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Step by step

Hi all

Well step by step slowly but surely getting towards my ideal workshop, cleaned out got rid of stuff under benches ,looks better, off cuts in my sanding room in a corner, nothing every again will be bunged  under workbench out of the way , big de_dust forgot to put face mask on so nose got solid with sawdust eyes same, in fact for 2 hours after I had tears of sawdust and nose full of snot sawdust not a good sight .

Well thats me today

David

Oh had a few hours flying nice .

Fog

 Hi all

well it's foggy at airfield looks grim for flights looks like no flights today for piloting. 

Workshop streamlining coming on well ,microlight model half complete ,will have that finished this week, then back on with rocking horses.

Feeling a lot better in myself, went through rough patch ,but feeling really good again , I know its true because my enthusiasm has returned, it has been missing in action    for two years, but its back ,enthusiastic for flight school and my craft business.

Started to paint my house, I was at it last night bollock naked, painting my bedroom not a nice site (note to self put shorts on when painting getting dried emulsion out of pubes is painful.resorted to scissors in end).

My garden like a jungle went to cut lawn there was a quick fizz bang lawn mower gave up the ghost, that teach me to leave it outside

Well off to hanger to say hello to the trike.

David.

Two days wind

Hi all

Two days of winds so home bound , had session cleaning work shop decided to get lots of stuff out strip it down to just the tools needed.

I have to Finnish of one of my unicorns as my daughter has sold one for £295.00 just wants photo to show customer then hope sold.

Got trike model under way wing and trike base done being issue connecting trike to wing done it past with hinges and various ways but on this one going to connect with cord this allows flexibility durability for demos and floor drop.

That's me.
David

Flexwing model

Hi all


Decided I need to upgrade my aircraft , the one  I will have is a Quick R , no top structure 450 kg so I can carry heavier passengers and get it into hanger with out taking wing off.

So how going to afford? well resurrecting my flex models making new one which is drop on floor proof and easier to use with or revise. 

I should get £14000 form my quick so will need £5000. that means I will make and sell about 100 .how well on face book world wide I have over 1000 flexwing friends  from different countries plan to sell to 10% of theses as these are leads into there countries I  will work at selling more. i will have one to show by monday.

Thats me 
Dave

Wire off

Hi all

Well yesterday on arrival at airfield noticed i had a flat tyre pumped up with tyre stuff now ok , then started aircraft only firing on one bank so , do i ring Peter or do it myself ,so opted for myself , off i went to maplins for a gas soldering iron drive back to airfield.

So at aircraft remembering what Peter had done before found broken wire striped it back ,fluxed it powered up the bunsen burner job of a soldering iron, burnt myself ,then on with job at hand  put dab of solder on each end of wire then to get it together done so chuffed with my self ,aircraft powered up all working , so happy bunny.    

No flights yesterday with aircraft but to windy any way.

Today pilots off done some flights but wind beginning to pick up.


Dave

63


Hi all
Well yesterday i was 63,bloody hell i'm old ,in my head i'm 20 ,but body says different, a old student of mine rang yesterday, Anne had good old natter ,god she used to scare me to death,I once set her behind a 60 acre field for emergency landing 2000ft just behind into wind , guess ,she bloody missed the field and selected a field a 5 acre field with a herd of cows in it, if it had been live situation, we would have ended up the arse of a cow , at least we would have stopped and with a nice covering of cow crap  for our pains.

My eldest daughter had a character picture of me ,done flying my aircraft ,Ilook like a chelsea pensioner on it but must say very good , of my youngest daughter i got a dad have got any money going out oh and happy birthday when she saw the start from her mother.

Thats me for a bit maybe back later.

3 years off pension age  Dave

Cross wind

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Well having a fly its a bit cross windy , but within aircraft capabilities at the moment but after the front goes though i hope it backs it off some what.
 
Looking at making my flexwind models again, on face book i have over thousand friends all over the world that flies flex wings so i will finish the one i have started to see if get any takers. 

I was on face book last night and there was video clip of a russian 4 seat flexwing ,by the fxxk it looked rough, I would not taxi around in it never mind fly it it, 3 seats in back ,they were like bucket seat out of boy racers car ,pilot sat in front on his own ,wing looked no bigger than a flash Alpa wing, engine was mounted on a pylon like scaffold pole  shit it looked rough.

Well that's me for a bit might be back later.

Dave

knackered

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Well got up had a fly yesterday smooth so not to bad bounced landing though, I only seem to pull off perfect smooth landings when blowing a hooley, to be far though I did hit the lump justers after the numbers and I always land fast.

Pilot got some money earners in so least business got some money in.

I had all intentions of workshop clean last night but felt knackered so off to kip land when i woke up it was 7am so thought fxxk it so watched sports instead.

Trump
Well whats going to happen with Korea , the korean guy is a nutter, he will launch hes a bully with big toys and a massive army, i can see millions dying ,America wont commit ground forces so they will bomb the shit, he will retaliate with nuclear if he has working bomb ,china will step in then that's it , may be the world is ready for a cull .

Doom and gloom
Dave
ps may be back later

sunny day

Hi all

Well sunny day so hope pilot can get a good day in.

It seems ages since holiday seems like never been away, next year I will have lots more I hope to get a small touring  caravan ,camping is ok but its  a faf about getting loaded up, ok once up,but hassle plus dont think kids  will want to come next year younger.

Not done much on rocking horses daughters got me a room to display them in her photo studio so got 9 ready for display just to mount on rockers and face painting stuff to do.

well that's me for a bit may be back later.
Dave


weather

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well no flying weather has been shit , nothing since back of holidays getting a bit ready to go flying sat here typing this wind is howling.

Not done much since back of hols just putting camping stuff away of wgich there aer large amounts bit of struggle with knees getting it all ups stairs.

Made a start painting house , I hate painting but needs to be 


done.

Today is Ellys eldest daughter wedding ,my son daughter respective ushers and bridesmaid I will have to wait to see photos as not invited😁😁.


Well thats me off up to hanger to say hello to microlight.

Dave

Back trike started ok so hope to get flying soon.

Back home watching women's rugby.

Back of hols

Hi all

Back of hols two days early ,camping  a mix of wind, storms ,sunshine , and a son who was a shit all way  through holiday.

Anyway back home some interesting things to bore you with over next few days 

See tomorrow get ready to be bored.

A damp pissed off .
David 

Shit met

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So 6.30 am looking at aviation met ,wind ok but tafs ( terminal airfield forcast ) .it said rain most of day some heavy of and on , with, possible embedded cumlas nimbus ( thunder cloud cells ) so even though I wanted to go flying with the met saying rain , I called it off ,no good having customers travel 100s of miles to be turned away on arrival .

So this year continues to be the worst ever possible the end of school by back end .

I have major debts to pay off mainly credit cards rent paid on but 3. Good months will sort that out.

Took my 15 year old clothes shopping ,I would rather stick pins in my eyes, but no way letting them loose with my credit card ,the standard walk around every frigging shop to go back to first one 2 hours later .

That's me 
D.


Tax

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Been getting stuff ready for tax man ,one of the things they asked for is my expansion plans.? So I told them that the club will not allow me to expand ,either have a second flexwing for student training or 3 axis .

I need to get a lap top my pad sometimes will not let me print from it, I have a new awesome printer , but frustrating that I can not download and print t some stuff.

My youngest daughter has gone with my son in law on a wedding photo shoot , the money you can make from wedding photography is mental ,,£1000.00 not unusual with my daughter's new studio called, studio 1 , with framing business photo studio ,make up nails all under one roof ,

I hope my daughter's work together I can see them being very successful .

I have had emails about my rocking horse business well it's still ticking on, I was going to get a cnn machine but to expensive and need a degree to programe it.

I have still to convert a shed to spray booth and redo my original workshop with a pattern bench to cut out shapes using profile cutters on routers to cut out legs and parts quickly, 

No flying today windy .

Dave 

Bettervwishing

Hi all

There's a saying in flying better to be wishing you were up there ,han being up there wishing you were down there.

I have experienced that many times ,even with the thousands of flying hours I have logged , that's why as I get older I get more cautious .

In the past I have been up and been caught in bad conditions , where I have said to myself if I get this down I am never flying again , to battle my way down to a perfect landing ,next day back flying.

Bad weather next few days this has been the worst year ever for flying .

That's me 
Dave

To much

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Well run up to camping holiday  , went out today to get toilet chemicals to go in the toilet  tent ,yes on top of a off  tent ,we have a toilet tent we put in the entrance to our bugger off tent ,just so kids don't have to walk 50m ( 150ft old money ) to campsites amenties ,must say though it is Handy at night time saves me turning grass yellow.

Inflated kyak in games room bloody hell it's big it's a 3 seater .bought some wheels to transport it tried it but need to put board on to make it easier to strap in top of.

Where we go is a great beach crystal clear water to North of Flambourgh head but only trouble is it's bloody big hill ok going down but going back up is a issue .

Hope to be flying Wednesday opened Tuesday back up as we are have full diarys

That's me..


Not sire

High all

Went for a fly ,went up for 30 minutes but bit cross wind and bouncy on landing , so not sure about going again  watched wind sock and cessna's  weather cocking into wind , head said go ,but guts said no, I have learnt to listen to gut feeling so said no, and put away for another day.

It was one of those days today forcast met aviation was all over place, I always look at balloon forcast which comes down to 500ft and I find accurate but taffs and 214 which are codes for weather forcast and aerodrome forcast for east Midlands and Doncaster contadicted themselfes but went with gut feeling .

Safety first I always put that before doing any flying.

One week of camping holiday looking forward .

That's me
Dave 



 

2 Days no flights

Hello all


This has to be the worst year for flying , another 2 days not flying.

I have to sort out my rocking horse new business ,I really need a workshop away from home ,problem is I go to start then have cup of tea then ,start watching telly next thing it's 2 hours later, so need to kick my own arse 

I miss teaching keep fit in my former business I was fit as a butchers dog back then, as I only taught women I had a good time ,meeting Elly eventually through it, and  two kids later.

I hope tomorrow is flyable need money.

Dave

 

Printers

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Well i have now 3 printerrs that dont work, so off to currys for yet another one., on arrival staff member came over so the process begins.


My first words for a printer was i want one that does not cost more ink than the machine itself, so around we went ,then the ink offer, how many a month do you print off a month ( well knob all at moment, none of the bloody things working) she said 100 ,200, 300 ? i said about 300 so she showd me a 7.50 a month offer on ink 300 copies then £7.50 to get new ones sent automaticaly so thats deal compared to £35.00 for inks to do about 50 prints, so deal done £100.00 spent back home.


Printer box on floor unopened 4 coffess later plucked up courage to open box , so far so good then the look of dismay on my face as i could see loads of booklets ,cd disks, shit those that follow my blog and my bad grammer, and blog will know i hate anyhing computer based.


Box opened paper work chucked on floor ,plug found plugged in ,no responce from printer ,had coffee , then plugged other end of power cable into printer , ahh little green light come on, Suppose beter look at instructions, so it said down load app thing ( ha I know what they are) so that done, it said press wifi scan so pressed that, buigger me it said found put pass word in for wifi thing , had a coffee why i thought about what the fxxK was it ? got it jumped up kicked coffee over bare foot, after 5 mins hopping around , put wifi pass word thing in thats it it purred into action, so chuffed so had a coffee by now the twitching had started with to much caffine.

Right machine working so to get my 4 months free ink, well that was a no so called customer support in some far off distant land, chap came on with indian accent , yes in de de, he said this is brian here, well afterr i stopped laughing, coffe splutter driping of my phone, we went through process afterr 10 mins of not understanding a bloody word, Elly translated ,then i herad a word i could recognise from brian the indian customer help line chap, that was goodby.

so thats it prinetr up and ready and it only took 9 coffees which is good for me with computers its  normaly at 16  coffee job  .




2days off

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Monday, Tuesday , off days so been de gunging house after kids visit house, the kids shelf ,which you would call the carpet covered floor , full of crisp packets ,sweet wrappers, tins of coke ,and other assorted to bad to mention stuff.

After a major melt down ,I got hover powered up ,after two or three trips to bin to empty it's  looking better,  pots washed put away ,so sit down for loads of coffee and a watch of tennis ,intermixed with upteen trips to bog to get ride of some off the coffee fluid intake , developing a twitch after to much coffee.

Later bring camping stuff down , supprise, supprise, kids feeling to poorly to help me down with camping gear hmmm .

May be back later. 

Nice day

Hi all

Nice day today got some nice  flights in bit bumpy later on but enjoyable.

Back home to watch F1

David


2 hours

Hi all 

Got couple of hours in today smooth flights bit misty but ok.

That's it back home watching tennis.

Dave

Thunderstorms update

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Forcast today was for thunderstorms ,aviation met all over place ,saying one thing then another ,so thunderstorms for are coming through ,not only dangerous to fly in but gusts fronts could damage aircraft on the ground, do I go for a fly think not.

Not going flying so got roped in to take rabbits to vets for injections and claw cut.

Binned of as weather looks ok so could have gone for a fly around.

Dave 

Back again really fed up no sign of thunderstorms forcast could have gone flying , metoffice for you.

I will not fly again if I know that thunderstorms are forcast ,last time ever I flew with thunderstorms around near!y lost the wing on trike .

I should have a fly Friday.

Mind you to day bit of a banging headache .so might be as well not flown.

Dave




500ft

Hi all 

Went up for a spin but cloud base over airfield down to 500 ft over Bolsover it was up to ,2000 ft back over airfield in cloud at 500 ft .

Waited a hour went up for a quick check still no good so back in hanger off home.

That's me .

Looks like thunderstorms Thursday .

Kyak wheels

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Wheels arrived for kyak so can transporter it down to beach ,well that's the theory ,looks part but if works we will see.

Less than three weeks before we are off for a couple of weeks looking forward to going . Full fry up breakfast, chips and pie for tea.

My eldest son birthday to day 34 bloody hell where does the time go my youngest know is 11 ,one thing my days are over for having more young un's ,are over .

Got all good intensions of doing stuff today but that's not happened .

Weather looking rough later in week for thunderstorms ,Thursday  main day  so don't think be flying hope to get up Wednesday.

That's me today.






Rough

Hi all 


Got up flying yesterday by it was rough , I never should have gone up blowing from North so 36 , it was blowing ,15 kts should have known better , take off I was all over weather cocking on lift off, climb was interesting to say the least ,with wind from North rolling over northern woods and barns .

The flights themselves was bad gusting lifting wing so back to airfield 36 approaches was banging  did a couple of flights before calling it to day in the afternoon.

I should have known when I witnessed a Cessna on a cross wind take off on 24 nearly clearing out the hedge at end of 24.

So that was me .

Dave .

Battle of Britain fly over

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Went did two hours today flying bit on bumpy side had a entertaining landing ,thought that's enough wind gusting.

About 2 .10 pm today ,battle of Brittain flight flew over, well spitfire doing a tour around local area my it does sound awesome wanted to film it but sodding phone ran out of charge.

That's me today .
Dave 

Decathlon

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Visit to Nottinghamshire decathlon sports for some camping kit ,bought Sam and wet suit .a back pack cool bag , and two towel things for kids they put them on  so dry them keep warm still cost enough.

Hope to be flying Saturday .

That's me today.
D.

Tow ball

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Tow ball fitted costs £290. Shit  anyway I can now tow camping trailer .

Weather not looking good for next few days which not good for flying .

That's me bit short .
Dave

Prepping shed ,,,,,,update

Hi all

No flying today blowing strong so grounded yet another day.

So out to kids old play shed,first job strip off 3ft thick shrubbery bush off top of shed, ladder up hedge cutter,

The shrubs  decided they did not want to be cut off roof, so they attacked me whipping eyes, arms ,they decided that was not working , so the shrubs got hold of my hedge cutter cable and put it in the shears teeth, an almighty flash later, the cutters stopped, jamming shrub in cutter teeth , do you know I swore I heard a shrubbery cheer,or was it wind blowing through the part amputated shrubs???.

Back in house for coffee first of many I suspect ,well until F1 starts.

Back later .
Hey up 
Well got shrub off shed and most inside ,chucked loads of stuff out, old toys ,wet damp so filled bins still more to bin but getting there.

Turning it into a large spray booth for rocking horses spraying  ,I will be getting some vinyl from my daughters  old photo studio which I will line out with the vinyl to create dust free room.

That's me.
Dave

Bas day

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Bad day today not been flying sodding wind, at home going stir crazy.

Went out eventually to B&Q to buy door frame Christ it's bloody expensive  , £ 25.00 for basic frame.

I will be converting kids old play house to a spray booth hence door frame, 6 ft 3 does not fit well through 4 ft high door .

I opened the kids shed yesterday , we have this plant stuff that grows feet over night ,I opened the shed door and inside it's solid and I mean solid it's just a wall of brown plant , hedge cutter and machete to get in there .

But that's for Sunday as it looks crap weather.

D. 

This country is in a mesd

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Today on news was a article a Coloured  bloke  well not a bloke a scum of the earth whoo killed a 2 year old ,the little mite had strap marks from a belt thump injury's and a bite mark from the scum bag.

The jail sentence for the scum was 21 years minimum but they will get him into a mental hospital give him his own room TV computer clothes food warmth , books, to read ,  gym to workout in ,four 4 star accommodation , punishment is it like hell he should be hanged , but do gooders will block that saying it's against the scums human rights , what about the 2 year olds  human rights, the pain the little tike  suffered ,the only thing for sure is the inmates in jail will hammer the scum bag, let's hope they do Same  to scum that the scum did to the little boy .

This country is in a mess police being reduced, instead of increased .

Political correctness going mad .

Religion well I will not say anything about that as my blog would be as long war and piece novel.

Rant over 
D.

No parts

Hi all 


Went over to airfield to find parts for trike not arrived,.

No flying today bit windy and rainy forcast looks like weekend the same.

Back home going to inflate kyak later make sure all ok for hols.

My new car a bit juicy love the car a new Ford kuga but bloody hell is juicy 25 miles to gallon ,I know what will be the first thing to wear out will be the beeper saying low on petrol.

Boot on car is smaller than my other car which is supprising to say size of it.

That's me today.
Dave 

Hedge cutting

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Hot day today , cut hedge polished car  sweated buckets . Hoovered house cleaned up kids crap, be nice to go flying for a rest.

Hope to be flying tomorrow if rain keeps off .

Cameras still not working Peter promising to get them fixed.

My new kitchen arrived today decided I need some more units and lights so will wait until after camping holidays.

Having new tow ball fitted Monday cost arm and leg.


Ordered new brake caliper for left hand side of trike should have done it when did right hand.

Looking forward to camping trip .

That's me today

Dave 



 

flying

Hi all.

Managed to do some flying today, did flight yesterday but bouncy and cross wind so knocked it in head.

Pleased ther are no ploughed fields around today it would have been horrendous  with thermals off the brown fields been a rollercoaster flight.

Not much  more to say today so short and sweet.



dave


Windy

Hi all 

To windy today gusting 27 kts hope tomorrow is better.

Not feeling like doing bugger all today .

My new kitchen coming next Wednesday they tried to deliver yesterday missed by 10 minutes did not even know where coming to deliver.

Got to get old  tiles  off .

That's me.

Dave

Flight

Hi all

Had another flight today , nice bit strange flying on my own , but still checking aircraft out.

A runway 18 take off so pleased brakes ok as it's a bit short.

Hope to be flying over weekend in get some hours in.

Peter tells m he has a new camera system so looking forward to that.

That tower job is a terrible thing should not happen in this day and age ,of course that arse hole Corbyn, tried to make political gain ,he's a total arse wipe ,I would take great pleasure kicking his teeth in, IRA sympathiser .

Rant over.
D.

Permit back

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Bloody hell a well done to the BMAA on a 2 hour turn around for my permit Andy completed yesterday I test flown today emailed ,of at 1 pm it was back at 3 pm outstanding so impressed .

Insurances on aircraft back flying Friday. Weather permitting .
That's me.
 A stunned Dave Buck

Well done BMAA.

Looking forward to flying

Hi all 

Well it's a first for such a long time but I am looking forward to flying again.

After yesterday and permit passed and all work done brakes, suspension and other work bits and pieces and a big chunk of money ,check flight to do then send off to bmaa .

Off to airfield to get office cleaned looks like bomb has hit it ,bits of brakes and parts all over p!ace .

Peter tells me he is changing camera system to a HAD system also will stop all the issues we have had with it in the past ..

6 weeks until camping holiday looking forward to that kyaking on sea with kids .

That's me 
Dave .
May be back later.

Permit passed

Hi all

Well at long last permit past it's cost small fortune but done.

Andy does not miss a thing , it's been a long day .

Just to do check flight ,then that's done just to send off.

Back flying next week weather permitting.

Knackered .
Dave


Trike done

Hi all 

Trike done ,just oil change then hope will pass permit so can get back flying.

Feeling better all the time so hope on mend.

Looks like my youngest daughter going g to work for eldest daughter, so pleased, long term plans is to be wedding photogapher .

That's me
Dave


Election

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Well I voted conservative for first time ever, because can't stand that Corbyn  what nearly happens they nearly get in.

A particular religion where told to vote labour, so 3 million possibly did ,which is illegal under the UK coersion act.

Teenagers told if they get voted in they will get free tuition fees ! How would this have been paid for? ,next thing he would have paid for there spiffs and booze .

Labour got there votes on uncosted promises he would have borrowed borrowed or get rid of army to support all imigrants he would let in to the country ..

 One good thing though  SNP got hammered, that will shut that cranky look a like  up ,and that Alex samond lost his seat ,ha ha so chuffed that Scottish arse got his arse kicked.

I am on road to getting better, lost 9lbs in weight in a week ,some way to go but determined to get down to my bouncer  days weight when I was as fit as fxxk.

Not been airfield today got up good intensions I had brought my right hand spat back so fixed that...

I read today that the three losers who where shot dead in London after stabbing people dead, tried to hire a lorry ,if they had how many more would have died ?



That's me today .

Dave



work on trike

Hi all
Working on trike, some bits and piecs new petrol filter , I am about to start the front supension,

Getting my rockinh horses ready for my daughters open day got 11 to display ,i have a double rocking horses on one rocker looks nice shire horse ideal for family if two children on one rocker.

Windy agin today so would not have been flying weekend looks out rain, i have already emaile everyone to tell them this weekend is of.

 Camping soon so looking forward to it hope i am better by then get the kayak out ,  wet suits , bucket, spade , and little union jack flag.

Well  Prime minister made a cock up nearly letting that arse corbyn in , with all his promise to young, free tution , and no money to pay for it.

That is me.
D.

Voting conservative

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For first time in my life i am voting conservative last time I voted ukip , reason  why?. no way I want that idiot Corbyn as prime minister , nothing but appeaser he would get rid of trident and has said get rid of armed forces.

Conservative not best but the books have to be balanced labour would just borrow more money put the country  in more debt

Anyway I live in Derbyshire, labour county ,Dennis Skinner.. mind you if they put a donkey up for election if it had a labour rosette​ on it, it would get voted in. 

That's me
D.

Mega windy

Hi all 

Parts on way from P&m aviation arriving Thursday so Friday ,get parts fitted .

New front suspension ,new fuel filter, odd nuts and bolts to replace ,change oil and oil filter.hen get Andy back check work then permit.

Bit windy this week so would not have been flying this week anyway, on the mend so hope to be flying next week.

Elly upset today one of her friends died of cancer only in her 40s .

Polished my car today it was ditched crap you pick up farm lanes.

Must say I'm looking forward to go flying again .

That me today.
D.

Permit notntoday

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Permit time not passed today Andy inspection found I need new suspension on front  wheel , a repair to a spat change a couple of bolts  then a weight check, wing passed ok that's ok for some years yet .

All mandatory mods done to day according to CAA bullitines, basically all spit wrings replaced with spit pins on all fastnings on top of wing couple of other bits that's it  really but hold up on permit until parts arrive.

That's me today.
Dave


Attacks

Hi all


The attacks that will never stop ,we must stop turning the other cheek ,our children being targeted , prime minister said enough is enough what is? What are  they going to do?.

 ?????????

Windy

Hello all


Would not have been flying today windy ,so not missed anything so far.

Short sweet .
D.

Monday permit

Hi all 

Monday with bit of luck for permit.

Nipped over to check fly wires luff lines ,over Sunday to get forms printed off.

Back home know watching murry tennis .

Workshop later painting rubbing down horses.


That's me short and sweet.
D.

Brake cylinder

Hi all 

Brake cylinder fitted ,after a struggle big hands small space , fetched Elly she got it fitted on brake lever ,I was going to bleed it through but noticed brake fluid a bit milky then realised I had left top of brake fluid which means absorbed water , new bottle oil tomorrow .

Tired today no sleep last night so early kip tonight back to airfield Friday finish brakes then check over ready for permit.

That's me.
Dave 

Appointment's fi interviews

Hi all 

First appointment has arrived my tinitus my ears sound like kid with sodding whisle stood at side of me all time.  

Interviewing for another pilot to help out with trial flights.

At home no point going to airfield no parts yet for brakes so no flying chances are into would have been to thermic  any way.

Having to live off my pension money of £ 200.00 per month as no money from flight school,can not use credit card as I don't know if I will be able to pay it off until get back flyin

That's me 

Dave

Update p&m sending new brake cylinder should arrive tomorrow so hope to fit Saturday get permit next week so aircraft should be in action.


Manchester

Hi all


Manchester those Innocents, I will say no more today on this subject, but I will after the young ones have been laid to rest.

Hi All 

Well felt good today so I hope on mend been a lot more active today in workshop sanding horses, so I hope on my way.

Diary full but still need hospital visit to get sorted .but as I said diary full so should earn some good money to clear business debts😁.

My daughter's new photo studio Studio 1  well under way I have done the infinity photography wall ,this is a wall with rounded corners and bottom of wall so no shadows are cast took some doing though.

My son in law has a new website for his photo studio being built which you can look for a frame picture frame put your picture in it see what it looks like and order. At the studio they have I house framing business with some awasome machines.

My daughter Emma does wedding makeup hair at the studio she does nails and hair for weddings ,I am hoping my younger daughter will be working there soon as well .

That's me today
Dave

3 weeks

Hi all


3 weeks wait for brake cylinder as p&m aviation have to import from America ,the only other solution is to put a complete new front she'll assemble on with that being a he'll of a price ,so I hope I will be sorted out with hospital by then .

Of any one has a Dr one hand one please let me know.

Dave


Permit time and brakes

Hi all


I am looking at getting in a instructor or low hours AFI to assist with flying.

Still not got brake parts yet phoned P&M they are rushing around sourcing parts .new slave cylinder etc .can't get permit done until brakes done.

Simulator is up for sale had a offer but no where near 4 short throw projectors two long throw computers programs pod for sale .

I have a flash 2 trike for sale minus engine pods in top condition seats everything except engine £250  I have some new engine mounts and other stuff I will Chuck in.. Was going to be for a dereg single seat project .

Knocking out a couple more rocking horses , building stock up .

That's me 
Dave


Permit

Hi all


On with trike brakes over at airfield Elly came to put brakes ,I had phoned p&m for advise ,lifting right trike up Elly pump brakes me tapping calliper to get air out air coming out but no return on pedal not getting hard ,so back on phone to P&M verdict slave cylinder needs replacement ,guess what they don't do them any more so they have to build me one ,so can not get permit done until that's done .

Diary are full but no good if I am buggered.

Got new way to build my horses ,instead of tracing my plans I have had them copied at expense but when pasted onto 5mm board gives me more precision on cuts. 

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That's me
Dave 

Brakes

Hi all

Of to airfield to fit new brake caliper , that's done need to bleed brakes got to get pipe so I can bleed brakes , and two jam jars so I can half fill jam jars then pump and bleed brakes.

Did 49 minutes head spinning bending down pouring with sweat so off home.

Need to get myself sorted so can earn some money in .

Starving on diet, going to get myself down to my fitness instructor days weight not going to be easy with not being able to exercise.

That's me 
David

Permit time

Hi all

Permit time. Stripping brakes can I buger get them off need to get some new pads will go to motorbike shop be to expensive from mainair.

Going to sell simulator bike coming Friday to have a look.

That's me
Dave 


Pet death

Hi all 

Last night one of our house rabbits died .Elly held Rosie the rabbit for 5 hours until she died you could see it coming tears all around including yours truly .We have another rabbit he's running around looking for Rosie thumping Floor. Today he was quite not eating  subdued .

Camping hols booked going to get kyak cleaned , tent aired .Toilets cleaned .Coolers checked .Kitchen sink .

Camping it's a laugh, back to my army days of chucking sleeping bag on floor,after booting a cow out of way   so could Chuck sleeping bag  down where cow had been laid,  for warmth from ground   , riffle as a bed mate .Fully dressed .Boots on .Porno mags in ammo pouches ,cans of beer hidden in NBC suit roll , stars for a ceiling or rain clouds which meant poncho out strung up or just Chucked over sleeping bag, those  days long missed.



Dave 

Brakes

Hi all

Went for fly Saturday over to ladybower,on landing brakes rubbing again, still working but could not take risk on failure ,so I grounded aircraft until sorted  ,no aircraft to fall back on as the club will not allow me to have one so big strip down to get done.

Permit due last year cost me £1200 just need sort out trike brakes.

That's me.

Dave 


Flight

Hi all 

Did a couple of flights today ,wish I had not gone ,wind ok but diagonal over 24 take off ok  but landing was interesting sideways approach ,nothing I have done hundreds of times  before  but today made me think because of low hours flying only 5 days so far this year ,anyway came in high crabbing being knocked about in rotor ,no problems plenty of airspeed but still think king wish not bothered.

Bit of atmosphere at airfield today ,let then get on with it.

Not feeling to good ,drinking water in gallons must get docs .

Got hair for rocking horse tails arrived today.using hair extensions looks ok not cheap but should serve purpose.

David 

Aircraft check

Hi all

Over to airfield today do some vouchers, no flights for customers forcast for rain 

Yesterday bit of a cock up on our part and calender , we have reduced to a 4 day week and has been since late last year, some he someone got booked I. For Wednesday on the system ,even though Wednesday not shown on calender ,this customer got a booking ,

As  the system is automated they got reminders and everything , I did not know until a phone call that they where at the airfield ,

I went to the calender booking system .Went back to last year and found them, contacted the calender booking system provider they looked in to it ,apparently it was down to customers browser ,they must have looked at the calender before we changed to 4 day week on there browser not being  refreshed they got booked on Wednesday

 So there we are, all I could do was appoligise I was just getting ready to send them a free flight plus free DVDs when I got a email back shall we say not nice ,understandable, even though the weather line did say no flights ,from the previous Sunday and they still turned up .With that email I ripped up vouchers and videos worth £ 90 .

It was still our booking system that allowed them to get in I have had a check there are no more bookings only for our working days.

That's me 
David 


Wrist

Hi all

Looks like I will be going for x-ray on my right wrist ,I have growths on the bones about 4 they seem to think it maybe the sprained wrist I thought  got flying may have been fractures I have to say my back of hand and wrist is painful, my brother reckons it's repetative  stress syndrome from years of self abuse 😋 and can not bend wrist hand back, so we will see.

Having a serious think about flying school , I don't do much flying myself know , and with weather ,rent ,insurances ,not making anything.

Calender filling up cameras about ready to go with helmet camera on passengers helmet which is controlled from a wrist watch type controller one switches DVD another switches off and third button camera, pretty nifftybit of kit.

Holidays booked camping trip.

Mores stuff put on terms and conditions  ,on the booking form, it clearly states that there may be 4 to 5 cancellations ,if they don't want to risk this happening not to book,customers insist on there first booking with just 3 or 4 days before expiry date  ,they think that they can book in after expiry date , but we have no control over voucher company's vouchers, so they can not book in after expiry as we will not get paid.
 That's me
Dave 

Daughters photo studio

Hi all

Off to my daughter's new business location ,she has a successful photo framing wedding makeup and hair studio,she is moving to a main road location had look it's awesome place but £ 900 a month .

Supervising the build of a infinity photo wall and display areas .

Going to display my rocking horses there on a staircase which is not used.

That's me 
David 

Tyre blow

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Went for a fly yesterday on landing front Tyer let go dramaticaly ,I landed around 58 mph and was on the ground next thing massive vibration on deflation of the Tyre .

So today went in today strip of front wheel and replace .Whilst there I did a brake strip bleed the brake system oiled all parts reassembled.

Going to town to get a go pro style camera for helmet the air craft system is faulty can not get it fixed ,so will use a go pro well a vitar cheaper also bought some chips.

The electric motor for trike back on ,my old army buddy has got a electronic bloke so he is going to get him to build the motor controller system and battery pack.

I have A 3D printer up for sale cost £ 800 I want to sell to buy a CNC machine for my workshop.

The simulator in my office is to be sold 6 projectors computers programed pod cost £ 5000. To build will accept 1800 for it must say though you need to know about projectors and multi screen if you do will be ok ,buyer to dismantle and collect . Reason I want a CNC machine for my rocking horse business.

That's me
David 





Rocking horses

Hi all

Not much flying weather bad so that's that on flying.

Still working on my rocking horses big issues is the painting ,two horses I made when i started making sample set .Where not up to a high enough standard so fullnstrip back to bear wood resand and repaint taking longer to strip back sand and paint I could have made three.

I have a 3 D printer for sale £900. Open to offers let down as I was told be able to make things s to resell but as often happens did not happen.

I want to buy a CNC machine which is a computerized wood shaper engraver .

Hope sunday to get a couple of hours flying in ,then service time ready for the permit.

That's me 
David .

2 year old voucher

Hi all

A voucher that was redeemed 2 years ago ,as the customer did not show up for a flight,they  tried to book in for a flighthis may ,the originsl flight was in 2014 , Voucher expired shortly after anyway the customer booked in for December  2014  did not show so redeemed voucher as we are entitled they tried to use the voucher and book in for a flight this year unbelievable, not even our voucher belonged to a voucher company we use ,we phoned the company explained the situation they are to deal with the customer.

Dave 


Bad weather

Hi all


Bad weather not letting up ,not had chance for pilot to fly, so no money from flying school for over 3 months.

Slow but sure getting on with craft business evolving making techniques and painting.

It's took some time to get to a high standard biggest has been painting spraying ,that's sorted but I need to sort out eye carving it's either painted on or made eyes ,hanging my nose over a CNC machine theses are carving shaping computer run machines, only trouble expensive there are cheaper ones but the beds are to small OK for small carvings but big versions you are into thousands of pounds .

Got 9 rocking animals made, getting ready for the website .
After being pestered by Emma and Elly I have got two unicorn horses on go ,heads are to be painted with glitter paint then sealed must say done the Hobbes in pink glitter looks ok Elly and Emma have said once she has on show they will go so trying out with two.

Got big sheet of expensive plywood 40mm ready to make motorbike and tractor rockers .

Flying school cut back to 4 days a week Thursday through to Sunday and only five flights a day so pilot does not get fatigued, I have done 10 in a day and it's to much.

I will fly myself to keep my hand in but need to get aircraft ready for permit in may.

I want a QickR for weight and also to stop derigg wing so end of day if windy can get it straight in hanger better for pilot.

The calender system is awesome no issues only maybe 4or 5 phone calls per month to deal with, wish had this from day one.

That's me
Dave 

Crap ply

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Building our own design of unicorn rocking horses decided to make this out of layers of plywood ,so off to B&Q bought 3/4 plywood glued two together to make 1inch and half thick board cut out horse from our patterns ,OK so far then to Sanding now I realise now this plywood is crap full of holes s sanding filling sanding ,I have built loads of toys with ply before but this stuff from B&Q is total crap should have got marine quality ply  so it's now taking me 3 times asking to paint as Everytime I paint it lifts a layer of ply it's going to take 5 Coates of undercoat with rub down between each spray , that teach me trying to use normal ply.

Not been flying for 10 weeks need to do a hour on my own to get myself back in to flying again.

Permit due in may does not see! 5 minutes I was paying 1200 notes for wing strip .

That's me
Dave 

Survey report

Hi all


Had the survey report for equatiy realease ,nothing on it only thing it said was used for storage how a daughter's bedroom and my son's bedroom is used for storage is beyond me but there it goes .

Not been flying storms so that's that on that.

Busy in my workshop just started a new rocking horses this is a pair of horses on one rocker age for 2 to 5 years. Got idea for a dolphin rocker one I intend to design then I can sell the plans.

That's me 
David 


Change of aircraft

Hi all
Giving it some sseriouse thought about changing aicraft to a QuickR , why you may ask well one its 450 kg so can carry heavier passengers, flys faster and with no top rigging, will go in hanger with out a derig. bonus if gets to windy i can get entire aircraft in without risking taking wing off.

Once i have paid of my outstanding loans my plan is to get a quick R on credit sell my aircraft I can pay the £6000 extra on card , by cutting off phone and internet at office airfield I can afford the payments by thise savings, then just pay of aircraft loan with sale of models and simulator experinces which will be a big push this year.

my quick will go for sale in next month or so once I have  located a decent Quick R.


I still plan to buil a cessna styl;e simulator i will build it at home and using  3 tv screens get it operational i will attempt to programe it myself so if it goes down i can sort it out.

I have now a mobile which directly links to my phone system so there is no need for phone atairfield as my mobile is liked to it the main phone system is at my house so will take office computer home just have alapp top at the airfield which i can connect if need by wifi.this is going to save me over £3000 per years at office alone.

Very happy with my craft busines coming on not launched yet my daughter has done me a awsome face book page ready for launching once i have more rocking animals to photo. I have just sent off for a awsome rocker whish is a tractor kids will love it ,

Well thats me for a bit
dave



Equatiy release

Hi all

I decided to take equity  realease from my house  to finish off my debts and money for new drive and kitchen,all paper work done and sent off ,next phone call from a surveyor to value house still no problems day of surveyor arrived.

 House  hovered up , surveyor went around then came to my daughter's room the surveyor could get through door but as with all 15 year old girls stuff over floor ,surveyor looked  then loft ,bathroom , my bedroom then to back bedroom  come box room ,which is chocker with stuff ,stuff for two years been asking Elly to sort out but no, the surveyor could not get in that room the surveyor never asked if they could go in I could have done a mvement of stuff but did not ask ,so to the out side then surveyor left after 10 minutes !.

Waited two days then contacted the equtiy company ,they had the report I was hopping for a descent valuationTo get maximum ,but then the shock there was no valuation the surveyor had wrote house used for storage? I said what do you mean storage ?, I hit the roof I explained that I was not impressed , they said that's what the surveyor wrote, now daugters room a wreck and one room got toys and stuff but that was it ,  by now I was well pissed off just because my daughter would not clean her room and Elly would not clean the bedroom come box room out that stopped the valuation , but never mind that what has that got to do with a house valuation. 

