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Thread: BMFA 'B' Test Video Available
07/10/2019 19:22:42

Fella had hold of the glow battery to keep it on, took care to remove it safely in my eyes, are we gonna question the youngster helping next ?

07/10/2019 19:16:29
Posted by Capt Kremen on 07/10/2019 13:37:16:

Geoff, having recently attended a BMFA Achievement Scheme Roadshow where Peter Willis and the BMFA team went through the whole process and ethos of the Achievement Scheme, I think I can reasonably assure you that you have nothing to fear.

Assuming your examiner is not pedantic, (unlikely), and asks about legislation and ruling that is not applicable to your type/style of flying i.e. you are not a display pilot, 'drone' pilot etc. etc. the test is about your achieving and satisfying yourself in your abilities to fly safely, with due regard to your fellow fliers, property and the environment.

As a mainly fixed wing flier myself, although technically able to be part of, for example a Helicopter or 'Quadcopter' test, personally I would feel I lack the day-to-day understanding of those types and their operation. Whilst the tests require some mandatory questions, if I were examining you as a non-display pilot, I can very easily find plenty of other relevant questions that do apply to your flying and which you as an experienced flier no doubt already know.

I'm sure you fly with care and purpose so taking this straightforward test merely adds to your personal satisfaction and sense of achievement.

Go on have a go, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Pedants may be more numerous than you think, been to a roadshow or two where they just love the sound of their own voice.

Thread: Rugby World Cup 2019.
05/10/2019 13:57:06

Don't understand why Samoa didn't kick for touch after a penalty near their own post, they would get put in at line out, and be up the field ? Japan ended up with bonus point try , am I missing something, or it fishy ?

05/10/2019 10:01:45

It ain't pretty is it ? Red card looked harsh, but ref has little choice I suppose, not a great game.

Thread: Point of purchase tax
04/10/2019 23:05:14
Posted by Erfolg on 04/10/2019 22:15:40:

Strange thing is tax, those who impose them, believe it is their right to your money. If you travel to the next state, and purchase goods there, they often get upset that you have avoided their tax rate.

When tax rates are so high that people reduce purchasing, again they get upset at the fall in revenue. Of course there is a solution, more tax.

The EU knows the solution, harmonization of all taxes, and ensuing that once a tax rate is implemented , it cannot be reduced.

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Thread: Latest CAA Update
02/10/2019 11:32:24
Posted by Nigel R on 02/10/2019 11:18:28:

"More naval gazing by a lot of overpaid Eurocrats at our expense......"

In the sorry history of the UK registration saga, it seems like the "overpaid Eurocrats" arrived at a better answer, than the pointless gold plating applied on top by the overpaid Brit quango effort.

I'd also imagine that if, say, an entire continent funded a single central agency to do this stuff, it might work out considerably cheaper for each country, than each country funding individual agencies to do the same stuff, over and again on top of the central agencies efforts.

So yes, at our expense, like most governmental agencies, but a lot less of our individual expense than, say, the humble and open minded De Vere fiddling around doing busy work and Failing Grayling's database contract.

I couldn't comment, coz it would be politics, so I'll just go. yes

Thread: A Terrifying story
01/10/2019 19:05:37
Posted by John Stainforth on 01/10/2019 18:57:06:

I have just had to apply for an over 70's driving license. This can be done completely online; no forms have to be posted in, and new photographs. As far as eyesight is concerned, one just has to tick a box stating that one's eyesight is OK for driving. In the USA, every time one has to get a driving license renewed (which is every five or ten years), one has to go in person to a local driving test center where one is photographed and given an eye test on the spot. That seems far more sensible to me than our system.

Oooh us old folk wouldn't like that, I pay taxes you know, some young pup saying I can't drive anymore, what's the World coming to, who's gonna pay for all these tests ? ME oooh no, it's not the money you understand, it's the principle, next you'll be saying I shouldn't really be flying. face 1

Thread: Club Night?
01/10/2019 17:09:22

Gave up on them long ago, fly and chippy run once a month, weather permitting.

Thread: A Terrifying story
01/10/2019 17:05:09

Just to add some balance, we have a club member who walking is an issue to, he drives no bother thankfully for him, automatic car I believe.

Thread: Glen's Models 35% Extra 330 electrification
01/10/2019 13:35:36

Good thinking on the spray job, it a good colour match ?

Thread: Wing trailing edge
30/09/2019 19:24:17

Fly it, rest of us do with our wobbly/wavy creations. wink

Thread: Take off problems
30/09/2019 13:40:51

I'm sticking with the stall theory Steve, too much elevator or too early.

My turb used to do the same, once settled it was fine, pilot hadn't got the knack of his model.

Cured my problems by shallower climb out, and gentle elevator.

Hope you get sorted. yes

Edited By john stones 1 on 30/09/2019 13:43:49

30/09/2019 13:28:35

Flies o.k once settled down ?

Sounds like it's close to stalling when leaving the deck, you got a handful on the floor and pulling off early ?

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
30/09/2019 00:20:16
Posted by iqon on 30/09/2019 00:18:12:

Well done John.

Thank you Igor. wink

29/09/2019 22:26:17

Seb cost me two predictions, I read McClaren will be merc powered next year ?

29/09/2019 21:32:30

Cheers John.

Well done John Tee.

Up n down like a yoyo, can't predict but good team, if/when we leave E.U will Chris be chucked out. wink

Thread: Rugby World Cup 2019.
29/09/2019 12:34:04

How good was that then ?

Navidi put some shift in. yes

28/09/2019 14:29:40

Highlights are not on till 11.50 tonight, we o.k to talk about it ? you've dropped enough hints.

28/09/2019 11:05:52

Slept in, and missed the game. crook

Thread: Glen's Models 35% Extra 330 electrification
27/09/2019 23:27:29

Yep, that bit obviously needed strengthening, good job you spotted it. wink

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