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01-18-2009 11:16 PM  9 years agoPost 61
tim deakin

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ok, thanks

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01-18-2009 11:17 PM  9 years agoPost 62
tim deakin

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Lol, he's a Bmfa examiner!

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01-19-2009 12:06 AM  9 years agoPost 63
Stu.

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I agree totally with you stu, but what if they decide they dont wont to defend you?
lawyers will defend as long as they get paid. whoever said they had scruples

its the insurance that will try to wriggle out it given any chance

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01-19-2009 02:50 AM  9 years agoPost 64
billm

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Sounds like if I want to fly in the UK I first need to get a BMFA membership. That works for me. Now then what is this Test on how well I fly. Well I could bring a plank and do inverted touch and goes. I could show my skill flying my chopper inverted.
I would hope that if I have My BMFA and show up at a club I could fly as a guest or pay a few duckets for the visitor pass.
All I want to do is fly in your country durring my stay.

My name is Billm. Cough, and I'm a Heli Holic

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01-19-2009 06:25 AM  9 years agoPost 65
mrloudly

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"I could show my skill flying my chopper inverted"

NOOOOO don't do that! Half the committee would still have you
"Dunked" for witchcraft

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01-19-2009 07:38 AM  9 years agoPost 66
nivlek

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I would hope that if I have My BMFA and show up at a club I could fly as a guest or pay a few duckets for the visitor pass.
Basically , if you arived at our club , with your BMFA insurance , you would just be asked to do a check out flight , just to prove that you were safe . Then you could fly as a guest on three seperate days(provided that a club member was present on site) , after which you would be asked to join the club .
However , as you would be a guest in our country , club membership fees(which are very low anyway) would probably be waived .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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01-19-2009 08:48 AM  9 years agoPost 67
macsgrafs

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Or even better, just find a field somewhere & fly.

Seems to me that ALL heli's beat the air into submission

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01-19-2009 10:46 AM  9 years agoPost 68
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BMFA 'A' certificate to fly solo is what is says; First of all this normally applies to BMFA affiliated clubs in the UK. Not all clubs are. It simply means if you have passed your 'A' cert that you can arrive at your club field and fly on your own with no body else there (solo). If you have not passed an 'A' cert then you must not fly until a Club training guy or 'B' certificate holder arrives to stand with you/help.
This is how it works not my idea. Also I beleive it applies more to aircraft than helis however it is all down to safety of others and yourself.I hope this clears matters up alittle.
If you have your OWN flying site then you do not need an 'A' cert but I would advise on BMFA insurance.
'B' certification basically enables you to display at public shows.
Back on topic for our visitor! One thing that you might not be aware of is the price of model fuel in the UK. A gallon of Cool Power 30% is now selling for £29.99 which at an exchange rate of 1.4$ is 41.98USD.
I hope this helps BillM. Just get yourself a UK legal TX or module and join the BMFA. Find a local heli friendly club. Talk to the guys there and I am sure IF they are BMFA affliated a 'check flight' to make sure you are safe will be all that is needed as you are a visitor to our country. If not its simply just turn up when there are others that are there who can stand with you; either a Club training guy or a 'B' cert holder. Please do not feel offended by this it is this way for all of us!!

Mark C.

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01-19-2009 11:07 AM  9 years agoPost 69
LaurenceGough

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"I could show my skill flying my chopper inverted"

NOOOOO don't do that! Half the committee would still have you
"Dunked" for witchcraft
Ain't that the truth though...

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01-19-2009 12:10 PM  9 years agoPost 70
Slartybartfast

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I was just wondering about the early dx7 sets that macgregor sold with the higher output
Hate to say it but MacGreor NEVER sold the DX7 ! That was Horizon UK.... (plus turning the power down to 100mW does NOT make it legal !!)

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01-19-2009 12:40 PM  9 years agoPost 71
colsy

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BMFA 'A' certificate to fly solo is what is says; First of all this normally applies to BMFA affiliated clubs in the UK. Not all clubs are. It simply means if you have passed your 'A' cert that you can arrive at your club field and fly on your own with no body else there (solo). If you have not passed an 'A' cert then you must not fly until a Club training guy or 'B' certificate holder arrives to stand with you/help.
This is how it works not my idea. Also I beleive it applies more to aircraft than helis however it is all down to safety of others and yourself.I hope this clears matters up alittle.
If you have your OWN flying site then you do not need an 'A' cert but I would advise on BMFA insurance.
'B' certification basically enables you to display at public shows.
Back on topic for our visitor! One thing that you might not be aware of is the price of model fuel in the UK. A gallon of Cool Power 30% is now selling for £29.99 which at an exchange rate of 1.4$ is 41.98USD.
I hope this helps BillM. Just get yourself a UK legal TX or module and join the BMFA. Find a local heli friendly club. Talk to the guys there and I am sure IF they are BMFA affliated a 'check flight' to make sure you are safe will be all that is needed as you are a visitor to our country. If not its simply just turn up when there are others that are there who can stand with you; either a Club training guy or a 'B' cert holder. Please do not feel offended by this it is this way for all of us!!
That's the 'reply' you needed.