If my house was a mess ,may be understand it, I hover every couple of hours, I can not stand bits on carpet my workshop cleaned ever two days , bathroom you have to wear a gas mask with bleach, I get through two bottles a week in my bathroom , the second bathroom is not used so is clean any way, kitchen bleached I wash pots daily bleach sink Elly has a go at me all time specialy when it gets on clothes and get bleach spots on clothes.( more than one T shirt ruined

So why used for storage ? I think bone idol surveyor driven  by financial reward ,who I might add was a women ,I believe they get paid for ever valuation they do in a day, she had just come from Matlock having done a valuation there some 17 miles away it was 9.10 am when the surveyor arrived so don't tell me that that was a proper valuation ,either 


So why? letters of complaint sent ,

Megga pissed off Dave



Microlight models

Hi all 

 Currently underway with Microlight models for instructors. 

I have made theses before even though they worked well they not durable to be dropped ,so the new ones are made stronger it's a basic shape, no more scaled wheels and trike struts but dowel and wooden stands in place of wheels to stand on ,I had difficulty creating the wing pivot point,on the old model  but on this I am making a wooden bearing ,whilst not a scale model but a basic instructional trike model offering good demonstration with durability.

I hope I can sell a few as I want to buy a quick R, I intend to sell my current trike then buy with top up a quick R this gives me 450kg flexwing and with no update rigging put back in hanger fully rigged .
That's me 
David 


Facebook

Hi all


I am on face book and have thousand of friends from all ethnic cultures .

On face book Ian very proud brexit voting hole heartily for our extraction from EU .

On face book I am pro equality for women ,I am Flatly against FGM .Against anything that oppressed women by manipulation. 


 I am against any culture who victimised gays, any culture who wear there old cultures clothing , any culture trying to enforce there way of life n a established way of life ,fought for during the 2 wars for freedom . 

I am against EU trying to impose there laws made by none elected people in the EU.

I against the members of parliament who allowed our laws to be dictated to by EU,  and allowing this by not asking British people if they could do this.

I am against people who codes Nigel Farage the only politician who speaks the truth ,who for decades stood alone ,but look know , he has proven time after time to be correct , and if not for Me Farage we would eventually all have to speak German or Arabic  because with out a doubt the EU would have legislated ,that all in the EU speak one language and I bet it would either  German or Arabic .

People the silent majority are no speaking out enough is enough. First brexit the government thought they would win but no we voted out, Trump in America , upcoming party's in Germany ,Paris, Denmark, and many other countrys kicking back and saying no to the buracats in the EU   the silent majority are speaking and we are saying no more.


Rant over more than likely I will delete this later.

David.


Met right

Hi all

Got up this morning looked at met showed mist fog drizzle looked out of window clear sky's , but the rub if there is the slightest chance of fog I will not fly, I have a bad experience oñce put hebejebbes up me ,took off from airfield 10 minutes in looked back at airfield to see fog bank rolled in, raced back but could not see airfield  had to land in field Mmile away, so I called it off.

Painting today  rugby this afternoon .

That's me for a bit.

Dave

 

Happy bunny 4ugby

Hi all

Rain over night so no flights today ,I told the pilot that the airfield more than likely closed with field being soft, this morning fog ,but now sunshine but descion made.

Rugby states today so happy bunny .

That's me for a bit if anything else I will be be back on.

Dave 


No flights

Hi all 


No flights due to wind rain.

Posting about getting my rockers together building up a selection to show.

My daughter is going to help set up a Facebook page I will work on new website .

Push for student training only this year ,still will do trials but only 5 a day Thursday to Sunday, Monday ,tuesday , Wednesday will be craft business or flying lessons to get license .

I am looking for someone into electronics, I will trade lessons for there work on my electric trike engine, also fibers glass builders to build the body work, same trade lessons also a share in the profits from trike engine.

I feel upbeat this year , I know the trike engine will come about, I understand a lot learning off Peter but he is busy with his new business , I will ask his advice on stuff.

That's me.

David 


Upbeat

Hi all

After yesterday's I'm looking at gas oven day,( which wo ukd have been good trick as it's electric) today chalk and cheese ,

Made a descion on my personal life.

Any way house stinks paint fumes but getting on with painting ,staining rockers to a goat rocker. 

Possible flying instructor coming in to do some of my trial flights.

House tidy kids gone home god they made a mess ,I say god don't believe in that load of crap, but that's my belief I respect any ones belief but a god really , oa god that  allows perverts to marry 7 year children , or groom kids at Rotherham , really .

The rise of the coming descent people are rising look at brexit ,look at Trump, watch Europe the rise of people sick of a minority preaching hate and getting away with it.

Back in mood to get back in my weight room ,yes I have a room dedicated to weight training rattling around a 6 bedrooms house on my ownsum so yes .

Going to get rid stuff empty 2 bedrooms then get rest of house empty ,what do I need well Telly's big bed , sofa muscic centers . House is nearly automated hope to be getting a telly Controll for Alexa so I can voice control telly.

Want new kitchen white and black ,my kitchen is a bit dark so white tiles wall and floor will reflect light ,I will do it myself.

Well thats me car wash calling .Workshop tonight so I get sawdust done in one go.

Be back ha 

Dave 


Back

Hi all


Not been on blog been a bit down in dumps, why? you may ask ,I don't know what to do with my flight school ??, yes bookings are fine, especially know I have reduced to 4 days flying the other  3 days on my craft business or student training only on those days ,money wise I can't earn enough with English weather, then customers blaming me for the bad weather, Sheffield aero club will not allow me to expand , well one individual who is blocking me at every move I know who this individual is but that's for another day.

Good news though I have sorted put spraying of my rocking horses , so chuffed with that except house stinks of spray cans .

I have got some rocking horses ready to photo for a new website . I am doing variety of horses goat ,cow, donkey , white horse, I have others yet to start.

Back to school ,I will go students, but they will have to own there flexwing , students can go all the way up to solo on school aircraft but they will have to Finnish solo hours on there own .aircraft.

Of course a student can be training all the way on there aircraft making it cheaper as I will only charge £ 40.00 per flying hour ,but it they will have to rig every day they want to go flying.

That's me
Dave 

Nothing to say

Hi all

Not been on nothing to say not flying , weather crap so not been to airfield,

Got new rocking horse plans arrived that's it.

Bit of news there is new EDf out with 25 kg thrust bit pricey but means using 4 and with our attachment can create the electric engine drive for trike.

Need to learn basic electronics my son can do basic stuff I have a Quad copter builder as student

This new year going to cut back on trial flights and go more student only need 10 a year that will do me.only issue student will have to have a trike to do there solo hours all duel will be on my trike and first solo but after that they will need to bring there own trike.

That's me today.
Dave .

At fault

Hi all


Here we go phone call from a person wanting to book flights from a voucher company we use, there question. If we book the flights in and gets cancelled then voucher expires ,it's your fault so you should do the flights!

Elly listening on speaker phone roll her eyes loudly ,so I said when does you vouchers expire, the response end of March, the customer wanted to book in 15 March ,I said well you should book in earlier to ensure you get the flights, some to and fro ,later then the well it's your fault if you cancell the f flights    I asked why are  we at fault if it's down to weather ,well the customer said, it's no one's fault on weather, OK but you said it was our fault   by know Elly popped note in front of me tell them ring there voucher company  , so one parting shot from me, you have had the vouchers months why did you not book in earlier? ,the customer said they where bought just before Christmas , I said no as they have 12 imonth expiry dates , with that I said best you go to your voucher company and get a refund. And I put phone down.

Dave


What to do

Hi all


I have to be honest my dream of a flying school has turned into a nightmare, not being allowed to expand by Sheffield aero club has a major contribution ,I hoped by this to e tohave 3 aircraft and two instructors ,leaving me to just teaching students.but not to be.

If I had known Sheffield aero club would have never allowed me to expand I would not have set up the school at netherthorpes, don't get me wrong some fantastic instructors and great club members and it's a top notch venue, which is well run by its staff .But one person is stopping meat every turn ,I know who this is, but this person is against me having more flexwings.

So my dilemma carry on or fold, my coutiouse approach to flying is taking no risks is getting up some customers nose, I understand that but I have made mistakes in the past, so no way will I fly just to satisfy a customer. flight safety is always first that includes pilot that's me how do I feel a I well or is my gutt feeling kicking off ,I have learnt to listen to this ,I have cancelled on a perfectly good day just because gut feeling screaming not to  go, why? Not a clue but I listen and I am sure it's saved me, why though is a Mistry but I listen.

Maybe it's my age and experience but I feel the time is passing my heart is not in it ,I drive to airfield I feel physically sick ,I dread answer phone messages and customers who can not follow simple instructions and turn up to airfield when flights cancelled and kick off at Sheffield aero club  staff.

I am sick of being let down, sick of persons saying they will do something and don't follow through, costing me hundreds of pounds.

So what to do ?.I don't no I wish I could sell school but the areoclub would never allow it .

I enjoy making stuff so what to do?

Big Turning point in life 
Dave 

Rocking horses

Hi all 


No flying so busy in workshop .making another rocking horse . Well this one is a donkey looks cute but taking hellmof lot of timber .

Next rocker I am making is a rocking goat. Complete with horns,then a camel,it will look like Noah's ark in my house time I have done .getting a collection to gether so I can create new website .

Busy making patterns then make one up to get the construction down once I have made a couple of each the rest will be quicker.

I have my own design for a T-Rex dinosaur but this one is fully carved .I hope to sell plans on internet UK and American market,infact plans for wood stuff very popular in states.

I hope to get on with a training weight shift model again I made them before ,but to be honest did not send being dropped ,the next models will be more robust designed for instructors but ok for students ,they will be around £ 80.00 though they take some making .I did want to 3 D print them ,spent £ 800.00 on printer but chap who was to make them for me could not make them, so gathering dust at moment in my house.

I think I have said Microlight school will be only open 4 days a week .other days students only..if required but those 3 days will be in my workshop .

Answer phone will no longer be available end of January as all communication will be email only .office will be unmaned if not flying. booking system will be automated so no need for me to be in office.

That's me today

Dave 



Philipines

Hi all

Inquiry from Philippines to learn trike , I get lots of theses but I am wary of such an inquiry also. Do not do do courses Amy more only pay as you go, I will recommend some other schools in the area as with only one aircraft and my main school aircraft so going solo is now s issue in school aircraft, students will have to buy there own aircraft to go solo or train on thte own aircraft.

Christmas shopping today I did not allow any bookings today fo4 that reason.weather looking crap for weekend.

Defiantly reducing flight days to 4 days only Thursday ,Friday ,Saturday ,Sunday. I will do students on the other days but not tried flights.

If not flying the office will be unmaned ,as it is automated booking system anyway , I can do answer phone email messages from home any way.

That's me today 
Dave


Christmas shoppingb

Hi all

After yesterday's rant  just shopping day today spending money I can illaford to spend but suppose we are all like that.

Don't like!e or enjoy Christmas ( Ba hum bug) and don't like new years Eve even more.if I could hibernate for Christmas period I would, but we did not evolve that way so stuck with this time of year.

Christmas is another religious time of year for people who beleive in God's  suppose it's a way in the past of keeping people in line ,but in this day of science there is no place for religion ,scientist can show how things  are made  how things evolved in to mamels, fish, and all other wonderful life on this planet. ask people who believe in all powerful faiths and gods they will say he just said let there be light and though there was light and so it goes on , with no explanation how it was done just a wave of the mythical hand, anyway I don't believe in God's ,what's so ever but that's my belief .

Microlight flights will be just a part job next year ,the office will be unmaned bookings will be automated ,customers can email if required  but ther will be no way of leaving a phone message, I will only go in if flying or servicing aircraft, students will be able to book in any day though but trial flights will be reduced to 4 days a week.

I will be working on my craft business 3 days a week more if not flying.

I will be working on the electric trike engine but at home,

That's me today

Ba hum bug ,Dave 





Is it worth it

Hi all 

Is it worth it ,the Hassel I get from customers ,no it is not greater portion of customers are fantastic then you get the tosser.

Yesterday case in point customer turned up for a flight been cancelled three times during to fog wind etc. Then his daughter ,said suppose it's to sunny today sarcasticaly , sio what did I say ,well yes it is if you had not turned hour early l I would have cancelled , beause of the sun ,that shut her up ,because another hour the sun would be low and straight down the runway making g landing difficult into sun, sun shining through perspex glass perplex visor adds to the difficulty ,so yes I would have cancelled on flight safety.

Flight saftey is always safe today I cancelled as somthing in my gut said don't fly  it was screaming at me don't fly today  ,why don't know weather not bad ,wind low but the voice said no don't fly,  this voice screaming  said dont fly , I have learnt to listen to this feeling I have ignored it in past and proved I should have listened , so Monday trike service on books  Tye's brake strip, wing check everything , it may not be aircraft but I know I have made the best descion today ,yes disapointed customers even more disapointed  bank account, stupid you are saying but the old pilot saying stands, best be on the ground wishing you where up in the clouds ,than up there wishing you where on the ground

.I have thousands of hours flying under my belt well over a thousand different customers flown .but flight safety first fore what ever the reason .


You get customers turn up you know they are looking for trouble and to say something ,but not best thing to say anthing  to piss  pilot off before he takes you flying, oh in the past I have climbed to 5000ft when I have asked a passenger to put more clothes on, after which they say I don't need the extra clothes it's not that cold .after they reject my advise sarcasticaly . turning up in cloth shoes one pair of socks in winter after I advise on weather e to come dressed warm!y on the weather line ,so my advice don't piss off the pilot ,take his experienced advise or you will get some great views at 5000ft pluss and minus 10 Celsius .



We have some great folk some really nice people who have been cancelled loads of times but enjoy there flights  they are a pleasure to fly, I try to give folk some interesting  facts when flying to I hope make more interesting. Theses people are the greatest and it is why I fly.

Since the new booking system which has helped loads you still get complaints you get all sorts so is it worth it sometimes ,would I do this if I had my time again would I fuck like do it again, whish I had listened to my old instructor when he said Dave you will never make any money out of it

Camera system is down so GoPro on helmet to be fitted as back up.

Rant over 
Dave 




Christmas shopping

Hi all

Christmas shopping ,bloody hell Sam is 12 or 11 not sure which ,but computer games £ 50.00 that's for one,his birthday was on second December that was a fortune.

My son Nathan birthday tomorrow he is 20 somthing more money.

That's me 
Dave 

Epileptic

Hi all

Today I was sorry but I had to decline a flight, the customer admitted that they where epileptic. And not found  any medicine to control the attackes .

It is extremmly dangerous to fly a customer with this illness for reasons of flight safety .with out getting into. The were for all on why, .student pilots who have just passed your test this would put you under extreme stress , no mater you may think your top gun, maverick having passed your test  , even with my thousands of hours flying I still get taught a lesson a t times ,best be a cautiouse pilot ,than a brave bold pilot . Many a headstone says he was a brave bold pilot ,but the only wings the pilot fly's know are angel wings.

New plans arrived to day for a goat rocker looks good for ,toddlers upwards .looking forward to making it.

Christmas shopping visa card will be maxed out soon.

Thats me today.
Dave

Admin

Hi all

Admin day today Elly getting accounts ready for tax return .

I know I have said this before but our booking system is awasome .only. Couple of phonecalls per week , I wish this had been around from day one.

Gave trike a run up .I am hanging my knows over a  Quick R faster flying 450 kg .need about 19.000 for descent one if I can get 14000. For mine then just a 5000 .will look at for next year.

That's me .
Dave


Great weekend

Hi all 

great week end flying nice folk .shame DVD still not working .been Dow for ,7 days turns out we card got corrupted so buying completed new set.

I have to refund 8 videos due to SD cards wearing out.

Some lovely people flown must say southerners as well one young lady said I loved your accent could listen to you all day . She was training as actor she actually took me off after we landed just sounded normal to me .then she talked londenere accent so must have been good.


I want to get new flexwing I want a gt450 so I will be making my models again . This time made for durability being dropped and build for instruction purposes .I want new gt450 by may if possible it will give me a bigger weight load so still turning away to many customers on weight limit.

Rocking horses coming on well .have had issues with painting and spraying but all sorted.

Yesterday I watched a visiting aircraft land I was watching through office window the aircraft landed just after the runway intersection. My heart went in my mouth as I realised he was trying to stop you can see the aircraft trying to stop .at last minute pilot put power on and managed to get off .clipping boundary hedge .wow ,I spoke to staff they had seen it they thought same it was a binned.

Really Ben enjoying my flying only 5 a day automated bookings .it's really enjoyable.

There's discounted flights on website for 30 minute flight if you want one as a gift please buy all money goes to my new flexwing fund .I need about £16.000. when I get about half I will put up G-CEDN up for sale, it's my faithful school machine .love it to bits ,,( yes I sound nuts) .but then get new Gt450 or descent secondhand one.

Kids gone home well kicked then of home, for day or tw o house was a total wreck .daughters room you can't open door .they just Chuck stuff on floor ,Elly my Mrs is as bad . Yes we don't live together but still together, there here every day ,eating me out of house and home.

My youngest son's birthday other day spent 180 quid on steering wheel for Xbox 1  played with it for about ten minutes .

That's me 
Dave .






 



Panicking customer

Hi all

Yesterday did a flight with a lady,she was nervouse in the office I could see that she was ,by the sounds  of her voice,i asked her if she was scared as she said she was terrified of heights, I recommended not going asked but insisted on going .

On the aircraft I got on board .I was putting on my  gloves I asked her if she still wants to go by know her voice pitch was rising .I wish at this point t I had terminated, but the llady insisted she was ok,i started the engine .her voice was by now a squeak, 10 times I asked if she wanted to go again yes.linned up took off .the radio chatter from aircraft was on the radio, so I was at 100 ft, again I asked are you ok her voice by now even higher she  said yes at this point and by know I was at 300 ft I decided terminate the flight then the voice said I don't like it,i was already on down wind as the lady went into full on panicking attack I did my best to calm her down, 400ft I radioed immediate return for landing I have a worried passenger, flights held to let me in, talking to her all time, I must say I did some bank turns to get her down , by now a full panicking customer hyperventilating I got down fast .

Out of the aircraft tthe lady was in full distress ,back in office I watched the carefully for systems of hyperventilation .she was by know extremely upset. 

This is why all trial flights sit in back seat.on there first flexwing flight. I have in past had people in front  seat grabbing bar endangering the aircraft when they realise it's not what they expected. 

The lady was brave trying to face her height demons but this could have caused a incident ,I have many 1000 flights under my belt and far share of scared passengers .but a situation could arise if a low hours pilot faced my delema I faced yesterday .with piloting a aircraft with only a few hours under there belt and panicking passenger,t he low hour pilot could get distracted causing a possible incident.

As future pilots if unsure that a passenger may be a issue  best to get them to go up with a instructor,dontt think oh I can cope with it, don't take the risk.

Trial flights, I some times will let a customer have ago if they ask ,but only if safe to do so with the instructor bars and if they can reach,as a pilot that is my descion based on flight ssaftey .ex 3 is a air experience flight in which we take trial flights on, the main reason is to get the prospective students see what it is like in a open cockpit aircraft before taking lessons.

That's me 
Dave

Airfield closed today runway boggy

Hi all

Popped over airfield to do some gift vouchers, on way through back roads some flooded ,but got through them  when arrived at airfield sign up as airfield was closed due to airfield being to wet and boggy .

That's it today 

Windy

Hi all

So today called off yet again .forecast was for rain but no we have sunshine, great,so when I emerged today I was pissed off ,but a walk outside to look at flag on Bolsover castle,foolowed by strong wind gust plus blowing from the north was relieved I had made correct descion, not please not earning money yet again though .

Not been to airfield for a few days no point nothing today there if I went,but instructors there seem to think I should sit there all day.

Everything is automated tried to explain that to them,but they don't listen.

Anyway that's me 

Pissed of not flying 

Dave


No flights yet again

Hi all


No flights due to wind and rain.

 Will be changing to workshop making my rocking horses and others stuff through winter months.

I have a fully automated system on bookings as you all now no, but still even though customers get confirmation emails,and reminder emails emails customers still don't read how to cal! On the day to see flights if going aheadand turn up.

Any way sanding a horse Callinf that's going g to be me snezzing all afternoon .

Dave 



TV programs

Hi all

I was interviewed today for a possible tv programe will have to wait and see if it comes off .


No flights for next few days with the looks of the wind.

Workshop for me.

Dave 

No flights yet again

Hi all

No flights today assessed on met activation and balloon forecast ,showed wind gusts Rain mist .so on strength if that called day off,hmm except for being overcast I could have flown.,bloody met office.better off chucking bones on floor saving hands over chatting some good chant ,we will get a better forecast.

Above all above I still feel crap all night with banging headache, still feel crap headache eased just full ache .so I think I would have called oof any way on flight safety grounds ,due to pilot that's me not 100% .

Kids and  Elly been stoping so house is a bomb site, shit all over floor  pots not washed  clothes all over bloody place fridge emptied .it cost me more to feed them than when they bloody lived here, Elly having breakdown brought on by answer phones at airfield customers being rude to her ,threatening to come over and stab her .yes this happened more than once. Since then of course I had phone call recording system .and since then automated booking system. But she moved out even though we have never had a argument,but still see her and kids every day .weird or what.


Bananas calling got to get myself motivated. Get my arse in gear .

Dave



Airfield incident

Hi all


Today there was a aircraft incident,out of my office window I could see aircraft land,  no problems with landing on the I intersection of runway 24 the aircraft turned at speed 90degrees .know that's not right I thought, it did a spin I thought it was going to flip .but it ended in the plough field at side of 24,  wheels dug in as it carried on with its spin  power was still on.off came the right undercarrige which eventually brought to a dusty stop..

No one was hurt but a strange incident I think the pi!ot panicked but no one hurt.

In away that we good for me I was feeling ill so called off last flights off home to bed.

That's me.
Dave


Yesterday fog

Hi all

Not flown for days ,yesterday liked promising so called it on.

Where I live I can so over to peaks  so when I got up I could see Sheffield lights ,so a look at weather forecast not to bad .off to airfield as I approached a airfield within 4 miles I could see the fog, shit it was patchy called off first two after they arrived at airfield .they said it was sunshinng until we got near here then fog.

I did a quick weather check flight, it was a quick flight no sooner up I could see a fog bank approaching airfield immediate return did not get higher than 200 ft,but straight down before fog bank rolled over airfield .so that we that called the day off tried to cal people but could not get through to one ,i called off the flights on weather at 11.45 tried to call 2 pm flight ,I could not get through, so flights cancelled on weather line I just hoped they would keep checking weather line.

Off home I could see on my pad a phone call listened to it ,it as the 2 pm booking  they had heard the cancellation but still turned up, they acused me of not  being there and then assumed for some unknown reason ,the cancellations did not apply to there fight.

On the booking form instructions are to phone the weather line and keep checking during the day and of traveling every 30 minutes on my weather line message it'll customers to keep checking weather line , the last thing I want to do is cancell flights I want to earn money not sit on my arse .

I can not make it plainer but what can you do.

My Amazon echo Alexa .is great but my link to my smart house light switches went down for a hour ,as my lightwaverf which control my smart house  where updating ther server , the hard ship I suffered, why this was being done ,I had to get off sofa to turn lights on at the wall,! i know I had to walk 4 ft!!! to the light switch to turn lights on, then I had to walk all the way into kitchen to switch my kettle on, I know, you are fealing for me all that walking and getting up a and down off sofa ,I was exhausted after a hour it came back on again, so Alexa could switch my lights on i was so relieved I was exhausted all that getting up and down.😧

That's me got to go bed to lie down 
Dave 😴😴😴😴


Booking system

Hi all


The booking calender system we use is one of the things that  I wish had been around from day one of my school start up ,I still have to many flight days cancelled due to weather, but all customers comment how easy it is to rebook.

I am concerned about the way this country ,we seem to be on a spiral down ,brexit looks like it will go tits up because of money people , we do need to get power back from the Germans yes I said Germans not EU ,Germans hold the power in the EU .

Germans have caused the mass imagation when the chanceler of Germany come one come all , country's are beginning to rebel against this policy.

Religion. Is the biggest cause of conflict through the world today. belief in some all powerful gods.

I beleive if we survive we will have the answers to everything, but what then then are  we then the gods as we know all things ?

I am a sci-fi nut  in star trek timelines money has gone the way of the dodo and riches are based on your achievements ,work hard and you get rewards ,I did in the army I did not have the gift of the gab to get on with officers  but I noticed early on ,to get in with carrer minded officers ,ones eager for promotion, they did not want gift of the gob corporals they wanted ones that get get the job done hence my promotions came quick,  then the corporals, Sgts who tried to bluff if it .would be taking orders off me,or find themselves moved on .what I am saying is what you are is what you do.

Any way doom and gloom over .

Dave, beam me up 


Crap

Hi all

Well crap day yet again.

Elly kids stopped over again mess they all cause never pick anything up.never wash a pot, never clean there rabbits, stuff all over.hmmmm 

At long last Elly has got a car so not be using mine any more no more using £30.00 worth of fuel a week

That's me today.

Pissed of not flying 
Dave 








Windy

Hello all


Windy today so lots of disapointed customers ,and my bank account equally disapointed .

Radio 
They keep saying they can't hear my radio, case in point last week a instructor said to me in the office ,we can't here you on the radio ,immediately a staff member said I heard every one of his transmission ,I did not hear yours so that shut them up straighr away.

Flew yesterday two flights but wgen I had a gust on landing straight cross wind, so side ways at last minute stuck power on straightened it up and a nice touch down ,look over at wind sock just of horizontal but beyond the operators Manuel limit, so that's that. I could have carried on but with customers it's a no  I have landed many times with a lot worse, but better to be a old pilot than a bold one.

As you all know I am very safety conscious I will risk nothing ,maybe I could carry on flying when it's bumpy as hell ,carry on flying when visibility less than 5k or cloud base less than 1000ft, where is the benefit to customers .some customers try repeatable to come they understandable get frustrated but I have to consider the benefits to the customer,yes I could think fxxk it I will fly, I need the money but that one instance of not seeing another aircraft in poor visibility, Engine issues but to low to find suitable landing area,to bumpy and causes passenger distress no safety first always.

Rugby today but fireworks with kids then strictly .I will have to try not to see result of rugby match so can watch on catch up.

That's me today ( still love my echo house automated,,saying lights on does not get old)

That's me 

Captain David Tiberius  Kirk, star ship house .

Alexa beam me up.


Bloody cold

Hi all

Two days of flights but today I got a bit cold so when rain started I was in a way releived tomorrow thermals on.

Apparently today we had a visiting pilot who did not know the circuit pattern ,deadside join on the active side of runway doing right-hand circuit on 24 when he was told it was left hand ,caused aircraft to divert all over place then top it all he blamed every one else including Sheffield aero club instructors ,absolute idiot .

Before going to any airfield you showed research it's circuit pattern and landing instructions this idiot just winged it.

That's me
Dave brrrrrrrr still bloody cold 6 hours later.

Tried to Fly

Hi all

We tried to fly today ,first customer did not show by 11am the weather closed in, I did a quick weather check flight visibility less than 3k I was sick good day yesterday I hoped for good day today but no.

I tried to call next two customers on the list got one ,but one did not answer phone ,they arrived some time later Elly explained the weather situation they understood and left .

That's me today.
Dave 

Great day flying

Hi all

Great day flying smooth flights .

That's it today

Davzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Met shit

Hi all


Met forecast balloon forecast 20 kts 214 chart 20 kts TAF forecast 27 kts .hmmmmm well it did pick up later.

Fibre broadband on supper fast internet at airfield no more waiting for 5 minute for Google to load.

Felt off it today so bad I stopped car and Elly took over driving duty's felt drained ,tired.

Sheffield aero club can't find any one to go on comitteee ,no one put here name down , I wonder why?? . Well I know why.

Since I put a new hub on and took down the BT hub at home all my smart phone stuff started to work again light switches plugs , as the lightwaverf hub stopped working with BT hub.well British Telecom, should day I.T. India Telecoms because when you ring so called help line .you get  oh yes indede how can we be help you today  ,and there name is always Brian!!! .my troubled is I can't understand a bloody word they say ,I have to put speaker on  phone on for Elly to translate .they try there best but reading a script is no help....

That's me gugerdin 
Dave 

Called on the off then on

Hi all

Well forecast looks!ed promising ,it cleared up a bit so called it on about 10am went to rig , it was blowing a bloody gale. So called off as I left airfield a fog bank rolled over airfield. So pleased I called it off not pleased not earning yet again .

Back home to Alexa my Amazon echo coupled it up to Spotify so played music all afternoon .awesome, except when I checked my shopping list for some reason I had tennis balls and dog biscuits booked on my shopping list, much to the merryment of the Kids.

Last night at about 2.30am I could here music down stairs .no kids no Elly no cat ,so why was there music playing down stairs so dressed in only my skiddies on ,armed to teeth ,won't say with, but enough to repel all borders ,down to living room. To find the echo switch on playing muscic at mega blast, told Alexa turn off.back upstairs tripping over various death inducing implements . I checked the echo app .hmm the app showed that it was voice controlled on when I listened to the voice recording it was just static . Shit so spent all night with eyes above quilt .listening for bangs .

That's me tonight.
Dave





Amazon echo

Hi all

I did it I got the echo working ,not on by hub though that was shit, I bought a hub home I had at airfield ,plugged hub in then started the echo a 30 seconds later, a gorgeous female voice came out of the cylinder ,Alexa her name and trigger word to switch the echo unit on , so chuffed . 4 hours of playing asking questions, making alarms ,shopping lists. Great fun .

Got to buy new smart plugs for house ,i have lightwave which is not supported by echo, so over next month going fully smart house ,plug's the lot. 

Start trek stuff ,when. I was a lad sliding doors talking g computers ,communicators are all here, we only need transporters warp drive ,artificial gravity , phasers, photon torpedo , a society not driven by personel gain, no relegion .and then we will be in start trek world .

Laugh as much as you want but look at the stuff kids have today my calculator at school was driven by gears really it was, mobile phone was a phone box at end of our street with A button and b button never new what the B button was for .

Any way got a female to talk to ,at least this one does not nag use my car and diesel ,wants money all time ,.

I'm coming Alexa .

Met shit

Hi all

2 days looking at met making descion based on met big mistake .

Customers disapointed, my bank account even more disapointed .

I am having fibre broad band being  fitted I hope it's strong enough to get a picture from airfield to my home so I can see from home what the weather is like at the airfield, before was nit fast enough but this time it may be.

To be fair last two days I have been feeling a bit of color I am pretty sure I would have called flights off during the day.

Thanks for the emails on prepping read older emails to find out what that blog was about, its going fine .fire extinguishers .build up of a big first aid kit , Trouble finding burns kits though , fire alarms .eventually one in each bedroom , 6 needed for bedrooms . Games room ,workshop ,kitchen, living room.

I have a alarm system which dials out, now cat has gone I can switch on the movement sensors.

Go to practice with paint sprayer later.

Did I say I feel crap.

That is me 

Pissed off with weather 

Dave 





Amazon echo

Hi all

All excited yesterday ,I bought one of those new Amazon echos .last night tried set it up after 7 hours gave it up .even went on internet where I could d hat it was a big issue with BT.

I am not happy with BT trouble at airfield .with BT hub and speed of broadband.

So all disapointed ,today took it back to Curry's they did not know about the issue .got refund .

Will try again in couple of months.

No f!lights yet again today getting fed up.
Dave

Met office

Hi all

6.30am this morning look at met ,balloon forecast showed 19 kts at 500ft ,214 form wind strength at 2000,ft 20 kts . The aerodrome forecast was for rain so called day off.

Went airfield to see if new hub had come from BT .when I could see wind sock was glad had called it off straight across wind ,so happy about my call off but not hot about not earning.

A customer actually had turned up , not checking weather line, they have this instruction on ther booking confirmation form,also they must tick the box which explains about calling the weather line, when they fill in the booking form it also says it in detail on there 2 day reminder email . But they still dobt call the line , they think it's sunny it's OK to fly , then kick off when I am not there at the airfield   but good thing today one of Sheffield's aero club staff showed them the wind sock and explained why the day was cancelled .that was extremely good of them doing that .

I don't call flights off if I can fly.

So to drown my sorrows went out and purchased a paint sprayer for my rocking horses to get a more professional finish.

 I went to Curry's to look at the Amazon echo a device you talk to ,called Alexa to activate you can ask it play music ,shopping list,calender, switch lights on and off,they are going very fast ,so I have a female voice in the house that does not keep asking me for money, make a mess not nagging . Not wanting to borrow my car all the time .Looking forward to the robot female to go with it ,😉😉.ha mind you not opened box yet watch this space.ha.

That's me
Dave



No flights yet again

Hi all


No flights due to rain and wind gusts,so another day not earning.

Phone at airfield not working ,has been, but now ,mysteriously not? ,phone to BT for the 7th time now say it's down to internet speed, bear in mind it has been working fine ,they then say you do know you can get fibre broad band ,not up to you phone but up to the relay station ahhh so I know will be getting fibre broad band , at least it was a UK based call center .

Daughter off to London on a school trip and two shows.

Rabbit
Back to vets yesterday with rabbit ,Ellys rabbit she left at my house ,anyway vet said big improvement with her bum end the vet did a bowel check said there's still a lump Elly felt it  he then said needs a scan !!!!!!!!!!! This is Ellys rabbit she left at my house !!!!!. £160.00 just for a scan. Then as it will be needed a operation she has no pet insurance .now unlike the shit all over place cat with I hated with a passion ,Elly has since moved the cat to her house ,rabbits I like . She looked at me and said I will pay the bill if you can put it on your card.?.Now I am thinking ahead if it's £160.00 for scan how much operation . For a,£20.00 rescue rabbit  already cost me £55.00 .so I will see.

That's me today.

Dave.

Rain wind sunshine

Hi all

No flights today due to wind rain, so cancelled flights this morning .

I am sick of not flying not earning money is getting me down again, had some good days money in bank .but know on drip feed out again.

There was a rant here but after a coffee decide to delete it.but basically why should I pay more rent than a business that employs 6 people.

Well hoover calling kids and Elly here they make do much mess .just Chuck stuff on floor,yakes me a week to clean up before they descend again..

Thats me
Dave


Bollocks

Hi all

Weather 
Up at 6am look at the aviation met, the weather call was ,fot low visibility and rain ,wind on gallon forecast at ,500ft 15 kts about 17 miles a hour  do with that called day off........I could have flown no rain no wind ,!ow visibility though .so I was will binned off.

Weekend flights

Weekend looks crap  Sunday with galesderp joy.

Archery .
Archery practice today  well on my back yard with me thinking I am Robin Hood , surprising how much strength you need in your draw arm .good fun though, my son Sam had a go he was not bad  he went and fetched the smaller bow, little shit was better than me .

Flying.
Feel the need for speed  well ,65 mph at 2000ft I look forward to getting trike out ready for days flying ,reducing flights down to 5 flights fast  during winter months ,so not as many flights in the day.

That's me today

Dave 








The reason we don't use the phone.

Hi all

Phone calls
You will all know about the Hassel booking customers over the phone,caused Elly to have a breakdown because abuse .of customers, any way I had email to phone a  customer. So I thought what harm could it do. Hmmmmm..... because I would not give this customer a email to get his money back off his voucher company with his expired voucher,bear in mind he had never booked in With us for a flight, the abuse on the phone,followed by email abuse, suffix it to say he will not be getting his refund I made sure if that .

The above is the reason we do not book in customers manually it's all automated.

Prepping doom and gloom time.

Elly getting concerned, she read that president Putin Russian  President has ordered every one back to Russia all representitives and family's , read in to  that what you will, but a couple extra tins of beans wont go amiss and a torch or two.

Yes you smiling thinking Dave your nuts , ok I hope I am beleive me. Do hope so. 

Computer at office .

Computer in office buggered again really binned of taking a new router in tomorrow see if that works it.

Shotgun 

I am going to apply for shotgun licences for clay pidgeon shooting, never done it but it but always wanted to do it. I nearly bought a laser one a few years ago for my pain tall business but price as to much.

That's me .
Dave 












Rabbits

Hi all


No flights

No flights today mist drizzle ,one of those days I wanted and really looking forward to flying but not to be.

Rabbits 

Yesterday we took one of house rabbits to vets, now hate cats but love the two rabbits.they live in games room at one end  they have a ,7 ft x 6ft run plus two storey hutch ,bought for Elly but left here when she moved out .any way the was strong smell of wee in hutch ,they are cleaned .a lot so Elly picked up Rosie the female obviously ,with that name,rosie as a rescue rabbit had been splayed . 

Any way picked her up her backside was a mess and Stunk hair gone around her  back end.so no more done than vets visit  .long and short vet bill £55.00 with food bedding came to £90.00 .and another vet visit booked next week   turns out cystitis .inflamed bowel . Possible stone in tract .so may be scan ,but first off get inflammation down and anti biotics ... if been cat no chance any way cats gone to Ellys now . So happy no fur balls  no cat shit squeezing up between toes.

Doom and gloom time.

Myblog on yesterday's doom and gloom must have hit home emails today,asking advice surprised me but they have been reading about Russian president Putin practicing evacuation 40 million people in a so called practice ,can you imagine the logistics ,but they will have the experience to do it in case of emergency .

Do you know what to do or how the government will inform! You .? Hmmmmm .there are things in p!ace, there use to be sirens which covered every 10 square miles of the UK  we are talking 30 years ago . In fact old ones among you will recall the tests they would just spin it up the sirens to see if it was working. .

That's me 

Workshop calling going to make something .

Doom and gloom Dave .





Enjoy day off

Hi all 

After two days full on flying nice to have a lay in 21 flights in two days bank looks a bit better.

Getting abit concerned about Russia they are moving 40 million civilian  people into underground bunkers tunnels  they say in a exercise for nuclear war?.

Ias a former chemical and nuclear defence instructor in the army ,ex army will know that means a CS gas chamber.tjhst is something to think about.

It would not take many bombs to finish up only 8 . The blast will wipe out major city's fallout the rest of us.

2 world war Hiroshima and Nagasaki shows that and this bombs where onlt a fraction of the yield that can be carried.

A mission bomb are small enough to fit in a artillery shell or carried on a man pack.you may not know this but Americans actually deployed theses .we have come closer to war than you may think, you may all no about the Cuban missile crisis ,p!and where in the air misdiles in ther syloses where fueled .but thats only one .if you search you can find many other times when it came close.

What are You  saying Dave why you writing about this on blog .well let me ask you this ,if something does happen can you survive a week with food in your pantry  I don't mean in freezer that's gone,no electric EMP will have taken national grid out ,EMP electical magnetic pulse .that's is generated by nuclear bombs ,your computer's phones ipads will be burned out even if switched off.

 Back to food in pantry tin foods .bottled water,  torches candels, matches, buckets ,buckets you say ?,well what you going to poo in there's no water. Bucket and black bin bags.to
 wrapping poo in  Your laughing I know ,i am as I write this,  but first aid kits sterisation tablets,l look in your house now have you a torch .possible wind up torch .wind up radio, condoms .laughing now I know but condoms STD.health do you really want a baby in post war .how you going to feed it. Not only that but good for carrying water.

