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April 16, 2017

Free Flying White mountain

 Too strong for teaching today I so took the opportunity to get some airtime.  10 gliders on White Mountain.  Thermals  were quite mellow but frequent.  Cloud base was a bit low so I flew for over two hours before the sun came out and I drifted over the back of the hill.  Only 10km but still a nice day out.  

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Emily De Villiers

"As a perpetual low-airtimer, I've found Tony to be friendly, reassuring, and patient. He's got a cracking sense of humour, a warm personality and makes the effort to get to know his clients personally help then to improve their flying. I wish him all the best in his new business and can't recommend him highly enough"

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April 21, 2017

Paramotor Training

Got a few hours paramotor training with Micky today. I reckon he should fly on his next full day. We were having so much craic I forgot to take photos.   Got to meet a lot of the local model aircraft guys at their site at Kernan. Very welcoming and  accommodating bunch.   

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April 28, 2017

Paratrikes Deregulated By CAA

We are pleased to announce that in respect of wheeled undercarriage for paramotors (paratrikes), our work with the CAA has borne fruit. 

On 26th April 2017 the CAA published an exemption which allows paratrikes to fly without the need for a pilot's licence. This applies to aircraft which weigh less than 70kg (or 75kg if the aircraft is equipped with an emergency parachute recovery system) and have a stall speed below 20kts. The exemption only applies to aircraft flown solo. 

For the full wording of the exemption please visit the CAA website

In response to this and as a temporary measure, BHPA Exec has decided that any BHPA member who holds a power rating can now fly a paratrike and is insured under the BHPA master policy. 

Over the summer, FSC will be considering whether further training will be required to fly a paratrike and may, at some date in the future, require pilots to undertake training, or demonstrate experience, in flying with an undercarriage. 

FSC are rapidly working with the few schools that could already legally teach pilots to fly a paratrike to generate a syllabus for teaching this discipline. Until this work has been completed and published, instructors who could not previously teach pilots to fly paratrikes are not yet authorised or covered by the insurance to give such instruction. This is something that we hope to have in place very quickly. 

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April 30, 2017

Paramotor Training

Paramotor ground training today and some theory . Good progress by Micky.

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May 09, 2017

Theory and ground school

Great day out on the paramotor training field. Unfortunately it was much too unstable a day to for paramotoring but lots of  ground work which is one of the most important aspects of flying.  Also got the power exam out of the way and that's a success in my jotter. 

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August 19, 2017

Theory and ground school

Nice day  on Big Colin for first timers; Ricky, Colin and Aidan.  All progressed really well  and achieved their first low flights.  Tidy for day one.  Well done lads it was great working with you.

tony

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