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Old 18th Dec 2016, 09:05
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A job well done Maurice, now take the old girl to Kenya and get some proper repairs completed before continuing on to Cape Town.
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Old 18th Dec 2016, 09:20
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Jay Sata, right leg looks worse, but I suspect this is long term as I seem to remember, when his Class 2 medical was renewed after the Psychiatric incident the doctor advised him to get his leg sorted.

Moderator this is all in the public domain on his website.

As for seeking legal advice, I'm really not sure what a Kenyan lawyer can do for a matter in the English Court. Despite I thought Maurice hated lawyers. As for Maurice's mental state, I continue to have concerns, although you can't but admire his determination.
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Old 18th Dec 2016, 10:40
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I certainly admire his determination, but at times it seems to develop into a fixation.

With Maurice it looks like he isn't happy unless he's fighting someone or something.

Most of us content ourselves fighting one battle at a time, but that isn't his way, as far as I can see.
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Old 18th Dec 2016, 10:51
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Why are the cowl panels flapping loose in that photo?

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Old 18th Dec 2016, 12:44
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Regards lawyers, I would not take his comments to literally.

He is linked to some Courts and those he is in dispute with by email and is constantly served with updated Court Orders or letters from the other sides lawyers of what he should do next.

It is in the legal papers from the other sides lawyers/officials etc that they follow his postings closely.

So Maurice is just making a public statement to those watching in the UK with whom he is in dispute that he is not running away from his cases/that fight etc.
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Old 19th Dec 2016, 11:25
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It appears the worst is behind him.

Maurice is safe and sound at the Aero Club of East Africa enjoying the local nectar.
https://www.facebook.com/maurice.kirk.92?ref=br_rs


Most people would have given up and abandoned the Cub.

No doubt it will be repaired over the coming days and he will be on his way.
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Old 19th Dec 2016, 12:54
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I'm really glad to see that he looks to be OK and I hope he can get the Cub airworthy again..

Obviously he has a lot to think about..........








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Old 19th Dec 2016, 13:33
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Love to know where his money is coming from. Surely would be cheaper to get another Cub and ship it out to Kenya.

If he thinks he can get it repaired and ready for flight to get to Zim by the 31st, he is being very ambitious, not to say deluded.
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Old 19th Dec 2016, 14:00
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With a Tusker inside him he will soon be feeling better...........!! Well done Maurice..!!!
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 12:02
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He had nearly a full page write up in the Daily Mail. I don't know what he was paid for that but maybe enough to get parts and an engineer flown out to fix the aircraft?

I can understand his desire to complete the trip in that aircraft as he started in the aircraft and probably has a sentimental attachment to it
I just hope he invests in a reliable GPS unit gets himself rested and sorted in the period it takes to restore the aircraft and determines to take a different approach to the next legs
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 12:58
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Newspapers such as the Daily Mail pay nothing for stories such as this despite the myth they have fat check-books.

The recent Daily Mail feature was a mix of news agency copy and material in the public domain?

Maurice will not get far on hopes of money from the newspapers to fund his adventure.

He has published a shopping list on Facebook.

STOLEN equipment from the poor old cub, downed in South Sudan, leaves Maurice with a long shopping list to beg, borrrrow, prefeably buy, 2nd hand or new ......
1. hand held radio
2. emergency beacon
3. ferry tanks
4. petrol tubing/ conections and out board primer pump
5. transponder stubby aerial/vhf aerial
6. 2x mobility dry cell 12v batteries
7.emergency led nav lights
8.c 90 continental engine or parts there of (may be ok)
9 cub prop (from UK hoped)
10. undercarriage leg/ piece of cabane ( from UK hoped)
11. Galaxy mobile phone
12. 1st Aid kit
13. fuses/electrical wire
14.small venturi
15.Cub J3L4 part of engine cowlings
16. Wing oot fairings or parts there of
17.grey duct tape
18.Don's equivalent of 'get dents out of leading edges' kit!
19. And any old Garmin GPS, I am told, is all the rage these days
my new Kenya number is: +254713600723
Maurice is currently shacked up by kind invitation of the second oldest flying club in the world, Aero Club of East Africa. Don, I am with a ' learn yourself Swaheli book in one 100 easy moves.....for my jaunt, after urgent re build down from 'Twiggy's front garden, in Loki to Vic Falls.
May go back to Narus on a borrowed motor bike to request the above aircraft parts back as only the watch of my dash and batteries, under my seat are of any use to the poor stricken people...ALSo, very quiet, it would appear, is the 'adoption' of the school a passing aircraft wing could have flattened!
Brain Storm Primary School photos later
The good news is he appears to enjoy his present location.