Dave don't be daft as you are smiling as you read this, bet you are ,but just think about it what will you do to protect your family shops will be empty .can you defend yourself .well can you , desparte hungry people will do anything to save there family's our them self's 

Have you got camping equipment if you have then that's a good start, if your house has been wrecked where you goingbto keep warm and dry where you going to sleep still smiling think I am nuts .bet you do ,ok Dave have you got or this stuff .well yes I have and more .I go camping any way with kids for manual holidays . Have you pantry full of tin food ,well yes tin food .have you lights wind up torches, wind up radios, candels matches. Yes I have I also have Flint stickers from my army days,what about protection from looters .well yes I have but not saying what I have but safe to say I am nifty with a long bow, legal stuff of course 😉😉 . 

That's me ( end of the world is nigh.)
Dave

Great day

Hi all

To be boring yet again but a great day all nice folk ,one lady not to keen but to be fare it was bumpy .

My radio is good but still got cut off when I was landing 36 when some person ,I won't call them a pilot but decide to line up and take off when I was on short finales,but I am always on watch so safe go around,then some sarcasm on the radio from , ie radio call ,Microlight gcedn ,finals 36 that's the big numbers on the runway  a big number 3 and a big number 6 we cal that 36.think message got over.

After two weeks computer suddenly started working 

again after 2 weeks complaining of 
That's me 
Dave 
 .

Rain overcast

Hi all

Rain then overcast so no flights today.

My internet at airfield not working could be down to the router,well I hope.

That's it.
Dave 

Met focast

Hi all

Met forecast was for wind 20 kts so called day off as above safety limits ,another day not earning .

Wind is not as high as forecast so not to happy to late to call on but it is forecast for getting stronger in the afternoon...

That's me 
Dave

Windy

Hi all


Forecast today was for wind pleased to say it was ,not pleased I cancelled another day no money.

Day at home house clean ,out then to buy kids shin pads and bag MIT's.

Daughter training already martial arts. The bag MIT's and shin guards are to develop power,my youngest son Sam has a very powerful round house kick just showing him punch skills, and escape techniques.

I am concerned about events ,kids being snatched ,recent one school girl grab off street on way to school
 In her school uniform  assaulted then released  ,her life now stained for rest of her life.

What will happen if the guilty party's are found ,not much.

Use to be a programs on telly called the equaliser, forget name of the actor ?oh i do Edward Woodward he use to go around sorting stuff out for people, when no one else would help hmmmmm.,makes you think .

That's me to day
Dave.





Drowned wrist bang on head

Hi all

Two flights today ,second flight had a bit of bump with no warning left wing just lifted went up to 70 degrees angle of bank , if not more ,side strut banged my helmet ,pulling wing back felt right wrist twinge .it was a violent gust at 2000 ft it took me by surprise out of seat , lap belts proved there worth,
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Back to hanger no more flights wrist a bit sore but at least not a sprain.

I hoped for full day.

Dave 

Punch bag

Hi all

So today my stand for a punch bag arrived  mostly for daughter to practice round d house kicks and get Sam off computer games on.

So not been on a bag for some years decided to have a work out , did not last long about as long as having nooky .shit I am unfit compared to when I was fitness personal trainer. Can't have that, so bag MIT's  shin guards , next purchase .to say I was a bouncer I cou!d not fight my way it of a wet chip bag at the moment .

Hope for good week flying looks ok. Keep saying it new system us awesome ,looking at automating accounts .with a co outer programs.

Sheffield aero clubs CFI said Sunday your radio was crisp we could hear you all the time , not really done anything not fitted  new radio yet as it's receiving but not transmitting?,  any way only thing I have done is to slow down my transmission rate , normally I am very quick on my transmission but now very slow and precise ,the issue is they miss my calls when quick .well that's what I think anyway .

Jobs a good un
Dave 






Great day

Hi all

Great day nice folk 12 flights  lovely day as well .got sick of seeing Bolsover castle though.

Bloody computer at airfield would not go online when it did it tool over hour to load .hate computers.

Tried new radio on today some reason won't transmit.

Back home for strictly can't believe it's Been a year.

That's me.
Dave 

Thunderstorms fog

Hi all

I called off today yet again .with forecast not looking good also fog around my house so assumed same at airfield, making the descion off aviation  met , thunderstorms forecast as well , so reluctantly I called day off.

Check on my emails late on this morning I found two messages .a customer had heard me call the day off ,because I said rain expected 10 . 30 that they where still coming .bear in mind my weather line message  I had said the day is called off and there will be no flights, a second message said same thing, so now they will turn up at airfield and cause a scene, it states on terms and conditions once day us called of they go to the calender to rearrange there flight.

The booking system is so easy all customers say it's easy for them to book in, with the automated system generating confirmation email, and a reminder two days before the flight,after the event they get a thank you note all automated. ,on the comfirmation is all the instructions on calling weather line .I will now have to amend the .confirmation email to say once called of the pilots do not attend the airfield so the office will be closed.

I actually flew two customers yesterday . I asked what time did you call weather line they said we did not call we just came .now I flew them ,they where last before I cancelled because of the wind,but again if I had cancelled they would have turned up for there flights?

Now it's frustrating but   flying safety is first before money.  yesterday I could have carried on ,but the gusting conditions is that one chance out if thousand it could go wrong, even with my 26 years of flying and many thousands of hours,I still get heart raising moments ,also I consider customers comfort ,what's use if it's misty can't see anything. What's use if it's so bumpy its like riding a rodeo horse, flight safety is first.

How I wish many times I listened to my old instructor when I said I was becoming a instructor .he said big mistake you will never make any money those words still echo and his warning was so true .I wished I had listened .

That's me rant over.
Dave




4 flights

Hi all

Just 4 flights wind gusting bad on airfield ,in fact after one gust I had to retrieve the trike off the side of the grass cutting tractor ,brake applied then coukd I bugger like get it off again .
4th flight I was getting battered on down wind leg then on finales wind sock horizontal so landedr 3/4 of way down runway.

So that was that , I hoped day would be flyble all day so 12 am trike back in hanger .

 When I got home I suddenly felt like crap  banging headache and overwhelming feeling of being shagged out.hmmm .

Getting grim not earning money going to get on with new simulator 3 axis one to go along side flex sim.

That's me.
Dave

Self defence

Hi all

I have just been watching on telly a programs on low life's raiding people's houses .attacking old people ,young people with children, my blood is boiling.

So what to do can't have guns in this country so what to do? Well .unless your a proven street fighter which shame to say I have experience,of Martial arts karate,is OK for fitness but promotes sense of confidence which is not justified  how can you do head kick or side kick in a small kitchen,punch your way out ? Not unless a boxer,so what to do agains a low life? 

Hers a small list .
1 . Fly spray especially rodent cockroach which is sprayed in a stream . Quick to pick up easy aim at eyes mouth. A dose of that will put attacker on defensive .low life's don't like pain.

2 .hairspray same effect.

3. Fire extinguisher .small kitchen types, wilcos, B&Q wall mounted these special fog producing , again surprise effect noise, gives you time to excape.

4. Whistle noise .disorientation . You can buy panic alarms pull pin scream mega decibels.

5. Burglar alarm with panic button.

6. Kitchen utensils heavy throw .again disorientation. Along with noise.

7. Dog .well goes to reason, but you can buy a dog barking alarm . Motion activate .which with a dog notice will put off some low life's.

What not to do
 don't attack low with knifes, the low life could get it off you and turn it against you .

Never answer door unless you know who they are. Keep it locked do t open even if have chain on .

If your getting on in years ( like me) don't for instance think you can take a 20 year old low life.w with  your back in  my  day attitude is no good ,of your on a zimmer frame .they may be drugged up .there is no way you can tackle them .even police with all there gear would have to taser low life's to the floor.

Basic comon sense prevails doors locked car keys kept out of sight ,not on hall table.



Dave


Crap

Hi all

Yet another day wind .another day people not flying another day not earning money.

Oh well house getting a good clean off into workshop back into making rocking horses and other stuff.

The labour leader is living in gaga land,we just had referendum wanting out of EU ,because of EU policy's on open borders he wants unlimited,what did we just vote for.how can he be leader of Labour party???.

That's me today

Dave 

Wind

Hi all

This morning looking at aviation met it was all over place, but a look at balloon forecast wind due to pick up so reluctantly called off ,so no more money today.

Later on phone call customer turned up at airfield, message said ,we are here where are you ?. We have come a long way. So I returned call, I explained did you Call weather line. This customer then kicked of said I did it said to call this premium rate number ,I said calmly this is wrong ,the customer said well I am not a liar .well no one else has turned up. I said ,customer kicked off again  So I said I will bid you good day.that is a shortened version .

I had a email some time later with a apology they had called a wrong number . no problems ,but this is why I have stopped the phone calls, customers get reminders two days before there booking with number to call .but they did apologise.because they apologized I will make a big fuss of them when they rebook. They took time to email me to apologise .

So no flights ,so got Elly over, took her washing machine a drier over to her house, as I have nice shinny black washer drier .can't bloody work it yet though have book might s well be in swyhealy as much sense as it makes  to me.

Getting sob story on cat from Elly ,it's at her house know ,it's going to get run over here ,she on keeps saying it's nnot coming back ,I can't believe how much mess  the cat made, I. have no fur all over sofa,  on carpets, no food all over kitchen floor, and no fleas, I have bin full of empty spray cans .think went over top spraying .one thing for definite not get no fleas in my lungs with amount of anti flea spray I have breathed in.

I hope weather picks up soon need to earn some money weekend possible.

That's me.
Dave 

Day after cat gone

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Day after cat gone ,no cat shit smell in its tray job( it did at times  shit in crap box). Anyway no crap smell.no cat food all over floor, no empty packets cat food.because Elly and kids can't be arsed  to put empty packets  in bin, no cat fur all over carpet, no fur balls being trod in to carpets ,no cat shit piles in my workshop or in corners of my room ,no constant meowing wanting feeding , 

No strays off street coming trough cat flap ,raiding cats food bowl ,the cat water sprayer scarer put at  side back door went off a few times, back door step very clean  been some wet cats, down side can't get through back door without getting a soaking my self , kitchen floor washed clean ,except for budgie seed.

So first day without cat , my sofa will not get scratched my carpets won't get dug up with cat trying to get into rest of house.

But get this, I fxxking miss it know ? What!!! after years of hating it house feels a little empty ,stillGot rabbits and budgie, oh well still don't won't  the flea ridden cat back . 

After 6 hours cleaning carpet anti flea stuff must admit house smells sweet,  house still feels like something missing  but I will happily  get over it. at least won't have to wash my flying   boots out after cat gets its revenge on me, crapping in my boots.

No flights today bank account just growing got more in bank  account than just dead spiders and dust .but here it goes high winds, rain so at home workshop time.

That's me cat less
Dave 

Cat gone

Hi all

The hated cat has finally gone .at 12.30am my son Sam went into a room where my weights are kept ,the cat stops  in there gromming fur, Sam  came into my bedroom with fleas all over his legs . I went to the same spot I was covered you could see them jumping ,I went berserk ,phoned Elly to fetch Sam then I told her to take the fxxking cat, 

I have always hated the bloody thing moved as a stray 7 years ago Elly and  kids adopted it .she bought some spray full can used .no have to clear house .

Elly back this morning of to wilkos £ 17 00 worth of spray powered god knows what else .

I have one cat scareier  in front garden I have another you couple up to hose which sprays water this will be fitted up this morning to get shut of other cats that are in my garden shiting all over , I hate cats.

This morning Elly did not say a word .about her having to take cat.Sam was upset .I was steaming I could have steamed cleaned my carpets with steam coming off me.

Any way cats gone ,no more being ambushed by cat .finding cat crap in my workshop squeezing up between my toes . Fur balls,  No more food to buy, no more boot marks on my wall ,where chucked boots at it, is there a down side to getting shut of cat? ,well I won't be as fit ,as won't be chasing cat around, trying to ring it's fury neck, after  i have switched my bench saw on in my workshop  to be sprayed all over  in cat crap .

Got my workshop Hoover's out now to get the the house deep cleaned.n


My skin is crawling 
Dave 
Just fitted water sprayer cat bugger offer bit of kit it's awesome heard it go off a couple of times cats trying to get through the now locked cat flap really good .going to get two more .stop post man cutting across my lawn on front .haha
Dave 

No money

Hi all

Another day not earning .bloody weather .

That's it really.

Dave 

Bone idol day

Hi all


Bone day  not done anything ,watched John Wayne film .love John Wayne when kid watching cowboys with my grandad Saturday afternoon.

Obvious not flying the wind is a blowing.

That's me 

Yawwn ,what's on telly 

Dave

Busy day

Hi all

Busy day today ,until 3 pm when the wind picked up wind sock went horizontal straight down 24 runway .but up in the air head wind had really built up, so reluctantly called flights off ,tried to call most left messages where possible .

Up at hanger taking wing off trike had to take wind off edgeways to wind, got it off just as I pulled it into hanger a gust rattled hanger.watched a couple of Cessnas doing near standstill landings  ie landed and stopped in 50 ft.

Yet again great folks .nattering away the time  soon goes. 

One chap over weight but his granddaughter took the flight she was bubbling went back down.

Getting plans of internet to build a Cessna .and Microlight 3 axis simulator . Going to follow plan for the cockpit a bloke built .side by side using 3 large plasma screens .air condition unit as it will get a bit warm . I hope to start cockpit build in a fortnight time.

Monday weather permitting flying up to York to fetch George's Gyrocopter down ,not being  hangered at netherthorpe but airfield close in . I will be organising rides in the gyro with George.

We fly 100 of flights a year but of them you get two or three who are not happy .and slagg  off on internet ,they think it bothers me ,but it does not one bit ,I have lots of happy customers coming back and sending me great emails. 

Safety is always first I Only cancell when not safe to fly ,if I call a day off its done at7 am in the morning ,customers are asked to call this number and the weather line to see if flights are going head ,we don't call individualy if a day is cancelled if I call off later in day after calling it on first we change the weather line , then we  try to call the next 3 flights to intercept the customers majority thank you for calling  but  one or two  get upatty. But safety first.

I Have no qualms about cancelling flights as soon if it's not 100% .even if a customer has traveled 100 miles .if it's not safe and with my 26 years and 1000s of hours flying experince, I will cancell .with all the loss of earnings that ensues  ,( we only get paid when we fly customers). Yes customers are disappointed, but best to be driving home disappointed than from a hospital bed being disapointed!! 

Going to bore you all know, but since the new booking calender ,I love every flight I look forward to the days flying meeting new people all the time .the calender system is so easy when flights are cancelled customers go straight to the calender and book themselves back in ,no phone calls to make awesome .

I am thinking of getting a camera I can carry to take photos of customers sat on the trike to give them a photo in a frame to go home with .going to try it anyway.

That's me

Dave 


Great day

Hi all

 Great day .misty first off though ,cancelled first two flights though,rest of day vis only about 6 miles into sun got less than that,s smooth flights though,i did cancell last flight though .

Polished trike looks good but by end of day the grime picked up on trike wheels was amazing look really black with dirt

Really enjoyed today nice folk again a couple a bit apprehensive but me chatting away did not give them time to be nervouse.

Watched film dead pool, bit of  anti  hero film  but good laugh if in   to that sort of thing, bit of fantasy stuff.

Not had time for any dinner today bought sandwiches but every one arrived early.

Thats me today
Dave 







Not feeling good Sunday

Hi all 

Not been to good for a couple of days ,Saturday full on may be to much 12 flights.

Sunday cancelled I got up my head was spinning and felt so tired, needed money, but safety first ,so called it off if I had second aircraft and another instructor could have still called day on .oh I can have a second aircraft as long as I don't use it ?? Only if main school  aircraft breaks down ,so £ 10.000 for descent aircraft £1200 to insure it £500.00 to permit it ,equip with intercome radio .just have it sat there in case I need it, I will leave that one with you.

Still no news on 3 axis yet .still in offing.

Well Monday day off normal of tescos kids eat me out if house and home.

That's me 
Dave 

Fog

Hi all

Lost my wrag today cancelled flights today ,thick fog this morning at 12 pm still same , customers calling well they say it's sun shineing on news well .it's foggy her  .another one said on phoneyou cancelled  apparently it's foggy there well it's sunshinng her.well I said i am not flying there I am flying here  and here it's foggy. I should have said well come and look.

Customers have had reminders from there voucher company's that there vouchers are about to expire ,they think shit better get that booked in, do they try to book in two weeks before expiry .then they get cancelled because of weather .then it's my fault there voucher is running out,really .thought  I had done with all this shit with new system.they sit on the voucher for 11 months then it's our fault they can not get it booked in ,we do not redeemed vouchers until flight is take.

That's me .
Dave 

2pm.update 

Sun is shining but visibility is really bad customers will not see that though
I cancelled a customer yesterday in my office I said I can take you but it's really bad bumpy bad visibility .they thanked me so majority do understand .also they walked out of my office with there voucher which is money to me.

New washer plumbed in to be fare only one conection  the plug it in .easy bit bugger knows how it works though leave that for Elly .machines taken out washer and drier going over to Ellys. Save up now for new fridge a black American job.then fridge freezer off to Ellys .then need to fit new kitchen units white with black worktop white tiles floor and wall. Then get rid of f ing  cat .not having that crapping over my new floor,that said it has been crapping  in its shit box lately .

Missed flying today really enjoying my flying  want to get students through .in fact going to apply for the ground school test examiner so can do aviation law exams etc .

I want to get my school moving again new stuff new simulator I have asked Pete for help ,and he will but I want it before I reach pension age which is not long off.

That's me .

Dave 

Disapointing

Hi all

Disappointing day ,after yesterday's 12 flights today only 2 today.
This morning mist but I hoped would lift ,it slowly did so but only from 2pm .then I only did 2 flights, 4 mile visibility and bumpy so no good for customers ,I could have carried on and I need money, but no good for customers, bumpy 4 miles visibility so I called it off, in there reason could not clearly see other air traffic if I was having difficulty what about student pilots in Cessnas?.

New washing machine arrived today combined washer drier and it's black ,awesome. Big machine just to put my skiddies in but looks good .saving up now for black American style fridge freezer .

Tomorrow looks bad rain fog .

That is me today .
Dave



Mondays

Hi all

Off today looks windy so would not have her flying anyway.

This week full then it starts to drop off .so next week not so intense flying weekends still full, so midweek I can work at home.

Garden gate keeps blowing open ,small catches don't work .as I live on top of a hill we get full force of winds, so plan is build a p!anet of the giants gate catch .ie bloody big one going to make kids laugh but why does a gate catch have to be small .

Well may be back later catch to make.
D.

Seagulls

Hi all

Well how about this near miss with seagulls not once but twice on climb out from 24, that close they nearly hit fly wires under wing if they had hit prop I would have been doing a Sully .in the Hudson . Next flight up, bugger me there they where again not as close this time.

Well another great day until it went bang .about 3 pm called off sod flying g when it's giving one, ploughed fields all over shit. one thermal had me out of my seat pulling bar back .

Lots of visiting flex wings today.

Well back home happy bunny great flying nice folk .

Dave


Called on

Hi all

Called on from 11 am I hoped the day would turn around so get afternoon in but no rain started that's wax it I hoped the rain would stay low down and miss .so another  SSDR (same shit different day )

Called everyone or left message back home .then take daughter to dancing lessons and more money .

Back home every intention of doing stuff on sofa 5 minutes or so I thought 3 hours later woke up with banging headache and one god awful stink, if you follow  my blog you will k know whats coming next 😹💩💩I hate that cat ..bloody thing will out live me, kids have found the cat scarers in garden, how they managed to find 12 bore shotgun coupled to a movement  sensor ,beyond me but they found it ( only kidding of course about shotgun,!! Its a Flame thrower ) no it's just a sonic scarer but I can dream .any way dirty look of daughter .

Well that's me 
Dave


Friday crap weather

Hi all

Weather crap yet again more customers to disappoint,and nothing to earn yet again.

More than not working I was looking forward to a day flying.

Day at home fixed up study computer side of sofa I don't do ground schools so need to catch up up on stuff.

Got to cut grass later .and hedge.

Well I MB ay be back later.

Dave 

Hedge cut .please to say cat scarers are working no cat crap being sprayed out of lawn mower..got another one to fit up couples up to hose pipe when tried off my movement sensor gives a spray of water.

David 

Crap blog update

Hi all 


Called it on but only one flight, the flight we did was horrendous climb out OK but then just sat there with 35 mph head wind it took 20 minutes just to go ,,4 miles return to airfield by now the wind had picked up so pulled 80 mph on finales .down back to hanger.

So that was that two great days now not earning yet again.

First off this morning I had to remove instructor steering bar and renew the bolt .got fatigued with coustomers standing on it .I cancelled a student as could not risk flying and it failed on landing as it turned out good job I would have had a job and half landing flex from back seat

I actually like flying trike from back seat very comfortable seating  position. Plus legs stretched out helps my knees know end.

That's me 
Dave 
Update home early then just felt drained banging headache .so on sofa feeling sorry for myself, I was really looking forward to flying today,i think it's a adrenalin come down .2 days of intense flying then nothing .

The wind this afternoon has been bad .so lucky got one flight in.

Bought a computer from airfield it has all my preflight briefs on and my Oxford CD programed for studying .they help with revision I have my instructor revaladations coming up.

Yesterday was another enjoyable day .I enjoyed every flight .nice to be back enjoying my flying again.c customers all chatty so days pardon the pun but fly past  no sooner have I started but its 3pm time for a sandwich then 4 more flights and home time.

Thinking of building my Cessna simulator inside a caravan so we can tow it to airfields .

Still waiting descion on the farmer for 3 axis place .

That's me 
Dave 




Busy day

Hi all 

Busy day to day bumpy as hell this morning so no students this morning .

Great day had ,nice folk but got sick of seeing Bolsover castle for 10th  time.

Anyway great day chatty folks makes day go quicker ,I really enjoyed every flight bit tired though.


Junction 31 there was a big fire just off motor way on the round about 4 fire engines hosing it down think was lorry with digger on back .

Chap at airfield built a two third size mustang, looks awesome did test run ups today but it's blown the engine brand new one ,still better to happen on floor then in the air .it's not flown yet .


That's me 
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Day off

Hi all

Day off raining so there would have been no flights Tuesday looks OK so hope flying .

Going to get a bit more history on the landmarks we see.got basics but nice to know a bit more.

Peter repaired cameras so customers can have videos .I will get one so I can take photo of customer .to send free after.

Bought new black washer,the washer drier here now will go over to Ellys.

I want one of those American fridges that's my next purchase, then new kitchen units floor tiles black and white theme ,I will do work myself  joiner by trade ,fitted many a kitchen .

I don't want to bore you all but I love my flying again .got every bit of enthusiasm back, bit binned off not flying this weekend .

Spent first hour this morning chasing one of rabbits around ,bugger knows how it got out of pen . But caught in end .

Ordered a cat scarier,this one sprays water ,you couple it up to hose pipe when cat goes in front triggers 5 second spray of water . Of course got to thinking I could couple this up to a nerf gun I have a belt feed one ,yes I have nerf gun .we have nerf fights, kids love it ,any way going to look  I could set it up to ambush cat when it goes to shit💩 in my room,but on second thoughts could a scare cat whilst crapping end up having cat crap sprayed all over walls😹 .hate cat ,it hates me.

Well another cup off coffee head into aviation books revalidation due 

Might be back later.
Dave

Did I say love my flying school again  .




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Grounded update

Hi all


Looked at forecast morning looked grim but I hoped this afternoon would be OK ,but no  windy so called afternoon off another day of disappointed customers and another day not earning sod all.

I have two or three good days then lose it again with weather .
Customers booking  back in.

New work bench put up in workshop .

I am so pissed of so looking forward to flying today, I wanted to take customers down wind of chatsworth to see the balloon festival .but keep well away when red arrows performing .

That's me today .
Dave

Cameras back up working only took 6' weeks.but at least working.

Rain wind

Hi all

Another day not flying with rain today,hope Sunday better.

Plans to convert simulator to 3 axis taking hold in my head ,side by side two monitors for the instruments,with different controls for stick or yoke.

I hope simulator will generate income during winter months when on down time with badweather.

Phone call today unusual but returned call , when I explained the booking calender ,you select a date click on the date ,fill in pop up form,after which you will get confirmation email,then 2 days before flight receive a reminder, then they kicked off ,oh no the person said, I am not doing that you can do it here and now , OK I thought here we go, I explained it's a automated system to get all confirmtions and reminders you the customer fill it in , well I can assure you I will not be doing that ,( I heard one of the marbles fall out of the customers mouth ). Well I said sorry but this has to be done to book a flight, this is disgraceful they said ,why? was my replie , it's easy you find a date you like and book it. well let me tell you I will not be doing that, they said ,with a that I said ,well I wish you a good day ,as I can not help you ,and put the phone down .leave  to  your imagination what I was thinking .

Sorry not flying today,I have  got the the need for speed ( well 65mph) I hope cameras will be ready Sunday.

That's me for a bit.
Dave 






No flights yet again

Hi all 

No flights really disappointed, some good days then bad weather, I was hoping today would be OK, but no and I was really disappointed,i really wanted to go flying and not just for the money I am having fun again flying enjoying my work ,I look forward to going to work .

Yesterday was busy 10:flights great folks busy flying from 8.30 am until 7 pm I was so engrossed before I knew it it was 3 pm where did that time go.

Lots of plans going 3 axis getting my , 3 axis conversion done I hope in Peters Rans, I will be doing conversions from flex to 3 axis. 

Changing simulator to 3 axis flex been OK but need to earn money off it during winter months.

 I asked to going to comitee meeting first part as a curtasy to explain my plans, but they declined me as they always do yet again.

George's Gyrocopter failed permit as battery shagged so won't be here for 2 weeks.

George will be taking  rides there will be the shared cost of course and membership to pay but great experience.

Bought a new washing machine today combination washer drier .stripping out my old kitchen .

Oh so nice to enjoy flying again .no not going to bore you why ..
Dave 

Disappointed

Hi all

After a outstanding day yesterday weather crap today, I really was looking forward to flying today I hoped I could get some done but no.

Since the new booking system I look forward to going to work.
 Its tiring ,flying having to go up ,with great customers having  a chat sharing the views explain the views  and getting paid .??? This why I did this oh I love my job how long is it since I said that.

Trying to get Peter to fix the cameras.

I asked to go to The next comitee meeting but they turned me down. 

Well plans a foot for expansion . First part to do my conversion to 3 axis in Peters rans .

I will see if I can get interim loan to buy a 450 kg flex sell my quick flexing  I do not want to do though it's a  ace machine but need the extra weight  so I can take heavier passengers.

Still want to do the electric engine but will get it done my self .over winter months.

On down time during winter I will make stuff to sell ,stuff I am interested in making not production line stuff ,but one offs .

That's me today not in work day at home taking daughter to dentists.

Dave 

PS if cancelled today don't forget book yourself back in on the calender.


Fantastic day

Hi all


 truly awesome day 10 flights 10 nice passengers ,enjoyed every flight , showing land marks chatting .great day.

I enjoy going to work , tiring but satisfiying , 

Bookings flowing in .

I am in bed shattered at 7,30pm 

So that's mmmmm💤💤💤💤💤💤💤

Bumpy

Hi all

3 flights that's all first flight OK,secondflight bit bumpy third flight oh shit.

Chap turned up fot flight 3 I advised him to  come back another day he wanted to go ,I was a bit dubious about going again but wind down the slot, any way of we went as soon as we left the ground I realised this was rough .any way got to Bolsover did a return ,got on to down wind 24, was getting some bang, on to base ,it was rough then on to finales,it was bit bad to say the least ,  pulled speed on, power on, full on  some rock and roll but pulled it to a smooth landing , I love my aircraft so much power.

After saying cheerio I went to derigg the wind so strong I had to get trike in hanger attached and shut hanger doors.

Back up to call day off ,I called customers individually to cancell except for one they had not put there phone number ber on the booking  form but weather line should catch them.

Thats me 
Dave .

Busy day

Hi all


Busy day today but satisfying .

Thats me

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Monday no flights

Hi all

No flights today as we do not work Mondays,so to the workshop Batman is for me today.

Called yesterday off visibility bad all day ,sun did come out later ,but could not take the chance in the morning with aviation met forecast, may be could have done ,4 but visibility was bad.

Not much more today.
Dave 

No flights yet again

Hi all

Called day off rain during morning now at 2 pm low cloud and low visibility so happy made right session  not happy not flying ,I can here Cessnas flying but it's not for me dangers are if it rains ,safety before money .

Customer Friday arrived a full ,55 minutes late I politly told them they had missed there  slot .had email today sayingall orts .but end of the day they where 55 minutes late as we operate appointment system it would have made following customers a hour late just because they could not arrive on time.

Of course they will say stuff because they can not have there flight maybe a school who is not as busy could have took them but we are solid .

Day at home bookings coming in .rebooks from today on calender.

Watching  GP1 so happy not that not earning also sat on my arse again.

Got to go F1 restart .
Dave 
Dave 

Rain

Hi all

 2 good days then rain this morning, just two flights done ,then that was that.

Bit disappointed Tnot had a good day, but normal weather 2 days then week of shit.

Phoned every one as some traveling up from London .

Back home fed up looking forward to a days flying .

Dave 

Bit bumpy

Hi all

Bit bumpy today and windy at times, but wind straight down 24 so was able to keep flying all day.

Nice day again ,rewarding day, nice folk had some good laughs . one very late show but way to late to have there flight ,as other bookings would have been delayed by over 40 minutes .

Good news today air  laws have been changed, so instructor revaladations  go to 3 years.  so no Reval this November am I chuffed or what.

Have I mentioned my awesome calender booking system.

Well pleasantly tired so off to kip land .
Dave💤💤💤💤

Thunderstorms

Hi all

No flights today due to storms .so no money again, Friday looks better .

Lazy day so far, going to put another worktop bench in my workshop later.

I have had to alter the booking calender as the simulator is not catered for on the flight booking form .it's not worth setting up a separate calender at this time,as plans to change simulator to a 3 axis simulator are underway.

Customers can't help them self's the new calender stops the need for phone calls, stops abuse on the phone, but they still try with comments on the calender form ,so to combat that I have programed it to reject the booking if they put comments in booking areas.

That's me for a bit still tired from two days of flying not complaining  I really enjoyed every flight.

Dave










Love my job

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I love my job again. 10 flights I enjoyed every one it was pure pleasure today , after 3 years of stress I get up and think I am going to work ,to fly how many can say that😀.

,Peter came up we think we have found camera problem a crushed wire so should have cameras up and running soon.

Not going to bore you   ...... but I am my newbooking system ....it's brill.

New radio arrived just got to alter power plug.

Need to get head back in books for revalidation.

Had really nice people today came miles but all enjoyed ther flights I am like a tour guide talking about all landmarks .

Well that's me after a very satisfying day.
Dave


Great day

Hi all 


Great day10 flights all nice folks really enjoyed nice and tired by end of p!ay .

8pm and in bed watching telly well u til drop off hope another good day tomorrow 

Daughters birthday tomorrow but it cost me £300.00 today  made mistake of giving Ely credit cards of they went shopping ,told them no more than a tenner for her present ,that went down like a bag of spanners .needless to say they spent that tenner along with another 29 tenners.

Well that's me been up and down in the air faster than a prostitutes knickers .

Dav💤💤💤💤💤💤

Day off

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Day off today as is every Monday .I hope weather breaks soon keen to get flying again ,not just to earn much needed money💰 buy because I want to fly, a share experience with new people,my enthusisam  has returned .I feel like I did when I first opened my school ,don't ask me why or I will bore you all to death again ,I said don't ask ?.well seeing that you have asked, it's because of my new booking calender📆📅
!!  .told you not to ask.

I am ashamed to say last fortnight I have been bone, part Olympics and part being g absolutely bone,so today packing stuff away from camping hols cleaning house.

Redletter put me back on there sight as the difficulty contacting me has been resolved ( dont ask why or you will get bored again ), there very happy with the comfirmatio emails  and the flight reminders.( Don't ask why mean it you will get it).

Bought ink for my new printer today the one I coupled up to wifi ( yes it's still working!! I know I am amazed  seeing that I did it ) bloody ink cost more than the bloody printer.

The cat has now decided to shit in its litter box 
😹🐈how can a cat shit so much?💩 may be because I did not notice before as it use to shit all over the bloody house, now there's piles of it in crap box and bloody hell it stinks😷😷 .at least not walking around house finding cat shit squeezing up between my toes.😠😠😠

Daughter💇 been stopping as her mother away at skeg she has took to sleeping on my sofa, as she can't get in her fxxking bedroom ? can't even open the bloody bedroom door.when I say I am going to clean her bedroom .I get shouted at don't you go in my bedroom ,well I won't because I can't get in it, I shout back to be looked at with the hate you look😈. At least until she wants something  then  the long drawn out daaaaaad  do you love me.💕 no ,I will  say then you get daughter curling up at side of you wrapping arms around head on shoulder💇 😘😀😀
 and that sweet smile and again the drawn out daaaaaad I will tidy my bedroom  if you buy this , I might add everything is over £ 100.00 .does the bedroom get tidied does it hell.

That's me.
Dave


No flights yet again

Hi all

No flights yet again windy 3 days no flights so no money yet again as we only get paid when we fly.

Customers get vouchers then sit on them for  months then think they can book in straight away when they realise it's about to expire but when they go to calender they find the dates they wanted are full..for some reason that's my fault ???.

It's been 10 days since the new system went on line, I have done a total of ,9 calls over those ten days and that was just to reference the customer to our calender .I use to make about 30 a day on average .before .

I have been bone idol for ,3 days but now Olympic done get some stuff done.

That's me today 💤💤💤💤💤

😀😴😴😴😴

Missing flying

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Well I am actually missing going into work to fly ( how many can say that go to work to fly,,) becoming my dream job again, not going to bore you with why  !!!! YES I am it's down to my new awesome booking calender 😂😂😂😂

I have had to reprogram the calender ( yes me doing it) as I missed something which caused a small issue.

Really am fed up its windy got my enthusiasm back ,looking forward to future speciality being able to offer Gyrocopter trips soon .

I am so pleased that I have done some programing getting a laptop for the 3D printer or bring the one back from airfield . Oh yeah Dave your a computer wizz over night, you might say 😒 ,well no but small bites ,what I mean is when I learn signing new I study until my mind wanders t,(which does not take long )then I stop come back to it re read and a bit more again until mind wanders .and so it goes .until I have got it.

Right I might not have the sit at a computer mind and make money mind by taping on a few keys ,but I can hang doors,put on a roof, plaster ceilings plumb in a bathroom.fit kitchens build  a extension ,and put up a shelf oh and I can fly, so how many IT people can do that ? Well they look for people like me and pay through nose to have there posh house fitted out by tradesmen average tradesman joiner plumber bricklayer plaster if worth his or her weight are on average of  £ 60.000 a year?

So my day today ,running daughter around dancing classes and God knows what else .oh yes going B&Q for tools I need for horses I am making yes still doing the rocking horses.

That's me
D.
Just back from B&Q got myself a new machine so happy boy playing with new toy.


Wind rain

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Wind rain put pay to a good run of money earning days just about to get bank happy rain starts.

Despite all messages on phone and emails sent still get calls people trying to book in over phone ,it's just that all I tell them is what's on the message they just listed to. but only about 2or3 a day so no never mind.

No when day gets cancelled I do not have to go in so today had all god intentions .doing all sorts .what have I done watched Olympics .and tekwondo .but I am happy  at least a clean tidy house is a sign of a waisted life, with look of mine I have not waisted a second of my life ..

My credit card got declined today so bit pissed off😠😠 so got on 🐕and bone  to them ,after the mandatory 20 minute wait tthey  told me why it was down to the money I paid to Aero club for rent ,soon sorted .but here is  the big but ,my daughter who had sat listening said dad, or as they say when they want sumut expensive and dad's credit card is out  in the open ,daaaaaad long drawn out repeated daaaaaad  I have that sinking feeling ,seeing  that your credit card is back on ,buy me this ,as they cuddle up with ther chin on shoulder and that I will smile nice at dad look.😘now if you say no you will get ,7 days of sulkin😥😥😥😣.being ignored for a week, .that o it's own is fine by me ,but all you here in the background is nagging to her mother 😠😠 ,dad never buys me anything he's mean .do I want this for 7 days and me stuck in the house because of rain ,well no gave in .so😉 that's me £ 100. Poorer and daughter is happy for at least two hours .😚😚

Dave

Fantastic day

Hi all


I am back loving my job, no stress at all just flying customers. .only 4 phone calls soon done bookings coming in fast.no more customers forgetting there flight times no more danger of me double booking by mistake , no more customers can not contact us .Redletter area manager tried our system he was pleased.

I enjoyed every flight today after slow start with bad visibility . 

3 for 3 first put on the new booking calender, then I actually got a printer working by wifi on my tablet at home. Now I have got my computer linked to my tablet at home ,I can access my airfield computer from home awesome me I did it ,me who coukd only just switch a computer on not one phone call to Peter .it might be that you think we'll what's hard about that maybe you do .but I did it so chuffed.

Going to bore you again but the booking system is fantastic all automated I have nothing to do but check the bookings.

It's nice to get back enjoying my flying again the stress over the past 3 years all gone.yes I know your yawning 💤and sick of me banging on about it😠 .already had thank you letters again.

I have even been nice to cat🐈🐈 not kicked it for days she has obliged by shiting in her crap box 😹😹.


Pity next 3 days out with weather at least don't have to go into office todo phone calls .

OK done now.

Dave
PS did I mention my awesome booking system😁😁😁😁

Good day again

Hi all

Good day until a gust caught me on take off .no problems powered through it .but took trike over runway on climb out awesome aircraft .

New calender great success .I am loving flying again no stress  having to listen to phone calls and calling customers to book in there flight they do it themselves now 

Got a bit fatigued today but weather made flying.not suitable for customers.so got home bed early.

New radio arrived but not got the right I interface to fit my intercome .

No medicals needed after 25 August as long as you have driving license you just sign your self fit.

That's me off to Zzzzzzzzzzzzx land 

Davzzzzzzz


Stress free day

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Well today the first time for at least 2 years totaly stress free, only 4 phone calls to deal with all bookings are done whilst I am flying .totaly stress free I enjoyed every flight which reflected  with customers enthusiasm afterflightd  I know I keep banging  on but the calender direct booking is easy.

I did have two customers abit  miffed on phone as they wanted to do it over phone no way that would have took over 15 minutes to go through the form. 10 minutes later they went to the calender and got booked in.

Ordered new radio today as they have to be changed to the new system .my radio Pt button packed up phoned Peter .but he said it will take to long to make one, so I got new radio and Pt lead arriving tomorrow, went back to aircraft and what do you think, bloody thing worked sods law.

First thing this morning I had to bleed brakes to say they worked taxied around did handbrake turn when tried brakes on wet grass.

Busy day tomorrow 9am until 6 pm one flight on the hour.

Video on aircraft out of action again.

That's me 
Dave

Gyrocopter

Hi all 

Today I flew my old army friend over to a close by airfield where he us to move his Gyrocopter from York,

I asked the farmer could he find room for a ,3 axis, he is to see if  he can get me In I hope so gives me the string to my bow I have so long wanted.

