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Quoting fatcat: done 14 hours now in a gyro...You lucky man. What sort? Thanks Jonathan
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Quoting Jonathan Kay: Quoting fatcat: done 14 hours now in a gyro...You lucky man. What sort? Thanks Jonathan MTO Sport - like a Seven in the sky ! Trying to arrange a flight in a Cavalon too, they look really nice, if a bit pricey, and perhaps better suited to the English climate being fully enclosed.
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Reading about it now: thanks. Jonathan
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Slightly off topic but concerning a different type of flying... We watched parascending at West Runton on the North Norfolk coast recently. Like this here The condtions were just right with a strong on shore wind providing loads of lift as it hit the cliffs. Do you need any kind of license to do this or can just buy the equipment, strap it on & fling yourself off a cliff top? They all looked like they were having a lot of fun as they flew along the coast. Edited by - Martin Jeffrey on 2 Aug 2014 19:09:36
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Hi Martin Yes you should get a licence to fly a paraglider, I've been flying them since 2000, it's fantastic great views when you get high, start off ridge soaring then get into a thermal and away you go to cloud base. Equipment is small enough to fit on the passenger seat of the 7, makes for a great dy out, low flying to get there, high flying for the day and then a spot of low flying on the way home. You can also strap a propeller to your back and fly from a local field Regards Markc
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Hi, I've just joined to forum, but I have a PPL(G) for gyrocopters, I fly a MTO3 with just over 200 hours and an NPPL for a microlight fixed wing. The gyro is great fun, if the wind is strong enough you can hover, fly backwards and generally cruise around at 1000ft Regards Martin
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OK: so now I'm jealous of two of you! Any photos? Jonathan
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Just to keep everyone that is interested up to date, on Friday last week I completed my 5th hour. It was a fantastic lesson where I took control for my first take-off, which was a real landmark for me. We also practiced slow flying and turns, climbing and descending and even started on radio calls. I have to say it was all a little too much in the end and my brain reached saturation point. Having just come from work it was clear I hadn't got my head fully clear and with everything being so far from instinctive I was struggling by the end. Still, it felt as though I was making progress and learning, but I feel a very long way from knowing what I am doing. I have my next lesson booked next week, so am going to persevere
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That overload is very common, and you'll soon notice that you are doing the same thing with a bit of thinking space left over and wonder what it was all about. Have you found any visualisation tricks that work for you? Walking round the garden with your arms stretched? A model you can hold and move? Engine noises are optional. Jonathan
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I've got over 13 hours in the book now, so first solo can't be far away I'm still finding it very challenging to remember everything and now I'm in the circuit the pressure just seems to be increasing - so much to remember and do in each fairly short circuit! But my landings are getting better and I'm getting a bit more confident on the radio so hopefully it will all start becoming easier soon. This weekend another lad from our club did his first solo, he's only 17 and made it all look so easy!