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Maurice Kirk is in Africa

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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Old 9th Jan 2017, 22:31
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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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Old 10th Jan 2017, 19:24
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I'll be at the Aero Club at Wilson for the next couple of days. If that's any help, PM me your contact details....
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 23:59
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l would have thought it would have been easier if MK had trucked the Cub to Wilson. Repairing her in such a remote area is going to be a lot harder and slower.

By the look of things, he's going to be flitting between Nairobi and Loki for a few weeks yet
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Old 27th Jan 2017, 17:27
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A contact, based in Loki, has reported that MK crashed his Cub yesterday, 5 nm from the airfield. No further details.

Anyone in contact with his supporters?

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Old 27th Jan 2017, 22:18
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Hmm

So Cape Town is a way off....
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Old 28th Jan 2017, 00:06
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According to a video now posted on FB;

What I have heard there was an attempted to take off that was not successful.
He just missed the roof of a school
and came down in one piece.
Can I assume that the a few forum posters will now attempt to ascertain the exact circumstances of the accident, namely who his copilot was, the number of hours they both had, if they should be wearing RAF wings, and make comments on his flying ability....?
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Old 28th Jan 2017, 03:13
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Facebook video of G-KURK in a thornbush. Audio commentary by Maurice?

https://www.facebook.com/10001496049...4609500381066/
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Old 28th Jan 2017, 06:13
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This is going from very bad to much worse. We need a Ratty and Mole to grab Mr Toad and lock him away somewhere safe before this ends with an obituary in The Times..
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Old 28th Jan 2017, 13:15
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Well I now know it's the poisonous bushes you don't want to fly into.
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Old 29th Jan 2017, 11:57
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There appears to be no escape from the relentless advance of the High Vis Jacket..................
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Old 29th Jan 2017, 12:03
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But if they weren't wearing them, Maurice might have crashed into them. The bush wasn't wearing one, ergo.... it got hit.
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 09:54
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It's almost a month since we have had news of Maurice Kirk since his EFATO at Loki, does anyone have any news of him?
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 10:00
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Plane and engine being rebuilt in Nairobi...
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Old 23rd Feb 2017, 11:59
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A/c in Kenya, MK in the UK - see his supporters' page on Facebook where he's posting under the pseudonym of Sean Wilson. Some news about floats....and departing Kenya from a lake....
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