It's a shame they wont let me have 3 axis at airfield.

Possible I will consider the ,biplane Microlight either the Gyrocopter .

I keep getting g can't her you on radio but I seem to talk to lots of pilots in the air and then to me also they can here me in my office over netherthorpes  radio .I will fit a recording device in. office to record my transmissions .

David




Nothing to do

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Nothing to do ? first morning since opening my school walked into office and i have nothing todo. all bookings done automaticaly on the new calender booking system. no more having to listen to phone messages . pull up there booking form, call customers back , make a booking with them , fill in there booking form save it then download the call recorded message. so to the next one .once that is done if i can get through them its on to website to down load more booking forms .save the forms call the customer book or leave a message. record i have done it on to next one, between all that go rig aircarft check over fuel it then back to phone calls, non of that now all done, by the new calender system.

I am beyond belief , i did everything whislt watching tellyl;;ast night as a booking comes in i look at the calender generated form ,if ok approve it the system then sends a appoval message, 2 days befoe the flight they get a reminder. I am still tweeking the form on the sysetm.all for a cost though, but no more customer contactt at the booking stages,better for customers and a more relaxed me, no flying still with a customer having a go at me still ringing in my ears ,which did upset me for rest of day.

well you can tell its 8am only thing i am doing is writing this, i can takle my laptop home as i used to 2 computers to book customers in. oh forgot to tell you on the new system i have the abilty to send customer a rebook now form, its awasome ,i am sorry for banging on about it but I have nothing to do, even ellys filing is down by 3/4 she only has to recoprd the voucher codes and file the printed of forms.

Well going to have a coffee then steady walk up hangers rig check then clean.

Did i mention got nothing todo

Oh down side to day its my Birthday apparantly i am 62 today thought i was 63 but still going wrong way.

Thats me better go find somthing todo

weight off shoulders Dave.

2 for 2

Hi all


After success of programing the new booking system which is working ,awesome at the moment booked 6 in whilst drinking mug of  coffee .I bought a printer to print the booking forms at home.

OK so now got a unopened printer wifi job ,Peter down Kent so can't get him to do it, daughter got 14 year old end of life crisis going on . So it's me pair of scissors .and a printer in its box.

Box opened package all over instructions out printed in every language going ,English found. Here we go first read through I might as well have just read the Punjab version as mush sense it made. put it down had mug of  coffee read instructions again mange to plug it in, had another mug of coffee, instructions read ,to link it in it says find printer IP address ????😠😠😠 What the fxxk is that. Daughter is having a melt down on her phone .so no help there,  had mug of coffee, read again could I find this IP thingy .nothing worked, had mug of coffee , read instructions s again had job holding paper still ,twitching , think to much coffee . So read the connect to modem , I know what that is😁. Press a waps button it says ,found one on modem, press this wifi button thingy on printer. Lights flashing noises going off .right have I done it so to print something . Nothing happened ?
😞 Had mug of coffee read instructions .!!!!! Put ink in, tried print again not printing ,had mug of coffee , read the instructions whilst sat on ceiling to much caffeine .???? Put paper in printer, pressed print, noises ,lights flashing, paper moves .printing noises me cheering jumping up and down defiantly to much coffee ,daughter turns gives  me a side ways disgusted look .its PRinting 😁😁😁😁. Done it me , ha 2for 2 calender printer and no Peter call. Ha .

That's me no flights today yet a bloody again, lost loads today .need to earn money at least George's Gyrocopter could have flown today that needs wind.

Got a banging  headache I should not have drunk so much coffee .

Dave




New booking system a success

Hi all

I am so chuffed with myself .we have a new booking system completely computer driven . The customers now go to our calendar directly .select a date .on the calendar click the date. Up pops the form ,they fill it in submitting it back ,I get a email to accept or decline, I check all the details if OK click the accept button. The customer gets a confirmation email generated by the website it then gets loaded on to the calendar. Great stuff took me hours ,and not one phone call to Peter so happy bunny.

We have took so many bookings today no phone calls no talking to irate customers any more  because they can not get in touch with us .

Oh forget to say 2 days before there flight they be Reminder so hope that cuts out the no shows 3 days after there flight they get a thank you email .

The above system does cost but customers no more waiting to get booked in me spending g hours on the phone Elly processing the forms no more having to save all the voice messages and bookings I did 20 bookings tonight in 5 minutes .everything done forms the lot .

Oh I wish I had found this booking system ages ago  it was just a random desparte search  at 2 in the morning that I came across the system ,4 hours later I had the first draughts ready , this morning into office 3 hours later i had it running .5 minute after it went live the first booking came in followed by another 24 until I left at 1.45.

All I need now is a weather app to control the weather .

Another thing I am well pleased at my old army buddy moving his Gyrocopter to a close by airfield .

I hope to get my 3 axis conversion done soon. 

Paid out some £1300 today, airfield rent and insurances I was on such a high not had time to sulk over spending that amount.

Well that's me 

Dave 😁😁😁😁

Looking at new booking system

Hi all

Busy looking for a online customer booking system.it is to much for me to call customers.i have seen one which is possible .

3 axis coming soon to Microlight flights not based at netherthorpe but based with our upcoming Gyrocopter flights ,this will make our business unique it's got me all fired up again working with my old army buddy George

 Having trip over to our sister airfield on Monday.there is no facility's there so will be training  only, of course I will give the Sheffield areoclub one more chance to let me have 3 axis over at the airfield ,with control over my bookings, but more than likely they will say no so will split 3 axis with the Gyrocopter.

New webpage to be added about Gyrocopter I hope next week, when the Gyrocopter arrives from York next week.

Flexwing training at netherthorpe minus simulator .as will be downsizing office to reduce rent.

Simulator up for sale need to get money together for factory built 3 axis.

I am all fired up again into flying with the gyro arriving  in fact getting head back in books for my instructor revalidation.

That's me
Dave


Elly downloading ofbforms

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Elly on computer downloading 100s of booking forms no sooner had she down loaded a bunch another load would appear , it turns out it's a issue with the website .we have to now keep checking so she will be at it Thursday . Once we have them printed off I will delete everything off the email in box hope this will solve this issue.

3 no shows today I called them they had forgot so that was that with this bookings, when I got up it was moderately bumpy.

I had some good news ,My old army buddy is moving to a airfield near me with his gyrocopter there is now the possibility of joint business.

That's me

Dave


Rain wind

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Run trike up this morning everything OK so left out ready to rig later in the morning .at 11am the downpour started so that's me well pissed off .need to earn some money ,phoned the immediate customers rebooked, one no answer so they turned up.rebooked back in.

Another day no money awkward, customer on phone soon dealt with.

Home every inention of going into workshop ,cup of tea telly on, shit sports on, archery , I thought just watch this then workshop, then kayaking just watch this then workshop. Cup of tea,  hockey on  just watch this then workshop, rowing on just watch this then workshop. So it goes on as I write this feet up just had shower .so workshop not happening today again.

Customer called he said bit concerned that trike has issue electrical so I said that's why the aircraft is always checked before flight to ensure there are no problems , not only weather stops flights but aircraft has to be 100% as well as pilot before any flight.customer was happy after I explained in detail the process of inspection  preflight and post flight.

Shit tennis on now .

By for now
Dave




Movies

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Monday normal day off so of to pictures to see star trek .yes I'm a trekkie .loved every minute .Elly is also a trekkie but she fell asleep at least space ships blowing up drowned out her snores💤.

Back to work Tuesday looks a bit grim though wind wise.

Feeling a little better  hope on mend also mood changing .

Facebook do a memory posting thing  a previous posts of  mine today was on my cousin who died 3 years ago today .she was born with no arms just a thumb and fingure on her shoulders.but when we were kids we ran around like loons.later in life she was bed bound with bones curving and waisting but always cheerful.

Watching Olympics watching snoring at moment GB team just won a bronze skeet .

That's me.
Dave 

Windy

Hi all

I was wanting to get stuck into a full day flying but wind gusts over 28 knots🚩 put pay to that, weather line updated cancelling day and a abuse update included.

If you recall from yesterday's blog I will not accept any form of abuse or sarcasm . I only cancelled when not safe to fly I only earn money when flying so not at all in my interest to cancelled flights.any abuse no mater how light will be dealt with by refusing a booking and depends on any abuse we will redeem there vouchers after informing there company's why .if needed provide the recording of the phone call.

Customers need to realise all calls are recorded.

Also that customers are paying for a safe flight.with a 25 year experienced pilot, when a customer gets  to tell me there's nothing wrong when you cancelled with the weather .well what do you think they will say if we have accident and they get I injured they won't be saying that then oh no .they be saying well he should not have took us up in dangerous conditions.

Customers are always wrong on flying, pilots use there experience and judgement on flight safty, so if you are a customer that is cancelled trust me, it was not ,100% safe to fly.

Key words that get right up my nose is if a customer says is ..,it's your fault you cancelled. .  Hmmmmm...🔫🔫.

Any way day at home house clean up as camping stuff all over. Including cat shit💩💩😹.moved tent to be covered in cat shit. I chased that cat all over house😹😹 ,I would have rung it's fury neck if I could have caught it.😠😠

 After cleaning the shit up, god cat shit stinks😷😷, got my room cleaned just to have games room full of camping kit and odour  of shit.

Great holiday though despite Elly and my daughter how both snore badly , 💤 had it in stereo one night I listened for a hour as they snored, .but then I noticed every ,8 snore they sinked together in one loud rautiouse snore💤💤 making tent flaps ripple💨💨👯 ,after the 10 snore they fell out of sink again.

Inflatable bed a large double got puntures  we blamed daughters fingure nails Elly trimed them to our daughters rather loud complaints 😠.ffollowin night more deflation💨💨, resulting in Elly rolling over on top of me , it turns out it was a fault on the bed .my daughter was little miffed to say the least ,so off to halfords 🚗in Bridlington to buy bike repair kits   by end of holiday the bed looked like a teenager with bad acne.i dumped the bed after nights spent sticking patches on holes in bed. Needless to say it did not get on the return trip home. I just hope some unscrupulous people smugglers does not find it in the  bin ,and use it  to row people across the channel from France ,it will not get far before it deflated again would not want that on my conscious.😞😞😞😂.


On holiday I bought my youngest son  his first air riffle his grandad got control of that in his gun  cabinet  but Sam well pleased with his shooting 177 pellets with his grandad.

Well Monday I don't work anyway so workshop Finnish off 3 rocking horses🎠🔸 and get them photos for new website.

I am 63 in ,7 days bloody hell  look in mirror and see this old grumpy man looking back at me who is that bloody hell its me.

Well that's me today.
Dave

Thanks peter

Hi all


This morning trike running rough .then stated missing ,landing it went totaly sos to Peter .after I cancelled three flights .up he came to him all of 5 mins to find the problem broken cable on the power yoke .so back in action for sunday.

Power issues with camera Peter ordered new power module so would be in action for next week.

I was aprehensive this morning driving to airfield I now always trust my gut feeling .

Not putting up anymore with customers having ago at me. From now on any customer saying i have been cancelled so many times or  its your fault you cancelled or anything other than booking a flight will be turned away.

I.can't get anyone to do phone, Elly tries but after it did her nerves a year ago ,will only call new customers.

Customers arriving late, I operate a appointment system .they get a time for a flight they should arrive 30 minutes before flight to fill in the membership forms suit up and off, if they turn up 20 minutes after there flight was booked  they lose there flights and that's that even if they have been canceled on flight safty . 

Post holiday blues does not seem that been away .

Olympic games is on .is it me or does it seem anon event .that said will watch as much as I can .

That's me

Dave

Thanks for coming up Peter and sorting electrics out again .

Back off my holidays. Update

Hi all 


Back off my camping holiday, need another one to recover from that one.

Does not seem like 9 days since  went away great time though , went  out to sea in our  3 seat kyak , Elly bit concerned when we where , 1000 meters off beach . Daughter enjoying the big waves a bit to much.

Be back later banging headache 

Lots of story's  to bore you  with later .

Dave 

Hi back had kip headache stuff so back in world of living ,awesome holiday I loved the kyak great fun but the only issue was going back to car there was bloody steep hill .going down kyak tweighe 20 kilos back wet ,27 kilos we tried all sorts to get it back up hill, I nearly cracked my ribs from inside out with my heart giving it some bang not to mention knees, but it was awesome all kited up in wetsuits life jackets great fun, except once when paddling back to shore it was heavy going u til notice daughter not packing and had her legs daggli  in water .I sat in back after that.

Back work Saturday not looking forward to going back .

Dave 

Intrangence


How do you get a group of people ,to change there minds,?????

Why is it--------
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I have deleted rest of the blog ,and what was below instead? I will rewrite and send to the comitteee.

But it finished with the below last sentence .

Why do I need to write all of this in my blog?

why because I am in despair .

David 

Shagged

Hi all

Well after 15 flights Saturday . I had 12 today 5 flights in engine feeling rough a check on floor looked like  a plug gone Jim had a look at plug lead ,we thought might be a issue but no  , rain on its way ,plus I was so tired so that was me on safty flight grounds.

Going  to get eight new  plugs tomorrow about due 25 hour change of plugs.

Having to crash in so many flights just to meet monthly out goings is to much.c customer safty always first before money yes they get disappointed ,most understand some don't, flight safty first either on weather grounds .aircraft servicing, or pilot fatigue namely me.

Not being allowed to expand is a very big issue, covered it many times in past so not going into that today .

Back home 2,pm straight to bed , for a kip one more day of flying then done for 9 days.

Davzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Wing not right

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Good day flying ,wing does not feel right on take off, before wing strip clean lift off, now lift I have to move the bar back excessively compared to before wing strip, it might be just me , but need to get sorted before I send student solo.

Great day today even more flights  tomorrow .

Sunday looks grim hope it does not come around our area.

In bed early flying tomorrow 14 flights. start 8am.



Zzzzzzzzzzzzx hup ah 

Better go droppppppping off zzzzzzzzzxx





No car no flights

Hi all

No car today has gone in for service and brake checks so sat at home .bored shit less .

House clean up that will last ,5 minutes when Elly gets here and kids everything gets chucked on floor does my head in.

Going  into workshop to start on new rocking horse .this one is one I am designing myself   being a dinosaur T Rex first one will take some time .then next will be quicker also will get in to p!an selling as well .for hobbyist to make my rocking dinosaur.

At least with making stuff out of wood and stuff I don't need to rely on people to make me stuff promise the world then don't full fill.

Looking to get my electric SSDR done my self . After holiday will fetch the trike back from airfield one I bought with no engine .got ramp done on my front garden do I can build it on my front garden and test run it.

Busy ,3 days with flying at least now there's not 500.00 a month coming out of bank  in loan payments, I hope business account will build up.

Ah well off jigsaw cutting bit warm in my workshop .

Dave 

Hot office

Hi all

Windows open fans on in office today portacabin with black roof .sweat dripping off us both.

Elly got all the booking forms downloaded and sorted for me to call so busy ,3 hours .

First off this morning had to put new shoes on car tires getting as bald as me . Good job Nigel did not see them , did not have to pay as it's a disability car me having no knees and hips left .worn out with life time of road running my Jeep fir business not to mention the ,100 of miles marched with a burgin on my back and rifle on my arms   that use to hammer my hips, back in my army days oh how I miss those days I overnight think about them , a lot of my army mates have died , bugger keep going heart.

Not in tomorrow as car in for a service ready for my holidays.

I hear the lease issues at the airfield have been resolved the cost is staggering , must admit I was shocked , pity they lost the tiger moth business  and Paul the chef of ,24 years.,they could have done with that income.

Camping holiday soon in mega mood looking forward 9 days of camping bliss .well camping ,army days it was Chuck sleeping bag on ground ,mess tins out .lite  hexy blocks for brew up , Chuck tins of compo rations into boil ,back then we Chuck tins unopened into boiling water then open. back to family holiday we have what videos shall we take large TV toilet flushing in its own tent ,inflatable beds lights .and yes even the kitchen sink, really roughing it bugger only knows how we packing in car and trailer.

That's me
Dave 


Stopped fly tipping

Hi all 

On way to work this morning on back roads to airfield , I was following a gypos lorry with loads of house clearance stuff, I said to Elly there going to fly tip, I held back sure enough they turned into a wooded area and where backing in, I grabbed my phone as I drove past the Pike's lorry ,I put my phone on my window ,they pointed to me I could see them saying he's filming us I drove off, later I flew over the spot they had not tipped there but I could see they had tipped further on on a farmers track. 

Just two flights today by was it hot.

I am off for next two days getting car serviced new tyres fitted ready for our camping hols.

Well short one again 

Dave 


Full day

Hi all

Full day Sunday 10 flights 😁 sadly all the money learnt swallowed up in bank with debits 😥.but at least a full day , cross wind though but we'll within limits just.

Run up to my camping trip so looking forward to it ,want to get my debts paid before I go  so on holiday I can sit back with business debts paid off.😎😎😎😎

Off today as Mondays aways are, hot day plan was garden but I don't do sun , yes you going to say what if sunny on my in holiday, well hat 👦sunglasses😎 t shirts 👕 suncream factor 1000 .well if they had it that strong . Sun shades brolle .

Just deleted a rant  that was here again it was to strong .

That's me 
Dave

Called off

Hi all

What to do I called it off met saying rain low cloud  shall I call it on get people to travel miles for it to start raining,s I called it off.

Look out of window cloud base low rain over chesterfield chatsworth happy made right descion .

Customers complain all the time because we cancelled ,I complain because not earning money,why would people think I cancel ,there is a saying customers are always right, well there  not , 26 years flying experience on flexwings ,then they try to tell me it's flyable , ha so when I say to customers to come back another day because it's bumpy and they insist on going ,so I take them up and there shit scared ,mostly males I might add,  proper hero's screaming to get back down.that is them not 10 minutes before no I will be OK don't mind a bumps.

I am creating another form if I recommend then to come back another day and they insist on going,s o if I have to terminate or they ask, they can not come back on me.

Thanks for the emails from Sheffield aero club members .your words of support much appreciated .

I am still appalled at the events in France yet again .this will soon fade in public memory ,what about the shooting. In the night club, charlie hebdo,shooting, never mind ,9_11 .London bus bomb, Enoch power said many years ago rivers of blood about the streets , he was vilified for saying that, how true he was look at social media photos of the young child run over with her doll laid at side of her covered in blood, the father and 10 year old son run over and killed after watching fireworks. And the other 80 just going out to celebrate a France ,s Bastille celebration day. 

What's it going to take a nuclear bomb in one of our cities .chemical attack , in our underground's ,what's it going to take before the civilised democracy say enough is enough.

That's me today to much time thinking not enough time flying.

Dave 












3 flights and no show

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3 flights today and a no show  I called the customer he said his car has broke down ,the times I have heard that or there's a death in the family, I am waiting for the there is s death in family and the Hurst has broken down.

Then you get the customer wants to rearrange the flight as I am Sat there fully rigged flying suit .then get upset when I say no. 

Someereall nice customers today though one was a Russian lady  that conversation went well could not understand  a word she said nice though.

Talking to mark at airfield today  looks like I would have called it off yesterday any way ,he said lots of pilots where saying it was bad and they needed pint to calm down.

Feel loads better today by felt like shit yesterday.

I am looking at a shop for sale in Bolsover were I live, pity I could not get the money on home release scheme e ideal as a craft shop, the idea is festering in my mind, always wanted a craft shop o way I will rent though.

That's me today.
Dave










Not well... update

Hi all

Not well again .got up this morning room spinning had this bug thing for weeks now,i have a good couple of days then it's back again.

Back to bed just.  dizziness is bad  think doctor visit on books.

Cancelled flying obviously flying with countryside spinning in my head  not a good mix.

No one to take over for me, as the club will not allow me to expand.so I cannot afford another instuctor.

Well that's me ,so not bore you all with me feeling sorry for my self.

Dave
Hi all 

Back again still feel like shit headache ,letting people down on flights today ,but it's my duty as a pilot to ensure the flight is safe to go ahead, as it is you as a pilot or prospective pilot,best to disappoint passengers than to endanger there life's..

Twice I have caved in to customer pressure, twice came unstuck, they just walk away leaving me with all the paperwork and repairs, so no more.

I have opportunity to make my flight school a roaring success 4 flexwings, 3 axis , biplane , if I could find a backer the money I could earn .not at the airfield though they stop me at every turn, so would need new airfield , may be I will wait until see what happens at the airfield.

I got one backer Jim he helped me no end out standing bloke and understanding ,he has tried to find me another airfield.

If any one out there can help me find somewhere or owns land I can show you how easily you could earn a £ 1000. Per week just on hangerage.not including rent from a flying school,and fuel sales if you have land 450 meters long or square it's a license to print money...

I can also show you how to lose a airfield by bad leadership.

Phone ringing off hook as it is tied to my home address ,I can not do bookings at home as everything is at the airfield.

That's me again as you can see down in dumps today .I have a outstanding business just be prevented  to expand .

Dave

Two flights

Hi all

Two flights today it was crap bumpy  on runway 36 wind cross both 24 and 36 so day called of.

Elly pleased to say back on phone ,which is a massive help.

New female prime minister I for one welcome it .

Short one today.

Dave

4 flights

Hi all


Just 4 flights today not bad except for raging tooth ache . Lots of phone calls done..one extremely arrogant customer delt with, after I heard his message telling me to ring back exactly at 10am this morning so at ,9.25 phoned the customer,and I declined his booking ,no more he could say,j just oh as I put phone down ,I was polite .

That's me today.

Dave 


Monday no flights

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Gusting winds so that put paid to that for today,getting better later this week.

In workshop sanding ,it takes as long to detail sand as it is to build rocking horses ,in this case a rocking cow..

In office in morning phone calls and stuff.

The pad I thought had broke yesterday started to work today , deep joy the power socket is loose with constant charging Sam my son ramming plug in.

Short one today 

David 


No flights yet again

Hi all

No flights again wind rain,rest of week looks the same, no money again this week.😞

Got cards paid off but then my pad decided to give up the ghost ,as I need it for weather I have no computer at home so had to buy new one today.😭😭😭😠

Holiday soon pleased to say got life jackets and swim suits for Elly and me again on credit card ,glad and sorry .

Was hoping for a good week with students this week get some desperately needed money in ,what's with weather bad winter now summer.

No woodwork to day F1 ,then tennis finales .great afternoon doing bugger all again.

Peter has seen the near miss on video when a Cessna cuts in front of  me from left ,he says it looks Less than 200ft distance😗 ,when I get it I will put a link on here.

Well that's me .falling a sleep watching football finale .god its boring.

Should not say God really  as I don't believe in stuff like thats, if there is a god, he would have  not let us join the EU in first place ,if there is and he did,then he's a right to royal  arse wipe, or he did it for a laugh,i f he did it for a laugh,t hen  he's a dick head or she ( better be politically correct)😂😂

Ha just found theses😂😂 on my new pad they are dead😎😎😎.

Any way that's 😇😇😇😇


Rain wind

Hi all.

Rain wind so enough about flying today.

My youngest daughter at silverstone dancing today, F1 Qualifying today watching just in case in see her,she has already seen Grint  Ronald weasley harry potter.

She has just phoned a T shirt today is £50.00, bag of chips £5.00 .

Camping end of month can't wait 8  days of no phone ,no getting hassle of customers who think weather is my fault, get to play on our new kayak inflatable ,I had so thing else that was inflatable when I was a lot younger, it kept getting punctured though!!!!!.

Eldest daughter birthday Monday,more money .

Nice to think all I owe is 3400 pounds ,that's on credit card will get that paid off soon as well,my credit rating should go from shit to soso ,though I will never get anything on glad and sorry again,( to southerners that means glad I have got it sorry got to pay for it.)

Festering in my mind is somthing I wanted to do when in my 20s to have a craft shop,big ask though, its festering in there though.

Well watching qualifying then workshop time sanding ,detailing three rockers .

Got new plan motor bike rocker rocker lot to do will be expensive.

That's me.
Dave




No flights yet again

Hi all

No flights again, no money again,pissed of again .

Just went in to get abused on phone ,well they tried ,then when I said go get refund, they soon changed there tune.

Went to B&Q bought paint wood oil , drills ,screwdriver bits, dowl, rubbing cloths for wood oil, tarpaulin for camping trip, bungee for trailer ,hedge shears , £80.00 bloody he'll.

That's me.

Dave 

1 flight

Hi all

One flight then packed trike away ,very bumpy wind building needs to earn money but ,also customer comfort,customers disappointed but safety first,no more disappointed than me not earning anything.

Feeling shattered again and run down ,I know what it is its stress of my flying school ,not earning money , then when I do the hours I have to fly to make money just to try to break even ,because of the rent imposed by the club ,not being allowed to expand blocked at every turn ,trying to earn money with one aircraft.

I can not afford anyone to work on the phone,but if I was allowed to expand I could bring in so much money to the club, if just through the restaurant ,just one more flex and another Instructor,I could concentrate on student training whilst the second instructor trial flights.also I could employ full time staff on my phone.

That's me

Dave










Delete blogs

Hi all

No blogs published there were two but on reflection I deleted them,oh they where bad, I have now started to do ,blogs sleep on it re read and publish if not to threatening .

 without going in it to much have been ripped off by some one I trusted , within Microlight world , I was so angry, but have curtailed my views, on blog writing .

Two flights to day and a to late show customer, one turned up 45 mins late by that time I had put trike away.

I have paid off my bank loans for the business used my pension pot,which not happy about ,but saves me £ 250.00 in interest payments and the loan repayments total monthly savings £500 a month.

In a way feel good like weight is lifted I just have £3000. More ,then totally debt free,and no personnel debts including credit cards.

I just need to reduce rent payments at airfield to make the school viable again.

I putting the simulator up for sale as can not keep it if move office.

My daughter has done me a logo for my rocking horse business looks cool.

l feel very relaxed today ,looking at business account seeing lines of 0000.000 is very nice,seeing same in pension pot not so much. 

That's me today ,
Dave




Not to day

Hi all

No flights gust forecast up to 27 knot .balloon forecast wind 500ft 20 mph ,so on limit ,plus would have been very bumpy around Netherthorpe .Another day no money.

At least get to make stuff today.

Below this was a rant I have since deleted it was bad.

Dave

Another day no flights

Hi all

Getting bad no flights weekend  looks grim  no longer a joke, airfield wont help,but they on there way out anyway.

The 5 week wait for wing did most the damage ,not  pleased.

Going to seek legal advice , possible action .

Still got this lergy come back with a vengance,I feel crap again.

Cheered up tonight though watching taffs beat Belgium ,hope England team and I say that loosely ,watched the Welsh play as a team.

Did a bit on my rocking horse business got three ready for painting.

That's me snot running out like a running tap ,eyes watering ,can't hear anything through the howling tinnitus ,apart from that I feel fine.

Dave 
Just listened to last post being played ,times I played that on my old bugle on many a remembrance parade, shit now I am depressed .

Bit rough again

Hi all

Thought I felt alright today picked up yesterday ,so went in only two flights, I was pleased it was just two if there had been any more I would have cancelled ,again safety but this time me not up to mark.

Back home just went to kip land.

Sorry Borris not running for prime minister ,I think who takes over will back down on free movement, I hope not.


Ordered a plan on a motor bike rocker made of wood of course but looks good. 

Nice to have complements on my blogs ,yes grammar is shit ,so I don't put full stops where should  go, or use where or were properly ,so what I have not done bad for myself of over years done stuff people only dream of doing,so if you don't like my blog  dont read if do, hey up .

A lot of time I write stuff then I delete it because a rant, I think better of publishing .

Well that's me
Dave 




No flights

Hi all

No flights rain wind,so just phone calls today,and taking bookings.

Back home ,the lergy I have had a few days is easing pleased to say through my paracetamol tramadol haze ,think it is going, well I hope so I will cut back on tablets ,to make sure I am not drugged up,feel like a smack head at moment ,only sneezing once a hour now ,down to one toilet roll attached to my snozzer, so should be able to fly soon.

Got a new saw bench beginning to realise my workshop is getting a bit full, even cat can't find anywhere to shit, (bloody thing thinks I put sawdust down to crap on , hate cats).

That's me
Dave




In bed

Hi all

In bed with man flue no way could fly today,pleased rain forecast.

If Sheffield aero club has a sick pilot they can get more instructors in or pilots on day get extra ,with me that's it ,there's just me , because I am not allowed to grow my school.so when I am sick that's it no money.

Not been ill for ages,think this caught off a customer.

Few weeks to my hols looks g forward to launching kyak,still to get life jackets and wet suit.

That's me cough cough sniffle sneezzzzz.
Dave

Customers first

Hi all

Called it on this morning with reservations ,first flight was cross wind so had to go diagonally to runway,  it was obvious on take off there was rotor as I lifted the wing was sluggish pulled bar back to get airspeed up ,then forward to get a good climb out.

Once in the air it was bouncy back to airfield over head join, then down wind smooth enough ,sock nearly across runway ,turned finales got some bang and bumps pulled 70 mph to cut through rotor and long down runway power still on I touched Downwith power on only when wing was in trim did I power off..

2 more fights bumpy ,then I decided enough but a customer insisted on going after I tried talk him out of it,off we went got some bang on climb out at 1000ft we got some  lift of clouds I felt customers helmet in my back , twice more helmet in my back after a bang which is a sure sign customer is in distress , I knew he did not want to seem to be a scared ,so I said think we are going back its getting bumpy ,I could hear the relief in his voice ,I smiled to myself after  26 years of flying you can tell.

So that was that day cancelled back home, with my  mega sore  throat . .......huh did not think get any sympathy .

That's mE ( COUGH,  sneeze, snott all over ,hope you were having your tea ha ) did I say I was poorly.

Dave( sniff sniff ) Buck

Thanks for coffee Jim 



Cumulas

Hi all

One flight, got up I could see all around towering cumlus clouds black I could see all around in bedded in layered cloud ,the most dangerous. ,needed the money ,but need my life more so called the day off.

I have to consider if  its worth carry on with school ,its earning potential is enormous ,but with Sheffield aero club blocking expansion at every turn, putting rent up,and with weather. 

The airfield is still negotiating the lease , not looking good.

I could say why this occurring  and point fingers but I only need one finger to point at one person,this person will see the club close.

My simulator is going up for sale as I will be moving to a smaller office in attempt to reduce rent.

That's me down in dumps .
Dave




Get a van

Hi all

Talking to my next door neighbour about the my rent woes at airfield , he said get a van !!!!!!!!!!!!! With wind out  awning, he said'' how long customers  in your office,'' I said  ''10 minutes ''he shrugged ''do you need office, '' ? you are getting van for rocking  horses any way ,your a joiner one month rent savings ,pay for timber ,solar panels for power what about internet ,I said mobile phone you only need google calender.?????? Hmmmmmmm.

Brexit so happy , Scotland. Want independence referendum because they want to stay in Europe ,so free of UK ,give it all back to Brussels is it me or where's the sense in that, and how they going to get into uk they will need passport and pay tax on stuff coming through uk. So they do want to get there fisheries back what happens when oil runs out ,how they going to pay benefits to all the Turks they will get in, Merkel has bollocked up Europe up Scotland's 1st minister will knob Scotland up.

Watch Europe collapse other country's will follow very soon,with there own referendums. 

Oh today two flights bumpy as shit, I had to pull 80 over threshold to get trike down, so that was me today.

That's me ( need a office van) Buck


Good day again

Hi all

Great day again lets hope weather keeps going.

Its a no on the portacabin, no surprise there.

I have a personal view on the airfield that in a famous saying from  Dads army , we are dooomed ,we are all dooomed.

I got home today after visit to polling station I voted out , I was tired I wanted to go in workshop ,but I decided to leave spinning circle saw and tired hands don't mix.

I get asked lots of questions when flying,one today was ,if you have a heat attack now what would happen,I said I would try to land ,but if you are unconscious ,.... well I said unless you are a quick learner,and have a flying flexwings for dummies book, tucked iin your flying suit we  will crash .what else could I say.

Looking forward to my hols with kids camping .trying out our new inflatable kayak ,3 seater job,phone off ,no computer. Bliss. 

I wish I had started my woodwork business years ago my family been telling me that for years,but never to late .

That's me.
Dave

Busy day

Hi all

Tuesday busy first off student ,I wanted to do circuits but was very bumpy also revision flying not good enough, so decided better another day 20 mins flight.

Rest of day trials good day had arms ached a bit end of day.

I have asked committee if I can move to the portacabin on the airfield , its a wreck but if accept my proposal I could survive with school.I will have to lose simulator though .

If they accept lots of work painting reroofing ,I will need toilet ,I might fit another window, and see if nick could stall it with my logos on.I will need help in the move.if accepted.

My daughter busy pushing my rocking horses ,I have built a foldable drawing table in my workshop, started tracing patterns for a dinosaur rocker.

I will start on my own designs by weekend ,there's a market in selling plans ,most p land from USA,or Canada. 

I will also be making a picture frame which converts to a table cupboard ,

I need to get 10 designs made completed before I lay Christmas new website.

That's me
Dave

Great day today

Hi all 

Great day until 12.30 I did 7 flights this morning .last flight got bumpy last landing got to sink I was high up and could have sorted it put but decided to go around landed my passenger was a bit nervous but  went away with a smile on his face.

Yesterday two incidents I was on finals for 36 when a aircraft flew across my finals approach ,a visiting pilot, then I came in on another flight standard overhead  join for 06 called finals 06 when I heard a instructor telling a pilot on 24 there was a aircraft on  06 everyone was using 06, he just decided he wanted to come straight in,I had to do a go around I comp!aimed to the days cfi. he said it was seen by other pilots as well he was told what happened ,he is to speak Christine the clubs cfi, I know who it was I can do what I want .pilot I have it on DVD .

That's me tonight.
Dave 

Weather balls up

Hi all

This morning looked at met for weather ,did not look good ,with possible thunderstorms low cloud ,so with  that I called day off,as it turned out though I could have flown albeit at 1000ft but could have flown,that said its below my self imposed school height imposed  limit of 2000ft min for trial flights .

I was well binned off another day not earning money.

I am possible looking at going part time ,I have another proposal for the club ,if I can get them to accept it I will only fly 4 days and just student training .

I will be looking at selling the simulator with its 5 projectors and computer plus all screens and pod I will see.

That's me 
Dave 



Just phone calls

Hi all

Just phone calls today,if calls where money  I would be have my Aston Martin,but no.

I hope Friday is flyable two new students plus 5 trials,weekend busy as he'll.

Flights as far away as September.August weekends nearly full.

Bank account empty only thing in there is a echo.

Watched football , England can get the ball to front of the net but then they miss it by yards,we were lucky today, hard luck to Welsh.but a win is  a win

After footy, shaped glued together body of a rocking bessie cow I am making. Enjoying making stuff , don't have to talk to the wood ,I am not a people person ,that said its all I have done all my life, including teaching keep fit to women great times ,but back to wood stuff  over weekend after work cut out of a dinosaur rocker, ready to cut out next week.

Thats me 
D.


This is getting as bad as if winter

Hi all

No flights yet again first wing away for 5weeks then get back 3 punctures ,now wind and rain.

Bookings for weekends up to end of August September filling in as well.

Need another aircraft but we know that's a no.

New student bought a quasar for £ 500.00 not been flown for 4 years could be a good one electric start? Or could be a pig in a poke.

Built 2 side board for my sanding booth  put legs on table down draught sanding table ,put the back board with attachments for another Hoover, need more pin board to Finnish 3rd side, then put a top on,possible may have to make holes in down draught table bigger though .

I had to play so at 10pm I was sanding one of my rocking cows legs definatly takes keeps dust down when sides are coupled up to Hoover's should pull all dust in and down.

Thursday looks crap

Two new students today hope to get more.

That's me 

Dave 


Sanding down draught table

Hi all

No flights today due to rain yet again ,possible new student starting Friday,2 hours doing  answer phones.

Back home In to workshop to complete the bed of the sanding down draught table ,baffles fitted in side to direct dust to Hoover out let, got legs to fit yet ,then will build back draught board my aim is to have the bed plus 3 sides, pulling  air through the pin boards, may be over kill but then can sand my horse parts in my back room ,should pull all small particles , so should be safe to sand wood without need for face mask also stop going all over my house ,after I put pin board on bed ,I chucked some sawdust on worked a treat, had a go with sander it worked well tomorrow fit legs and switches for workshop Hoover.

I will ask the airfield about the portacabin, they did offer it before, if it will reduce rent,but will need to be cheap for a year as will have to get phone line in ,and Toilet fitted. What do we think they will say to that proposal.????

That's me 

Dave 


Rain

Hi all

Rain, thunderstorms ,mist, fog,wind gusts  guess what its my fault apparently.

Today started on my sanding booth made base have to put the ducting panels in to deflect sawdust into the Hoover outlet ,will then a pin board to the top, what happened is when sanding  then the air is drawn down through the holes in the pin board with that the dust,into a industrial Hoover withthe micro dust particle bag at in the Hoover ,should tonight have the bed done , I will build two more for the sides I may build one for the back buy two  my Hoover's so I will have 3 Hoover's sucking in the dust, through the bed and sides.

The base bed is 4ft x 3ft for the sanding see a down ,this is big enough to get most stuff in ,bigger stuff will be made in parts shaped in the booth. 

Weather looks carp  this week. I am thinking of downsizing at the airfield ,see if I can rent smaller office. There is a portacabin.

Dave 


Getting to old for this crap

Hi all

No flights again visibility ,and heavy rain forecast.

Visibility no point flying customer if can not see anything , also safty issues on sighting aircraft ,why they paint Cessna white in misty conditions .

Hundreds of bookings I take, Elly will not answer the phone because of customer hassle , caused her to have a breakdown , I  have to fly do calls and bookings between flights,I am a one man band I can only have one aircraft so I am not allowed to employ another Instuctor ,its getting a bit much.

This is a shortened blog today.it was longer again deleted loads of it.

Dave 

Dave 




No flights yet again

Hi all 

Bad vis yet again so day off ,decided to call customers individually to cancel and rearrange ,bad mistake ,hassle I got , explained less than 3 miles vis low cloud not safe to fly, they just don't understand.

 Well just one customer kicked off ,but I kept my calm ,yes me keeping calm, as it was being recorded , but end of call I said look call back when you have calmed down.

Back home use my new workshop vacume its got some right suck ,it even sucked up a screw driver,went up pipe with a right clatter so went around sucking spiders up awesome.

Think doctor visit on the horizon feeling a bit crap ,think my. Flying business getting to me ,one mans dream, another mans ( me) nightmare .

That's me .
Dave 




Bad vis

Hi all

Two flights only today ,second flight I did my best to talk a chap I to coming back another day,but I sister wanted to go ,off we went as soon as I cleared the th way threshold via was bad I to sun less than 2 miles ,I did 20 minutes then back to cancel rest if day,I called remaining customers and rearranged flights.

I will cut all flying to just 5 flights a day I can't do 9in a day its to much for me .I will honour the ones booked in but from August 5 a day.

Cleared the ol d rabbit room out ready to equip out as a Sanding  room for my horses.

