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by Nick Allen
Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Factory Built
Replies: 37
Views: 22673

CP, I'm still not quite sure where you're going with this line, or what exactly you're after. Is that you want a shiny new (and modern) aircraft that you can run on a Permit but don't want to/don't feel you can build yourself? You want to have such a plane "professionally" built -- by a factory or a...
by Nick Allen
Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Factory Built
Replies: 37
Views: 22673

"EUROPE can buy and fly for the same price as we buy and build." Can you give a "for instance" of this? "No time to build so should this exclude me from being a member?" Absolutely not. There are lots of second-hand permit aircraft available. And completed aircraft of approved design can be imported...
by Nick Allen
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: International flights and Mode S
Replies: 45
Views: 29550

Rod, That's good news (well, it is for people who have Mode C already!). Thanks for the update. I don't suppose there's any information about Germany and Italy is there? I'm harbouring a desire to fly down the Apennines.
Perhaps we need to wait for the "Guide" you mention.
by Nick Allen
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Factory Built
Replies: 37
Views: 22673

So when you say "factory built" do you actually mean "paying someone in this country to assemble a (presumably fast-build) kit"? i.e. professional assembly? By the way, do you realise that apparently we're two-thirds of the people who can actually post here at the moment? I don't know what we did to...
by Nick Allen
Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Factory Built
Replies: 37
Views: 22673

How does "factory built" create jobs here? Surely the jobs will be wherever the manufacturing cost vs. knowledge-base is most favourable, and as far as European aircraft are concerned that probably means the Czech Republic. Or Poland. Or perhaps Italy. Maybe Slovakia...
by Nick Allen
Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: A few remarks regarding the new format
Replies: 10
Views: 6570

Jonkil I agree with your (1): a direct link back to the LAA homepage would be handy. The old BB is still functioning, if you dive direct to it thusly: http://www.pfa.org.uk/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi My earlier post echoes your thoughts on the revised subject headings. One irritation you may find is tha...
by Nick Allen
Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Doublethink...or is it thoughtcrime
Replies: 4
Views: 3783

Doublethink...or is it thoughtcrime

I can't help noticing that one of the EC members claims to have been a member of the LAA since 1998...The next time I pay homage at Orwell's grave I shall smile a little at this.
by Nick Allen
Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: New vs. Old Bulletin Board
Replies: 36
Views: 19459

New vs. Old Bulletin Board

Is this new BB going to be visible only to LAA members? I thought the plan was that non-members could view it, but not post. Is this an option that will be implemented subsequently? Also, the old BB had a section to address queries to the CEO: this seemed like a good idea to me, though I'm sure the ...
by Nick Allen
Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 3
Views: 3446

Happy New Year!

And here's to the first of many discussions/arguments/debates/.