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  1. This is heartbreaking. Mike and Jackie were inseparable and made the world a better place between them. We have all lost a fine man and someone who loved his time in the sky.
  2. Alex, Great advice from Paul and Fanman. As one who taught himself (Fixed Wing) aerobatics from a book and took down the wisdom of others over a beer, I can HEARTILY recommend taking qualified advice from an instructor on this an any other extreme manouver. It might cost a little more but you pick up the skills before you find yourself in a position requiring prompt execution of a recovery manouver that you have not formally learnt. The forum isn't the best place to pick up your flying lessons, in fact it can be dangerous as both Fanman and Paul imply. Let someone who knows what they are doing train you properly, imagine how scary it is going to be trying to remember (perhaps conflicting) advice from a forum as you get nearer and nearer the ground pulling 2-4g wrapped into a spiral.
  3. Notes for those interested - Why the change? I guess anyone can form a club in the accepted sense of the word, get three guys together and presto! They can decide for themselves how they run things and if British will probably immediately decide who their prejudice insists they exclude. With Membury forming the new PMC home there is a strong desire to ensure that the club complies with the very letter of the law as any responsible organisation should - it needs to be tight and correct for the sake of its members. Simon is very aware of his responsibilities and has gone through the required hoops to formally create the a more structured and compliant organisation and has asked for and got volunteer members to form the essential committee to run the club's business and meet exacting accounting processes. Change is always met with suspicion and questions, (keep asking the questions) but please recognise that things need to be different for good reason. Transparency has its benefits for those who put their trust and a sprinkling of their money into an organisation they wish to support and hopefully will come to value highly. In three years the PMC has come a long way, where it goes looking ahead will now be decided by its members, the committee and those prepared to put their backs to the cart. Good Luck guys. One to miss physically but handy to catch audibly.
  4. Welll done guys, though not beautiful, an excellent bunch of faces!
  5. Probably the best bit of news for a long time Simon. A key moment. Let's hope you can hang on to it for a good spell. Good Luck to the Commitee!
  6. http://shop.helmetcameracentral.com/ You have some amazing greens on your images Gordon, anyone would think it rains quite often over there. Are you using a filter - UV? Quite the artists eye - wonderful.
  7. Looks even cooler on the iPad....
  8. Great combination, the 34 is a lovely wing and the Monster just humms along.
  9. Come on you lot, think of those stuck at home or away - we need information!
  10. Guys, it sounds fabulous. There is a massive High pressure area moving in across the Atlantic so things hopefully can only get better when the cold front ahead of it has washed through. Take care out there and have a glass for me.
  11. Well, "Knowledge dispels fear" quite effectively but it doesn't pay the dry cleaning bills or take care of the smell.
  12. Don't worry fellahs, you couldn't possibly be as scared as we are...
  13. Things are progressing with Karan all be it in the background. I have dropped a post here to update. The summer is coming now inNepal and with it weather that isn't that conducive to (his) flying. Karan is using the time to catch up with admin and fullfil his military responsibilities.
  14. Yes, it does seem to do as you suggest. So will that make it a light aircraft, a hovercraft or a hybrid Ekranoplan? The regulators will have a lot of fun with that one too. http://www.techcraving.com/hoverwing-ho ... ove-water/ http://www.thedigitalaviator.com/blog/
  15. Oh, now that does look like a lot of fun! The Russians started this gig with a military program years back. http://www.vincelewis.net/ekranoplan.html
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