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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 01:10
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Of course not. However, a proper logbook entry is a record that the work required for the aircraft to be safe was performed, and by whom. The work required for the aircraft to be safe is a minimum for the aircraft to hold together.

Yes, I have flown some pretty scary looking damaged aircraft home from the bush for full repair. But, I did it after the required inspection, and with a flight permit. And the destination was not furthering a recreational trip, it was to a suitable repair facility.

Yes, guts and duct tape, but to get out the best you can, not to thumb your nose to safe flying practice, and continue outward on a trip of fancy.
We don't yet know his intentions once airborne, he may agree and get to a suitable "new wings and Cub bits shop" somewhere in the bush.
Give him a chance.
Like it's said. Fools and women shouldn't see things half finished.
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 18:20
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If MK wants to repair his aircraft and fly on, that's up to him. He's made a decision.

But he should also accept the consequences of that decision; which in this case may well be fine/prosecution/whatever if he's broken regs (as others have said; inspected and signed off?).

And by the look of that leading edge...possible aerodynamic and then aircraft /terrain interface issues!

Yes, he's got guts. Sense? Possibly not. This is a non urgent recreational activity in the 21st century, not flying a WW2 bomber or pioneering across North America in the '20s....
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 18:57
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But he should also accept the consequences of that decision; which in this case may well be fine/prosecution/whatever if he's broken regs (as others have said; inspected and signed off?).
Or death; that's another option.

I truly hope not, but has been said often enough elsewhere about aviation regulations - "Historically, each paragraph has been written in blood".
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 19:24
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Nah, he has a hi-vis jacket on in those recent photographs. Safety is obviously on his mind.

Good luck to him.
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 18:09
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He has arrived in Nairobi
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 18:19
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With his aeroplane?
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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 20:51
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From his FB page.
Maurice is back in Nairobi to gather additional gear for his bird.
He is in good spirit and has offered to have a speech about his ventures at the aero club on Friday evening.
Lars Svensson
He will get back to Loki together with an aircraft technician for the final touches on Saturday.
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Old 8th Jan 2017, 07:37
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He seems to be asking for people who posted on this thread to get in touch:-

https://mauricejohnkirk.wordpress.com/
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Old 8th Jan 2017, 08:53
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There certainly is UK style class action law.

A newly introduced law allows British courts to hear US-style class actions - where one or several people sue on behalf of a much larger group.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 will make it far easier for groups of consumers to seek compensation from firms that have fixed prices and formed cartels.
It introduces "opt out" actions where everyone affected is automatically a member of the "class" which is suing.
Consumer groups say it is a huge step forward in helping secure compensation.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34402483

Some years ago he was arrested and spent time in prison on remand over a deactivated machine gun fitted to an old aircraft he owned.

The airframe had the gun mounted when he bought it and by the subsequent owners who were not challenged over it.

I understand the case was dropped but he felt he was victimised.
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Old 8th Jan 2017, 09:14
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As I have said before a lawyer takes his dog to a vet and the vet should have taken his problems to a lawyer.
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Old 8th Jan 2017, 20:04
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Bit of a thump then. Good to see he's seen sense and got engineers involved
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Can't see any damage in the spar (fingers crossed). Some D sections are obvious candidates for replacement. Then needs a local recover.

Local repairs bode to be more economic than in EASA land. Hint: Take extensive photos of repairs.
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Old 8th Jan 2017, 21:03
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I admire Kirks honesty in posting these pictures.
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Old 8th Jan 2017, 22:27
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NR: Just had an email from Maurice: "could you send out a post on Supporting Maurice........ needs a few leading edge ribs.....will pay pdq via Aero club of East Africa along with the usual shopping list
anyone in Kenya, as well?"
Can anyone help?
I think it's more of a request for help/spares than 'honesty'
PS I can't see that FB page, so I'm guessing
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Old 9th Jan 2017, 12:54
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Maurice now has G-KURK inside Lokichogio Airport as he has agreed to a KCAA engineer overseeing the repairs to the Wings.
Maurice isn't as irresponsible as some would like to believe, his acceptance of KCAA Help immediately got G-KURK from outside the gates of Lokichogio to a nice spot on the apron.

I am sure the repair won't be to LAA standards but it will certainly make it 'marginally airworthy '
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Old 9th Jan 2017, 17:02
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Originally Posted by FERRYAIR View Post
Maurice isn't as irresponsible as some would like to believe...

I am sure the repair won't be to LAA standards but it will certainly make it 'marginally airworthy '
Why do you write 'marginally airworthy'? Surely it will be either airworthy or not airworthy? Go or no-go.
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Old 9th Jan 2017, 18:59
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Why should the repair not be to LAA standards, on a Cub they shouldn't be too difficult to achieve.
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Who can please advise Maurice that I have found a Cub wing available in Kenya.
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 04:51
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I sent a copy of your post to family and friends. So he will know in a day or so. The problem with that is he may not know how to answer the message or get in touch. So that others who are in direct daily contact are needed to help with AfricaEagle's message:-


Who can please advise Maurice that I have found a Cub wing available in Kenya.
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