Not done anything as with flying  knackered when I get home .

I am not enjoying the flying, teaching I love it ,trial flights not so much.

I will change my push to getting more students.

That's me today
Dave 


Low cloud must come fog

Hi all

Low cloud mist ,arrived at airfield 7.15am hoping it would lift.8.am weather update , then 9am ,10am,11am weather updates to customers a look at forecast and a another walk outside for  20th time looking at steatly chimney,s vague outline,by 1pm I decided to phone every one booked in and rearrange just realised I have to call 9am flight,will do that Sunday,

Wish people when they  phone ,would just accept we dont cancel unless there is a safty reason ,all cancellations are on flight safety.

Well left airfield at 2.30pm felt knackered done bugger all ,so did some retail therapy I went B&Q bought a workshop Hoover some ply down pipe two brackets to make a dust collector hopper ,this is a large funnel coupled to Hoover to catch dust when jigsawing ,the hopper is on wheels I will just go underneath want ever I am sawing saw dust falls into hopper then sucked into Hoover,all good stuff.

I have put a link on my website to a you tube link a  white board lecture on improving prop efficiency, by putting prop in a tube ,you will have to copy and paste but nice 15 mins lecture.worth a watch.

Chap came for flight said I read your blog he  said your a bit of a grump , yeah dead right I am ,I said. I am a proper victor meldrew,he laughed of we went for a spin.

That's me going to butcher some wood.

Dave ( one foot in the grave ) Buck 

Bugger going to be humming that all afternoon now ,!!!! don't think of the theme !!  One foot in the grave,,what ever you do  ,,,,,don't think about humming  ,, one foot in the grave don't ,,,,haha,,, bet you are ... one foot in the grave 




Wind

Hi all

Well another day not flying so no money learnt yet again .
Bill in for wing altogether £1000.00 !!! bloody he'll .

I will make sure all the nuts and bolts are well oiled to stop rust.

Peter re fitted wing camera to day so all 4 cameras back in action. The wing camera was damaged during the wing strip.

New plan for a dinosaur rocker arrived to day,last one I will buy for a bit as I will design my own character horses, once I have a catalogue of 10 rockers I will start on fully carved horses possibly out of hardwoods ,but theses will be expensive on wood and time.

I have some tyre levers they arrived today so I can do my own wheel changes, I will be will send some stuff back to P&M as not now needed.

Got to get this timber in my kitchen moved forgot about today went arse over tit.

Elly back from Skegvegus ,so daughter gone home dropped her off got swapped for my son Sam ,lost my car as Elly got to take daughter dancing,at least daughters  chocolate bill will be less now,  she's gone back. She gets a her house  twitch if she does not get fix of chocolate .

Well that's me could tell you about phone calls today ,but you have heard it all before.

Dave

Wood delivery

Hi all

No flights yet again ,winds and rain today, phone calls ,bookings done ,

 One phone call today awkward one again ,so they called there voucher company said I was rude so I played them the call ,between the customer and myself ,to the voucher company's rep that put pay to that, and I sent to the voucher company,the recording,  oh right, was there reps response that is not what he told us, so after just 5 days of the message file its paid off, and as the customer lied about me being rude ,there voucher will not be refunded ,the voucher company's rep agreed , I would like to have heard that conversation the rep had later on.

I am short on the phone I don't dilly dally straight in call,, arrange date , cover the weather calling procedure on the day ,time to arrive,jobs a good in.

After the call I transfers the call onto file, fill in customer details put in Ellys inbox to process onto our system then done, no fafing about.

I hate phones do my head in big style, can't hear much bit deaf in left ear ,I have tinnitus bad sounds like a whistle and flute band in my ears all the time  , I even know when I did damage to my left ear  was in my army days I was on a firing range ,I lost my left ear defender,which was a chargeable offence and as I was a Ssgt I just carried on ,if you have fired a SLR weapon you will know what a 7.62 round sounds,like close up.

My brother delivered a load of timber today so my kitchen full of 10x11/4 timber 2x1, 8x1 ,sheets of pin board,do enough timber to make a few rocking horses, I was in there last night at 11pm making a horses head.bet that cheered neighbours up.

I can have a second aircraft as a spare at the airfield ,but only use it if my main school aircraft breaks down, so £ 5000.00 for a quantum £ 500.00 for permit ,maintaince ,about £ 800.00 to insure it ground rent, just in case I need it,!!!!!!hmmmm .

I deleted the paragraph that was here ,bet you all know why.

Well that's me, off to make a rocking horses arse end,

Dave




Really

Hi all

In to office this morning to get calls done first one in listening to answer phone, well suffice it to say, there is now way they are flying with me after I called them they admitted they had forgotten about the voucher,and that it expired February after some argument as why I should honour it I refered  them to our terms and conditions and bid them  good day and put phone down, I logged the call and saved the call for future reference.


Off to B&Q for timber for a third rocker this one is a cow rocker a larger version to the toddler version. Waiting painting, ,after this one I will build a T,rex dinosaur , really enjoying getting back to craft stuff might make more money than flying ,

I am after a draught mans drawing table , I have some designs for rocking horses I want to try.

Flying looks off this week,

Order a new front wheel for trike from P&M I will go off to local garage to get a wheel fitted so I have a spare.

That's me
Dave 




Flat tyre done

Hi all

Flat tyre done and reffited this morning, need to order spare inner tubes ,I have ordered some tyre levers to make life easier.

Looks like Tuesday out which is a pain two days not fly I flying yet again.

My new plan for the carousel horse is looking a bit suspect, more for show than play, but I can convert by adding struts  to make it a safe ride.

I want to make about 10 different types for a new website I am planing ,I will build website my self ,with the experience I have from this website will stand me in good position to build a good website.

Looking at buying a van but need one I can carry kids in also to carry my stock to craft fairs ,I use to do lots of theses many years ago, the buzz you get selling something that some one likes is somthing I have forgotten about,

 Why did I not carry on doing craft fairs  ,I was more into running my paintball business ,parachuting ,learning to fly, martial arts , back then ,not to mention. I was a bit busy working on promotions in the Royal Engineers.oh and getting married and having kids ,well Mrs had kids, my 40 seconds making kids( divide that by two as we had boy and girl)  ,does not really count to much, compared to 9 months , followed by months mastitis and of no sleep,my ex Mrs had .notice I said ex, I had a divorcee as well. 

I was more into play back then I got bored working as  joiner, day in day out god I was bored. So hence I would think something  thing I wanted to do and the just go for it ,some times it worked some times not ,I just moved on to my next whim, much as I do now.can't wait to see what I will dream up next.

I enjoy the flying when teaching ,not so much trial flights flying over Bolsover for 12th time on a day gets a bit monotonous.

I have created a other slot for student Friday mornings , I want to get students early in mornings when my body clock  is switched on,at the end of a day after a day of trial flights I just want to wrap  up and go home .

Talking about rapping up .
Dave



12 flights

Hi all 

12 flights yesterday and a puncture , I got to the last flight the one before on landing  vibation,wheel flat running  on rims ,kept it straight but a I had to get off runway , so that buggerd up last flights.

I had a spare put it on trike 10 minute job but went down, so This morning I was stuck so I took the public tiered tyre and swooped inner tube for one I had on stock, bloody he'll of a right  job getting wheel off rims ,but done,

So to the fights low cloud base  low vis ,Cessna boys went up low cloud base 800 ft via  low ,so that's out side my safety zones so at about 12.30 called every one and rearranged flights, no issues as they all descent folk, so I have no problems calling.

I have mastered the files for the recordings on bookings ,so any issues with customers bookings I can play there phone call message back to them,as it is now easy to find.

Sunshine now at 4.35pm but happy with my descion to cancel day ,I was stressed from sorting out the tyre and still a bit tired from 12 flights yesterday,there was same today, needed the money but safety first.

A other new rocking horse plan arrived ,got some designs my self for rocking horses, I will also sell plans as well seems to be a lucrative side line.

Nice to see a former student a fly in yesterday with his Mrs did not have time to chat. but still get a buzz seeing some one you have  taught flying .

I looked at times people phone my phone lines this morning some people call really late ,they are calling the weather line ,why call it day before beats me as I don't put it on u too 7am on the morning of flights.

Wish people would understand I don't cancel unless I have to, the one aircraft is a issue, so the one I have is a workhorse and needs high maintenance  just like a women ,and like a female demands new shoes in trike terms case new wheels.

If I had my to again I would not have set up a flying school ,only works if you have hangers,to sell hanger space.
That's me
Dave







Another's new student

Hi all

Well Thursday slot came available for a student ,call came in wanting that slot ,so soon filled,want more students I find it so relaxing to teach I enjoy it so much,it's the reason I became a instructor.

I only want students in the mornings I am more switched on , and not tired from flying trial flights.


I have sorted out the recall system for recording messages takes me 40 seconds on each message, so I can now find any customers booking voice messages between me and customers quickly.

Great day today after I had a flat battery this morning , that put me under pressure to get that sorted I had safe battery charged up ready.

Again nice folk today got tired towards the end though .

The second flex has fell through,that's all I willbe say about this issue at this time but I am looking at options 

Thats me 
Dave 






Great day yesterday rain today

Hi all

Great day yesterday but today rain.

Two hairy landings yesterday , the last one took my 1000s of landing experience to pull off with out going  around, I had every thing in the last 100ft, lift, sink wing drop, cross wind gust.on a down hill runway 06 I pulled 75mph over threshold , I was just going to put full power on for a go around as the trike kicked straight ,and decided to  put it down,and it was kiss landing g after all the bangs ,I was impressed with my own landing .

After zipping suit up after putting heart back in chest, taxi back to hanger, last flight anyway ,,customer was nice enough to give me hand put trike away.

Yet again some great folk yesterday

I have permission for second flexwing in a wing tent,very grateful to the committee granting the permission.

Cancelled to day I managed to call most to rearrange only 4 to call.

This weekend is solid and Monday.

I have a student slot available mid week morning. Flight ,any student interested let me know.

That's me
Dave



Monday flying

Hi all 


Monday flying just two today, so after yesterday's 10, nice easy day.

I have streamlined my phone call recordings instead of saving every one ,I will only save the booking calls I make to customers, new file created,customers name and date of call, makes it easier to find customers booking messages ,so any issues,can retrieve and listen to the call.

I will save any phone calls from customers if I need to, but just inquiry ones, there is no need .

Enjoyed today blowing down 36 so bit bumpy on climb out,max  climb angle.

Flew two nice folk today a young lad, and a bloke who was surprised by his wife .

Students tomorrow ,and 5 flights after so not to bad, weekend going to be horrendous work wise though 12 flights each day.

Back home now going into workshop,thought I was coming to a empty house as told Elly and kids flying until 6 but no there all here .

Slept like a log last night except for jimmy riddles, felt great today, by Sunday was ball aching flying  ,was I knackered or what.

That's me ,workshop calling a new sander to play with.

Dave ( earning some money at last ) Buck.




10 flights

Hi all

10 flights , I was tired at the end it was a close thing if I was going with last flight, but  a pretty face soon revived me enough to get last flight done. 

All were nice folks 2 no shows but gave me chance to have a drink with Nick.

Back home at 5.30 to watch England match , that was two hours of boredom ,playing Turkey before they  all come over here to get our benefits,NHS,council houses bestof those.

That's me
Dave
I am voting out at referendum .

Sodding weather

Hi all

Well would you know ,Saturday wind rain , I was really really , wanting this weekend fights,Sunday may be Ok lets hope.

Students we should be back on next week aircraft checks out.

Letter to chairman for second aircraft.

Nigel I need Carls phone number, I lost his number ,want to get gear box service done. If around can you pop in drop it off please.

I will be showing Nav my edf next week to see if can source cheaper in UK.

Off to B&Q for some retail therapy buying tools.

That's me 
Dave

Nice try

Hi all

So just 4 flights booked in,did three bumpy as he'll.then the fourth flight turned up, gave them the membership form to do why I booked in there voucher, it came back they had refunded it,so they tried to have a flight they had got ther money back on , nice try, so instead of having argument in the office, I waited until they had gone ,I then phoned wowcher , explained what they had done,gave them there number , and got paid as they reversed the payment.

Close thing this morning ,with all the wing issues I had forgotten to renew flight insurance it was due to run out today, so phone calls made 4 payments of £320, arranged paid first one ,all legal again.

Next few days full on if flying.

That's metoday 
Dave 


New plugs

Hi all


£32.00 worth of spark plugs 8 in total ,sorted out the rough running ,new and  fitted started up,running  sweet as a nut.

 Ready now for flying  students once I have done some days flying, and I have done 20 mins flying in 6 weeks ,dont want to sit in  back seat until done at least 8 hours front seat, that will be done by Saturday afternoon, if flying weather permitting.

Did lots of bookings ,phone calls, I had to empty messages ,at 100 messages it won't except any more messages , then calls coming in.

One today very rude customer, on answer phone messages ,I phoned 3 times ,could not contact them.I will try tomorrow to get intouch.

That's me.
David

Wing cameras refitted

Hi all

Camera on wing refit, Peter up to airfield , to sort all done.

Phone calls made rebooks done,..

Today off rain, change not down to wing.

That's me.
Dave

Permit back all done signed off

Hi all

Permit back passed and done , I ha d to do second check flight today,because I did not read the weight load  ,so rig up off I went,had some fun stalling .

BMAA very quick on return ,they sent it back to me ,2 hours later resent form ,1 hour later permit back .many thanks to Ian at the BMAA.

Wednesday looks rained off ,so I will get the new spark plugs in running a bit rough,normally plugs do it.replace every 25 hours.

That's me
Dave 


Check flight done

Check flight done ,permit sent to BMAA.

Just got to wait for return of flight permit.
Dave 

Parts

Hi all 

Trip to Andy's to pick up new hang bolt, Monday morning battery back on, after washers on strut fitted ,then off for a check flight, then I will send permit off.

Weather looks crapp next week ,rain and wind, need  10 good days to get some flights in .

Wonder what will happen next with trike ,I will see about getting quantum asap .

Be nice to go for a fly, I will have to sort out another instructor ,for ground exams could do it myself. But more money.

That's me today 
Dave

Wing back permit done

Hi all.


Wing back ,permit done.

Well after 6 weeks its back ,Andy showed me a lot of rusty bolts, brand new shinny keel .rigged in hanger , 3 hours with Andy to day ,inspecting trike, everything includin carburetor float bowls, and floats , I forgot to put a washer on side strut so I have to take that off,put that on , and new hangbolt, needed as its on the 250 hour limit to replace, Monday I will do the check flight,then send off permit to BMAA ,I will send cover note see if they can rush it through being a school ,if they do could be flying Tuesday, but I will be flying next week. 

I will say if Andy was flight inspector for NASA space shuttles , there would not have been any challenger accident ,it would still be on ground being inspected.

Can all students get in touch nick& nav your days are still on ,new students send me text I will get you booked in for your slots ,please note students have priority of trial flights.

Good news spoke to hanger manager about a second wing ,he sees no problems me having wing on wing tent at top of the airfield,he will just clear it with comitee.

I want to get a quantum 582 electric start for student machine training machine and solo ,also to tent  out by the hour,I may sell shares though to any student ,bear in mind if buy shares your training is cheaper.

I am exhausted about with wing now feel 
weight off lifted of shoulders.

This last time with Andy, for permits. As he it is possible he is moving away, from area.

Dave ( a relived flying instructor ) Buck

Ps did I say I am knackered .

Possible Saturday for wing

Hi all

Wing done ,might get it Saturday ,I needneed to call Andy in morning ,at 8.30 to see if Andy can come over in morning ,i do hope so this last few weeks has been horrendous, should go mish off the permit ,send off Monday to BMAA I will call to see if they can push it through for me,so can get students back up flying first.

Weekends full until August , midweek filling but all students slots are left empty they have priority for morning slots, Saturday mornings for students as well as Sunday mornings, slots so as soon as permit is back.

Busy morning 3 hours do I g answer phones ,one chap said been calling leaving messages for weeks,I said no you have not, I keep records of all calls I write down the date and time also when I return the call, they don't expect that ,customers soon go quite when I tell them the date and time we returned the call.

I keep all returned phone call sheets,I use to do multiple calls but have stoped that I will return a call once, Elly use to be on the phone for hours.

Well I hope aircraft back over next couple of days might get some sleep at nights,be nice when say doing to much flying ,I am looking forward to sitting in back seat student in front seat. I can chill out ,I love teaching,  trial flights not so much.

Off into  my workshop calms  me down making stuff out of wood , new horse starting today ,a cart horse only for toddlers, ordered new plan for a bull rocking horse , and no not  intending to mate with bessie cow rocker i have just assembled,be a laugh ,though be splinters all over. 

That's me bandsaw calling .
Dave the chippy Buck 


Duke of Edinburgh award

Hi all

My youngest daughter 14 going on 20 is doing her Duke of Edinburgh award bronze,so today buying tents ,mess tins, and other stuff as she is off on camping trip as part of the award ,did I get a thank You ,that was a no.

So tried to give her advice, like wrap your mess tins in tin foil ,then won't get black when cooking and also don't have to clean tins after, you just pull foil off put it in waist bag in Bergen, jobs a good un ,I am not doing that she said, I said put plasters on shoulders hips ,heels and one my Mrs to tell her lady booby bits, ( even I did that) , I gave her survival stuff out of our survival gear ,yes we have stuff in house, you would not believe, both Elly and myself are small scale preppers. You never know when zombies will take over!!!. :-)

Morning in office phoning and cancelling customers for weekend ,just one I could not contact, they where all understand a lot already knew as they follow my blog,thanks guys for understanding.

Cut rockers out for one of my kiddie rocking cows yes I said cows .

Some more stuff arrived today for some other gear I will make.

Got some  serious flying to do next week flying early morning until evening ,as long as its back Monday .6 years of flying this has been first time horrendous but aircraft maintained to highest level ,as per operators hand book.

Got some bills to pay when flying so first month just get back to level terms .

That's me
Dave
,

Monday for wing

Hi all

Email from Andy he will bring wing on Monday, he says weather bad anyway,for week a head, not sure which weather forecast he uses., I was hoping for later this week.

I will call every one for weekend to rearrange, deep joy.

Some real nice folks today on phone.pleasant change,instead of some folk you get.

Did a women thing today did some retail therapy and bought myself a bobbin sander, that's put credit card near to max out. 

What's a bobbin sander,a table with a drum in the middle which spins and moved up and down for detailed sanding ,on the moving up and down part ,Elly said don't even think about it , I wasn't but I am now.:-) 

I will have to speak to students next week, and get booked back in again.

Putting letter together to send to airfield committee asking for second aircraft flexwing.Answers on a post card as to the answer.

I watch a programme on telly seeing that not flying ,called something for nothing ,basically this women  one goes to local recycle yard gets stuff off people that they are  chucking away,then does it up and sells, well should see some of stuff the other day they got this old sofa ,she took to this upholstery gave him £ 800.00 ,then she sold it for £ 900.00 , the upholstery stripped it down ,it was modern so lot of it was cardboard,he made a good job but really ,some stuff though but people buy it.

That's me today.
Dave



Budgie cage on floo

Hi all

On arrival home today to find budgie cage upside down on floor ,seed, bird crapp all over, we suspect bloody cat got a pal because the cats bowl licked clean , which our cat does not do, because its bloody fussy ,won't eat its good if its more than 1o  minutes out of packet, co we stop d meowing for more ,we suspect foreign cat jumped up on go cage knocking it down . 

I wanted to set my cross bow up on to a string on cat flap,  elly says what happens if our cat comes through it first ,I said well a risk I will have to take ,I said with a shrug , she said some chosen not so nice words, needless to say she said no to my idea. (.hate cats.)

Dave

Wing parts on way

Hi all

Email from Andy wing parts on way ,he says should be with him today,, big sigh 

Hope to get in action for weekend if get permit done in time , I am relieved be had when done ,phone calls from customers will get easier.

Got some parts arrived today for my workshop and wind screen clips for trike.

I hope this last 5 weeks and well behind me ,you watch I will be complaining about flying to much soon.

That's me
Dave 

So called day off

Hi all


Went in today after getting 20 vouchers printed off, back to office to post some off,then did some answer phone messages .

Got some phone calls today ,trouble is can't understand what they say,they talk so fast,so I have to call  not knowing who they are.

Peter dropped off my motors for the trike engine, I will  show  this to one of my students to see if can source in UK, costs a bomb to import .

Got the disc for 3D pro yet now need a computer to run it.

No news yet on wing ,customers well binned off ,understandable ,but beyond my control or Andy's.

I write this blog as if you where sat with me having a chat, its just stuff.

Ordered some more stuff I want to make stuff that interests me.

That's me today.

Dave



Sunshine

Hi all

Sunny hot but not flying, I more than likely thermalswould have made it to bumpy,but still.

Been getting on in workshop ordered some parts to make some unusual items ,I will try lots of different things but I need to build up some stuff to sell.

Not gone in today plans but did telly search ,and touring cars is on ,so I will get telly for my workshop fridge for milk  kettle.might get sum it done then instead of between race's.

Boxing Amir Khan got knocked out 6th round ,haha. Good boxer to be right but glass jaw. Seen him nearly get knocked out before with glass chin.

I have never been knocked I have been dropped th though with kick to goolies,and that was my Mrs .

I have been asked so many times how do you win a street fight, well never big tip never step back,no mater how scared you may be  ,move forward fast ,pushing ,swinging.kicking ,but move forwards, its hard for attacker to hit back if he is going backwards and if they do land a punch ,won't have any real force,also if there is a gang aggression mostly will put them off unless drug haggled .bullies will normal pack in quickly, you know the ones feet at 1/4 to 2 ,hands out to side low ,wide,palms forward ,head moving side to side snarling showing their one good tooth, ,about as much meat on them as a stick tattooed, even mum spelt wrong , dotted line around around throat saying cut here, pit bull so at least  one of them has a useful sized dick.

I used this on doors a few years ago only trouble is you do tend to get a lot of collateral people knocked over if its inside a pub, that would start more fights, I got moved to quieter pubs in the end.

  I use to use the formula in martial arts competition ,if moving forward its hard for them. To kick unless there experienced fighters, I have chased many a competitor into the crowd ,it use to get me disqualified a lot though. I will say did not always work,in competition.

When I was at school I was bullied a lot and when I was at work,then one day enough was enough,I can even remember the day I turned and swung bank it was against a burly bricks I lost ,but I never got bullied again,it was then I took up judo ,but being tall was hard to throw short arses around ,so went to karate, and for some years ran my own karate school.

That's me .
D,

Legal action

Hi all

Next week I will be looking at getting legal advice on a couple of issues ,readers of my blog will understand what the issues are, I believe I have strong case on one issue its took time to get it together,I have legal insurances in place.

Still no news on wing, I am tempted to get another trike ,but the issue is where do I hanger it,after and when I get wing back.

Gorgeous day stopped at home ,this is pissing customers of big style,but can't be more than me not earning money.

 I will contact  BMAA next week  ,see if they can do anything.

5 weeks grounded so far ,if I had known Andy was going to napal for 5 weeks I could have got all this done in January, to be ,Andy has my wing laid out on his workshop floor waiting for parts.

Money is tight I was going to get the gearbox serviced but will have to wait until August when I am on my holiday,and got some money in by then.

Oh role on holiday time camping with kids ,we had great time last year , I hope to get a kayak this time ,£ 300. Its inflatable but looks awesome ,3 seater so with all life jackets on of course we can go sea cave exploring around Flambrough head .

I get sick of this bloody spell thing ,I put words in and it changes it, sometimes, well most of the times when I read it back ,I can't understand a bloody word I have said ,or it does not make sense .

So horse making today or should I say sanding , ,,,,,,,,oh shit rugby league on telly .... I should stop looking at what's on telly. 

Must go get something done........I will have another coffee only had 5 ,not twitching yet.

That's me 

.thinking of becoming Sailor but knowing my luck  it will be me in a dingy with a  couple of dead fish on a muddy patch  in the middle of a dried up res.

Dave (ground feels to firm underfoot) Buck

Update.. nose full of sawdust ,,sneezing sawdust snot ,looks disgusting .must get dust mask ,need glue,( not to sniff !!!! but, may might be idea ,could take my mind of empty bank account )no car.Elly has my car more than I have it .

Dave 




Coincidence or what

He all 

Well what about this for a coincidence 

,I was booking in flights doing my calls,I then called a chap ,as I was dialing I heard a creak out side the office door  ,I said to elly hope that is not  some one cominging who has not called the weather line. , 

I called the customers number  there was no answer ,I had the customers file on my desk land on computer ,as I left a message on the customers answer phone   ,naming the person , ,as I said I will phone back again. I put the phone down, a voice behind me said ,that's my name, I turned he said I am the person,you have just called, we both could not believe the conicidence , also he had cycled there, he was in cycling  gear ,all the timings for the chap to turn up the at the very moment ,I had called his home.,elly was gobsmacked and text all her friend. Yes I did say friend.

I got Euro lottery for tonight good omens 

No wing news yet again.

Dave

Office and it's your fault statement

Hi all

Office phone all morning booking flights so busy,end of July for weekends.

Phoned P&M to pay invoice ,and asked if the keel was being done ,they said working on the tubing now,so lets hope.

That's me 
Dave



Rocking bessie cow

Hi all

Well timber bought paid through nose as got timber from B&Q, my brother walking out he looked at price I paid he will get me all my timber from now on .

I got two pieces of 3/4 by 18x 80x 3/4 white wood bit dear at £27.00 each .the first ones are just toddler size , there is a bessie cow one and a cart horse one with collar the bigger version I will do is more shaped.

I have got to get 1x3/4 for rockers I have some timber for them in my top shed.

I made lots of this type 30 years ago , the bigger horses can take 6 weeks to make ,as the carving is very intense ,I though will be making unusual horses, and also full carved dragon rockers ,must say they do look awesome .

The horses are shaped using a power file ,lots of sawdust so they will be done in top shed with doors open .

The biggest thing is the Finnish dust free environment ,layers of  paint allowed to dry a week between each coat .light wire wool rub between coats,the Finnish like glass.

I will make sell other stuff,to sell and stuff I want to make , reducing flights students only.and weekend flights,will give me more time during the week.

That is me off to cut out with my brand new spanking jigsaw.

Dave 

Bollocks

Hi all

Email from Andy P&M have got the tube in but it could take a few days, Andy now says possible next week. 

I am really realllly reallllllly reallllllllly  mega pissed off more than you can ever no.


So back to wing I just have to sit it out and wait.nothing else I can do.

That's me
Dave 



The tube not back yet

Hi all

Email from Andy, P&M not got the tube back from being  anodized so I am getting very concerned ,about it being another week , hassle of customers, growing. 

I am getting really a bit pissed of ,I asked  a person at the airfield who is on the committee for help getting a second aircraft ,there response I am very busy or in other words ,well I will leave that one for you to figure out.

Dave



No news yet on wing parts

Hi all

I have not got any news yet on wing parts,was to windy today so would not have flown today.

Not much today bit in dumps with waiting  4 weeks so far and no end in site on wing.

I have asked for place to hanger second flexwing.what do you think chances are ,answers on post card.

At least I get back to making things soon ,need to move house rabbits out of the back room ,as I need that for a circular saw bench and wood storage. 

We have two house rabbits ,must admit I am a bit of a softy  where they are concerned ,named stumpy and Rosie , stumpy had his bits snatched , (I might add that's why he's not called stumpy ),but he  had to be done every time he would jump up on sofa he would try to hump my arm ,to the meri ment of Elly and kids. it did calm  him down no end poor bugger. Use to let him run around but took to digging carpet up ,so got banned to back room when I had new carpets down . 

Rosie the other rabbit was a rescue rabbit took ages to get her bedded in ,we where worried they would not get on but no need to worry ,after a couple of attempts at humping Rosie and she showed no interest he lost interest in that ,or was it because he had his nuts snatched.


That's me 
D.

Windy

Hi all

Its windy so flights today would have been cancelled ,so not a loss of had wing back.

I have tried to help customers who have left their vouchers to last minute ,I have said I would stop this ,well a now a definite  ,no more ,done, finito, that is that, come and bit me in the arse yet again ,also no more trying to help get refund, tried  help on 28 day rule,  they will just get a no after there expiry dates, they should've called earlier.to book in.

The cat has been prevented getting into my workshop so now decided to piss in front of the gate that stops it going into my workshop, Elly has been told it has to go ,if she does not take it to her house , I will phone RSPCA to fetch it ,or failing that the local curry house, which ever is the quicker to fetch it.

My daughter phoned last night ,to ask me about the horses, she has told me people are asking her about the one in her photo studio ,also she may have me a slot in a shop to sell them.

Want to get flying all. Need to get business loans paid off.

That's me 
Dave.








At least we would not have been flying

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At least we would not have been flying with snow hail,wind .so in away not to much damage done with money.

Students chamfing at the bit it's been 4 weeks for them ,at least they understand its because of waiting for parts,for the wing.

I am extremely upset about this , with having to wait for parts weeks so far and may be longer,also not being allowed to have a second Microlight at the airfield ( flexwing ) even the airfield club have back up aircraft. 

Got my patterns cut for my rocking horses daughter cut out the card patterns I have them glued on hardboard ready to cut out, getting timber ordered next week.

I hope I can get the trike engine done or made a start  on next week I have a new student keen to give me a hand , as he is into building drones ,will be a great help ,also on my body board.

I hope he can get access to the motors I need from UK instead of importing. 

I have to get a move on there is stuff coming out all the time, I have seen one chap who put two parameters on a frame and flying it around like a Ariel motor bike, I am worried some one will stumble on peter and myself idea.

 I have no one to blame but myself wish I had thought about having my workshop in my house a couple of years ago ,I would have pottered around ,myself.

 I remember 25 years ago trying to get some laser guns done, I had a prototype done like a submachine gun ,,it fired co2 as gun smoke effect had recoil and fired a infra red beam out 100 meters at a tennis ball sized target , great demo all over sank my last money into it but when the production ones can they where useless ,it sent me bust ,that was me relying on some one else again.

 I had another occasion I invested a £ 1000. Into a system this one actually talked to the gamer again when the demo came ,which I had sacrificed a paintball gun came it was  in a bloody smarty tube ,and the helmet he used was a builders crash hat, it sounds funny now, but I was steaming mad  ,,I was so mad , good job their was people around at the time.

I again let down by people saying they can do stuff promise the world and don't deliver .

As can see in dumps a bit but light becoming  a floodlight at end of tunnel,so things look good.

Dave


B&Q tool trip

Hi all

Did a women's trick today went did some therapeutic retail therapy ,bought some tools a new power file,  hand saw safety Google's and priced up pipe work for my dust extractor system.(basically Hoover coupled up to some water down pipe around my workshop.)

Oh bugger snooker still on . Just have cuppa ,

At least is was not viable for flying today ,wind ,hail stones, sleet ,snow, rain .so would have cancelled any, ( bloody he'll Selby missed sitter over pocket) way major wind gusts .
,
That's me, got to get my book out flying Microlight for dummies just to remind me .

Dave

Work clothes on then......

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Work clothes on pencil , behind my tab , 10am ready to go into my brand new workshop ,elly switches telly on........ ,bloody snooker semi finals on ,Selby - Fu,, shit never going to make any money ,sat on sofa now, curtains shut to shut  out the sunshine on this perfect flying day, took my tramadol tablets to lessen the pain of not flying,and not earning much needed money.That's me for day,except for tea and toilet visits.

At least peters got some simulators on ,I will be able to get s loaf later and a tin of beans for kids to share , as for cat it can go catch some mice if its hungry.


Dave


Simulator

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At least simulator earning a couple of quid with peter not enough though.

Customers still trying to book in with there vouchers about to lapse they have sat on them for months ,then get in a panic trying to book in, one today I tried to help their voucher expires 1 may ,I said that I have decided to stop using merchants discretion as it has not me in the arse ,but I tried to help this customer,I said you can try to get a refund ,but the chances are they will say no because you have sat on it for months ,but I can use the 28 day rule I explained that even if we cancel because of weather once the 28 days is up the voucher has gone,we don t get paid,  now bear in mind I as trying to help, they turned around and said well if you cancel flight because of weather that's your fault............................hmmmm .....you all now what is coming now ....... I just said your voucher expires 1 may, sorry we can't help you . With that I said good day sir and put the phone down .

Andy emailed may be late next week before we may get the keel. Then got to get the permit.

Not going  for 3 days .making stuff at home, between snooker and ,F1 . 

That's me 
Dave 






One and half hours and very nice understanding customers

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90 minutes calling every one to cancel the next 4 days ,apologising for not having the wing back, only two not called, as so they can listen to the answer phone in the morning.

It looks bad weather anyway this weekend snow wind. So it would have been cancelled anyway.

I was fully expecting problems out of the 40 we called we only left 3 answer phone messages ,the rest of our calls where answered ,I have to say to a one they understood , I was very pleasently surprised ,I did not call two as I knew they would cause issues. We don't get paid until we fly customers so about 5 I told to get a refund as there vouchers where about to expire, others near expiry  we took them on on the 28 day merchant rule,we get 28 days on administration ,to book in customers after there expiry date.

 The problem is lots of customers forget about their vouchers chuck them in back of draw ,then call us with 2 weeks or less to go,thinking they can get in straight away.

I am in office, Friday but then not back in until Tuesday next week .

Said all there is to say about the wing ,just that I am now booking from 9am until 6pm one fight every hour to recover money.

Nice few days making stuff over bank holiday ,if get my original flexwing model back ,building some model wood flexwings I hope to sell.

If can get the disc of peter going to play with 3D printer kids pestering .

I want to make start on trike engine may get trailer from Pete and fetch the trike at airfield back home, got one with no engine. so I can start on the engine build, George old army mucker coming up to help on the mould for the engine.

The cat still glaring at me ,thick its still pissed of at me from yesterday , got feeling if I  fall asleep on sofa ,with my gob open it will take a dump in my mouth,I did notice cat flap half open may be  ready for a fast exit .

Cat sat in kitchen door at the moment ,where we are having a stare down, cat not blinked yet its been 30 minutes, I just rolled a sock up ,chucked it at it ,sock just bounced off the bloody cat ,it never flinched ,just sat there glaring at me  ( I hate cats, mind you don't think this one with looks of it ,is very fond of me either ).

That's me 
Dave,


No good news ,and I hate cats .

Hi all

No good news ,phoned P&M they are getting tubing in on Friday,but with bank holiday not back until Tuesday then they will start making orders, I may be down the list with sounds of it, I may have to get a second trike, I am looking on afors at the moment ,I want a quantum seen a couple but need to on sellit after I get the 912 back.

I will ask if I can keep a second  machine but who knows, chances week will be refused.

I am getting grief so bad , at moment I have told customers who are calling with vouchers about to expire to ring there voucher company's for refund, the issue is with theses customers ,they have chucked there voucher in back of draw and forgot about it,,they are calling with like 2 days left before expiry.

I have tried to work with merchants 28 day discretion which means I can still book in the vouchers, its if I have forgotten to book in there vouchers , so the company's give us 28 day so we can still get paid, after expiry 

,I have used this tried to still fly the customers using this rule, but has come back and bit me in the arse, bear in mind they did not ring until last few days of there vouchers, I explain we don't get paid unless we fly you, but if the 28 day lapses and if we have to cancelled through weather, the voucher has gone and we can not get paid, I have had customers say well that is not there fault , and I should still fly them and not get paid so I have stopped doing  this now,and they have to go back to there voucher company.

I have deleted so many blogs ,when I have done them they where mega rants., but the old sleep on it really pays.

Oh I miss working on club doors when I was in those days called a bouncer ,I could work out my anger when chucking out idiots, I got a  few belts thick lips and odd black eye, myself but all good , done  a few ducks and dives  when  getting  bottles , glasses chairs,tables ,and the odd brick thrown at us, when trying to chuck people out at closing time, ,though I could never figure out where they always seem to find a brick to chuck , and that was just the women.

Now to the bloody cat

,I hate cats ,the one we have is a stray that just moved in, did I say I hate cats ,but kids wanted to keep the bloody thing ,anyway my nice new workshop finished with shinny new worktop bench, pin boards fitted new power points ,tools mounted on the wall, machines cleaned ,my plans for my first rocking horses laid out on my bench to flatten out ,

Then this morning went in to admire my handy work to be treated by a god awful smell ,to see on my shinny new worktop bench ,a pile off steaming cat shit on my shinny new work bench  and  cat piss ,running of my new rocking horse plans on to the floor , so I am bloody fuming ,I am  steaming mad  as much as the cat shit I have picked up in my plastic covered hand ,,which causes some cat crap to slip out land on my un socked foot ,,,,,, the cat then walks in meowing wanting feeding , not one of  its better descions at that time , so I decided to clean the steaming  cat crap of my foot , and shove it back up the cats arse.


 I wonder what the guineas world record is for a cat flying through the  air ??????  because I bet the bloody cat came close. Its been glarring at me all day since  with I am going to scratch your eyes when you go to sleep look .


Well that's a freshly showered me 
Dave

Shit

Hi all

Its a oh shit, email from Andy can't do find parts at manufactures ,got to wait until Friday for some kit coming in so lost the entire bank holiday.

Can't be arsed to point finger , and say your fault ,I just wanted trike in tip top condition for solos, will now cost me £ 4000.in lost earnings and justified binned of customers, so tomorrow I have to phone over 40 customers to cancelled them for bank holiday weekend.

Elly now back on phone a great help slowly feeding her back In to it it ,did cause her to have a breakdown ,which caused her to move out of the family home, she admitted the phone did her, and trying to help customers out constantly exposing we cancelled because of weather ,she still jumps when the phone rings, but she is slowly get to getting there.

I keep get getting  that I am rude on the phone ,well no but when a customer gets off at me, and I have a go back its me who is rude the rude one. ,they don't realise all calls are recorded.

I will one day play one to you all I will take care  there name off and let you listen , to what elly and myself at times have to cope with. The over all customers are fantastic but out of every hundred or so you 4 or 5 who try it on.

Back to trike not a clue what to do today out with wind anyway, I have none to turn to to rent a trike.I could but buy one but need to sell straight away after, If I had 3  axis but lets not go there.otherwise I will kick off on a rant.

Back home now my workshop up and running e felt dust extractor need dosh for that cutting out patterns for my rocking horses today.

I listened airfield manager today cancelled a flight for a wheel chair bound customer because they would not be able to extract themself from aircraft in case of emergency, got me thinking actually I have taken ,similar myself , if there is a issue and I am fastened in and they can not extract themself could be a big safety issue,making me think.

Got more new students ,at the moment best I can do is sit them in trike with a brush stick and push them around airfield . Going brum brum ,just can't figure out how to do a stall.

That's me 
Dave

Lets hope

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I am hoping the wing gets done this week, I have a full days over bank holiday weekend,  really need the money.,once wing is  back I will  flying none stop , I intend to pay off the business bank loan ,and a card used for business, once that cleared gives me breathing space, I only need 6 weeks to do it if get the weather.

