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Mike101

Cross Country Pilot
#1
Hi all.

A newbie to here but not to microlights.

Learned on a XL as at Old Sarum back in 1994..had a crash...nearly died!

Then working for Mac at Popham in 2004 so for lots of T600 flying done.

After many years away I’m now back with a QuikR.

Managed to get three hours in but not in my QuikR yet. Was about to go Solo again but waiting for cables for the thing now.

I’ll be based at Clench when I get the parts I need.

You’ll see my out and about I’m sure.

Mike
 

ginge

First Solo Pilot
#6
The last time I went to Sutton Meadows there was one parked there, I've never yet seen one flying but it is a cracking looking beastie
 

GeeJay

Cross Country Pilot
#7
The last time I went to Sutton Meadows there was one parked there, I've never yet seen one flying but it is a cracking looking beastie
Certainly not a fast machine but lovely to fly, and since recovering all flying surfaces in Oratex she fly's even better.
 

ginge

First Solo Pilot
#8
Fast only means that you have to go further to get your time in the air, well that is for those of us for who that is the main thing. Time spent in a machine that is a delight fly does it for me. Fortunatly we are not all the same.
 

Mike101

Cross Country Pilot
#9
Fast only means that you have to go further to get your time in the air, well that is for those of us for who that is the main thing. Time spent in a machine that is a delight fly does it for me. Fortunatly we are not all the same.
I agree. I used to fly trikes that day at 45mph all day long and going anywhere was serious adventure. I got bored of seeing the same sights every flight so now I’ve got a faster machine that I can do everything in.
 

GeeJay

Cross Country Pilot
#10
I'm quite lucky really as my aircraft does everything at around 55 knots and a friend with whom I fly mostly has a Jab which flies a lot faster so I get the best of both worlds.
 

Halibut

First Solo Pilot
#11
I agree. I used to fly trikes that day at 45mph all day long and going anywhere was serious adventure. I got bored of seeing the same sights every flight so now I’ve got a faster machine that I can do everything in.
I flit between the two: I love going places sometimes and I love doing circuits and brief locals at others. And I would probably miss the company if I only had a single-seater, but I also get the feeling that it would make flying completely different and far more personal. Mostly, I just want to fly
 

ginge

First Solo Pilot
#12
I agree. I used to fly trikes that day at 45mph all day long and going anywhere was serious adventure. I got bored of seeing the same sights every flight so now I’ve got a faster machine that I can do everything in.
I guess that I'm lucky, I've flown the same type, well mostly, for many years and fast it is not, cruise between 45-55kts and I've never been bored. I have been tired, cold sometimes very cold and very, very occasionaly scared but bored no. I reckon on a there and back range in a day of about 100mls and I'm lucky in that there are very many places to visit, some close and some not so close. For me no two flights are the same, the air is different, don't curse the turbs play with them and some days the vis stretches forever or so it seems. I still recall one day not far from the airfield when at not much over 1500' I could seen the Chilton Hills beyond London with all its spiky bits sticking up a bit futher south the Kentish Downs were plain to see. While to the East all the estuaries of Essex with their islands, north I could see into Suffolk and NW beyond Stansted, which looked very close indead, I could see far into Cambridgeshire. The differing colours of the sea and the fields all changing all the time with the seasons. Other times walled in by fog and just small area to play in with strange light pattens on the ground moving around, bored no
Fortunatly not everybody is the same, different strokes for different folks, the main thing is enjoy what your doing. I have flown some aircraft that I could get bored in so I avoid them, others get everything they want from them, great, the sky is there for all of us, well it will be again, hopefully not too long.
 

GeeJay

Cross Country Pilot
#13
I guess that I'm lucky, I've flown the same type, well mostly, for many years and fast it is not, cruise between 45-55kts and I've never been bored. I have been tired, cold sometimes very cold and very, very occasionaly scared but bored no. I reckon on a there and back range in a day of about 100mls and I'm lucky in that there are very many places to visit, some close and some not so close. For me no two flights are the same, the air is different, don't curse the turbs play with them and some days the vis stretches forever or so it seems. I still recall one day not far from the airfield when at not much over 1500' I could seen the Chilton Hills beyond London with all its spiky bits sticking up a bit futher south the Kentish Downs were plain to see. While to the East all the estuaries of Essex with their islands, north I could see into Suffolk and NW beyond Stansted, which looked very close indead, I could see far into Cambridgeshire. The differing colours of the sea and the fields all changing all the time with the seasons. Other times walled in by fog and just small area to play in with strange light pattens on the ground moving around, bored no
Fortunatly not everybody is the same, different strokes for different folks, the main thing is enjoy what your doing. I have flown some aircraft that I could get bored in so I avoid them, others get everything they want from them, great, the sky is there for all of us, well it will be again, hopefully not too long.
My sentiments exactly. Good post.
 

ginge

First Solo Pilot
#15
I'm afraid not as far as photos go. I just get emersed in the flight soaking up the feel and view, sometimes I take a camera with me but often forget to use it while absorbed in the moment. Possibly a bit selfish, sorry must try to do better.
 

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