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01-19-2009 01:33 PM  9 years agoPost 72
TachyonDriver

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5. being forgein will not help matters here
I disagree, foreign is precisely what you have to be to get free housing and healthcare in this country.....

Oh, hang on, you can speak English can't you? Sorry, that does bugger it up a little

Tach.

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01-19-2009 01:36 PM  9 years agoPost 73
LaurenceGough

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Disgrace, how can they get massive houses and cars all free, when we have to work day in day out to get them... Crazy..

At one point they even gave them a mansion as they were out of any other houses...

UK's not ran very well as far as I can see... Have you heard about that one where they're going to pay Obese people to loose weight? Like, don't worry about the people with serious injures or life threatening conditions who can't help themselves...

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01-19-2009 01:54 PM  9 years agoPost 74
synodontis

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Disgrace, how can they get massive houses and cars all free, when we have to work day in day out to get them... Crazy..

At one point they even gave them a mansion as they were out of any other houses...
not quite true, just the media high lighting the odd cases here and there. I believe the mansion case was unfortunate since the family just happened to be foreign, if it were a british family it wouldn't have been looked upon.

The UK is NOT being run by idiots. If that is so, do something about it and shut the f*ck up. We voted them in, so have the decency to take some responsibility for yourself.

That it happens is just an effect of the way things work: making policies and enforcing them always leads to some strange anomalies - ask any lawyer. With EU rules being imposed I'm sure we'll see even more strange things happening due to people "following the rules/protocol laid down". Somebody writes these rules you know....you try allowing for ALL possibilities - you can't unless you can predict the future.
Have you heard about that one where they're going to pay Obese people to loose weight? Like, don't worry about the people with serious injures or life threatening conditions who can't help themselves...
I'm sure they do care about the "people with serious injures or life threatening conditions", but there is an argument that obesity is going to be a major problem that this country will have if things are going the way they are. Being a slim person slightly underweight I would agree with you: the obese should have the fortitude to sort themselves out instead of relying on government hand outs!! But there is an argument that these people might have psychological and physiological reasons for being the way they are, and treatment early on would save the NHS millions in the long run. It's a major problem, hence it requires major measures.

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01-19-2009 02:04 PM  9 years agoPost 75
LaurenceGough

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I understand, although I am just pointing out a very, very, very small number of problems and stupid decisions being made.

I was a little harsh, didn't mean it like that.

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01-19-2009 03:36 PM  9 years agoPost 76
nivlek

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The UK is NOT being run by idiots
At first I disagreed with that comment , but after a bit more analysing , realised that it is correct .
We voted them in
What's this 'we' business ? I certainly had nothing to do with it !
If that is so, do something about it and shut the f*ck up.
Until the next general election , what would you suggest ?

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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01-19-2009 03:48 PM  9 years agoPost 77
mylee

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BMFA 'A' certificate to fly solo is what is says; First of all this normally applies to BMFA affiliated clubs in the UK. Not all clubs are. It simply means if you have passed your 'A' cert that you can arrive at your club field and fly on your own with no body else there (solo). If you have not passed an 'A' cert then you must not fly until a Club training guy or 'B' certificate holder arrives to stand with you/help.
Not true. This is usually a Club rule, not a BMFA ruling.

Our Club is one of only a handful of Heli only clubs in the UK and we do not have the 'A' cert rule.
That's the 'reply' you needed.

Col.
Maybe, but not correct info

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01-19-2009 04:09 PM  9 years agoPost 78
nivlek

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This is usually a Club rule, not a BMFA ruling.
Agreed .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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01-19-2009 04:40 PM  9 years agoPost 79
mrloudly

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I think the truth is, the UK, and indeed the rest of the capitalist world, is being run by the banks.
Recent, ongoing events surely prove this.
So in effect, the UK is not being run by idiots, it's being run by pigs, supported by the idiots, who are in turn backed by fools that elected them to start with....
"Animal Farm" anyone?

Andy M

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01-19-2009 04:44 PM  9 years agoPost 80
Dr Lodge

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Our Club is one of only a handful of Heli only clubs in the UK and we do not have the 'A' cert rule.
Same here - heli only and no A cert ruling.

What I would say to anyone from overseas wishing to fly is that they'd be stupid not to find a club, and that club will want to understand how the person flies, their safety mindset and equipment being used before being allowed to fly either as a guest or a member. If they turned up with a US Tx, they would NOT be allowed to fly at my club!!

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