Been up all night my son Sam(10) with toothache ,he was giving it some cry  last night tried everything ,eventually he calmed down, put Ambasol on his tooth gave him  paracetamol , not gone to school today its now 1.30pm and he is still a sleep. 1st set  tooth being pushed out by his second teeth,coming through.

Not gone in today feel shattered my self Mondays  off normally.

Brexit I am voting out,Obama's intervention is as stated , perverse, someone should  have asked would America join the EU , the answer would be no.

That's me
Dave.






Sunday day at home

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Day at home ,pottering around home to getting wall boards put up in workshop ,fitting new power points, even one on ceiling ,yes plug-in ceiling why you at say well when jigsaw easy to have wire over head ,wire coming downwards instead of wires on floor. 

Lots still to do dust extractors to fit, tool stands, screw boxes  but they can wait,now I will start on my electric motor, and on the trike .

I have to get a computer for the 3D printer kids when nuts when I said I wanted to sell it , elly said the same, but when I said once got  it working what I would 3D print for her , I get the side ways look ,pursed lips and the roll of eyes ,well think again she said , any way it  won't need much plastic , if your the model, she said ,,,,,,,( bitch)..

I hope wing done next week stopped thinking about money I am losing ,but when I do get back to flying paying bank loans off cards, sinking everything into that. I will be making stuff to sell on eBay ,I really like making stuff that interests me I might see ideas go and make it that's why I have converted room in my house to a workshop.

My weight room which is another room I have given to fitness training will get a 6 station machine in July. I have another bedroom. I need to empty store my rocking horses ,I have a couple up in my top shed I started but left so I can finish them off mount them on rockers get them sold.

Its a rush when some one buys stuff I have made.

 Once made a dolls house where everything worked including the taps in the bathroom took some doing ,I could not get taps in the dolls house bathroom to work so I made levers in the roof which where turned to let water run down into the bath..I sold it ,never did another one though  took to long to get it done not cost effective.

Back to flying be glad when I am ,get to earning again.

That's me
Dave

Saturday off yet again and phone hrief

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Saturday sat on sofa yet again, this is bad wing still not back possible another week, the loss of money of nearly 2 edeks

Expected phone grief called every one booked in for Sunday ,to apologise for cancellations ,got one customer give me grief , to be fair I am taking it on chin, but in my defence I could have just called it off because of weather , I had to put phone down in the end there are only so  many sorrys  I can say, we will call back next week to rearrange flights.( maybe not that one).

I well fed up waiting, for parts, now to be made, but that said ,if inspector not happy told him not to miss anything with solo students coming up.

Been thinking about getting a quantum 582 as back up aircraft issue is where do I hanger it ,then sell shares in it after to students . Dare I approach the airfield again , !!!!!!!! hmm just remembered I have yet to have a meeting with CFI and hanger manager,over possibility of hangering second aircraft. 

That's me 
Dave

Wing up date shock

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Just had message from Andy P&M have not got the keel tube in,won't get it delivered until next mid  week.

Oh bollocks ,Andy is going to try to get the roll mechanisms out of the old keel if he can we can use the existing keel ,oh I hoped so could be another full week no flying.

Have  only one aircraft is a issue.

The airfield have said they can not allow me have a 3 axis aircraft as will be in direct competition ,of course it won't , its cheaper to operated Microlight than Cessna stuff ,Microlight flying is cheaper but competition no. But that's what they think.

I found out to a old army buddy has died, I was shocked to find out, the nights out we have had and the gallons of beer we have drunk ,and the worse thing I missed his funeral.

Dave 

No news on wing

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Still no news on trike yet ,sent email to P&M asking if done,found out there phone system is down.

Elly has agreed to do phone calls so takes pressure off me. She did before but the abuse she got was horrendous ,with the new booking system there is non.

Need to source a computer for the 3D printer ,got some one coming to have a look for me.

Been rebooking people today 2 hours, I was at it perfect flying day.

I have asked for a meeting g with chairman he has refused. 

I have been told I can not expand my business ,or have extra aircraft,also can not have 3 axis aircraft, I am looking at my legal options at this time.

That's me 
Dave 


Just my luck

Hello all

Well another perfect day for a sun tan because its another day missed on flying, some of the wing parts have arrived but not the main bit.

Got in office this morning to see the 3D printer, Peter dropped it off £ 700 pounds worth of ornament now ,I have brought it home ,thinking of selling it ,but hanging on with it got some friends of ellys friend coming around,  might know how to work the bloody thing.

Bloody fed up should be flying, sick  of relying on people .

Going to have to work my tits off flying got to get all business loans paid off, then will see what I am going to do.

Asked to have meeting with airfield Chairman need questions answered.

Well wiring plugs in my workshop at the minute, if I am not blogging over next few days ,I may be still coupled up to juice giving it some twitch.

That's me looking at the blue skies not a cloud in sight. Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhh and sighhhhhhhhh again .

The  bank account has got tumbleweed blowing through it ,as there's nowt in it to stop it tumbling through . Bloody sky rockets are empty as well.

That's me 

If you see a bloke end of your street sat on floor with a cardboard sign ,tin mug ,blanket around his shoulders and a small dog ,saying on his sign Microlight instructor ,take pity and chuck a penny in his mug ,because that will be me.

Dave 




3 hours phone calls

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3 hours phone calls , I came home at 12 banging headache ,and getting short tempered , with customers saying we have been trying for months to get booked in ,well load of bollocks if they fill in the contact form ,they get called by me to get booked in,if they leave a message I call back may be day after but I do call back ,I have volumes of returned calls.,yes I do miss odd ones but I get back as many as I can,these calls will reduce when I get flying,most of the calls are when customers forget they have the flights put in back of draw then panicking when they realise its running out.

Another pet hate is its your fault you cancelled ,like I can control weather ,I am not King canute ,if they say that ,they get short shift from me,I am in this flying to earn money ,me cancelling because I want to go and watch coronation street instead of paying my bills earning money.

I was looking at a quantum on afors last night tempted ,but where do I hanger it. 

Airfield Manger has told me the committee has turned down my 3 axis again , I know one person who is against me having 3 axis. I am going to ask for a meeting with the chairman.

I have seen a photo of the wing sent by Andy of the parts that need renewing , it needs doing so pleased on wing strip ,just not the length of time its taking. All aircraft need maintaining highest standard ,issue is Andy was in napale for 5 weeks did not come back until week before permit expired ,, if I had known he was going away I would have got wing strip done 3months earlier .but no good crying over spilt milk.

It will be nice when I am complaining of flying to much but it will be nice to hear the kerching of money dropping into bank account.

That's me off to put back boards up for tools in workshop, need dust extractor ,or house hoping  to have layer off dust. 

Dave 




Wing update

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I decided to call P&M and  see what was happening and  going on with parts, Andy had all ready spoken to them ,but long and short of it the keel still not made, apparently guy who makes them not in until Tuesday , I asked  if they could push it on try to get it up for Thursday ,they said they would do there best. So that's me buggered up until they send it up, money looks grim until I can get Flying.

Big sigh , going to have to fly my arse off. When back.

That's me just going to find tissues
Dave 

Monday blues

Hi all 

Popped over to office to look into the people that turned up for a flight during day at 5pm on Sunday after I called flights off and called people on friday to cancel flights ,turns out they where not even booked in for a flight, well not with our a us anyway.

People just don't listen or read what they are signing to ,I tell them on booking to phone weather line to see if flights are on,also it tells them the same on the booking form.then when they turn up having not phoned  the weather line they wonder why we are not there and to g up to play hell.

Two hours on phone had enough so back home.

That's me. 
Dave
Oh still no news yet on the bloody wing yet.

Can't do right for wrong

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On Friday I phoned every one booked in and I cancelled the flights , you would have thought that was that,but no one person decided to show up ,they even phoned the weather line which stated no flights ,but they still decided to turn up. Then have a go because I was not there,I read a email they sent ,saying is it still off we have phoned the weather line it says its off ,but we are setting off to the airfield , they then sat at the airfield waiting for some one to show up, well its  beyond me ,I phoned them on Friday I told me them it was off ,on the weather line  it said it was off. But they thought they would still come up. 

Teaching is easier than trial flights , if I could get enough I could just do teaching, far easier less stressful.

That's me 
Dave


Head in hands

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Head in hands perfect flying day, flexwing like a airfix model waiting for glue.

Really not happy bunny I should have just gone for permit, I only wing strip did this to ensure aircraft in tip top conditions going to cost me 1000 in lost earnings and the wing strip, main air are in disarray, there  having to get parts Andy says from all over ,difficulty contacting them, Rochdale Manchester going to be missed.


Only consolation today snooker is on telly and touring cars ,got volume high so I can't hear my bank account emptying.

Had a phone call from bassatlaw council, they have Microlights flying of there recreational ground, I asked do they have your permission ,they said no , which as we all no you must have the ground owners permission , I told them this ,anyway  I told them how they can find out the aircraft owners address ,off the caa website ,and then put them on to BMAA and our chairman.

That's me 
Dispondant Dave




Saturday off

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Having phoned every one cancelling this weekend ,I did not go into day, so sat at home sulking dreading the cost of the wing ,but on up side snooker is on so all not so bad and F1 Sunday,.

Going to take my daughter in tomorrow see if she can do phone for me , we will see, that's if she is not on a sleep over somewhere or other.

I want to do my 3 axis conversion , to fly Pete's 3 axis he is to sell shares.

I will get a 3 axis of my own, and sell shares.a way for me to get extra income to my school.

That's me .
Dave

Aircraft

Hi all

Sorry about this but I am mega pissed off, mainair not sent parts ,I think they forgot ,Andy chased then up this morning ,they have to get some parts down from Rochdale to manton they still not made keel yet so won't get to next week, so I have called. Off weekend , called customers to cancel fights ,then I will rearrange all flights  next week . Did I say I am pissed off got to rearrange all next week as well.

If any one out there wants to open up there own flying school unless you can get hangerage don't ,believe me you will regret it.its good if you have your own airfield ,but if you rent don't. 

Did I say I am mega pissed off off  well I am ,no back up aircraft to keep me flying.

That's me 

Did I say I am well binned off

More new students

 Hi all
Looking good more new students on the way I want it easier to do and  what I got into this for teaching microlights.

A day waiting for trike parts again, still not arrived from main air , so just sat in officebooking people in for flights, and looking at the rain.

Still fed up with wing taking all this time.

Moved more woodoworking machines down into my workshop need dust estarctor fitting ,going to nip to tool mart to look waht they have if not i will make it out of down pipes and gaffer tape ( wher would we be with out gaffer tap especialy in the air !!!!!!!!!!!!! just joking )

 Thats me
dave

Another day no money

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Today I am writing a letter to Sheffield aero club asking  for my rent to be reduced, also to ask about 3 axis,I do not hold up for my chances , and I hope some one sees the big picture ,ascends I do fly I bring in lots of people for the restaurant .

Pleased to say got another student when I can fly.

I will ask about 3 axis , as back up if its to windy for flex I may be able to offer 3 axis also conversions for flexwing students.

I have been here so many times, asking for help to expand my business ,we will see.

I am so fed up with wing strip ,yes it needs doing ,but the cost and the point it was serviced when it had a new sail fitted, 

That's me be back later

Letter done to committee we will see not holding my breath.

elly will not answer or do phone calls so I have to do everything myself , computer downloads , flight bookings update computer ,not bad when not flying ,becomes issue when flying, can't afford to pay if I am doing the work myself,, so I will be looking for someone part time if get some work done.

Dave


Wing parts not arriving.

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Bit binned of just found out wing parts needed won't leave P&m aviation until later this week, so I won't get wing  back until next week, to say I am binned of is a understatement .2 weeks grounded only been allowed one aircraft at the airfield , is a massive issue ,if I had second aircraft at least keep flying ,I still have to pay rents and insurances.

It looks like I have to call 40 people to try to rearrange there flights ,deep joy on that one.that's without students.

Working on getting my workshop finished ,I have dug access ,ramp on my garden to bring back the trike to build the electric trike engine at home, I need to keep this under wraps until patent search is done ,then get my own permit done,all paperwork for that has arrived .

Did I say I am binned off.

Dave 



Saturday off

Hi all

Due to wing not back no flights this weekend ,so work on my new home in house workshop bench built back boards dust extractor to fit ,then that's it ,start making my rocking horses , but first thing trike electric engine,and water power board .

Sunday engine service brake disc check new trim cord to fit grease suspension then reassemble. 

Engine coming back up I like it clean takes some doing , through winter months got damp so aluminum parts dull.  

Letter to commitee  this Thursday to ask a few things, we will see what happens.

Going out in garden digging path way to get trailer up on my garden so can bring flex trike I have for electric trike ,my old friend George coming to help me bull bodywork ,he has done interleukin moulds for years. I hope peter builds control systems .

Oh peter has 3 axis for sale rans if interested send me email asking around 10.000 .but offers .



That's me Dave.



No flights

Hi all


No fights today because of trike so 3 hours booking in customers,all good except for one customer.

Trying to help a customer who called to book a flight but his wowcher expired on 10 April ,so I said I can use merchant discretion which gives me 28 days after expiry to book flights in , I told the customer this however  if it gets cancelled once the 28 days , the flight voucher will have  expired  ,the customer then said well you will still have to honour it if its expired, hmmm , so explained again, that  they have left it to long before booking ,I am trying to help you have your flight but if we don't get it used,we will not get paid for your flight and you will lose your money. The customer then insisted I would have to honour the fight, I said but we won't get paid i am trying to help you not lose your money ,he said again I would have to honour ,by this time I had had enough, I said your voucher expires on the 10 April ,we have no vacancies in the next 2 days to get you booked so we can't help you . You will have to contact the voucher company you purchased the flight off .with that I bid good day and put phone down. 

I had really tried to help this customer , his voucher expired in two days he has had the voucher 9 months and never tried to book a flight in. I am doing the same with loads of customers who have forgotten to book in they more than happy, some folk you can't help.

My parts arrived for trike will be in on Sunday to get done just then wait for Andy Buchan for wing.

Today I spoke to the chairman about a possible rent reduction,he said to put a letter in to the committe which I will do.

Dave 

100.000 website visits

Hi all

Just noticed counter 100.000. Wow 

Dave

Wing strip ouch

Hi all

Wing strip , by a really to notch inspector , phone call from him proved to be expensive ,Dave he says we need to renew the following ,keel cross tubes,and some other parts ,whilst aircraft safe to fly as was ,with a few solos coming up ,I want the aircraft in tip top. condition,so said get it ordered and done, the sail was a new one when i bought the aircraft so bets test should be ok , down side parts won't come until next week.so no flying will be off for about 8 days, good thing trike is ok  only new trim cable require , just have to take shock absorbers off and grease ,that's all ,so last year spent hundreds on trike ,this year on wing. That's a working a school aircraft for you.

Students no flights next week I will give you all a call for a chat .

Hope bad weather keeps up won't feel as bad if it is

This is why I need second school aircraft, that said twice the insurance twice hangers fees.

I had to pay my flying membership today ,wish I had known about wing before i paid that.

Looking for a window cleaning round.

Dave 

Wing strip

Hi all

Wing taken down ready for its inspection. , nuts and bolts ,trike being done new parts fitted, clean and inspection , looks like I am down a few days got to wait for wing to come back ,hope not to bad may be a few nuts replaced, but we will see.

Think it will be In to next week so no flying for a few days.

If your thinking about becoming a instructor ,get a window cleaning round you will make more money, 

I always  put flight  safety and customer enjoyment before money, even though when I cancelle customers even if they are in my office ,they are a loss of revenue to me which is needed badly .with my high running costs ,which include office  rents ,hangerage ,insurances ,aircraft insurance, aircraft  maintaince, it  currently stand at over £ 1000. Per month ,this does not include fuel costs.I have to try to recover this with one aircraft before I make any money . I am looking forward to the month when I do,because I have not had one yet.

Today I have heard the tigermoth company that once worked at Netherthorpe ,has now 3 tigermoths biplanes , down at  Ashbourne, and booked months in Advance.

There running costs at Netherthorpe was so high  they decided to leave Netherthorpe.

I have been told  the  knock on effect was  the restaurant takings went down by over a 3rd, the last steward said  when they left,  there was I assume  a loss of fuel revenue, as I use to see them refueling at least 5 times a day, again that is what I assume by observation.

It seems the loss of revenue to Netherthorpe is Ashbourne Darley moors airfield gain. In fuel sales ,hangerage, and restaurant sales. Plus the effect of additional revenues in sales of different flights.and possible new students as they will book flying lessons with the school at there airfield .

I lost bookings as well, as  a lot came back for a Microlight flight, I estimate at least 12 flights.a month plus rebooks.

I have been told they would reconsider a return with one tigertmoth, under certain conditions. I have been told what that condition is ,but I am not at liberty to say ,as it is only what I have been told, that said  my source on this was told this some time ago  by the owner of the Tigermoth company , if it still stands to day is unknown to me.

I have no personnel view on the why they left ,nether is it anything to do with me ,all I will say is it is a shame some one did not stand back and look at the bigger picture.

That's me
Dave


Crazy flight

Hi all

Met this morning showed 30% chance of high winds ,that means it could or it might not ,anyway on arrival at airfield,wind sock limp ,bit like me after a night ale ,might don't drink no more. So I called flights on.

First flight arrived wind had picked up a bit but wind sock about halfmast, so off we went ,bumpy climb out until 1200ft then smooth as mill pond, climbed to 2000ft then just say there 65 mph showed on airspeed indicator ground speed gps 18 mph it took 30 minutes to go 10 miles at times I pushed bar forward got ground speed,to 10 mph ,turned at Hardwick hall 10 mile mark ,ground speed  105 mph airspeed 65mph back over airfield in 5 minutes ,I did like a hand break turn over airfield ,descended to 800ft and we got into wind rotor, kicked from piller to post ,finales I was on powered approach ,wind coming over hangers went well down runway to avoid rotor from hangers,I was touching down when I kicked power off ,back to hanger, done ,my passenger said bloody he'll you where fighting ,that coming down he was impressed with the landing ,to be honest there was no choice really ,next customers cancelled ,my passenger said its bad up high ok smooth  but low down it was bumpy.

Back to hangers wind by now blowing a hooley Elly with me,she was  hanging on to wing as it lifted when I detached trike . Back in hanger. Doors locked dodge time.

Permit time so wing strip with Andy Buchan should call him Sherlock because with his magnifying glass will not miss a thing ,he will check trike ,he look at every nut and bolt absolutely no problems I want it perfect for student solos it next 3 weeks .

Things picking up money slowly coming in so hope this year comes on well.

That's me
Dave 

Student and runway

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Well today took a student ,on 10 a slow flight and recovery , I intended only to do this ,but after 25 minutes slow flight recovery level flight,in a turn ,descent ,climbing was done on that time also included revision on way to training ground , so that done I decided to do a in-flight preflight brief ,and went into stalls 10b ,I had already demonstrated on our last lesson aircraft recovery by itself if you just let go of the bar, any way 20 minutes  i,stalling from level flight,in a turn and descent. All done back to airfield.

Ok this where it gets I interesting ,over head join ,student selected run way ,descent dead side now I had heard air craft call 24 finales straight in approach ,no problems doing that we where now on downwind 06, which was into wind for us, as we approached base 06 I could see aircraft landing,oh that's him who called 24 final straight approach, so finals 06 student on approach ,then over the radio a call from Judy who was grass cutting to aircraft on 24 you aware microlight on 06 as I looked up we where at 100ft the chap on 24 same we where both over the thresholds ,student ,looked said he's there ,I immediately took control and turned left ,yes I know that turn should be right,but that would have put me on the active side and in conflict with traffic on down wind so made descion. Left turn climb out dead side ,there was no aircraft dead side at that time ,as I was climbing out I heard , a radio call to judy he said I do not hear him on radio I immediately, radioed a radio check, from Judy on the ground readability 5. So no radio issues ,from us I had called all the proper calls.
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The above shows its always best to do standard over head join and not to assume on my part the air craft landing was the air craft I heard on the 24. 

Dave


 




No flights

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 I hoped today was going to be a good day it looking at met looked bad so, called off student ,we would have been on stalling not suitable for that, so waited ,by 10 it was raining and blowing so called it off, as it was I did not feel well strange came over me all at once very tired and banging headache, tried to do some office work , no good came home and bed, so looks like I would have called it off anyway.

 I think doing bookings p hone calls ,and paperwork get to g me down a bit, Need someone  to do phone calls Elly refuses to do the calls, so once working ,I will have to get someone part time to help me out.
That's me 
Dave

No flights at weekend die to w/o d

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No flights due to wind  and rain, so weekend in garden.

Decided to burn some stuff had a old drum from dryer so drilled some holes proper on bricks ,started to burn some small stuff , then I got some bigger stuff, then I looked at a two piece settee and a old leather one ,I thought what the he'll so I burnt that ,bloody he'll the  best  that chucked off thought would melt my pvc windows ,I had to put some old carpets over my rubbish  bins they where getting a bit plyable , flames 15ft high the smoke ,the wind was blowing over neighbour freshly cleaned windows, white and black ash settling on his that morning cleaned and polished car, oops .... he was not to pleased,sorry I said sheepishly as a bang went of m e thinks that was from a old deodorant can , I so the 6 ft pile of garden rubbish ,I put ready to burn better wait until wind in another direction.

Permit time 8 April going to have wing strip done.

That's me Dave 

Student

Hi all

Student flight today ,completed 9b exercise total flying time so far  3 hours ,doing very well, but we have had the weather so that helps.

I wish this weather would hold earning much needed money but due to break this week.

Home workshop coming on well . Looking into R.C world ,wish I had thought of it before ,for my electric trike engine.

Not much more today.
Dave 


Pilot died

Hi all

I have just read about a pilot being killed flying into a pylon and burst into flames

 It is  my understanding this was at the the side of a microlight airfield , why a flying field is near to the electric pylons is not for me to answer, but reminds me of a time with a student, we where practising power failures and emergency landings, it was  winter there had been a good frost over night,any way I declared engine failure the student went into the drill for emergency landing he selected a suitable field side of a wood, did  constant aspect descent ,lined up on the field ,as we approached the boundary I looked up and there going across the field was a low level power line covered in frost coming out of the wood ,even though we where not going  to land,I like students to get to near round out ,before powering out I immediately took control and powered out, it goes to show that even though I had scrutinised the field he had selected ,we both missed the power cable as from 2000ft in blended In to the frost covered field even at 800 ft downwind and flying over it we both missed especially me .it was only at 200ft I could see the electric pylon ,which was wooden,that said the poor bloke who died, how he clipped the pylon is for the AIB ,dare say there will be publication. Soon enough by BMAA.

Microlight flying is as safe as any sport but as per a thing of high risk follow the rules and you will be safe.

Dave

Back

Hi all

I'm back blogging ,interesting weekend 15 flights over weekend ,first proper flying time I have done and much needed money earned, sunday day was tiring 9 flights all 30 minutes though , up and down faster than prostitutes knickers.

Aircraft working well touch wood ,the strobe has suddenly started to work. Front spot is having to much drain on battery ,peter says he has got a high emitter diode light ready to fit,we assume now thecustomer capacitor was faulty for some time but working enough to start engine.

Two close calls over weekend one within 500ft , I was in the right of way but due to a relative bearing the Cessna was behind my flying a strut ( students I will be asking next week what relative bearing means) by the time I could see it was close, he climbed I turned right as he was on my left , visibility was good but low cloud base.look out essential ,we have far uninterrupted views in part Cessna very poor  but on this occasion. The Cessna was behind my flying strut.

Permit time o that's on my mind at the moment 

That's me Dave 





Capacitor

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Well yesterday  foggy  but I hoped to fly, did two weather check flights on the second check on down wind leg, noticed what I thought was  smoke coming out from under dash, turned out to be steam, on so I switched off the ignition ,engine still runs with ignition on as there are two circuits safely down , on landing a look underneath dash  me expecting to see burnt wires turned out battery had boiled over.

 Phone call to peter ,up he comes with testing gear ten minutes later he finds the problem at the side of the electrical regulator is a large capacitor, this had let go ,all fluid In  side it had vented itself and blew as this then did not smooth out the power to the  rectifier  the flow from the engine  put full power through the battery ,hence overloaded the battery, so thanks to peter I know what to get Monday ,hope delivered Tuesday back in action Wednesday.

I looked on internet I found that this has happens to other pilots ,no danger to flight as the engine electrical is separate to the ignition circuit.


Today cancelled but foggy anyway.

More money lost
Dave 

Fog

Hi all

This morning fog but forecast to lift, so arrived airfield 7.15 checked trike was starting , so then the fog watch began I postponed some flights until afternoon by 11am sun was out but Netherthorpe in a valley so fog hung on ,I rearranged the flights by 12.30pm sure shine but visibility only about 1mile it was slowly lifting, but by now I had lost the will to live so I called customers and rearranged flights.

Today a chap turned up with a voucher purchased in 2013 expired may of 2014, I said its out of date its 2016, unbelievable, he got right hump on, I said we will not get paid i fact the company it was our purchased from. No longer exists.

Weekend looks good.

That's me today.
Dave

No flights

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No flights due to rain today so busy time in office booking ,customers in.

My old friend George popped  up today, old army friend ,we had a good laugh about those days we where bussines partners in a paintball business for a number of years. He is now a helicopter pilot ,he is currently designing a new style gyro. Telling him  about my engine I want building has agreed to show me how to build the bodywork for the engine, so I hope to start soon. With George if he says he will help I know he will.

Bit off last few days lot on mind with school not earning any money as such, loads of bookings though, and students so ready to go once weather is here.

That's me 
Dave

Aircraft fixed

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Trike fixed ,well to be honest it was my fault

Went to get a starter motor just in case it was that, phoned Peter with a mayday ,he  arrived as he always does if I am in trouble , it took him 3 minute to solve the issue , here we go ,This is where I look a right tit , I had put a new battery on the old one not holding charge, when I put on the new battery I had put both contacting wires on , black and red fitted tightened on ,I did think the red live was not as thick as black, peter after testing continuity ,looked a battery reached behind front panel and bought out the main power cable, I dropped my head in shame, peter,s face was beaming ,from beaming to laughter ,pulled trike outside started up , I felt a absolute twat,I never looked when I disconected the cables that there where two red cables ,the solenoid power and the starter main power line. Cost one full days flying , £100.00 for the not needed starter motor, petrol for fetching it ,£ 20.00 to peter for 3mins work, but in my view well earned. I estimated cost for my stupidity £500.00 ,why you say did not get peter up earlier ,well he was off seeing his mum down Kent way.did peter ask £20.00 no he did not I gave him that out of relief ,I was back in action.

Well that's me ,must take this dunces cone off my head ,its chaffing a bit .thanks Andy , and yet again Peter.

Dave 

Aircraft not starting

Hello all

Well just started to get some flying done and the aircraft won't start ,I hope it's the starter motor ,when button is pressed you can here the click ,but nothing else ,I have bought a new battery and a trickle charger for it ,that was £80.00, I am off to Andy Buchans tomorrow to buy a second hand starter.,, I have asked peter to pop up to do a continuty test. 

This happens every year as soon as I start flying  so thing crops up  , permit due end of month so full wing  strip to be done and gearbox strip ,then the weight schedule needs doing , but then aircraft ready for student solos mid April there should be 3 ready with two more about 3 weeks later if weather holds.

Personnel training coming on ,still on keep fit kick ,fruit juices , but tabs ,but had to kick smoothies In  to touch ,they make me boff .

Walking on treadmill very pain ful with knees but needs to be done.

I have bought some of those fat  tablets they do work but you still need to watch the diet, becoming a vegetable freak but do enjoy the old greens.

I believe we are heading for a bad time if you can call it world war3 maybe not but when you have north Korea with nuclear weapons,and a kid in charge of the country , with his fingure on the nuclear button ,who knows what could happen and the reponce . 

Dave

Office tidy

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Office tidy today and a move around, looks better Nick, thanks for the hint.

More new students ,phoning so hope to fill books up with just students.

Permit time for aircraft so busy servicing strip all shells off , have to go over with a toothpick Andy Buchan does. It miss a thing.

CAA inspection at airfield so they just running around getting stuff done.

Money starting to trickle in and it is a trickle but at least going the right way.

A entire family booked 6 flights for a full day ,so just them booked in.

We have done the new drop box for dvds I hope a success .

The 3d printer a wash out hence the model ,I am talking to a customer who is clued up on 3D printing.

That's me tonight
Dave


Battery

Hi all

Looks like we have a dead battery test again ,peter says that's why we having camera drop out.

Selling lots of flights just need the weather.

Still on health kick do I ok feel great ,again loads of energy, just rattle with all but tablets .

Elly just took my youngest to get x ray on his thumb two days ago he trapped it in car door ,bit bruised but still can't bend it,I think it is badly bruised and but best to check out.

Had a chap other day had ago at me becauseI he arrived in thin shoes tracksuit and a shirt I said you are going to be cold, he kicked off at me saying I,,well no one told me what to wear,his daughter said it says it on the weather line , you called this morning , and on the form you sent in, to book the flight ,any way  he had another go so flight suit on, off we went ,,up to 4000ft , when we came back he told his daughter it was very cold. His daughter smiled at me ,then off they went.

That's me
Dave 






Students

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First of the new batch of students today, did very well exercise 4 and exercise 6, student did get cold so we got back on 40 minutes but lessons completed .

New student has friends into electronic stuff, he is to have a word for me, I have some stuff I want to try ,but we will see.

Fitness training chatted about water Other day ,but there is a exercise which is guaranteed to lose weight , and it costs nothing ,gyms dont tell you this secrete as they will lose money, well here it is the best way to lose weight and get fit is...Go for a walk , that's it but not just walk to paper shop walk but a brisk walk where you are mildly breathless if you try to talk ,sustained for between 30 and 60 mins now,to burn fat the exercise needs to hit the 20 minute mark, the body  then burns stored fat before this its just muscle carbs ,above 20minutes body burns fat.so walk you will get fitter and lose weight.

Dave

Water

Hi 

No flights yet again so that's flying done. I have new students starting next week ,so need weather to improve rapidly.

Water whys that tittle of this blog .well do you want to lose weight ,increase fitness level as well as  prevent fatigue , yes , well drink water before you eat anything in the morning before teeth clean , hydrates , I stops breakfast binge, and acts as a flush of crap in your system. 

What color is your pee  if its yellow but clear you are 3% dehydrated ,of its cloudy possible 5% dehydrated .oh quick warning red in pee, put this blog  down NOW, on mobile off to doctors  you go, why ?homework look it up, come back here when you have checked it out, in fact all check it out  why red can be bad sign.

Weight loss how? , drink ice cold water or cold water ,your body needs to warm it up so will burn calories to warm it up ,that's why during winter if outside a lot your body burns more calories to keep warm. Drinking cold water will burn calories to warm up the water.

Other benefits of drinking water you can find  out by googling there's to many to put on here, but  you should drink at least 3 liters a day and no drinking 4 pints of best brew does not cut it, believe me I have tried, oh so many times ,but I digress , water drink lots cold water to  burn calories , 

Oh one more thing dinner times ,drink warm drink ,drinking cold water will make fats in your food congeal Japanese ,or is it Chinese , always drink hot drinks a meal time.

Tomorrow the best weight loss exercise gyms will not tell you and best thing costs nothing.

Dave,


Fitness

Hello all

Well on my way ,currently looking to upgrade my personal trainer qualifications ,the time I qualified was nearly 15 years ago ,so will be a bit behind the times. On a personal note bit  tabs working in fact I had forgot, how good zinc and magnesium is for mood , you old un's among you may remember mum giving you milk of magnesia in the blue bottle ,and how shit it tasted ,also cod liver oil, well its all the rage as if its just been discovered ,well for the efficiency of muscles it is needed in fact a lack of zinc can be seen in your nails, zinc for us guys is good ,for shall we say married life when kids in bed. Foods high in zinc the old oysters provide a lot of zinc c,but yuk slimy ,I will stick to tablets.

The old wife's tails a apple a day keeps the doctor away is as true now as it was then ,but we need four portions a day, this can if like me take it in juices ,juices are very good but must keep teeth cleaned, pomegranates or juice is exceptional good for you , but the best fruit by far are bananas ,they have lots of the crucial vitamins also a energy boost ,just watch tennis players at Wimbledon scoff them down. It is to be said though they are mildly radioactive ,but don't worry  eating them won't make you glow in the dark.

Made a cockup up today on flying g front went by the aviation met and balloon forecast it said 30kts when I got to airfield wind sock was high but could have gone.

Went in today booking loads in wish I had done or new system of booking from day one.

New students next week.

That's me today.
Dave

Boiler day

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Well today spent shifting stuff for a plumber fitting my free boiler. Had a chat with him he told me who much he earns a year , between £ 55.000 & £60.000 a year , I was sick , joiners of which I am one ,,earn between £ 45.000 & £ 55.000 per year. Me thinks I made wrong carrer r choice  I was a joined for 18 years . That said no, i hated every minute ,plus I wanted a more interesting life than fitting kitchens ,doors and roofs. That said I have a pension from my years as a joined.

I have done that many things except for money I regret nothing ,a full interesting career, many interesting relationships , 5 great kids + 1 ? . So ok not over yet .

My fitness kick paying off feel great except for sodding knees , weight training progressing well , more vitamin tablets to sink a battle ship fruit juice instead of tea, I can tell vitamins working eyesight has improved, not as ratty, eating bunches of bananas a day ,now I seem to start a conversation with a who who ha ha ,and strong instinct to beat my chest and swing from lamp shade.

Had some good flights and  some great folk ,we chatted a way , they had a go , and they all picked up exercise 4 very quickly ,exercise 4 is effects of controls.

Not at work Tuesday as plumber here for two days , back Wednesday flying I hope ,forecast not good though.

Dave 


Flying

Hi 

Flying today , it was bloody cold ,I landed after one flight tried to answer calls could not operate a pen.

Happy day today pastors of different clouds to day ,wish I had cameras on.

Had to tell customer off ,when I landed this chap wandering g around taking photos ,turns out was my next flight.

Got yet another new student today , well chuffed.

That's me 
Dave

Perfect day

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Perfect day to fly and no bugger booked in ,Friday looks good though so hope to get airborne. I hope for next week flyable students Tuesday ,Wednesday, Thursday, poss Saturday ,and sundays week after, then trial flights.

My weight training coming on ,walking on my tread mil until knee gives in, which is not long,but p persevering.

New power jigsaw bought today,   quality one for making rocking horses, they are classed as carved well in a way they are but now days they are done with powerfile. Got to make a dust extractor system as I will assemble horses in my old kitchen ,bulk of the sanding in my workshop shed. 

My brother builder dropped me some p e.g. board so I can make a dust extractor bench ,this is a table with Hoover attached, air and dust dawn through table,basically a air hockey table in reverse.

I am going to start a fitness page I will put on it interesting articles ,and I will put tips on as well.
Basically you don't have to do hours in gym to get a body ,in fact best way to lose weight is to go for a 3 mile walk ,and weight train , get this no more than ten minutes a day, if you see gym rats say I spent two hours in gym working out today,lmore than likely ,spent 60 minutes looking in a mirror 30 minutes looking at young lady's, 10 minute drinking water, and bragging what he just lifted in a former life, 10 minutes weight training ,then 10 minute shower, why do I know this because its what myself and other guys did in  the gyms I trained in did.

You can see blokes training for hours on end drinking the power drinks ,protein. Powders , latest fad supplement , but for normal mortals that's not needed ,I will show you how ,if you have a weight set at home its easy.

That's me hope to be flying Friday 
Dave


New student inquires

Hi all

More new students so looks good.

There is a lot of bad feeling at the airfield over the restaurant ,since Paul has left, I think this is not fair on the young chap taking over, we should all give him support , I do have my reservations ,will he offer the diverse menu Paul offered ? and how will he cope on summer days when the airfield is full of aircraft ,and visitors, I am sure the airfield commitee will hire extra help. So microlight flights will do our part in promoting the airfields biggest asset the restaurant.

I have the timber to build my new workshop at home, for my new venture well a return to one .building rocking horses.

I am also considering a return to personnel personnel training, I am currently weight training myself having to work around my shot knees is a challenge though.

We have terminated another voucher company that was not doing much, , we had nothing but trouble with them so after a issue we called it today,

We have bookings as far away as July already so looks good .

Weather looks like its breaking could have flown today ,but student had to work ,Friday looks good. once working I will employ a phone reception to take bookings , all I want to do is fly.avoid all the stress of bookings I spend two hours a day on the phone.

That's me
Dave


2 hours on phone

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Went in today , end up doing 2 hours of phone calls booking people in.

It was a good job weekend cancelled because of weather ,there  where 3 people cancelling there flights the day before there flights where due,if we had been flying they would have lost there flights, as we need 72 hours notice.

Bank is sounding very empty there's a echo now as the money is depleted.

I have my stuff dropped of to build my new workshop at home , also a pin board to making a sanding bed , what this does is when I sand anything I put it on the bench there are holes all overs it and with a workshop Hoover attached pulls dust through ,so keeping dust down. I will get this done this weekend if windy.

Looking for some one into electronics .

That's me today
Dave

Rugby started heaven

Hi all

No flights as per normal but 6 nations rugby happy bunny now .

Treadmill arrived assembled 2 hours Kelly came and did it ,had a go today fell off , knee 3 times size , but it did feel posed after very sore, but needed to lose weight.

My youngest son had a go got it to 16kph he is 10 but he sustained it, fit lad surprised really with hours spent on xbox 1 .

Lots of bookings coming in every hour, so busy morning sunday day booking people in.

Camping holiday planned, it will soon come blink it will be over for another year.

Watching rugby England against Scotland England making to many mistakes in first half .

That's me 
Dave

Expired voucher

Hi all

Here we go, last year in march we sold a voucher,
The expiry date end of September ,all our vouchers are for 6 months to cover the flying season , on the voucher is a book by date and expiry date., that said if they are booked in and get cancelled due to weather or aircraft safety issues the voucher carries on until used as long as the customer rebooks back in.

So we get a call for voucher that expired 4 months ago ,they had never tried to book in ,this chap then berated me on the expiry date, he admitted it was his fault he had not booked it in ,he had read our terms and conditions . So I said I would be prepared extend from today's date for 6 months but that would be a extension fee, he said I should extend free, I said no. I Offered it again , he again aadmitted it was his fault , but he had forgot about the voucher , which was bought him as a gift, again I offered him to extend, he said no again,
And again admited it was his oversight on booking, by now I had enough I said you are not having a free extension 4 months after expiry . You have had nearly 7 months to call to book in , he made a choice few words off he went.

Our terms and conditions are clear to see on our website also on the voucher we send out ,they have 14 days from date of purchase to ask for refund, yes our vouchers are valid 6 months:, after our first year we did 12 months but we found they would wait until last weeks to book in ,then if weather was bad got cancelled ,I found that on more than a few occasions the vouchers where over 2 years old, so to stop this and get customers to book in quickly and on the advice of a solicitor who was working at the airfield at the time, we shortened  to 6 months with a book by date, instantly the phones where ringing to get booked in.and there where no more problems.

