Been flying ... find me in the clouds

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  1. jetlag03

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    Bet you thought I had dissappeared, not quite, been busy playing with my new toy a microlight aircraft. I have now been permitted (licenced) to fly and carry passengers and feel rather proud of myself doing all this in French having arrived in France 10 years ago with only two words of French. Any hoo, below I have listed three short videos (not BBC quality) I hope you enjoy them and if ever in our area of France, call, say hello and maybe even take a flight around the glorious Charente Maritime.
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    Very well done Phil , raise a glass to ya . I'm studying for my pilot exam this summer on sphg (left) , on a restricted ticket right now .

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    Is there a max weight restriction for passenger. Just wondered.
     
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    Good luck with your lessons mickey, I never realised what I was missing till I did this scary, exciting, relaxing and damn good fun. Buttons yes there is a max weight but it's more of a matter of getting in the seat. The max weight for machine and passengers is 450kg my machine weighs about 24Okg I am a cuddly 90kg leaving a theoretic 120KG, then depends on the day, the warmer it is the harder it is to find lift
     
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  5. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    That's two flyers now @chockswahay also has a license..a pro though I think:) Have fun must be a hell of an experience. I got a prop airplane flight to Dusseldorf once..That was nerve shattering enough for me thank you!:(
     
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    So has @Jonkil ,I believe.
     
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    Oh dear jetlag03 we will need a long runway a hot day and a cliff edge to get me and you airborne. I watched a program last night filming aboard a two man microlite over Wales, looked very snug but some fantastic views and extremely invigorating I would think.(y)
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    If a a massive heart attack = invigorating I guess your right Buttons!:imoutahere:
     
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    Yes JM I have been giving it some thought and I'm not really sure it is for me. I would miss all that bag check-in and departure lounge bit.
    Good luck with your recovery though whatever it is you are recovering from.(y)
     
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  10. jetlag03

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    It certainly aint for everyone, my missus will NEVER get aboard. She supports me from the ground and at a distance. The strange thing is I am TERRIFIED of heights and at about 4 metres I would clamp my arms around a ladder and swear never to let go. Not a theory, actually happened, I only eventually came down when my wife threatened to shame me in front of all the neighbours by calling the firebrigade to get me down. Yet, in the microlight at 3000+feet high and I'm in seventh heaven. Life's strange init.
     
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    But dont forget the fuel!!!. I fly this https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=r...ei=zXLMVurGIIKHU7_kv8AO#imgrc=NGj-UUgd0pNRtM: started on gliders 30 years ago changed to motor gliders when the kids meant there wasn't time for proper gliding.
     
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    If you are near Leicester get in touch and I will take you up in the motorglider. Had a flight in a dodgy french microlight (3 axis) in Calvados a few yers ago grossly underpowered and stank of petrol inside but survived!!
     
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    I'm a pilot as well!
     
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    Well done and lovely videos from a neighbour in the Charente.
     
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    I did the lesson's couple of year's ago , Phil , so i'm already in the air on a restricted ticket (have to stay within 7 mile of take off) , just want my full ticket so i don't have a limit and fly further . I would upload a video of a take off , but i can't figure out how , at the minute .
    And i know what you mean about height's too , i suffer the same problem . Being flying since the late 70's , yet i climbed a boat mast , to work on a mate's light , not happy , climb into my oversized , string and canvas powered kite , happy as Larry . Can't figure that one either .

    Mickey .
     
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    Never felt afraid of heights when flying but don't like looking down from buildings height is safety when flying as long as the wings stay on!!!
     
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    Hi jetlag03 I have a flexwing at Weatonzoyland but planning to sell as I am going to be traveling in my 5th wheel caravan when I get it next month. I cannot fly and travel at the same time so one will have to go. I have a Tanarg 912s.
     
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    This is my baby same to see it go

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  20. jetlag03

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    She is a fine looking specimin AND a 912s Ohh mi legs 'ave gone all sort a weak @daved2524
     
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