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by Tom Sheppard
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: LAA Struts
Topic: The Future of Struts
Replies: 29
Views: 22460

Options: carry our own insurance. Seek sponsorship from the industry to insure the YA or YES activities. Divide into Permits to Fly Limited and a Popular Flying Association, one side to keep the permit system going, the other as an independent social link for operators of permit aircraft. Neither wo...
by Tom Sheppard
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: 8.33Khz In ALL airspace
Replies: 32
Views: 22073

Has anybody asked the CAA if we are allowed to? A suitable test house is not really a problem; (I'm an RF engineer working for a defence contractor making transmitters amongst other things like airfield lighting systems...) I think that where there's a will there's a way but if nobody cares enough t...
by Tom Sheppard
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: 8.33Khz In ALL airspace
Replies: 32
Views: 22073

But the LAA is " an aviation body in an EU member state." If we can grant a permit to an RV10 then we can grant one to a Vertex handheld. I can see no reason why not. The CAA is unlikely to object, in my view and legal is always better than illegal, especially if the equipment has been used for some...
by Tom Sheppard
Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: 8.33Khz In ALL airspace
Replies: 32
Views: 22073

*Unless an Aviation body in an EU member state gives dispensation for it to be used in the air. " Exactly. And when I asked on the BMAA forum why the BMAA had not done so, they tartly remarked that "BMAA doesn't do the work for the manufacturers." Nor, I gathered, for their own members, either. Is i...
by Tom Sheppard
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: LAA Struts
Topic: The Future of Struts
Replies: 29
Views: 22460

Ok then, 737. And for the second time in a fortnight I'm in trouble for voicing a constructive opinion, out of turn, out of place or whatever. There is no mention of an "NC" forum on this site, whatever that is anyway.

I'm getting the picture. I'm not going to fit in here.
by Tom Sheppard
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: LAA Struts
Topic: The Future of Struts
Replies: 29
Views: 22460

Hear, hear. It is one thing to say that it is all a self help group but a little leadership wouldn't go amiss. Publicising events in local papers and including a mention of the LAA (8,000 members and >2000 homebuilt aeroplanes from WW1 replicas right up to aerobatic racers and pop down to Spain for ...
by Tom Sheppard
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Airspace for the Olympics
Replies: 71
Views: 45900

The BMAA's response is well thought out and well argued. I hope that that of the LAA is as well put. When will it be shown to the membership?
by Tom Sheppard
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: LAA Struts
Topic: The Future of Struts
Replies: 29
Views: 22460

The way it has been put to me: all things external to the inspection and engineering aspects of the LAA are volunteer created and run, including struts. I have yet to see what the LAA offers to the struts but i see that they want "require", if you please, 50% of the strut members to be LAA members. ...
by Tom Sheppard
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: 8.33Khz In ALL airspace
Replies: 32
Views: 22073

Almost certainly because the bureaucracy does not work well enough to allow joined up government / right hand left hand co-ordination, call it what you will. The office next door haven't got their own agenda so much as they don't know of their neighbours' existences due to the over complication of t...
by Tom Sheppard
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Registration for the photo library
Replies: 32
Views: 14069

I would be glad to see the organisation become its own underwriter. This is exactly the sort of support thatlLight aviation needs. some years ago, French motorcyclists, driven off the road by ridiculous premiums, formed their own insurance company to their enormous benefit. run at a modest profit, i...
by Tom Sheppard
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: LAA Struts
Topic: Does anybody want a Southampton Strut?
Replies: 5
Views: 5778

Does anybody want a Southampton Strut?

If so, please PM me and I'll see what can be done.
by Tom Sheppard
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA 2011 Member Survey - We need your Views
Replies: 23
Views: 9533

Right, then. You're on. I've already received a PM of encouragement from another member suggesting I ask for your help and I'm happy to roll my sleeves up.
by Tom Sheppard
Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA 2011 Member Survey - We need your Views
Replies: 23
Views: 9533

One in Forty? Ya mean all this is for the benefit of two and a half percent of us? So ninety seven and a half percent of the input advice and knowledge doesn't wind up here? Somebody has evidently broken this thing real good. If the citizens don't attend the forum, what does that say about their att...
by Tom Sheppard
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Registration for the photo library
Replies: 32
Views: 14069

I must thank Stuart Macconnacher for his efforts last night to try to get me registered. Although it was ultimately unsuccessful, (I gave up in the end; it really isn't that important to me,) I appreciate the kindness.
by Tom Sheppard
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA 2011 Member Survey - We need your Views
Replies: 23
Views: 9533

Fine. So If I propose a pub gathering on a Friday night in the Southampton area, nothing formal, just a chance to put names to faces and chat over a beer, would there be any takers? PM me if you're interested.