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by Dave Hall
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: YES Summer Magazine 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1306

YES Summer Magazine 2013

Hi, The Summer 2013 edition of the YES Magazine is accessible at http://t.co/fj7ebwYJKL . There's all sorts of items in there, and articles about flying achievements, events and new technologies aimed at the next generation of flyers, but of general interest to all those keen on aviation. If the abo...
by Dave Hall
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Powered Towbar
Replies: 9
Views: 7165

Re: Powered Towbar

Well, it's out of my hands anyway - the group has ordered one at a huge price, so I shan't need to pull it back up the slope with my car again - only needed to do that once in several years. I'll report back on how well it does.
by Dave Hall
Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Powered Towbar
Replies: 9
Views: 7165

Re: Powered Towbar

Thanks Mike. Sod's Law says that's the one I took to Colorado in June and gave to the Colorado Springs Aviation Museum Director (National Museum of World War II Aviation), to show what the LAA gets up to! I'll have to see if I can pick another copy up at Turweston. Should be a great museum when it o...
by Dave Hall
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Powered Towbar
Replies: 9
Views: 7165

Re: Powered Towbar

Thanks for your warning Paul. I think the new model looks less like a power drill in a handle, but it uses a friction band drive onto the aircraft nose-wheel, which I can imagine would be prone to slip on the upslope into the hangar - their demonstration video shows a minimal slope. Yes, thanks Ian,...
by Dave Hall
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Powered Towbar
Replies: 9
Views: 7165

Powered Towbar

Our group is looking at buying an Aero-Pac APT-3000 to pull our TriPacer up a slope into the hangar when they're single-handed and there's no help about. It's a pretty hefty price, and is substantially a rechargeable lithium-ion powered motor with a drive band that presses on the tyre surface. Does ...
by Dave Hall
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Shafted again?
Replies: 37
Views: 22501

Re: Shafted again?

The CAA safety evening figures did support the view that Gyros are much more likely to be involved in a flying accident than any other powered aircraft, based on the number of hours flown - not sure if it was 10 times the risk though, but it was many times it. I've never seen other figures to explai...
by Dave Hall
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Here We Go !
Replies: 20
Views: 12698

Re: Here We Go !

Now it doesn't recognise me on return.... Need to log in again. How tedious!
by Dave Hall
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Here We Go !
Replies: 20
Views: 12698

Re: Here We Go !

It's recognised me when I re-visited, without requiring a re-log in, so I guess the acceptance of cookies has now worked.
by Dave Hall
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Here We Go !
Replies: 20
Views: 12698

Re: Here We Go !

I've been having to sign in each time to the old one, except for a brief time when it allowed me to stay recognised. I was hoping the new code would enable that for me.
by Dave Hall
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: A cautionary tale for farmstrip and airfield owners
Replies: 5
Views: 4230

Re: A cautionary tale for farmstrip and airfield owners

What? Yellow jackets to be work when refuelling is in progress? Isn't that a no-no, or is that just for AVGAS?
by Dave Hall
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Rating Instructors and the PCS
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

Rating Instructors and the PCS

Just a heads up in case it gets overlooked:- I've just read IN-2012/071 from the CAA (or EASA) and wonder how this will affect the PCS. I don't know if the LAA is a Registered Facility, a Type Rating Training Organisation, a Flight Training Organisation (I assume not) or an Approved Training Organis...
by Dave Hall
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Spring Online Magazine from YES
Replies: 1
Views: 1389

Spring Online Magazine from YES

The Spring Edition is now out, with items from the Youth in Aviation Parliament day, a taster from Sun 'n Fun and many other items, thanks to the editorial team headed by John Marshall. It can be found at http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1wfvf/YESSpring2012/ (stated confidently - hopefully the URL w...
by Dave Hall
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Flying a permit aircraft in France
Replies: 24
Views: 15884

Très?
They're easily done with the Alt key + 3 or 4 digits, depending on the letter and accent.

See http://french.about.com/od/writing/ss/typeaccents_7.htm for the list.
by Dave Hall
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Flying on TV and radio
Replies: 9
Views: 6241

It showed normal (well, fairly normal) people flying inexpensively and enjoying the challenge. Even the youngster from Ireland felt proud of completing the Rally, and will be stronger for having done it. It also showed there are opportunities for all, and a lot of pleasure in 'getting it right'. The...
by Dave Hall
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Enstone Under Threat - Again
Replies: 6
Views: 4249

I've written an email objecting to the siting of the panels, on the groubds that it would inevitably close down the site to gliding and light aircraft, with the loss of the amenity value and employment. The argument given for siting them on the runway is so as not to disturb the habitat of the grass...