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  1. 5 flights in one day. 5 FOOT LANDINGS !!!!! And getting above the clouds Well there have been a few good flying days recently but I only chose to fly on 31st Dec. Went to a field near Kettering, coincidentally a handful of other people also turned up at that field. We did not arrange to meet at all ! After my previous engine out I had stripped and cleaned my carb, checked pop-off pressure, checked my reeds and replaced one fuel line. Carb was reset to factory and ran OK on short tests in my garde at home. But kowing it had failed I decided to have a few laps of the field to ch
  2. I emailed them on 15 Dec and the auto response said 10-30 working days to get a reply. Not too useful and no reply yet although we’ve only just passed the 10 working days I suppose.
  3. Sensible. I suppose our motors are like anything else. I know how my car runs same as I know how my motor runs. Usually it’s only the second time I’ve had engine trouble usually very reliable but you shouldn’t take anything for granted
  4. I can type. My 'n' doesn't always work o my keyboard
  5. I think evenybody is different. In hindsight maybe I should have. At the time I was wondering if the wing was even going to lift me as it had got wet. Normally I wouldn't go over the road but I didn't realise it was there. Normally I would go over the hedge into the next field no bother. But normally I'm familiar with the field I'm taking off from. Occasions like this the video review of the day is quite useful It's fine asking mate, I'm only a year into it by no means expert. I've seen people do much more stupid things. What I do thik is when you're flying on your own you lose the
  6. It's a fair question, when I took off I went straight out of the field, but I did circle around the fields next door until I was at around 1500ft but that wouldn't have made an interesting video Both flights were OK, even though I had tickover issues at first my engine hadn't shown any sign of cutting out whilst flying even until it died. When it died it wasn't at tickover either, it just decided it was a good time to no run any more. I always fly with a get out, I know where there's a field within gliding distance and I know where the power lines are it's a good habit to get into.
  7. I haven't flown for years!! Back on 29th Nov Paul and I went to Wellingborough to fly with Pitt (aka ParaPigeon on youtube) Shitty weather but we managed to get 3 short flights in staying low over the field. Wind was mild but cangeable and caught us out several times on the takeoffs, changing just as we set up in one direction. Resulting in many failed launches that day (only 2 for me). I mangaged 2 out of 3 landings on my feet too which was nice Then along came today. Perfect flying weather, not perfect ground... I had a day off work, got ready and went to look at a park near
  8. Got a reasonable window in the crappy weather yesterday. I met Paul at Penkridge to see if it was going to be flyable with a forecast of 8/15. First thing we did is get stuck on the way into the field. Becoming a habit this is! We're able to roll back out of the gate so no worries. So, we jumped in my van and went to find the farmer, see if he's got a different field. We didn't find him but left a message with someone at his house to say we'd blocked the gate and were going flying, just in case anyone turns up. I'm guessing the microlight club never fly in winter if they can't get
  9. Thanks I’m not planning to stop doing it. That’s very similar to what I record. I look forward to not messing anything up
  10. Just realised you might have meant the excel record. Yep. I’m a bit of a numbers person. I count stuff . It’s just the basics plus a few notes for each flight.
  11. Thanks Alan. I was thinking about it this morning as it’s not really much of a training or learning blog now but more a flight blog. I don’t want to stop doing it though because I read back occasionally and see experiences I’d forgotten. Nice if a few people enjoy it too
  12. Lockdown? Where? 7th November I went to Penkridge on a cold foggy morning. Forecast was good if the fog lifted. Got to the field and got stuck in the mud... again. With nobody there to push I eventually decided to walk my kit to the runway. After 3 trips of about 100 miles each I finally had everything laid out on a tarpaulin because of the wet grass. The fog had lifted around the field so I got ready to go. Never the same on your own is it? After making sure I'm all good to go I went for a forward and straight up into the hazy sky. I climbed to 1100ft which took me above
  13. All the rubbish weather we've had for weeks and the first good flying day is also the first day of Lockdown - the sequel. Oh well, chase me Boris ya scruffy headed gimp ! So with the good forecast for 5th November I had a day off work and met up with two other rebels at Tamworth. It's been 29 days since I've flown, I can hardly remember what it's like. And what a day it was First things first, I got my van stuck in the mud getting into the field. The other two (let's call them Paul and Jay) came and pushed me out. Good start to the day. 10am approx, getting set up and expect
  14. Normal I’m trying to add to my training blog or open messages. I can get to it following the forums but not by quickly going to my activity like before. As Chris said above the only way to get to messages is following the email link. I’ve found no way to get to edit my profile.
  15. That’s the same for me. Just cleared cache and tried chrome and safari. Both the same. The + only gives a small menu
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