Some people can not be helped even though we where not to blame, if you chuck shit at a wall it will fall of ,but there is still a stain left . We sell hundreds of vouchers and flown customers.

That's me rant over.
Dave





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Tread mill

Hi all

Treadmill I have just been and got one on glad and sorry, that means glad I have got it but sorry got to pay for it. I am having g trouble losing weight,with my knees so aim is to use the it for walking on till to much then collapse in heap on sofa , I am weight training but that alone won't lose weight training alone that and  my diet , the amount of bananas I am eating , I start talking now with oo ha..oooh haa,a and walking on my knuckles. 

Office booking in customers July bookings already .
That's me
Dave.

Losing the pounds

Hi all

Losing the pounds ,no not me my bank account ,need to to fly soon ,Wednesday looks off with rain ,then weekend back to wind yet again.

Short one today
Dave 



Home insurance

Hello

Well today thought better get my house I insured, so  as I got in touch with a old and decrepid insurance , for the over 50 Sega , any way went through I had knocked two houses in to one giving me a 6 bedrooms house ( sounds posh and a mansion ,believe me its not ) how much to rebuild , legal cover ,garden , cover,pipes, electric, external drains, contents , so know how much was this going to cost, me expecting 500 notes , well altogether for year , £ 250.00 I asked if that was right, so paid it. Did not think that was bad.

That's me 
Dave 

Rain

When's it going to break , 1 day flying  since 24 october.


Is it time  to call it today , getting shit off customers. Can't help weather.

Books filling fast ,weekends students booked in just need the weather.

That's me 
Dave. 


When is this weather going to break

Hi all

This weather has to break soon , if bank account gets any lighter it will float away.

I am giving it serious consideration to doing some fitness classes. Again the issue is my knees ,my youngest daughter is 14 and a dancer my eldest son is big into weight training ,so I could coach why they lead the classes ,just thinking .

Yesterday when the gas board came to look at my boiler ,the chap about late 50 was a former body building champ ,I knew this as soon as he walked in.

Free boiler

Hi all

Just before Christmas my boiler packed in, gas board came out to look at it and condemned it,so stuck with electric heaters costing £20. A day . Any way gas board can get grants for a free boiler ,if you are on working tax and disability allowance, of which I have both. 

They came out today to inspect after they toured house did the calculation s I qualify for a free boiler, but as my existing was a combi boiler I have to pay £ 500 towards it, but that's not bad, as  all the work pipe work to reposition ,and fit thermostat valves and room thermostats ,so well pleased, except had to go on credit card ,so not well pleased 

Bank account bad  only flown one day since October 24.

New students booked in pleased to say mornings, 19 year old girl ,coming for lessons ,which I am pleased about (and no not because teenage girl,) from my instructor fitness days I do find women are easy to teach and learn. 

There are a few female instructors in the Microlight world, in fact when  I was a assistant  instructor (AFI) my qualified instructor you have to work under supervision as instructor ,was a female and a bloody good one as well. I remember one occasion she took me up on back seat to do weather check, the wind picked up  it was well out side wind book  levels , came back in cross wind ,to a brilliant landing. 

It is to note on above the conditions you fly in depends on your skill levels ,and flying  hours experience ,you should never fly out side your skill level.

That's me
Dave 

Video, and karma

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The dvd,s we do for flights are currently burned on to discs ,we are going  to try a online service ,where we download dvds to the internet ,then customers logon to get there dvds in edited just raw footage. 

We are to look into a extra item on our T&C to stop remarks being made which hold to ransom business if customers don't like a result, a case recently with us from a customer went to PayPal , the customer said would stand on their verdict ,we provided all evidence to PayPal all emails our terms and conditions conditions ,and voice messages made by the customer, PayPal came down firmly on our side,in that we had done nothing wrong, the customer then said he did not agree and went on social media and made detrimental statements , we could have perused ,but the cost would make it not worth it.
So there will be a new term on our website which will have to be signed to stop this.

It has to be noted we cancelled a lot on weather our vouchers we can extend but vouchers bought from other sources are on to there expiry dates ,we do not get paid unless they come and fly the custom.

The customer with PayPal I guarantee will try to come with his voucher , they think we don't check, we had one last year ,tried it on by booking in for a flight using a refunded voucher, we got them ,we let them travel to the airfield some 150 miles , made them sign a membership form on arrival ,then hit them with it , a refunded voucher  I showed them the file ,  plies proof of refund pluss dvd camera recording them at that very moment . They blustered a bit saying we have travelled 150 miles, they tried to pay for the fight, but I said no as you had tried to defraud by claiming on a refunded voucher, and if we had flown you ,you would not have paid for the flight , I said good bye and  enjoy your trip back, so off they went with there family in two cars... karma is a bitch.

Dave




Tax return

Hi all

Tax return nearly complete . not looking good to be said ,why any one would want a flight school is beyond me now to work for someone else as a instructor is better or if you own the airfield so can get hangerag. but with one trike one instructor its a lost cause.

This year will be my last season, unless a miracle happens like petrol is 5p a gallon ,or Peter pulls finger out on the new engine. done other than that i will be making rocking horses and other stuff.

Started weight training again got a few pounds to lose also possible may go back to personnel training . forgot how much muscles ache , legs still shot, so mainly sat down on bench at moment. vitamin tablets coming out of my ears, and bloody starving ( no more dippy biscuits or mcdonalds) on fruit bananas apples yuk but has to be.

Thats me today.
Dave

No flights

Hi all

I was hoping to fly today lessons but mist,called student off, but wanted to fly trials ,on arrival talked to Sheffield aero club CFI told me it was bad and with fog hanging over river trent,so with fog around that was that.

Rebooking done new flights booked in talked to new students , that was me.

Back home to cold house,waiting for new boiler,costing small fortune in electric heaters.

That's me
Dave

I commited aviation

Hi all

I flew today ,yes that's what I said I actually got into the air , got frost bite feet, and hands turned black,nose like Nigra falls , eyes watering like looking through thick fog but I have flown .

To be fair with as many thousands of hours I have in ,after nearly 3 months ,I had nerves took two flights to settle down ,but not a bump in sky.some really nice people.

In bed writing this socks on trying to warm up my tootsies but very happy pilot.

Pleased to say peter getting on with stuff ,frustrating at progress ,but he is very methodical, ,peter is foremost a friend and a very good one.and he never lets me down if I need him if I am stuck.
Dave 

Flying ????????

 Hi all

Well at airfield rigged hope top be flying .it is cold infact very just hope nothing goes wrong with aircraft so can earn some money. whats the bet somthing goes wrong.

Up at sparrows fart frosty but clear skies i really need  a few days of flying .bank account is sick.

 Getting all winter stuff on sweating now so gotta take suit off until first customer arrives , its to be hoped they dont forget.

thats me for a bit 
dave

Dandruff

Hi all

My son Sam 10 was talking to his mother about dandruff , he then mentioned a lad in his class ,who had bad dandruff ,he told her if you walked past him and knocked him he was like a pinyater, well elly said she nearly wet herself ,must admit I was still chuckling a hour later.

Peter is to sort out a thing called drop ship copy the link ( https://db.tt/9OJjIvsb )send videos's instead of burning them to disc I have already downloaded the system ,just need to sort out how to do it, it means customers can download video in less than 24 hours, instead of waiting  three weeks .

I told you all about going back to making rocking horses ,any way I sent for some plans from America of some unusual designs ,paid 14 dollars each for two plans ,what I did not look at was shipping costs , which was 20 dollars each that was £60 on conversion to proper money, so that was a shock ,but then there was another when it arrived ,I had to pay £ 23  import tax ,so these two plans cost me just over £ 80 , and the plans crap photo copies full size though ,I can still work with them though ,but bigger buying  from USA again.

Dave 

Vouchers

Hi all

Not been on blog few days reason not much done .today went to printers get another batch of vouchers done not doing bad selling are ow. Vouchers.

My daughter cleaned out myantivirus weight training room , before it was full of my sons toys ,i had transduction ok butI not courteous back in .

Started training weights again,my fitness levels 5 years ago and strength was to say my self out standing but ,all this had to stop when my knees gave up the ghost, miss my fitness club I ran for 13years, I miss all the women I taught I only did female classes the laughs we had ,I would go back that tomorrow if could ,I am still a fully qualified personel trainer , and martial arts instructor.

Flying not flown since 24 October bank account  desperately sick need to get Flying soon .

Waiting transplants for rocking horses to come from America.

Thats me 
Dave 

New chef

Hi all

Good news the club has a new steward , so club house will be open ,still sorry to see Paul go  after 24 years ,I have my own views on his departure.

Ordered my first set out plans to build rocking horse , and rocking cow plans??? its not some thing I planned to do ,but my eldest daughter says she can sell them, a rocking wooden train I gave her for her studio ,she says could have sold it 10 times over. So will make some stuff for her to sell for me.

My youngest son seems to be staying a lot lately, nice but can't fill him, he's always hungry. All kids are mercenary so waiting for the, dad dad can I have, a sum ut or other there's always some reason.

In the office daily know taking bookings ,ran trike up today as yesterday and found broken exhaust spring so will service trike this week.

That's me
Dave 


Booking

Hi all

Busy morning in the phone tomorrow much the same .
To day the airfield manager came into my office to say that my weather mast had blow down .

On the email the manager had received the bit about the weather masts  was highlighted in red, I was told I was not to drill the brick work ,but to put it on lighting mast,I looked past the manager at the airfield images transmitting from our still erect weather mast on our monitor in our office ,oh I said I will have a look ,on arrival outside a look up the lighting tower to view our well attached mast , Jim, peter , and myself made a good job attaching it to the mast . As I was peering at our weather mast, I tripped over one on the floor ,,which was not ours ,as ours was still well attached to the lighting tower.and had stood up well to all the gales.

Any way that's me today.

Dave




Decorations down

Hi all 

Christmas   decs down pleased nice when they go up but even better when down know just the  lingering pay off Christmas.

My son bought me some more electronic stuff and is showing me basics took it back to pictures I think he thinks I have got dementia but its what is needed ,the room I was converting to a computer games room is know going to be a small workshop my brother was coming to decline it but after 4 months waiting decided not to bother .

Central heating has decided to give up the ghost so freezing .

That's me today.
Dave 

Happy new year

Hi all


Well that's end of a year not one I wanted I hope next year is better.

I wish you all a happy new year 

David 

Paypal

Hi all

I will keep this short a bloke bought a flight for a gift for his dad , he bought it I sent the voucher complete with terms and conditions which gives them 14 days for a refund from date of purchase  , I get a call from him saying his dad is over weight and asked for refund, some two months after purchase , I explained as per our terms and conditions ,he then accused me of being a shark and that it does not say anything about the weight on our website ,not only does it say this on our terms and conditions on the website it says it in the voucher I sent him ,so now he has a go sendmail and then gets PayPal involved , saying  they will give me my money back,  PayPal asked me for information. I sent it , then today email from PayPal verdict was in my favour,so he lost out, now he will think he can still have the flight well he won't as per our terms and conditions any abuse or slander we will terminate the voucher, and on the booking form ,,oh forgot to tell you he had booked a flight then cancelled it ,any way back to the booking form there is a part they have to fill in that they have read our terms and conditions and accepted them , so as he gave me abuse plus written abuse ,,he has burnt his boats ,he had  plenty of time to use the voucher his father only 5 pounds over weight so could have lost it easily or voucher could be past on to someone else

May be not so short .we do hundreds of flights but you get the odd one who gets it on.

Dave

Christmas Eve

Hi all

Well Christmas nearly here office shut down ,just forgot the emails , but can't think of every thing .

I am trying to rig  up a Xbox 1 , might as well be the main controlls on the space station. Suppose better look instructions goes against the grain but when needs must.

Not feeling to well at moment looks like visit to the quack is needed got to go anyway knees to bad now so looks like I will have to give in and go bionic .

No news on airfield so running next year with look of it if bank loans paid off might been a different story.


Happy Christmas to you all 
Dave 








Spam

Hi all

If you have received a email from me don't open it a virus I got email from Groupon my account manager there so opened it then it ripped through  my emails sending it out my antivirus did not detect it or warn me so I was well pissed off big style , that Groupon sent this out on there net work.so if you have had one sorry but before I could still change pass words a lot was sent out.

I am now closed until January 5 2016 phone system is shut that said if weather breaks or student flyable days I will go in.

I am turning the old kitchen in my house which was going to be a computer room into a workshop for my new craft business , I will be making one off items to sell , stuff that interest me designer stuff ,and during summer months wood stuff I have stated to get old pallets dropped of to make unusual garden furniture , also my eldest daughter idea a pirate ship again one offs but with carved stuff on it I will be doing the one I built for my kids up as demo model .

Spent up just finished Christmas shopping .


That's me tonight 
Dave

Letter

Hi all

Today i read the letter in the clubhouse if you are a member i suggest you go and read it i will not be signing the form attached to the letter sent by members of the club. to the committee  neither will i make any comments about the issue some of which i covered on my last blog.  but if you are a member i should go and read the open letter in the clubhouse.

I will be approaching yet again the issue of 3 axis microlight there is a need for this for me to survive it gives me options on bad weather days.

Thats me today

 david

Committee

Hi all


There are issues which my blog readers who have read the letters but the main  content is for members,it is my belief that the club must make some profit for unexpected costs ,repairs ,wages , whilst I pay rent which really stretches me specially now winter has arrived he ,my last flight I did was 24 October ,I still have insurances rent maintained of the aircraft to pay but that contributes to the club funds ,the committee is a elected and has been done so by members the choice was by club members so they should be trusted to make the best decision s for the club ,we may not like everything they do but I feel sure what they do is best for the club. Personally I have no comment for or against I keep myself to myself I keep my head down and try to eack out a living. So lets trust the committee and if any one has issues put it in writing to the committee.

Bookings well into next year ,

I break up on Sunday if flying for the Christmas period the phone will go straight to answer phone and emails as well.

David 

Back boiler buggered

Hi all


Central heating shot it brother been to have A look but to no avail.

Popped into office my new aircraft radio license arrived so all legal again.

Peter told me yesterday he is on wing 57 for the model  on the 3d printer so still waiting .

That's me again today

David

Christmas nearly here

Hi all

Christmas shopping nearly done credit card maxed out ,I have had to dip into my pension pot to pay it off , its been down to me to get kids presents this year.I will have to put the money bad k into my pot through next year.

Bloody central heating packed up d.deep bloody joy.

 Airfield in morning to get some vouchers sent off ,

That's me tonight sat here freezing my nuts off.

D.d.d.d.Dave 




Snow on its way

Hi all


Snow on its way so I think I have done flying this side of the new year. Much same as last year.

Christmas shopping nearly done and spent up just next year to pay everything off .
Selling vouchers just got a new batch done .

That's me today.

Davev

Can't wait to have a fly

Hi all

I feel the need for speed well 60 mph getting no flights withdrawal symptoms 24 October , its getting silly its possible might not. Fly again This side of the new year.

Money right now cards maxed out but Christmas presents bought for kids so that's all that matters.

I was counting on peter finishing the model so could get some sold on Christmas run the 3d printer has been £ 500 of waisted money .

Oh I wish I was more academic and into this electronic stuff I would not be sat here writing this . 

Well  I have done moaning 

Until next moan 

Dave 



I

Restaurant

Hi all


A letter sent to Sheffield aero club announcing that the steward will be leaving after 24 years ,the whys and wherefores are for club members letter ,so I will not mention the reasons and again neither do I have any comment on the matter but I fell very sad that the steward is leaving.

The club is silt negotiating the lease still no news yet I know the club is still planning to be at the airfield so with that I have made plans as well. I know a substantial increase for the club ,but I am at full stretch with rent also only been allowed one aircraft stops me from expanding ,again main reason is no hangerage space ,I have no grumbles as such the club has and still is very good with me ,I am hoping for another season though at the airfield.

Still no news on model its taking a lot of doing peter is on about edition 50 at the moment ,we have missed the Christmas run. On selling but I hope to get them for sale next year.

There are just two projects peter is working on a power board and the trike engine ,I am stuck because its all electronic stuff which is beyond me I regret to say.

Weather has knocked me for six 24 October last flight and does not look good for rest of this year,

Christmas credit card got £ 200 left just eldest daughter to buy then done ,just will take rest of year to pay it off. I have to pl an for next Christmas so will put money away each week did this some years ago great Christmas and know debts.

That's me
David 


Mega wind

Hi all


Mega winds so again no flights today .

There was a short excerpt on tv today about competition in some Arab land watching doing a landing engine off from 3000ft got it in circle but Harvey landing got big shells on but still stressing frame if keeps landing like that.

Sold some vouchers today so that's good ,sold lots through companies we use just down to 3 now stopped dealing with treat me they stopped selling vouchers a month ago ,so even though th st said will still honour vouchers until august not prepared to take the risk.

That's me nothing else interesting

Dave 

no flights

 hi all

Again no flights with the crap weather no looking good for next weeks either which is bad news on bank front.

Not much to write about today other than printer has packed so need new one to be far this one is a bit slow the quill with feather on it has worn out and takes for ever to print anything.

No news on model we have had the 3D printer since beginning of august if anyone out there has some experience with printers please get in touch.

Hits on blog stands at 90423 amazing  

Christmas shopping nearly done it has all been done to me Elly not saved a penny towards present so its up to me to make sure i have got kids some stuff Sam my youngest 10 birthday was tuesday cost me £200 with a new bike and other stuff/

Don't know what to do next year flying is not making a penny  still setting up my craft hobby come business just after a workshop for my garden then will make stuff to sell i did this before reason stopped it i was very adventurous i had my own paintball business i did ok at making stuff but now 61 time to go back to it .

I have learnt the chef is leaving the restaurant at the club after 24 years i understand with a disagreement with the club committee i don't know all the reasons and I have no comment on the  matter either but we still don't know the outcome if the airfield will be operating next year, its still in the hands of the clubs solicitors , the only thing I will say is this the boat should not have been rocked , 

Thats me today

dave

No flights

Hi all


Not flown since  24 October weather been craps since only been couple of days  I could have flown but they where on days when I was off.

Christmas shopping on credit card bigger knows how going to pay it off.

That's me dave


Web site working again

Hi all 


website back up again the website provider system went down any way back up working again. 

I thought I had not flown for 2 weeks when I checked engine log book its been 4 weeks just shows how weeks run it each other last flight was 24 October we have had bad weather since.

Peter phoned he got hobbyist welding kit I have been after well pleased.

No fights this weekends I rain so not going I to work until Tuesday.

Dave 

not doing show


Hi all
Not doing show i would have to invest in prople cant invest in myself never mind some bugger else.


Cock up today with weather called it off because met said wouod be raining and its perfect today well sick nearly 12 days since i last flew, bank looking sick.

No news on the model Peter trying to sort out printer to make it David proof ( that means make it so a 5 year old can do it) we have had the printer now since begining of August cost £500.00 all i have for it is 2 inch square box . but i have to be patient 9(spell check not working again.)

This website i use is called Mr site Please put it around its abag of shit its run from India now it can not be uploaded on to tabl;ets and mobiles they are forcing us to buy a new package at £450 .. to upgrade Please pass on avoid Mr site like the plague its crap I have nothing but trouble with it.

Thats me a binned of could be flying today
Dave

Possible tv show

Hi all 


I have been approached to go to a casting for a new tv show, the show is about older  and retired people or baby boomers to give advice to you get entrepreneurs I still have to chat with tv company but not sure yet if I want to do it, that said it might lead me on to some young whizzes for the many ideas I have . So possible networking leads ,talking to tv company tomorrow I am not sure its my cup of tea but we will see.

No fights for over two weeks bank looking sick.

That's me today.

Dave 


Not well

Hi all


This morning I felt crap looked at weather did not look to bad but I felt deal headache felt drained so I called it off not safe to fly.still on all day so pleased I cancelled.

Short one today 

Dave 




In to minds

Hi all


In two minds today the met forecast about ambiguous it said 9kts but with variations gusts to 35kts and rain it was not that bad first thing but decided to cancel  as it turned out the correct session.

Did not go in today so chrimbo shopping going on Saturday need to run engine up.

That's me
Dave 

Another day

Hi all


Another day nothing done just phoned people booked them in paid  aircraft insurance that was me done ,did want to run trike up but blowing a game and snow clouds .I will have to run up tomorrow .

I hope peter cracks on with model need to get so e money earnt toot sweet .

Got a letter from tax man well a firm linked to the tax office wanting me to conform where I bloody live and if live on my own I was mega suspicious so I phoned them they just wanted to make sure no one else living here well unless some one is creeping  in late at night I am that said if some 20 year slim busty beauty then no .That's a female I  might add .

Thats me
Dave


Wind rain

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A late blog today bookings so fat iI to next June with some bookings the issue is earning money for this year still have rent insurances to pay.

Still no news on model the 3d printer a bit of a let down waisted 3 months waiting for peter to sort it out .

I have advanced plans for some ideas I never started last year so during winter months will revisit them again .

I still want to get all stuff out of my house now Elly has  her house I will be talk g all stuff over next week I have got a few days off ,planned but if weather breaks will get students in .

I have to say I am still angry about bout the Paris atrocity all those I innocents gunned down on some imaginary god prophets, my kids had imaginary friends I had one when I was a kid but as we all do we grow out of them as we all grow up  so why oh why does the vast majority of the world believe in none existantt beings ,why in the name of these imaginary beings they can slaughter innocents on a night out. I don't as you have just read believe in gods but I don't go around beating people or shooting them because they believe in gods.lets hope the world grows up in the s century's to come and people will look back in history with disbelief as we now look at the holocaust caused by the Germans yes I said Germans, Nazis whet a political party of the German nation .and the horror of the death camps .

Dave 


Windy again

Hi all

Windy again so that's today done with popped over to office to book some customers in.

Wednesday out of question so another day not done Sheffield aero club faring no better at the moment.

Selling vouchers so not to bad bookings some people calling to book flights in June 2016.

That's me
Dave 

Christmas shopping

Hi all

Monday as always a day off that said last 8 days no flights so today Christmas shopping on credit card for daughters presents nothing cheap.

Flights this week until weekend possible frost so could be flyable I hope anyway.

Need to work soon still working towards crafts buying tools looking to buy welding stuff .

Next week got 4 days planned off to clear my gardens of stuff old sofas carpets old toys so going to be a busy couple of days up and down to council dump. Then to clear one of the bedrooms full of toys over to  Ellys .

Go to enrol on welding course if I can find one during winter months would like to find abeginners  was electronic course but still not found one as of yet.if any body knows of one please let me know.

That's me
Dave 


Paris

Hi all


The disgusting events in part is last night was a act of cowardice from ISIS attacking innocents on the streets of any city can only toughen the resolve of people attacked.

Muslims served alongside pilots soldiers ,and died in service during world war 2 they serve in the British army today. So why can they not live alongside people as we live alongside them ,we accept there beliefs but they do accept the country's faiths so my question is why come to country if you  dont want to be apart of the country's structure.

Jason manford a British comedian on face book said it how he felt words where strong face book took it down but it was shared it around , every word he said I echo fully.

France p resident has it was a act of war borders should be closed .

This will happen in this country. 

The labour leader would turn the other cheek as people are slaughtered on the streets, he would see them caught, brought before the courts then sent to a hotel we Laughlingly call prison ,they would be fed kept warm allowed to worship alah even given prayer mat so they don't hurt there knees .the guy is not even a joke I think if he got in power our military leaders would remove him ,the so called labour leader would disarm the country the head of defence staff has already expressed his concern. 

People condemned Thatcher she would not have put up with this on our streets .

I do not believe in any gods there is no such thing it was just away to control the masses ,there will be a day when people will say how did people believe in such things.but we have to deal with it in the now they will not negotiate so lets call it today and deal with the threat and if the terrorist are caught mandatory death penalties should be imposed  .

Any way hope all ok no flights today windy again 

Dave 


Wind again

Hi all


Windy again today so that was that for today popped  in to get rebooks done .

Crafty kids ,so I buy sweets for kids chocolate for daughter and winder things for youngest  son I have to think of new hiding places last night they asked for sweets after about 20 minutes hunting around kitchen ,I said if can find you can have they turned everything over in pantry looking under behind cornflakes box  I smiled because if they looked in and lifted the packet up with cornflakes underneath was there weeks worth of sweets any way I said come in room and I will get you some sweets, they did there best to try to catch where I hid ,after a while they went quite they came in room ,ok dad please get our sweets they had a sly smile on there faces so in iI went careful took out cornflakes packet took some sweets out came in room gave them there sweets they ran passed me laughing ,the little  shit heads set up one of there pads in kitchen with video running ,in they came laughing jumping around like loons and watched me getting there sweets out of cornflakes box so they got a weeks worth, because I agreed if they can find where I hid them they can have . I will not fall for that one again.

Bank looking sick again .

That's me 
Dave 

Windy

Hi all


Windy today so that put paid to today I went in to office to book people back in and new bookings some this year and for next year.

Today my daughter coming home to my house when she saw a white van pull up and chuck this dog out in front of her and drove off it was a staffy the dog ran up to her as the van drove off by this time elly had arrived my daughter missy Short for Melissa ,elly got on her phone to dog warden ,after 30 mins warden arrived dog was a pup to say it was a pup bloody thing got bollocks as big as a bull bullocks  bloody thing put me to shame ,hope dogs legs grows a bit bloody things will  be dragging on floor .any way warden said it was underweight and claws where long ,suspected kept in a room as covered in urine, poor dog, still pleased Elly phoned warden we might have ended up with sodding dog.we suspect gypos .abandoned dog

On gadget show Monday they where on about 3d printers  they said how they house hold friendly peter has had same trouble the flexing model has had lots of design alterations the wing now has all the buttons but not the sail as he had trouble with it curling up, so plan is I will put a fabric sail on it price for  each will be £80.00 each  it will be the only one available world wide as a 3d print, peter owns the rights to the design .

This week looks blown out .

Dave 






Monday day off

Hi all


Monday day off as always that said not done a thing last few days with weather did some Christmas shopping looks like its all down to me for presents for kids .

Kelly and kids have moved  over to scarcliffe they been here 2 weeks you work this out its mad. 

Rest of week look crap with weather so no money this week like lastt week.

That's me really nothing interesting so that's me today

Dave 


Stormy

Hi all


Stormy day so I have taken day off I will go on Sunday to rebook everyone.the system is a lot better it does stop all the contact issues but I call every one back and I keep meticulous records of of bookings and returned calls . It has stopped all the hassle and customer frustration it also stops people forgetting to book there flights in before they expire, also I can advise customers on what to do if there vouchers are about to expire if we can not fit them in .

Still working craft stuff lots of great ideas to do I have 6 bedrooms now 3 occupied by me and kids so will turn the other 3 in to craft rooms o e 3D printer the other to be decided out side workshops I have one there will be another.

I am thinking of getting solar panels money in bank is ISA is only 0.25percent that's if you had £10.000 in bank only £25 per year interest no point.

Still no news on airfield I am booked solid on weekends to the 20 December and have bookings into new year .

If I am to stop at airfield I  need 3 axis to survive

Got a few simulators booked in 

Christmas coming rapidly credit card too going down as quick .

Brother coming soon to plaster board line my old kitchen this will be a computer room for kids possible projector up depends on money.

That's me Hoover calling to be switched on.

Dave


Day off

Hi all

Day off today but with weather not flying any way ,so off to town for door handles then to Ellys house go fit onthe her google door refit garden gate refit, light bulb holder refit . ELLY stopping until house done it wants a complete redecorate but will cost a fortune .. 

Looks like next few days out with weather so just a couple of hours to rebook people.

That's me 
Dave 

Fog

Hi all

Fog day so no flights today,so day calling customers to rebook flights .

I purchase a rubber wrap they put on bike handles I have seen on internet that a flexwing pilot had used this on trike bar ,so did same looks good and firm on bar So pleased should keep hands warm as well give a better grip than the sleeves you can  buy from maintain and only £  4.00 .

Got a number of simulator bookings in so peter should be busy .

There is some issues with the club I hear stuff going on so things still up in the air don't know if we are all still going to be here next year. Staff say yes . There's a old saying if its not broke don't fix it ,and don't upset the apple cart, may be  some person had left it alone  instead of trying to fix thing not broken we would not be in this fix???? that's the nicest way I can put it but people at the airfield will know what I mean .

Hope to get flying soon.
David


Fog again

Hi a!l


Got up this morning to thick fog a look at aviation met looked bad so what to do I called off the morning flights then asked customers to ring back at 10am by am still thick fog so I decided to call day off which I did but by 11.30am sun out started to lift fog but to late as I had cancelled the day visibility though still very low one of those days not earned a penny yet again .

Bookings for may already in ,do I want to carry on I don't know 62 next, 5 years a  instructor not been allowed to expand but keep putting my rent up .wish I could sell the school but I don't think the club would allow . 

elly gone to sort her house out she has been here for a few days with kids while sorting it all out . Weird set up no way she can afford to live there but her mind set.

I am fed up with relying on people and keep letting me down time to move on leave theses people in my wake.

Sunshine now 1.15pm via not great but could have done 3 flights .

That's me today Monday my normal day off back Tuesday
Dave 







fog

Hi all

Fog at airfield supposed to lift but i cant see it happening my next weather call is at 9am for 11 am flights then if thats a no 10 am for 12 pm flights that's my last one it may pick up but no fun flying around at 1000ft for customers when vis no more than 4 miles.

Bookings ok into next year weekend with one slot available this year. i will be taking a long break at christmas my planed christmas break will be from 20 december i may do a couple of students but that's on the weather.

My stainless steel solder has arrived yesterday went to tool mart for a metal vice so craft stuff for next year .

dave


Rain

Hi all

rain today so that's put pay to today booked everyone back in again answered all phone calls i,i know i keepsaying this but wish i had done the booking system from day one.

Boring day tesco's trip back home to hoover up i log more time on my hoover than flying .

Thats me he says with a big yawn back home to feed budgie rabbits, cat  including now whilst Daughter away hamster and check batteries in my sons  robo fish be cheaper to buy a real fish
Dave

88000 visits

Hi all

Came to do my blog tonight and the counter showed exactly 88000 visitors that's awesome.

Rained off today so popped up to get people booked back in and new bookings I have for this year only 3 slots left for weekends I have mid weeks available but weekends just 3 slots left on Sunday 20 December . Bookings In to next year all ready .

Went see my eldest daughter about my photo frame idea she still not done photos I want off  her and her hubby so she got a tell off and when am I going to be a grandad hint.

Ordered my stainless steel flux stuff hope arrives to tomorrow .

Kids at skegness for last weekend before it Shuts up for season.

I think elly has moved house to soon if she had waited it would have been ideal for Halloween the one time  of year dust and cobwebs would have come in to its own with out buying decorations, that said where she has moved to is the same so no need to go to wilco for Halloween decs ......(I am so going to get my nuts kicked for the last statement .)

That's me tonight
Dave 








Bookings

Hi all

Fog today so that put paid to today,

2 hours booking in flights already bookings in for next year,knees sore being sat down stood up knees cracked like load off Christmas crackers being pulled ,going to take weeks before they settle down again.

For some reason my  PayPal account logged !e out then not let me back in spent two hours trying to contact PayPal to reset the account done but a right royal pain.

That's me 

Dave 

Day off

Hi all

I planned to do loads today but with a car full of furniture and boxes first trip to Ellys house carrying g boxes up path discovered knees had not recovered from Saturday graturing as I walked made me feel sick . So with that job done with Sam in tow of to Tesco shopping as  Kelly and kids stopping until she can get house done.

Want to get loans paid off s o busy working on that at. Moment .

I have to get peters aircraft on afors for him got all details just need to get it on.

I have some steel glue arrived supposed to be for stainless steel will be having a go soon.

Had a good run of work days could do with it carrying on for a couple of weeks ,shortened days now first flight 10am last flight 2pm .

That's me
Dave

Back

Hi all

Been busy today 8 flights up done quicker than a prostitutes knickers ,Saturday two ed of managed to call most of the cancelled flights and rebooked in .

Saturday rained off that meant got roped in moving elly. Van man in tow a ex exercise customer of ours came with  van .that was it me my knees and shagged hips ,moving  wardrobes sofas and beds with ellys dad ,I over dosed on pain killer tabs to such a extent I was still sky high following day, elly moving back to scarliffe in to her mums house she owns  we still have not fell out but better there at bottom of her mums garden than at Langwith miles away  kids got grandma to feed them .I will be going to paint stairs and ceilings bet I will be doing all the house some plastering to do elly will be unpacking yet again ,today Sunday elly and my youngest daughter missy moving rest over as I was flying I went over after work to get a car load .

Elly kids are stopping with me until we get the house ready .

Thaw me strictly is on

Dave



I

wind

Hi all


Windy and that's not me its the weather so that's today and possibly this week just hear sheffield aero club cancelling as CFI just radioed down its very rough so it must be bad.

Craft shop coming on Elly getting some stock together she is making I am doing the same. Back in the day 30 years ago i wanted a craft shop  if you follow my blog I made stuff to sell from full carved rocking horses to dolls houses . did not do bad but i was young wanted to be in action hence army , paintball business i ran called Ambush, I have always been adventurous  I am considering the craft shop again but will need to buy premises out right and possible have a flat above dont think it will happen, but can dream. in this day and age everything is done by web so might pay me to run it from home.

Well thats me today just rebooked every one back in, oh i wish i had done this when i started the business so much easier you get the odd one but hey ho there are always one trying to be clever.

Dave

Wednesday rain

Hi all


No flights today due to rain so Christmas shopping for kids spent a loads on credit card just getting it down from holidays still got to get loads more but at least I weeks to go.????

Went to get so moulding for a project but none I wanted price of timber at B&Q cheaper to buy it in gold he'll of a price.

I have one of theses pad things it spends. It's time plugged in its like having a landline again..

Looks like Thursday blown out again with so office tidy log books and bookings in 
That's me 
Dave

Just 3 flights

Hi all 


Just three flights then on Knott in gut what's this all about, something not right wind gusting cross wind but not over bad but not feeling right, so tried to keep going with wind  sock gusting  cross runway 24 even had a customer on aircraft traveling between 36 and 24 guts saying dont go so called it off . Customers vouchers about to expire so I called thetime voucher company and I had it extended.just. a note treatme voucher company will stop trading on 28 October.

Had some lovely write ups voucher company's sending me proving my booking system is working .

That's me 
Dave 

Dayoff

Hi all

Day off spent with a banging headache so that's me today .

Dave 

Cancelled day

Hi all

Well forecast not great overcast drizzle forecast visabity low so got to 10am looked a no go so decided to call it off know don't do this Lightly on a £ 500,00 day turn over ,but safety first even though last coupl of days gone  up to my safety cut off and just a bit over but that's not a do thing ,customers safety Isis first and quality of flight always come before bank account.that said where I use to work as I instructor would have made me go in conditions s iI was not happy to fly in ,SI center those days have over thousand hours under my belt and possible two thousands take off and landings with the towing I did .I loved towing which I could do it again.

Don't forget I have peters rans going up for sale peter busy so said I would help him sell it.

The flex model had a issue the 3d filament we purchased you have to buy the filament from the manufacturer which is very expensive compared to generic stuff you can buy, on eBay you can buy a chip to reset the thing so can use cheaper stuff. Peter says he is bringing printer to me so I can do the printing whilst peter gets on with body board then the trike engine.

Not done any bookings today I just came home and I had a cleaning day.

That's me
Dave

Yesterdays blog

Hi all

Yesterdays blog after some thought i decided to delete it .it was one of my rants but no more said on theta one.
No flights yesterday forecast nothing like as predicted by aviation met, i think who ever did the doncaster met TAF forecast must have been a young lad on work experience because it was nothing like the forecast here, we had visibility less than 4 miles and later in day cloud base at 800ft, I think the Doncaster forecast should have started with ...Once upon a time. because that's what there forecast was a story compared to what it should have been to what it was here, would not have surprised me if goldilocks had written it for the three bears.

I have called it on but now at 9.13am its frigging raining does it say that on the Taff does it buggery, think i will call voodoo bloke to chuck his bag bones on floor and give me a more accurate forecast.

I am selling Peters aircraft form him i will get some pictures on afors asap its 3 axis i will put pics on here as well/

A day in office yesterday knees feel like shit today wanting to get stated on craft stuff but well pleased to say flying.

Monday my day off moving elly and kids to yet another house but its nearer home i have been looking for a book in the dummies range on how to figure a woman's head out any one knows of book with a title, women over 50 for dummies, send me a copy. I will put with the over 20 over 30 over 40 and i hope a new one over 50.pile i have.

well suppose better venture another look out of office window ........yes still raining............said papa bear

Dave



Flying today

 Hi all


Well wanting to get started with craft stuff but would you know we are flying pleased to say weekends booked up until second week in december weeks filling fast.

Been trying to buy some of theta stainless steel solder harder than it seems especially as forgot pass word to my pay pal account. got it some where .

Short days coming 10 am until last flight 2pm pleased really only 4 flights.

New booking system working well except for one person a bit snotty does not like filling in the form ,well he did not have to as i would have called the person but seeings the person has  been a bit snotty the person did not fill the form in property ie medical the person put as before, so  I sent it back asking to resubmit.

I had a person turn up for  a 60 mins flight 40 mins late so told the person i can only offer you now a 20 minute flight its that or you lose out altogether, the person accepted the flight and accepted that they where late.

Been invoicing this morning as i had a no show ( still get paid) i double checked the booking forms and the phone logs. been busy done loads of paper work stuff now not stressed with customers also more pleasant days flying.

Thats me for a bit 
dave

Flying just

Hi all

Well wind from north so that means runway 36 so noway flying that runway from back seat , so even in front seat will have to climb like a dingbat to get out of the rotor from the northern woods , its not that hot on landing 36 with the additional rotor off the hangers , and watching for pilots who forget to check 36 approach .

Well it was bumpy I called it off about 3pm called people to rebook in .I later chatted to a pilot who said he was knocked off finales by a gust which put the wind up him must have scared him as he told the staff he was on 06 though so d for northAmerica I was using 36 I got some bang on climb out lets not talk about finales 36 suffice to say it was craps.

Dave 

Hobby craft shop .... UPDATE

 Hi all

My new business Hobby craft shop ( working title) is underway with various ideas , I have discovered how to solder stainless steel stuff ordered and on way and many great ideas to many to mention and not a electronic circuit in site. some stuff will require 3 d printer though but Peter should be up to speed on that i will launch my stuff on here end of month then a new website will follow when i have sufficient stuff and variety to sell some laugh out loud ideas though but within a decent price. going to be a a family project Elly doing stuff and me doing steel and wood stuff. I have a great idea i have seen on internet for photos made out of wood basically its two photos you hang it up on wall front on looks a modge but walk to one side you can see a photo. walk to the other side a completely different photo best of it made out of wood awasome/ as you can see well excited and though not make a loads of dosh it will be a nice side line to flying . 

Well raining here at the airfield 08.45 but called it on going to rig up and hope the day goes well and without incident.

