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by Bob Thompson1894
May 1st, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: new registration rebellion

I concur on the efforts made by the committees of both LMA and BMFA.
We can all help, please email your (polite) concerns regarding this to
baroness.vere@dft.gov.uk
by Bob Thompson1894
May 1st, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Going it alone
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Going it alone

I believe there is (was) an affiliation scheme?
by Bob Thompson1894
May 1st, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: new registration rebellion

They surely cant access the BMFA/LMA databases without breaking the law, so how on earth do they find anyone to fine? Police raids with riot gear on Little Smelly Lane Recreation Park? They will need to pick their weather, I am a fair weather pilot these days...
by Bob Thompson1894
April 30th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Going it alone
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Going it alone

You could use LMA insurance or FPVuk, but really, how do you police it if everyone goes different directions? The new BMFA database is the best thing since sliced bread- I can see at a glance who has paid, who has A certs, and renewals are simple and instant. Add that to the cover for committees, in...
by Bob Thompson1894
April 28th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: new registration rebellion

A couple of points here- they have severely overestimated the numbers of pilots, which means it will be underfunded-ergo the price will go up, and second, the registration is now set in law (a bit like leaving the EU) :lol: and all we can object to is the price. To my mind, the only option is civil ...
by Bob Thompson1894
April 28th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: new registration rebellion

how many will simply refuse to pay? And how many 'lone fliers' will not even know about it? How will it be policed, unless the LMA, BMFA and FPVuk do it for them? My opinion is that the national bodies should not involve themselves with it and leave it up to the individual- then watch it go the way ...
by Bob Thompson1894
April 26th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: new registration rebellion

BMFA offered that, Paul- they got no response.
by Bob Thompson1894
April 26th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

Re: new registration rebellion

Yep- its easy to register your annoyance, I have vented a bit of spleen... https://consultations.caa.co.uk/finance ... istration/
by Bob Thompson1894
April 26th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3604

new registration rebellion

Just had the email about registering names and paying for the privilege. Are we just going to bow down, or do all forty thousand or so of us just say no to this 'drone tax'?
by Bob Thompson1894
April 26th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: a gaffer tape and lollipop sticks special
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: a gaffer tape and lollipop sticks special

we all need something we can fly in the crap weather we are about to have! :)
by Bob Thompson1894
April 24th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: a gaffer tape and lollipop sticks special
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: a gaffer tape and lollipop sticks special

does my heart good to see that workshop. I dont need to tidy mine after all!
by Bob Thompson1894
March 12th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Need this on the circuit
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Need this on the circuit

Its a foamy? Wow...looked as light as a feather but needs a big runway.
by Bob Thompson1894
February 25th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

Thanks Rob. And the golf ball fact is worth keeping in mind...
by Bob Thompson1894
February 25th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

paul hughes wrote:Looking at the restricted area for Barton aerodrome (M/C). the e/w runway is very close to the LMA site at Glazebury. will this effect the flying at the site?

If it is within 5k of the end of a runway then it will be affected.
by Bob Thompson1894
February 22nd, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Flypast
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: Flypast

It is a shame. Lots of folk waiting for the flypast this morning. again they have missed a trick, as the Sally B would have been an amazing sight.
by Bob Thompson1894
February 21st, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

Basically only affects anyone less than 5km from the ends of runways of these airports Rob? Detailed information about civil licensed aerodromes published in the UK AIP (including RAF Northolt). Aerodromes Aberdeen/Dyce - EGPD Alderney - EGJA Andrewsfield - EGSL Barra - EGPR Barrow/Walney Island - E...
by Bob Thompson1894
February 19th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Non LMA Events 2019
Topic: Steam Fair Show 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: Steam Fair Show 2020

Just a thought here- as this is Spring Bank Holiday, could caravans be allowed to stay on site for the week? Many people love the idea of Cornwall but the thought of the holiday traffic puts many off. Going there just for the Saturday and Sunday would be prohibitive for many. Including those dates i...
by Bob Thompson1894
February 11th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Spraying camouflage
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: Spraying camouflage

One way is to cut card shapes to the camo lines, then glue some strips of scrap balsa to the bottom, hold over the join, and spray. The gap formed by the balsa gives a soft edge.

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