Oh, what a night in Aero Club of East Africa....please pass me another asperin!
source https://www.facebook.com/maurice.kirk.92?ref=br_rs
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 15:37
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If you have to be stranded in Africa the Aero Club of East Africa would be one of the better places to choose. Tusker available, what more can you want...??? Well, I guess in Maurice's case a serviceable Piper Cub.....!!!
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 17:59
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I'm not a fan of the MK Charity Circus, but I'll be passing through Nairobi next week, from the UK, via the Aero Club. If anyone's in a festive-season mood, I could (perhaps) take some of the requested kit out to him....

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Old 20th Dec 2016, 20:06
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Bravo FlyingGoat
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 22:19
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I have two threads running and it is interesting to compare Kirk and his adventures to the synthetic flying of the "Aviatrix".

Given a choice of viewing Maurice would come out tops.

If I was a gambler I would put money on him making Cape Town.

As someone who hates litigation and social problems I have to confess he is not on my New Year wish list.

However the old boy deserves respect for his flying exploits in a Cub.

He has pushed that airframe way beyond its design.

It would not be my choice for long distance flying.

For that alone he deserves an award from both the Air League and the LAA.

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Old 20th Dec 2016, 22:29
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Originally Posted by Jay Sata View Post
I have two threads running and it is interesting to compare Kirk and his adventures to the synthetic flying of the "Aviatrix".

Given a choice of viewing Maurice would come out tops.

If I was a gambler I would put money on him making Cape Town.

As someone who hates litigation and social problems I have to confess he is not on my New Year wish list.

However the old boy deserves respect for his flying exploits in a Cub.

I would never want to fly or drive in such a basic vehicle.

He has pushed that airframe way beyond its design.

For that alone he deserves an award from both the Air League and the LAA.
The Air League awards committee sits on 11 Jan, and notwithstanding that I have not received a formal nomination for him, I have placed Maurice's name on the agenda list for discussion and consideration.
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 22:56
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I would like to nominate him Terry but would not want to appear to have an agenda proposing him against TCT.

Maurice has a track record of opposing the rules,authority and not giving up when others would walk away.

His predicament in South Sudan is a classic example.

He got himself and the aircraft out when many predicted it was the end.

His attitude to life has been on his terms.

I respect him for that.

(I should perhaps say my support stops at any sort of direct involvment which history suggests problems to say the least!)

How a formal proposal for such an award leaves me scratching my head. When I suggested to Peter Benn at the HCAP that Lachlan Smart might be worth a Masters Medal for his record breaking solo flight around the world it involved a complicated submission that I walked away from.

TCT got one of the back of a PR company.

What and how would a citation for Kirk entail?
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Old 21st Dec 2016, 07:25
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Originally Posted by Jay Sata View Post
I would like to nominate him Terry but would not want to appear to have an agenda proposing him against TCT.

Maurice has a track record of opposing the rules,authority and not giving up when others would walk away.

His predicament in South Sudan is a classic example.

He got himself and the aircraft out when many predicted it was the end.

His attitude to life has been on his terms.

I respect him for that.

(I should perhaps say my support stops at any sort of direct involvment which history suggests problems to say the least!)

How a formal proposal for such an award leaves me scratching my head. When I suggested to Peter Benn at the HCAP that Lachlan Smart might be worth a Masters Medal for his record breaking solo flight around the world it involved a complicated submission that I walked away from.

TCT got one of the back of a PR company.

What and how would a citation for Kirk entail?
It would require around 500 to 1000 words outlining what he has achieved in the field of aviation as a pilot, with a particular emphasis on the encouragement of others either into a career in aviation or by promoting aviation to the public at large through his personal endeavours, and through positive publicity in the media.
The question for the awards committee would be whether the "positives" outweigh all the negative stuff - of which there is plenty. I personally have a regard for his stick and rudder skills and his tenacity.
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Old 21st Dec 2016, 10:03
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I reckon somehow the start of this video should be used to show him promoting aviation. I think the start of this video is as good as you get.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOPY5tydDVg
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Old 21st Dec 2016, 14:55
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Originally Posted by Jay Sata View Post
I have two threads running and it is interesting to compare Kirk and his adventures to the synthetic flying of the "Aviatrix".

Given a choice of viewing Maurice would come out tops.

If I was a gambler I would put money on him making Cape Town.

As someone who hates litigation and social problems I have to confess he is not on my New Year wish list.

However the old boy deserves respect for his flying exploits in a Cub.

He has pushed that airframe way beyond its design.

It would not be my choice for long distance flying.

For that alone he deserves an award from both the Air League and the LAA.
It strikes me that helping MK to get out of his mess, whether financially or logistically, might well provide an opportunity for a sponsor with a damaged reputation to restore their image both in the aviation community and provide great exposure to a wider audience at a small fraction of the cost of any apparently misguided previous sponsorship of an aviation exploit that didn't quite "do what it said on the tin".

Any takers? The Greek Goddess of the Hunt perhaps?
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