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15th Nov 2017, 15:37
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Posted By G-KEST

Well Sam I was impressed by her talk at the...

Well Sam I was impressed by her talk at the Cambridge Aero Club a few weeks ago and I am going to the RAeS tomorrow, Thursday 16th November to listen to three female pilots including Tracey speak on...
24th Oct 2017, 13:30
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Posted By G-KEST

Chris, For my three quid I got free coffee,...

Chris, For my three quid I got free coffee, sticky buns and biccies as well as a fascinating illustrated talk so I consider it good value. The venue is excellent and the CAC staff most helpful. ...
24th Oct 2017, 13:24
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Posted By G-KEST

Thumbs up Well I went, along with around 100 others...

Well I went, along with around 100 others including a number of ATC cadets, both male and female, from a local squadron. Terry Holloway did the introductions to a fascinating talk by Tracey...
7th Sep 2017, 09:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,674
Posted By G-KEST

Thanks Sam. You might think of organising a mass...

Thanks Sam. You might think of organising a mass vintage aerobatic aircraft expedition to Stauning for the VAWC next August. Not one of your extreme destinations but a hugely enjoyable and...
4th Sep 2017, 15:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,674
Posted By G-KEST

The VAWC website is at www.vintageaerobatic.com ...

The VAWC website is at www.vintageaerobatic.com
Details are there of the 2016 and 2017 contests which should give an indication of the different levels of aerobatic skill and aircraft potential...
3rd Sep 2017, 23:36
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Posted By G-KEST

Next year (DV) I will be the first octogenarian...

Next year (DV) I will be the first octogenarian ever to compete in any world aerobatic championship and am looking forward to it immensely. What is that apt saying - "I am not as good as once I...
3rd Sep 2017, 18:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,674
Posted By G-KEST

Vintage Aerobatics World Championships

Just back from the Vintage Aerobatic World Championships held at Stauning in Denmark on August 10th 12th. The annual KZ Rally was taking place there as well but the turnout was badly affected by...
3rd Sep 2017, 18:21
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Posted By G-KEST

Well Chris it is nearly a year since that...

Well Chris it is nearly a year since that momentous AGM when the majority of LAA members who voted, either in person or by postal vote, on the motion to strip the award from TC-T won the day. I was...
26th Apr 2017, 13:13
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Views: 681
Posted By G-KEST

BADA Business Day for members - Duxford - 29th July 2017

Those in the airshow community who are BADA members might be interested in attending this event. The agenda looks interesting.
Cheers,
Reaper 69

At our AGM we agreed that a BADA (only)...
30th Mar 2017, 21:35
Replies: 27
Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

Well it is 10 days or so since my post and no one...

Well it is 10 days or so since my post and no one has come up with a successful entry for the CAA CEO's challenge so I admit defeat. I fear many of the owner/DA pilot fraternity just looked at the...
18th Mar 2017, 22:24
Replies: 27
Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

TheOddOne - I agree, the news for the gyroplane...

TheOddOne - I agree, the news for the gyroplane fraternity is excellent all round. I ma so glad that Flight Operations helicopter inspector took his brief so seriously. I still, as a plank pilot....
16th Mar 2017, 23:54
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Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

From 1987 to 1998 I was Head of the Section in...

From 1987 to 1998 I was Head of the Section in the, then, General Aviation Department that regulated and inspected the operational aspects if the entire UK civil airshow industry, both the aircraft...
16th Mar 2017, 22:27
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Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

The problem with the regulation changes for...

The problem with the regulation changes for airshows was that there was no consultation with those who were to be affected. The CAA arbitrarily just did it and some in a disproportionate and 'gold...
15th Mar 2017, 15:03
Replies: 27
Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

Proteus9 I sincerely regret that the post...

Proteus9

I sincerely regret that the post Shoreham changes in CAA imposed regulations have dissuaded you from getting involved personally and financially in the UK airshow industry. Having had...
15th Mar 2017, 08:59
Replies: 27
Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

Pittsextra, I have passed your post to...

Pittsextra,

I have passed your post to Andrew Haines. It is well worth his time reading it. although not directly relevant to his challenge. It is the 'grass roots' single aircraft DA pilot...
14th Mar 2017, 01:29
Replies: 27
Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

Another series of emails between the CAA CEO and...

Another series of emails between the CAA CEO and myself -

Andrew,

A Yorkshireman and a Welshman sharing a good sense of humour and that is excellent news for us both. The cost of our exchanges...
11th Mar 2017, 23:56
Replies: 27
Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

Collieflyer One- Thank you for the posting. I...

Collieflyer One- Thank you for the posting. I appreciate your comments. I flew in many Barnstormer displays at both Nottingham and Leicester in the past and also in the huge displays organised by...
10th Mar 2017, 23:03
Replies: 27
Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

You may well be right but I not take quite such a...

You may well be right but I not take quite such a cynical view of the challenge. If those who have been affected in a bad way for whatever reason but especially those affected by the charges respond...
10th Mar 2017, 21:36
Replies: 27
Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

Essentially the system in Denmark is similar to...

Essentially the system in Denmark is similar to the UK but without charges being levied. I too have given displays at Stauning in the past and their show regulation was good. I was on a JAR working...
10th Mar 2017, 14:45
Replies: 27
Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

I hope to bring this to the attention of those...

I hope to bring this to the attention of those attending the DHMC Forum at Henlow on Saturday 11th March. Many of their members own historic aircraft and some have been hard hit by the charges. I...
9th Mar 2017, 23:55
Replies: 27
Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

That is exactly the kind of response that Andrew...

That is exactly the kind of response that Andrew Haines needs. He should read and digest. You are another potential airshow act and pilot lost to the industry and that is indeed a tragedy. Will...
8th Mar 2017, 15:23
Replies: 27
Views: 5,474
Posted By G-KEST

Airshows - a challenge from the CAA CEO Andrew Haines

Barry Tempest

A very IMPORTANT email from the CAA CEO and my reply. The challenge is there, NOW IS THE TIME to get YOUR FEEDBACK to Andrew Haines and for him to realise what a dreadful state so...
6th Mar 2017, 23:59
Replies: 369
Views: 174,772
Posted By G-KEST

Rothmans 1971 season

Well after much prodding from old friends I am writing my autobiography amd have finished the element on my time with the team in 1971. Manx Kelly(1), Neil Williams(3) and Iain Weston(4) with Nick...
22nd Feb 2017, 23:23
Replies: 26
Views: 6,885
Posted By G-KEST

Beagle - I did not expect one as I have never...

Beagle - I did not expect one as I have never sent her one either. I try, at age 79 now, to stay well clear of strange females, especially those of a predatory and litigious nature. At the AGM the...
13th Feb 2017, 21:16
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,161,387
Posted By G-KEST

Readers of this fascinating thread might like to...

Readers of this fascinating thread might like to see an exchange between Terry Holloway and myself started as a result of my reading a post in here-

Terry,

You will be amused, as I was, by...
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