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Because I'm going into Tier 4 and can't take much more of this... and because it's Christmas

Halibut

Student Pilot
#1
...I thought everyone else should suffer a little bit more, too. So, with apologies to everyone who, in spite of Covid, still has a sense of taste, here it is - Richard Harris and Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain.
Thank you. I am here for weeks:
 
#2
All the best mate, I'm already in tier 4, my mum's in tier 2, Xmas is cancelled.

It's not the end of the world in tier 4, unless you end up in Intensive Care, in which case it's close...

Happy New Year, and let's hope it's an improvement on 2020...
 

RayV

Cross Country Pilot
#3
...I thought everyone else should suffer a little bit more, too. So, with apologies to everyone who, in spite of Covid, still has a sense of taste, here it is - Richard Harris and Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain.
Thank you. I am here for weeks:
Haven’t we suffered enough? 🤪
 

Antoni

Cross Country Pilot
#4
Best love break-up song ever written.

Never heard the full lyric version before today, but Giorgio's version and Donna's voice trumps it IMHO. Has me foaming like a wave every time.

Gorgeous sunrise this morning as predicted. Will check tomorrow carefully because travelling about then might be more acceptable. And anyway I always try to fly on that day. Have not even looked at the legal situation yet because as is well known, the lottery ticket in your pocket is a winner right up until you check the numbers, and find that ...
 
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Halibut

Student Pilot
#5
Gorgeous sunrise this morning as predicted. Will check tomorrow carefully because travelling about then might be more acceptable. And anyway I always try to fly on that day. Have not even looked at the legal situation yet because as is well known, the lottery ticket in your pocket is a winner right up until you check the numbers, and find that ...
You can legitimately travel (fly?) if it's for a medical emergency. Getting your eyes tested, perhaps?
 

ginge

First Solo Pilot
#6
Welcome to tier 4, Christmas isn't cancelled merely altered a bit. Unfortunatly travel to the airfield seems not to be allowed though I see nothing that actualy prevents, properly distanced, flying. If you can walk to the airfield though it may well count as legit exercise.
Fortunatly my Tiger Cub project in the workshop beckons so things could be a heck of a lot worse
 

Halibut

Student Pilot
#7
[QUOTE="ginge, post: 825, member: 77"
Fortunatly my Tiger Cub project in the workshop beckons so things could be a heck a lot worse[/QUOTE]
When do you reckon she'll be ready to fly, Ginge?
 

ginge

First Solo Pilot
#8
I'm mosly investigating coverings at the moment, but plenty of other bits as well, making cables etc. So a while yet.
 

Halibut

Student Pilot
#10
Best love break-up song ever written.

Never heard the full lyric version before today, but Giorgio's version and Donna's voice trumps it IMHO. Has me foaming like a wave every time.

Gorgeous sunrise this morning as predicted. Will check tomorrow carefully because travelling about then might be more acceptable. And anyway I always try to fly on that day. Have not even looked at the legal situation yet because as is well known, the lottery ticket in your pocket is a winner right up until you check the numbers, and find that ...
What did the Lottery Ticket of Lockdown show?
 

Mike Calvert

Moderator
Staff member
#11
Well I hope everyone had a lovely relaxing Christmas day :)

Don't think we'll need to do much cooking for a while, I made so much that we'll be eating the leftovers for a good while to come... :ROFLMAO:
 

Halibut

Student Pilot
#14
Watched Scrapheap Challenge yesterday - the one where they built two aeroplanes. I can’t believe they actually flew them
 

ginge

First Solo Pilot
#15
It is amazing what will fly, I remember gapeing at the French aircraft built from alloy ladders at Popham one year. I'm told that it flew well although I never saw it do so.
I'd recommend a look through one of the early Burger & Burrs Ultralight and Microlight Aircraft of the World, there are some incredible machines in there, some would scare the heck out of me and some I'd itch to get my hands on.
 

Halibut

Student Pilot
#17
It is amazing what will fly, I remember gapeing at the French aircraft built from alloy ladders at Popham one year. I'm told that it flew well although I never saw it do so.
I'd recommend a look through one of the early Burger & Burrs Ultralight and Microlight Aircraft of the World, there are some incredible machines in there, some would scare the heck out of me and some I'd itch to get my hands on.
Jeez! But I suppose if you had engine failure you could avoid the ground by simply climbing one of the ladders.
Cheers for the book ref Ginge, I’ll take a look at that.
 

Halibut

Student Pilot
#18
Ha! What a marvellously bonkers aircraft. Interesting that the MK2 was ‘ladderless’ because the ladder manufacturer was worried about his liability. 1609369719982.jpeg


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#19
You used to see all kinds of individual aircraft at Blois, some defied what a plane basically needed to fly but yet they flew and one year in particular it was gusting 30+ which made landing interesting for even conventional aircraft.
 

ginge

First Solo Pilot
#20
I admit to great admiration for some of the pilots that I've seen, the one that can switch control systems seemingly at will. Not just 3 axis and wieghtshift but some of the very unconventional systems as well. They appear just to hop out of one into another, one of the stranger ones that I came across was the Aerolite Eagle that I was privileged to see at Chatteris some years ago. It had and maybe still has tip draggers for roll, pitch controlled by shifting the seat, and two engines driving a single prop with an amazing climb angle quite some machine.
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