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  2. A little bit of common sense is needed here. We are well within our rights to go to the park, walk the dog, go for a run or a bike ride provided we keep our social distance and not do it in groups of more than 2 unless it's with our household. Bojo' words not mine and in all honesty, these words are simple common sense. So why is flying not treated in the same manner? This is a rhetorical question, I don't need a lecture, as I got one tonight I went for a sunset flight. I kept well away from everyone in the parking lot. Seems the dog walkers were out in force because Bojo said they could
  3. Needless to say there will some [insert derogatory adjective here] who will want to give their 2 pence worth if they happen to pass you by, but I see no reason why we should change our activity, only the number of people we do it with.
  4. Strange that you cannot replicate the issue on the ground.
  5. Hi All I tested with an open fuel cap. No change, still stalled at low/mid revs. I tested running an open fuel line from the tank to the carb. No change, still stalled at low/mid revs. I then checked the spark plug. It was running very lean. I opened the low and high jet screws a little more than 1/8th and hey presto. She's purring like a cat. Quick response to the throttle and no hesitation or stalling when changing throttle. SOLUTION: So the new carb. has fixed it for me, all-be-it the carb setting it came back with from Parajet needed working. Thanks for all th
  6. I used Charville's East Farm park to launch a few times. It now has a sign saying no use of motorised vehicles. Seems this is the reaction from my flying.
  7. Hi All Harpsden, just south of Henley, has a privately owned airstrip. I visited the owner today and the answer is no. He said it's not safe enough and he's worried about complaints from surrounding area.
  8. These are the paraglying sites i will be investigating, North of Reading.
  9. To add my two pence worth, I cant say that affiliation means much for me. Having recently been through the training process I've found that the most important thing you're left with is the decision making skills. In my mind the right instructor gives you this not the affiliation. Maybe too simplistic a view, but when I'm up there and my motor stalled I didn't think of acronyms or what was written in a manual, I immediately thought of Simon's words and instruction. When I'm about to take off and accessing the local environment, I'm sure not thinking about what I read in the manual, I'm thinking
  10. I like the £200 a year if it were closer to me, but Chiltern seems a bit close to RAF Benson (Helicopter base). Also when I spoke to the owner/manager he mentioned that he would not permit use unless I carried a radio for contact with RAF Benson. Too complicated for my liking.
  11. Hi Gunter I have also been struggling to find a place east of Reading. I'm trying to find a place that is a few minutes from home for after work sunset flights during summer. Emailed a few local cricket and rugby clubs. Those that answered wanted about £50 for one take off and landing. Emailed two parish councils. Twyford replied saying no to all parks and greens under their responsibility. The other has not responded, but I've used one park in their constituency. I taken off from this parish council park 3 times in December and early January. It has a primary school on its boundary.
  12. If it was not enough then bad on me. However, after the second stall in the video I checked the fuel line and it had no bubbles or intermittent air gaps. Going on logic, as I'm still feeling my way through this, I think I would have seen air in the line. I'm going to stop posting after this until I have something more concrete to come back with, but if I look at this objectively, it' shouldn't be the coil as there would probably be more sputtering, I changed the plug twice, the carb. has been changed so the odds on a fault there are now seriously high, I don't think it's the air valve int
  13. Thanks Simon and thanks Pete who offered the same, but I need to strip and seal the shower tomorrow. I've ordered piping to test this, but if I struggle I will take you or Pete up on the offer another weekend. If it is this something to do with the fuel line, it should have been picked up by the Parajet engineers when it was with them. It took a noob, me, 5 minutes to pick up this problem. BTW, could you please speak to someone about the weather! Regards, JC
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