'earns' nearly £400,000 per year, is degrading at best and cowardly at worst. We are in the EU now and av...
by MikeGodsell
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Workshop planning and Permitted Development
Replies: 11
Views: 6908

Here in rural West Wales we just go ahead and build what we want. My new kitchen and holiday cottage conversion did not involve any snooping by council parasites. However the nearby alternative community had a lot of trouble when the solar panel on their geo domes and round house were spotted from a...