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  1. Managed a fly today. Fairly windy and hit some rotor off the bouncy hedge on final but no real problems, on my feet just could have been cleaner. Now waiting on a delivery of Motol 800
  2. Thanks Tony, am around Davidstow following weekend although long term forecast does not look so great but still time for that to change! Dave
  3. Manager good tact the local rugby pub facilities manager who was super friendly. As long as I register and give contact info, I assume in the case of a problem, he was ok for me to use their well groomed field. Around 3pm I did so in some gusty and lumpy conditions but still a great location and good to get aloft. If your looking North where and how far? Dave
  4. Not feeling the fellow flyer bonding, I was hoping to get some flying in and seems no one around Oxford want to share a flight site with a fellow flyer.
  5. Hi all, Friday and Sunday are looking like a good chance for flying at least next Oxford. Can anyone please give me a pointer to a open flying site near South Oxford. The Cowley location looks good but struggling to get any hard contact for permission and don't want to chance it and bigger up someones field. Dave
  6. Austria is very close to Germany as far as restrictions. Another non-paramotor friendly place but not completly locked. You will need to find approved flying places and will require a recognised qualification. Not sure about pre-registration but in Germany it is possible to apply for a temp permit and as they are fairly hand in hand I assume the same. Very Paragliding friendly though!
  7. Tony also hoping to get down to the club more. I'm a fan of winter flying so hope to take advantage of some coming Chrisoph air.
  8. Fello flyers Im now in Oxford and expecting to be here for a few years for work. Would be good to catch up with some local members and get tips n sites around Oxford particularly south side. Fueled up the V3 today and gave it it’s 1st good run up since Christmas, fresh fuel and a good prime and she fired right up so now just looking for a site. Thanks Dave
  9. For minimalist approach I have a Garmin Vivioactive watch that has GPS and Vario in it. You can pick them up around 150 notes and Stufly of Flight app will give you the basics. If I´m only flying locally it gives me ground speed, altititude and VSI plus very useful is the pointer back to start point and ETE to start point, its easy to get lost it all looks different up there. The watch is also very small so not hard to carry and can be used to keep a log of your flight. For longer flights I run FlySkyHy as I´m i-bone but if your android PPGPS also looks good, I´m sure you alrea
  10. Very much looking forward to being back in the UK in the next weeks for some easier/less restricted flying. In Germany I am heavilly regulated to have a licence basically treated as an Ultralight so same exam. I also need to fly from a regulated flying site, generally airport although most of the ones I use are grass strip including a farmers field that is registered. Joining a circuit with significantly faster light aircraft is not so much fun but my local airport allows me to have a short circuit and land by the tower (at 7€/landing). I also need a radio licence and to carry and co
  11. Simon many thanks, looking at the member map seems a reasonable contingent around Oxford so good chances. Mostly I want to be sure of identifying the local ´sensitive zones´ so I keep the locals happy and dont make wave for the sport. I´m a DULV member https://www.dulv.de/ adn get my 3rd party insurance through them, I think 2M should be ok for uk? I already checked and the company says flying in UK is within the cover so good on that point. Do I need any other certification for flying at Membury, I have APPI but for me training is always ok. Simon do you run your scho
  12. In September I will be moving from Munich to Oxford. Any tips on local flying clubs or groups? I´ll be spending a few weekends down in Cornwall With Tony and the chaps there and already joined the davidstow club for those times but would be good to know if there is a local meetup in Oxford. Dave
  13. Im sure there is a V3 listed here that needs motor and harness.... The V3 is a good option, heavy but strong but as the others say maybe get some professional guidance and a check of teh kit once you have transplanted motor and harness. Dont find out off teh ground you forgot somthing
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