Interesting threads on Microlights e-group

(from the BMAA online forum)

 

VHF radio Selection of a suitable radio transceiver and aerial problems

A good read Microlight pilots recommend their favourite books

Flying on instruments An interesting and wide raging discussion about getting caught out in cloud

Enjoyable flights Microlight pilots writing about flights they have enjoyed

 

PC-based flight simulators Are they any good for flying practice?

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From the Microlights Yahoo Forum

(Selected from Jul05 to Nov06)

 

General advice:

 

Schools advice needed

Newbie help

Costly considerations...

Newbie alert.. when to buy your own plane

re first three axis pros and cons.

Life Assurance Cover - Microlighting!

sharing

Flexwing in an ISO Container??

Building your own trailer

PPG v Doodlebug. (learning footlauched)

Medical forms

NPPL Medical Charges

re-validation of licence

Navigating Navigation ?

Wet/Dry suits (for flying over water)

which radio ?

HELP !! (Medical problem)

Getting checked out (Annual licence revalidation)

Fear of Flying

 

Flying techniques:

503 hand propping

Landing on snow covered grass strips

Landing distances.

How high do you (normally) fly?

EFATO

 

Technical:

Changing lower rigging lengths

sealant suggestions please for Shadow slipper tank

"Toolkit"

Tyre inflators with added gunge

active noise reduction?

2 Strokes - Interesting reading

has anybody got a box of matches (engine problems)

Flying in the rain.

Help with balancing props

Losing two strokes in 2008? Am I loosing mine now ? (mag drop readings)

Funnel (for refuelling)

Re: 503 Ducati ignition timing

582 Engine Temp

Battery Icom A3E

Off Topic - ACF-50

Found out whats causing my compass prob.

EGT Gauge

Mixing different brands of fully synthetic 2 stroke oil

VNE question

Carb ice and 2 strokes

Engine RPM 912 s

A Question About Aeroplane Testing (If it's not out of place!)

Testing (Test flying)

Thin end of the wedge (2-stroke maintenance)

How to repair a gel coat finish

Correcting a turn in a flexwing

Aluminium

Electric start problems

Radios A22E v A3E and What GPS do you use / reccomend

2 stroke crankshaft life.

Old Ravens?

Helium

 

Rules & regs:

check pilot

Is the sub-70kg class now back with us?

Req :- Can someone please settle a discussion (radio calls in circuit)

Importing a microlight.

BRS fitment (Recovery parachutes)

Deregulation of single seat microlights - update

Seat weight Limits !!!!!!

Re: Seat weight Limits

A question for Guy Gratton (On regulation of homebuilt and factory built microlights)

 

Nostalgia corner:

Old Microlights

The very early days without engines.

Three-axis foot launched

Microlighting - the early years

Snowbird

Christmas Present - Australian Scout 1976

BMAA History note on sub 70 kg.

Skycraft Scout

old stuff in hangars old stuff in hangars

Letov Sluka

 

Welcomes, farewells and obits

Keith Duckworth (obit)

Angelo D'Arrigo (obit)

Chris Stow (obit)

New airworthiness engineer, Ben Syson

Rob Hill

Welcome to Judy Ward

Re: Ray Hannah (obit)

Baby Dewhurst

Tony Wells, the Master.(obit)

BMAA Chief Executive (Chris Finnigan)

Sad news (obit: Kelvin Wilson)

Fatal Microlight Accident at Plaistows (obit: Jay Madvani)

Francis Rogallo inventor of the flexwing (obit)

Anecdotes

A Story To Cheer Everyone Up.

flying joke

The first day (Engine out)

Evening flight

 

Hangar chat and flame wars

Climb rate; safety hazard to BJ??

Sometimes it takes a Rocket Scientist

Part No for 912 Coling System Filler Cap

Hope I'm not teaching my Grannie to suck eggs

Why not bin all the onerous undercarriage stuff?

Narked? Moi? Hanger made of straw (or hay?)

Ditching Course

Daffodils in January!!

Going for a swim

And now for something completely different.

Rear footrests

Raven's v Q v Flash2a

UK airspace shown in 3D on Google Earth
What I would like to see...

Circuit Safety at strips without Radio

MAUW Inconsistency / Madness

MiniSwipht (leading to discussion about single seat deregulation)

A positive approach to avoiding some future hassles with Section S d (Part 1)

Re: A positive approach to avoiding some future hassles with Section (Part 2)

Kev (& co)

CREEPING REGULATION

BMAA v BHPA Transponder Campaigns

Forums, meta-conversations and rude words

QFE off the scale

Affordability of flying

Reserve Parachute a discussion of their benefits and comparisons with the US system of certification

 

FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF EGROUP

(when we were still nice to each other)

Selected from Dec99 to Mar01

 

New Member

Xair

Radio interference

Wish List (Telford 2000)

Formulae for Flight Planning

trike deaths (in the USA)

Sad news (obit)

Excessive fuel consumption (from Digest 130)

More speed, same revs (or same throttle)

Aircraft performance

Fuel consumption figures

Trikers and Bikers

Linking Fuel tanks

Re: Latent Heat, enigmas and old engineers' wive's

APOSTROPHE ALERT... APOSTROPHE ALERT... APOSTROP

Old Lenny had it sussed (Da Vinci)

Re: bleating about aircooled engines

tony wells

Archiving of these e-mails

Old style navigation

Shoes

"My First Microlight Flight"

Photography

Re: Cuning Stunts - A way round the aerial phot o

FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE OUTBREAK - BMAA ADVICE FOR

Shoes

Oil consumption

MODERATOR - ARE YOU THERE ???????????????????????? and Re: MODERATOR - ARE YOU THERE - BOB PERRIN

Engine Starting warning, this thread starts as a helpful technical discussion and ends up considering dirty underwear!

Advice needed about choosing a single-seat flexwing but ends up discussing landing lights

"My First Microlight Flight"

"My First Microlight Lesson"

Mainair F2 & F2A wings and Flash II Alpha wings again

German Aviation Terminology

Checks and Scares and Check List

PFA Rally, an alternative Spamfield begins here!

 

 

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