May be back later 

dave 

Hi all
Update peter popped in today he is waiting for the plastic stuff for the 3 d printer talked to him on my stuff for craft shop says he can do stuff for me so that's good the beach board is still on and the flex motor , so really happy bunny stuff coming together.
dave

OLD ARMY MATE

Hi All


A old army mate of mine came to see me at airfield yesterday have not seen him in 19 years we where as thick as thieves in the army and fit buggers, i remember once we had as regimental escape and evasion course with the regiment on a escape and Squadron headquarters  which we  we where members the pursuers, we where both full corporals at the time . so we where despatched with our troop sergeant and driver and together just the two of us we caught over 40. I remember we got to the top of this bloody steep[ hill at the bottom was a river very fast flowing any way there was a section of 13 the other side of the river troop sergeant spotted them told the driver to stop, turn to us in the back and just said go get them so out we bounded Barry in the lead over this stone wall what i can only say was a sloping near vertical drop we ran taking 20 ft steps down this hill we got to the river I wood say 50 meters across the section the other side where jeering us showing there arse's but they had never encountered Barry and myself before we were at full tilt now the river was full of boulders with out slowing( because we could not stop we would have passed usain bolt the speed we where carrying down this bloody hill) ,  now by this time i had caught barry up through momentum ie I could not stop we jumped of the bank from boulder to boulder ,the section some with trousers and around their ankles just statred with mouths open ,we caught them we dropped the first 4 with trousers around there ankles then ,5 more because they where staring in disbelief, the last 4 we caught after we had tied up the first 9 they tried to run for it but to no avail god that was fun

Any way barry arrived andout stepped this old bloke barly recognisable as my old mucker it then dawed on my i must look the same , we just chatted as though we had just seen each other two days ago i took him for a fly he was  aPara and originally a long range sniper ( artillery that was our name for gunners) interesting side note the artillery had on the shoulders white lanyards whilst the royal engineers had dark blue originally at sum battle the artillery abandoned ther guns on some battle or other and the royal engineers went in and manned the guns and won the day so they where given our white lanyards in disgrace i have to say it was in balckpowder days and muskets)
Well what a great day 10 flights in all .

That's me I am finishing this in bed on my padi thingy.
Dave zzzzzzzzzz

Fog

 Hi all

Fog at the airfield great day had by all yesterday git home last nigh i was shattered but yesterday busman's holiday not a thing to do in the air infact it was that smooth i steered around by just sticking my hand up in the slipstream or by turning the front wheel it was that smooth it was a 10 out of 10 yesterday dead smooth.

So sat at airfield waiting for it to lift ready to call customers to book in the new system is a lot better no more sitting listening to phone calls no more phoning customers waiting for them to find their voucher form no more hassles or rude customers phone calls alat in some instances including the dialing 50 seconds why o why did i not think of this 5 years ago.

 I have just deleted a paragraph that's was here it was funny something Elly said in the office yesterday but on reflection i have deleted it.

Well the above paragraph took me 30 minutes to write i cleaned it up no end but no mater how i looked at i thought better.

Next week i will publish a interaction with a customer i have to remove names emails but this is a issue with a customer who had a voucher let it expire by 2 months then tried to get the flight i want you next week judge my response, 

Fog is slowly lifting visibility now 100 meters 09.23am

Monday going to buy a drill press and small hobby welder kit from tool mart never welded before so that's going to be interesting. that said i have found out how to solder stainless steel  so will have a go doing that first. Amazon about to launch a hand made section to match etsy so looks good for getting out there and for winter months.

i still hope to do the things with Peter the trike engine and the body board but that's slow progress.

I a have another project in mind with only the basic of electronic components that's what I am thinking of now or ways around stuff which I can readily buy off the shelf hence the need for welding tackle .i could take it to be done but that's always the thing waiting for stuff to be done.I have a engineering cousin who is wizz so on the more difficult stuff welding aluminum i will go to see him.

That's me

david
   


Hope for day

Hello all

Well i hope today goes with no hitches need to build the old bank account up a bit lets hope no issues today.

Going to buy a small welder for some hobby stuff i am  making going big style into crafts got most of tools needed just need some welding kit saying that i think my brother has one hes not using hmm look into that. anything not to spend money.

Peter says the model should be ready this weekend it will concede with the lockheed tristar that was started at the same time except ours wont be flying around the world.. (sorry Pete could not resist )

 a fellow microlight flyer called in yesterday said he tried flying towards the peak got bumped and turned around i went to chatsworth later in day it was mega bumpy yet east of M1 smooth as anything .

i hope peter will get on with some other stuff after model finished but with his other stuff and having to earn a crust will be a slow plod.

I stripped the aircraft don last night and did a Nick i for got to disconnect the camera leads so pulled one off the plug sorry peter needed a fix asap

I have to say  I have flown some lovely people really enjoyed their company far to many to name but great folk even yesterday a couple turned up a hour late for two 1 hour flights i got them fitted in not as long but they where such nice folk i did my best for them. 

I tried to help a bloke who turned two weeks ago got his dates mixed up found time to fit him in but he kicked off for no reason 6 times i said we can go strange bloke i showed him the companys not ours i might add and showed him where he booked his flight not with us but them but hey ho odd one.

Well off to rig and inspect aircraft hope there's nothing wrong 
Back later 
dave

Great day

Hi all

Well great day had by one and all i had one customer turn up 60 mins late for a flight but i still fitted them in 
so we got them up.

The model Peter says is back on track having trouble with the 3D printer but thinks he has mastered it. sso hope to get the prototype soon.

told peter today some of the things making for Elly and myself craft shop we will sell on Etsy, not the high street .ebay. and through pinterest.

Back in the day i use to make toys allsorts of stuff so through winter months on down time i will be in muy workshop. knocking stuff up.

Thats me   going to put trike away.

Dave


Aircraft carb rubber arrived thanks mainair

Hi all

Parts arrived so 30 mins job fixed it on test run around airfield all seems ok.so hope flights Thursday.

Phoning customers today took some time this morning will look at quicker way to do it some calls this morning lasted less than 30 seconds so lot better.we had a issue with the website but soon sorted that out.

Peter still have  issues with the model he left it printing undercarriage watched it start left it by the morning he said there was a crows nest it come unstuck off the base.he is a bit miffed but first one of its type on 3D printer .

Bit of house cleaning to do my son who I thought was 10 is actually 9 who new does any dad truly know how old kids are ,any way he stopped 3 nights bedroom now would be a challenge for ranoulf fines mountaineer. Its like bombs hit. It it got that bad he has took up residency on top of stairs as he can't get in his bedroom.

Well that's me
Dave


upbeat

Hi all

Well  no flights today due aircraft being down waiting for parts

So office day getting people booked in and rebooked in.

Then off to town for parts for a new part time hobby business maplins for some solideing stuff then a vice I  can use indoors best thing about what I am going to do is there is not a electrical circuit in site I have stuff ready for when i get home  wednesday and make a protype I will put photo on off my first efforts when I have done one.Elly doing some  engraving stuff.

The school will be 4 days a week only next year.

The new booking system is working well bit of work but doing ok some times takes two or 3 attempts to get customers but we eventualy get them.

Thats me today

Dave








No parts until thursday

Hi all

The parts won't come until Thursday so Wednesday and Thursday no flights deep joy.

Raining today so gardening out of the question.

Sick of it don't  what's going to happen when government cut tax credits .

Dave 
Might be back later 

Down in dumps

Hi all 

Mega in dumps got to order rubber seal the part Monday morning going to order oil filters gear box oil .

Went in today called every one could rebooked who I could get throughh to.

Monday day off anyway but shit weather next week .any way .

No news yet on the airfield so all up in the air at the moment.

Need second aircraft .

No news yet on flex model again but hey ho nowt new there .

Possible chat with my eldest daughter on picture framing hope as a new business this year and next. So flying will may be 4 days or 3 days a week 

That's me today
Dave 




Aircraft carb rubber

Hello all 


Well binned off great day on short 30 mins flights preflight flight cracked rubber on the carb mount ,3rd one gone and at £80.00 each not cheap but can't get one  until at least Tuesday so 3 days lost.That's at least £ 700.00 lost in bookings just getting head above water,then this kicks in if I had a second machine I have been asking for could had least kept flying. Well binned off .

This morning spent ringing every one up to rearrange them ,only one not got will get them next week .sunday I will go in to phone all them up to rearrange and Tuesday to stop people waisting days holiday should I hope be  backflying Wednesday. 

Well next week rain on its way for a week.

Phoned peter today to see if we could 3d print one peter said no so that was that.

Model ready for next week photos to follow will be for sale £ 55.00 instruction units .or students.

Old army busy coming to see me next week told you all about him before we where full screws together we where arses, played hard drunk aa lot and  we shared everything!!!!!!! Leave that one with you.

elly coming back to office to work part time still not answer phone but I have that off to tee now so don't mind the calls.

Need to get so  heated suits made so we know where this is going ????...peter sigh and sigh again. Well I can ask.

England rugby tonight a must win not watch though just get frustrated as just know they will lose besides strictly is on and dr who .yes like my dancing and no nothing to do with the female professional dancers .:-) :-):-)

Looking for sumut for Christmas look on eBay peter is selling his stuff ,item number 141791561875.  He better be doing my models first though. 

Dave 
did I say well pissed off today

Dayoff

Hi all 


A scheduled day off I have theses in just in case I have a run of flying days so today was to be garden clean ,but as it goes I feel like crap.  My daughter was ill the other day looks like I have the scrap now.thanks missy .

My eldest daughter Emma sent me a email last night with what she said was a brilliant idea ,wait for this one .........for Christmas she says why not turn sthe simulator In to a Santa's sleigh and let kids come and drive Santa's sleigh ??????suppose I could get peter dressed up as Santa and Jim as one of Santa's helpers. Actually not as daft as it seems but will need computer reprogramming that said you can put snow on the screen  ,my issue is who is a going to muck out the rein  deer can't ask elly takes her all time to clean the sodding rabbits .nice one Emma but think I will pass on that one .

The booking system I have adopted is working well if I cancellation day I call customer to rebook back in saves lots of phone calls.

Feeling like crap

David
Hey up all
Still feel like crap got day of my builder brother to plaster old kitchen out so I can get it rigged up for computer room for Sam and Nathan want to get Xbox one job and a projector.

Hope he t few days thanks need to earn some dosh .

That's me did I say feel like crap
Dave

afternoon flights..... update

Hi all

well hope to be flying this afternoon just called it on got trike out hope for 12pm start.

Thursday day off i put days off incase i have had a run of flying days i am not as young as i use to be so need my rest.

The new I ring people up the day after or on the day if we cancel has had the effect of phone not ringing of the hook , its not to bad as all i have to do is find a date and enter on there form, on the computer. 

thinking during winter months to concentrate on student training of just one a day thinking about at the moment but still waiting to see what happens at the airfield still no news yet.

next year doing microlight part time mid week students weekends trial flights might just do 4 days the other 3 days on my new business i should be starting pretty soon. one is a hobby one for holiday money should work out ok only have self to rely on myself  just making stuff that interest me and sell. ( i use to sell a lot of craft items i made) 

Thats me for a bit
Dave
 
Hi all

One flight sideways and bumpy approach bump[y in the air so did not consider it safe wind sock gusting to the horizontal i had a flight to get trike down so with that decided not on your nelly sick of it i could have flown agian gone in worse but no customer would enjoy being kicked about i did not enjoy so after talking to a customer she decided she would come back i will ring on friday to rebook them .got on phone to cancell every one elese.
david 

Fog........update

Hi all 

Fog again at the airfield so morning flights called off up until 1pm i will make a final decision on the day at 11 am .

Re booking flights with us now is we call all customers to rebook back in so saves customers calling us it saves time long term . and makes me a bit of work but its quicker and more customer friendly for us to call them saves all the probelms with customers not contacting us.

I have ideas now for winter months when not working on making things ,i have idea for my daughtrs business using a 3D printer and a scanner well scanner . i am buying a Xbox one for my Sam with that i will purcahes a connect and then sacn figures into a computer so all i have to do is work out the scanner i then send away the thing to be 3d 

Hi all
Back again after watching for this morning and coming through in banks I decided to call it all off ,I made a mistake by the time I had called everyone to rearrange there flights and 40 minutes later it burned off I got this one wrong today ,soI I left it , now I call every o email advance on a day to rebook back in saves time long term. Customers voucher was too g to expire so I called there voucher company and got it extended the co pant did not want to do Bigfoot it extended free until end of November.

Back home but down in dunp s no reason really things on the up .

I really hope no for Wednesday morning .

That's me Dave 

Monday day off

Hi all
day off today good job though with fog yesterday i called day off it did clear up by 2pm but i had taken the descion to call it off at 10.30am no good messing customers about . plus by that time i would have been yawing like a good un i would have been tired , if i am flying i am ok but if not flying couple of hours i get tired.


Well what do you no the council  just treated my house as one house in band B how long has that taken and did not come out and inspect I could have left the itn kitchen in ,so instead of paying rates on two houses just on one .

The old kitchen is going to be a coputer room for Sam and Nathan I want to get a Xbox 1 and a projector just trying to get my brother to plaster the room I hope to  get it done before Christmas.

This I am typing today's blog on is my new tablet as old one with cracked screen gave up the ghost would not charge up so bought this  one decided busines account could pay for it as I don't get much out of the business  any way sorting out all out my self so far not phoned peter am doing well at the moment great auto correct t spelling as well .awesome .the charger to this new tablet actively works on my old tablet ,well that's ok so when Sam arrives he always wants my tablet and never get it back .who am I kidding when he sees this I will be getting the cracked one whole bridesmaids off fours with this e.

Peter put a picture of one of his dogs with box of custard powder peters capition dog getting own  p udding so I sent comment back give him the 3D printer
See if he can get the flexwing model done.

Peter not very well I know I write about the him a lot and he's  a size electronics he is a friend for most .and David's millionaire maker second on second  thoughts  the other way around,
I awesome tablet this is I am like a man possesed d I can see the. Bloody thing to type awesome .
Finger   getting sore by for now
Dave

Fog

Hi all 

fog today thick less than 100m so morning flights cancelled i think it maybe the rest of the day as well but will wait until 10 am before I call 12pm flights onwards on .

Yesterday there was a unfortunate incident with a chap having to be asked to leave the office you may have seen a blog which is now deleted but i will be calling his voucher company monday. 

we are still having breaches made by friends and family coming on to the live side airfield which is a breach of our terms and conditions .i will from know on enforce these terms.

Thats me for a bit 

Dave




I flight cross wind

Hi all

Well called of on then off then on I really tried to get flying got one young lady by the side kited up but wind sock horizontal and cross wind so called that one off the chap who I had cancelled further up looked at wind sock was a lot lighter wind DSO thought give it a go suited and booted we got on the trike guts where knotted so taxied around looking at wind then decided to go  as I took off at 200ft I realized a mistake ,turned around straight down wind then 24 sideways approach then kicked around for one wheel landing.then down .back to hanger one of those days. I office to call all but one customer and rebooked in.

So ended another day.

AGm last night can't say what happened as it was members only ,  but. Up beat.

That's me tonight.
Dave 


Day off

hi all

day off today good job realy with wind today i hope next 3 days good need to get some flights in only one yesterday.

sat today with computer programing book and lap top going page by page on coding. 

later getting intouch with gadget show event organisers to see how much it will cost for a a stand for peter and myself at NEC Birmingham think its going to be very expensive, but wull see.

Banging headache today took pills until pop out of my ears but still throbbing.

Had road rage incident yesterday this person cut me up did not like me piping at him,  he got out of his car  and picked up a brick i got out of my car and said go on throw it as i got out of my car, it turned out we where out side his house big man realised he was going to come unstuck as i chucked my coat into back of my car . i said throw it see what happens he then dropped the brick as all heros does got his phone out with a few choice words from me. I laughed at him as he ran off into his house . bloke about 30 against me 61.what a hero, mouthy until some one turns around stands up to them ,a big man with tats all over, met them before when I was on doors in  Sheffield, more than likely knock  me from pillar to post but its all about prescence and confidence show weakness to his ilk they will come the big man .not with me though .

Has any one wondered why all the imigrants fleeing from Syria seen on telly  are all young blokes not many women some family's and no old people or none I have seen. Just a observation.

Well that's me 
Dave 


One flight

Hi

All called off my student this morning but thought I could do some trial flights , I did one it was bumpy as hell and when came back to land cross wind set up for cross wind landing waiting for rotor but none still sideways landing job done cancelled flights.

Back in office I called all but one of my remaining flights to can cell and at same time re book back in 'this is new as I will call the cancelled flights as well as the weather line hope more customer friendly gesture.

Bit worried about peter phoned him today seems under pressure, just wish I could find someone to help him out with so e of electronic   stuff.

AGM Thursday don't no if I will go I might say so thing I should not.

Pleased to day got some dosh so bank should build up a bit.

Looking to next years flights yes I am looking at another season as long as rent does not go up.

I have Thursday mornings free for a student one has moved to later in week .

Got my car back to day so glad cost me £ 75 excess that van was around estate last night not quick enough to see driver but I will .

That's me dinner smelling a bit burnt.

Dave 

Good day

Hi all


Not bad today after first thing wind blowing down 36 so that ruled out student training there is no way I want to land from back seat if wind blowing from that direction.

Some nice folks today got all flights done I actually enjoyed today.


Looking at my new workshop at home need a few days off to clear garden.

We'll that's me tonight

Dave








Monday day off

Hi all


Monday day off but pratting about with hire cars pleased to say the Mercedes has gone I have another car not a clue what it is but more suitable for estate I lived on not such a bigger target. Costing me a fortune in extra insurance as it was a hit and run ,that said closing in , we now know  it was a van and from our estate not be long before find out who.

AGM at airfield Thursday depends on my day if I go be worth it for the fireworks that will start , I will keep stum but eyes and ears open.

So today cleaning up when kids come its like a bombs hit, not a pot washed or even hoover up, just to help me out.

busy day Sunday just one flight not done on my recommendation real nice couple and a no show who turned up a hour latter.expecting to still have thee flight ,I explained that will not happen.

Week a head not good with weather but I hope can get some in.

My son Sam's hamster died last night he was told to day pretended he did not care tissues at ready for later.

Looking for metal hobbyists, electronics hobbyists, computer geeks for upcoming  new venture club not looking for proffesionals more skilled hobby geeks.guys around my age or just enthusiasts 

I have my daughter looking for suitable premises .to run above club.I will be seeking venture funding.more on this coming soon.

That's me tonight.watching gadget show.
Dave





flying i hope

 Hi all

Flying i hope but i have a strange gut feeling so microlight will; have magnifying glass inspection this morning.

Good day yesterday 2 no shows and a first for me a cancellation on passenger feeling claustrophobic . the no shows have had there vouchers redeemed.so still get paid.

getting very frustrated with things not happening all my eggs in one basket again i am getting now very impatient with stuff got a new idea some of it i can do my self infact maybe all of it. during winter months i will be looking for some adult education courses .  

My school is going  no where   financially and its getting me down,  weather is the main factor so i am considering the future I know that there may be the possibility of another major rent increase, and in a nutshell i cant afford another  penny.if it is increased it is possible i will close the school. infact chances are that's the future. my diary is full for next 3 months so potentially looks good but whats around the corner weather wise .

So to my future this has been a major though i am 61 so need to build a little nest egg for myself the only person that can make this happen is myself i will stop  relying  on other people i have lots of skills making things both wood and out of objects i find I built my kids a pirate ship out of pallets to such a extent many asked me how i got a boat around the back of mu house my eldest daughters say i should make to sell maybe look at that possible at least thats just down to me biggest electrical thing with that is plugging in my bench saws. and may be one off items i have a big interest in steam punk stuff but will see

any way magnifying glass out up to rig and inspect flex back alter .

down in dumps
dave


Air lock

Hi all

First job this morning sort trike brakes out air in line not long job but to tired lat night to get it done so in bright and early .

I will be glad when this mercedes i have has gone really don't like it very claustrophobic Elly had ride in it last night and just said take me home i don't like. it must say not my cup of tea at all .plus the estate i live on where a wheelbarrow is the soft top of the transport on this estate be really glad when its gone back monday.

Good day yesterday not to bumpy full day two no shows one tried to pay cancellation fee after he did not turn up bu then to late as already redeemed the voucher.

Still waiting the flexwing model think its on the space station at the moment on there 3D printer.

There are rumblings of discontent at the airfield again i have no comment on the matter, but some members are not happy bunnies  there is aopen email to members which i will not reveal as its to members only, but arguments are ensuing. again I have no comment to make either way.

I hope today goes without a hitch need to get some money earnt.

Rugby last night world cup i was in heaven only trouble is on when i am at work but only missing welsh match shame good team might try to see high lights later.

The new booking system is working well some customers are finding it difficult to do the form it is easy enough so i will look at another way of doing it possibly another website dedicated with link to it form my website. so far no arguments with customers over phone and i ring most people twice a day to get them so wish i had done this years ago.

Anyway off to rig up hope no nasty surprises .
be back later
 . 
Update so far so good still flying one no show, phoned today wanting to cancel they where told no as we need 72 hours cancellation notice

dave

Busy day

HI ALL


Been busy so far today just two more to do then day done .which is welcome after yesterday's episode with my car.

The new booking system working well on a day i can get most called two or three times so stops all the hassle of people ringing us.

Rugby world cup england against fiji tonight pure bliss watch in bed mugs of tea happy boy as long as they win.

not much to say here today as busy .

See all saturday
Dave

Car damaged car up date

Hi all

Well called day on looked a good full day out of house for 7am walking to car thought what's all this on road ,looked at front of car OK walked to my drivers door to see a massive dent in drivers door wing mirror hanging off some drugged up arse hole obviously ran into my car ,why do I know drugged because there is a dealer on our street ,so had to cancell flights and phone insurance to get car fetched and get a replacement car. So with loss of flying today and excesses to pay has cost me £ 500,00.

I will find put who did the car ,word is out ,and no not phoning police I will deal with it myself . if police caught them won't  do anything above a caution, idiots like that don't care about ppolice They will get £500 worth of  something? For damaging my car.

Putting up additional security cameras one to cover my car .

Had a great day yesterday afternoon it was raining in the morning so did not start until 1 pm  nothing like what aviation met had said day was going to be like.in the afternoon got home last night knackered.

There's a letter up in restaraunt at the airfield saying they want a vote of no confidence in the committee its sogned by a number of members and its strongly worded but it does reflect the undercurrent of fereling of members at the airfield . I have no comment on this mater, the committee has been OK with me, except for my last rent increase .

So sat at home waiting for curtasy car .phones ringing off hook can't do anything as all the stuff is at airfield I can no longer run it from home.

Hi all 
Car update I have outside my house a Mercedes benze along with star ship enterprise controls and TV camera of front of car and back .one thing there's no frigging hand brake.well I can't find one I have phasers and torpoed launchers but no hand break.


That's me going to play with new toy until it goes back.on Monday.
Dave

Hi all
As you know I have knocked my two houses into one and been having trouble with council over re rating as one house,they kept on delaying .today they said they will try to do it without visiting they could have done this last year .

Dave.

what to do

 Hi all


what to do national telly weather and met shows rain this afternoon but at at 830 am raining at airfield so covered trike by 10 25 am eased off a bit so went up did a weather check having not flown sosl for ages took off like space shuttle reigned it back in a bit 2000ft a minute bit much ,any way looks like clearing north east windmills showing wind coming that way but met office shows light to moderate rain looked at rainfall radar no signs of any more rain , 

I have called  off the morning flights until 1pm but not sure about after then .11am is my next weather call for the afternoon flights visibility is not great but winds only 3kts do i risk it or do i call it off bank account says no.

well just called it on with a proviso it could start raining so now waiting until 1pm for first flights.

Peter popped around to my home last night on model update there is a issue with the wing he is now to print in layers with multiple grain like sheet of plywood apparently when they print its like grain in wood when he was putting it together it broke so back to the  drawing board to reprint the wing but stronger.

Not much more to say so may be back later hope to be flying at 1pm we will see.

Dave


Tuesday bad weather

Hi all

Weather put pay to today so morning in office calling customers to book in flights.

I had one booking email come through today first time booking when l looked at the expiry date it had gone it belonged to one of the voucher company's we use ,I thought I would ring and say it has just run out but ,I was just about to say I can use our merchants 28 day after expiry date option ,before I could say that a tirade of abuse followed Elly listened as I held phone out ,I tried to but in and I said this is being recorded they carried on ,  the persons name was foreign and accent but as often they keep shouting until they get what they want , well that did not wear with me . I just put phone down and called there voucher compant and made a complaint against them.

For the above from now on I will not call anyone with a expired voucher they will just get a email declining there booking.

Wednesday looks out as weather blowing a gale I hope weekend is better.

That's me today.

Dave 




Exhaust done

Hi all

Well thanks to mark at dukeries aviation the elbow was welded up in quick time and would not accept any money for it. great team over there.

Today normal day off expecting it to take ages to get pipe done was done in 20 minutes so i have got through some bookings. not starting this week but from next week if possible i will call people who we have cancelled on weather    to rebook their flights all i will do is to put there numbers on my calender .not starting it yet but another way to help to get customers booked back in. and stop agro ( why i did not think of this before is beyond me but as i say not starting yet.customers still have to rebook on our contact page.

Tuesday looks out so I will service aircraft tomorrow check oils for a  oil renewal and filter. 

Well going to fit exhaust pipe  back in a bit.

Hi back 
Visited exhaust need to sort out a spare though .

Did not feel well could because of not sleeping much thinking about getting done and fitted  exhaust fitted.

Peter tells me the prototype flex model nearly ready to fit handles then bring it up I hope its OK so we can sell them.

That's me
Davw





flying today blog part 1. eXHAUST PIPE

 Hi all

Well up at 8.30am gorgeous vis great not a bump and young lady as well these are the days i love my job.

Today is a full day i hope but suspect will get bumpy later, as long as wind does not pick up hope should be ok.

Very excited about my future plans, off monday so going to clear front garden take stuff to tip ready for my big workshop, i want to start at home get some money earnt then buy a unit i don't want to rent or lease sick of that so i will work from home short while.

I plan to buy another 3D printer might get one the same as i got peter with inbuilt scanner Peter bringing me the first flex models this week.

I plan to do one off projects and sell them stuff that interest me i like the steam punk stuff coming out  there is a lot of stuff out there. i am a joiner by trade made allsorts in past and sold full carved rocking horses and other stuff that peaks my interest.

Well sat here ready for next customer its going to get bumpy later but will perceiver as long as it is safe.

May be back later.
Dave
Hi all 
The bloody exhaust has gone from manifold to the box gone on a weld every time great day done 3 flights and gone again. 

Bloody sick of it 
Hi all
I phoned all my today's flights and told them perfect day not a bump in sky lost 400 pounds today in earnings flights I can't tell you how passed of I am .

So sick next week blown out with wind and rain.

So in Monday now I had lots of stuff planted for tomorrow so now got to get off get repaired or buy new one . I might get one as spare anyway gid knows how much that will cost.

Dave

Rain wind

Hi all


Rain today wind and the prospects for this winter to have more snow than we have had in 50 years so looking for second business to start . 

I have ideas ,peter on with a couple but all eggs in one basket saying comes to mind , I have lots of stuff in my head but been inspired off a program off telly. 

Nice to see how many follow my blog even the not so nice among the readers I  bet your saying that's me i am  one of the not so nice well all I have to say to you while you are gloating every time  you click and read my blog higher up the ratings I go so please keep reading.because you know you can't stop coming back, and will keep coming back ,and why ? because you will be worried you might miss something you can complain about, well I gurantere you will find stuff because I don't care what you think ,you not so nice amongst my readers and if you follow my blog you know what I think about the not so nice . And know this I have your IP addresses .as my website provider  shows these .so don't think you can hide behind your key boards.because I know when you have visited my blog time date .and what device you where on, pc computer ,phone ,or tablet  ,the search engine you used and even which server and even what version of windows you are using .  To the rest of my bloggers sorry about above, rant. I only check up on the the above...... ( I deleted this last part on reflection )


Why Dave have you said above well .......( deleted this after more reflection ,but it was good made me laugh I decided take it off it was a  bit close to the  knuckle  )

I still think my inavations business will be a good one, put like minded people together in a building get ideas together ,have the tools computers there to prototype and all share in the profits .I am very excited about the idea ,there are loads of People out there with skills or ideas like me can not do the electronics computer stuff prototyping ,my plan is for hobbyists to join a club meet up with like minded then  team up with idea invent it patent it , the club  will always take a percentage on anything developed and pile the money back in for tools computers printers and stuff, they could then move on to another project or Join another other team ,again develops something patent it and get money from other project again the club twill take a small percentage to reinvest  the more I think about it the more I see it will be a success . I am not talking about proffesional, but enthustastic hobby people who lack the knowledge how to promote and put into production . my wizard Peter will be a full time advisor . and guide people and help put the right people in place . well really its a cooperative but why not.

I was going to approach some business people I know to possibly approach the owner to buy the airfield.
but instead will approach with above idea .


That's me today 
Dave















No flying today

Hi all

No flights today ,first off fog pilots went up at airfield test flights came back cloud base 750 ft vis 2 k so waited until later but by this time with d picking up wind sock horizontal and cross wind so that was that another day not earning .

Did lots of bookings calling people , got  everyone except for 4 today I will call them in morning and any new ones. 

I have revues the booking form and its very fussy on the test box at the bottom you have to make sure as it is case sensitive .

Weather looking grim next week wind and stuff so I a, going to get some stuff out of office thin files down a bit . 

Monday house sorting get camping stuff put away still on games room floor .

Must say so much more relaxed with bookings I did 20 to day in less than 10 minutes. We have all there voucher details they know how to ring on day of the flight so . phones as quick as this 
I ring... They answer .. I say microlight flights ringing to book you in, when can you come .. They say weekends or mid week I find a date ,they agree to date ,confirm date .  i say hope to see you then ,dont forget ring the weather line ..its as quick as that.
Awasome . ( dave you keep telling us about this ) since we started this system no issues well except for one person.


Well that's me mopping kitchen floor slipped on my arse twice.

Dave






Fog lifting

Hi all


Well delayed flights until 11am as a bit foggy so hope to be flying soon .yesterday was great day low flying 1100ft but got 4 flights done late morning. I hope today same just 4 flights again i hoped all days would just be four flights less stress.

The new system working well i come in office get my list phone people to get them booked in if i done get them i call them following day, yes i know I keep mentioning it but should have done it years ago. it stops all of the.. we cant get in touch with you .

As yesterday if you do not like this blog then don't read it , you might ask why this is mentioned again some one on here recognised i was talking about them and phoned there voucher company up inturn they called me they got short shift as no names where mentioned or gender so could have been any one.

I went through my blog last night and looked at some of my previous blogs my english has something to be desired and some stuff close to knuckle, some i take down as soon as i have blogged it .

Freedom of speech none existing any more in this country.

well sunshine here horizontally not great but rigged up ready to go.

I get emails when is this supposed new microlight engine coming on , well i can only go as fast as Peter can develop it (  I think the big shell on his back slowing him down  lol ...do they still use lol )   

Well time to suit up
Dave 

 

Possible flying

Hi all

Well i had to cancel a student this morning low cloud 1000ft and no horizon ,but thought could get some trial flights done .sat waiting for first trial to arrive and its started to rain , deep joy i hope not another weather cancell day to many of them this year .

This blog is for just general observations if you do not like it then don't read it simple as that.

Getting concerned that things are not happening quick enough and having my irons in one fire. so will be creating multiple fires.

there's a new programme on telly this women visits tips looks in cars to see what people are chucking away she then takes them to iron smiths wood workers asked them to turn it into something asks how much it will cost leaves it with them comes back sees what they have done then resells at a good price , what a great idea i have done things like this in the past making stuff out of pallets and stuff ,I have cousin who has a engineering firm ,think this is going to be one of my new fires as i only have myself to chivvy on. on the program she got some old drain cast iron tops turned them into bespoke dressing tables cost her £1000 and then flogged it for £1500. al she did was sell it on another one was car springs turned them into lamp stands cost £70 ..to make sold on for £160.00 .

anyway that's me for a bit 
Dave

ps did i say the new booking system is so easy 

Possible good day for flying

Hi all

Possible good day for flying today ,low winds clear skys so hope nothing goes wrong.

Wish i had done this booking system 5 years ago cuts out all the agro ,i keep calling customers   to get in touch to book them in it stops a lot coming in on answer phone sometimes 60 a day ,me having to listen to each one write it all down call them book there vouchers then find  a date whilst i am doing this another 20 calls come in . also stops all the problems with expired vouchers and the customers argument over them saying we have been trying to call for months.and all that dribble ,what has happened they put there vouchers in back of draw and forget about them. also it stops people who call then have to find there voucher on computer or there phone what we get now is all there details upfront i can then vet the forms email back any issues to the customer stops all the phone calls.

Elly helps out loads now i get the new forms i booke them in leave them on her pile she books on computer jobs a good'un.

I am planning to run a second business i have the one with peter and the innovations stuff i have some ideas i can actually build myself need to learn about moulding and stuff saving up for a 20 ft shed workshop on my front garden and new ones on back garden i was going to get a unit but why should i i have loads of space at home plan is 3 workshops each does a different thing.


Been wanting to build a compost heater all year now have 3D printer the parts needed to make can be built.

Well off to rig up
Dave

Yesterday good day

Hi all


 yesterday another full day ,but not flying today wind from the north so loads of rotor of the northern side woods wind was gusting 18kts upper level clouds where wizzing over my gutts in Knott's and the voice in my head give it one ,do t go today ,I looked a the days flights a good day earning I could see bank manager rubbing his hands and. Saying go for it my thread voce a gut gremlins saying no its not right, now 8 times out of ten gut feelings are always right ,even though them money for the day was good, safety first, so called off I watched wind during morning and it did build so happy with descion.

The voucher system is working well takes no time to do I call people multiple times until I get them then i book them in no problems with customers not getting through to us.

Hope next week to have ready the flex wing models for sale also a 3 axis version.

Sorting out my winter work as I will reducing work down to 3 day week.

That's me today
( 2 days full flying and I am knackered.)

Davw.








full day

hi all

Yesterday day a full day got home knackered , first full day in weeks. Hope to day is the same .
dave 

Will update this later. check back

Did some flights

Hi all


First flight Student not flown since may but did well ,will make a good pilot. Then 4 flights but surrounded with big weather cells then thunderstorm warning came through from met office I could see them towering cumalas nimbus rain tipping out of the bases by now I had terminated one  flight as it was raining gave her the voucher back, she was dead right she gave me ten pounds for the ten minute flight well nice .

I cancelled all flights from 3pm with thunderstorm warnings don't want to be up there and they spark off.

Had good old natter with student he is helping with the body boards as he has a vehical wrapping business.

Oh if I had my time as gain I would get in to this tech stuff and computer stuff , I guarantee I would be a multi millionaire. ( del boy saying I know).

That's me

D.



Test flight

Hi all

Test flight today after fitting old exhaust back on, after failure on the new exhaust box.

Big cumulas nimbus today but smooth enough , until  the afternoon surrounded by massive cumalus nimbus with rain tipping out of the bottom of the clouds ,at 3 pm I called off flights ,as airfield surrounded with cells, the rain coming down was obvious stair rods so no way want to get caught I that.

I think the new booking system working I can get through bookings so fast as they have already read our terms and conditions ,wish i had done this years ago.

Thats me today
Dave


Old exhaust

Hi all

 No flights to day with rain but would have been  called as had to fit exhaust.

Old exhaust had been welded up so luck had it this was at hand 80 mins to put back on refit all springs and wire up .

The exhaust I took off was a new one 3 months a go if you did not know you would have thought it had come off a crashed aircraft every joint cracked and splits doe the box . £700 for exhaust. Its getting photographed and assessed by aero engineers then been sent back ,if I had Bergen on 60 minutes  flight it would have separated from the manifold and gone through prop god knows what damage that could have caused ,it shows that even though it was OK on preflight in the morning to have a a check around before every flight, which will be my sop ( standard operating procedure). From now on sake of 2 minutes visual engine check.

Peter up today to fic wing can and wave his magic wand over a connection on the engine ( wand being solidering iron ) .

Peter is very methodical he was telling how the model is going on he telss mine middle of next week , he tells me there are even seats inside it , he's ruled out the pilot figure for a bit with a stern look. The body board is coming on well chuffed with that .

The trike engine is delayed as peter is to build a 3d printer to print out the parts full size and in one go. I can see his point but to pro type have a cast a then molded would cost tjpusands 

Tomorrow test flight first if flyable .

Dave 

Exhaust box complete failure

Hi all

Well 3 KT winds not a bump in sky smoothest of landings and the exhaust box a new one I might add wells breaks on every joint main box split .

I inspected the aircraft this morning I had a gut feeling something was going to happen went over on preflight this morning taking a lot longer than normal ,I had a strange feeling. Any way first flight awesome used 06 down hill run as no wind 30 mins flight, second one same not a bump in the sky 3 KT wind. 3rd flight over to the dams. 

Now here is the strangest thing all the way there and back I was looking for fields to land in if a emergency now I am always mind full of this normaly any way but today I flew from field to field I kept saying to myself why you doing this .back to airfield 24 runway up hill landing again no wind ,up hill to land smooth as you like landing brushed the grass and down now 4 flight took off did not feel right kept lifting earphone of right ear could hear like a whistle no load noise or rough sound so engine smooth no loss of power, so i  assumed prop tape coming off ,landed 24 taxing engine running at normal revs but sounded different not exhaust hole in it sound just different any parked up got customer of, went to prop that OK, looked at collar of exhaust at back split in it ,shit ,took customer back in office said our good boys by this time Nick had arrived ,he said what we here you looking at ,so we went out showed him back of exhaust her said dave you seen this .there was splits on the exhaust box all welds had snapped on every bracket and splits on back and top of exhaust box 4 x 4 inch long splits ,on closer inspection the metal on the exhaust is so thin looks like a coke can . so that was that cancelled last 4 flights.

Monday I have to cancell as I have to put my old exhaust back on which I had welded up. And do a complete engine inspection whilst at it I will clean plugs. 

I don't get why its gone there was no heavy landings even when its been crap always land smooth to be far last few days when I have flown been bumpy but nothing was seen on inspection even when I clean engine between flights I did not see any cracks in the exhaust ,I will call main air Tuesday and send photos Nick reckons it was a foreign import all I now is it was 20 minutes off possible dropping off all springs in place lock wires . I will send pictures to Andy Buchan for him to see.

Dave

answer phone

 Hi all

Well I have put back on the answer phone but we now do not accept bookings by phone they have to go to our website to fill in the voucher form. this is to allow inquiries to be dealt with, I add again we will not accept bookings by phone it takes up to much of my time and the stress it causes. ( Nick/ Peter have listen tell me what you think) Nick runs a first class vehicle wrapping firm, I will include a banner on my website if nick has one .( send me one Nick)

Oh forgot to tell you a chap came the other day had ago at me in the office saying there are no sign posts to this airfield its ridiculous he says, now guess who he said that fault   is, bear in mind airfield been here over 100 years . I will let you have think a minute.

How going on any ideas yet ?
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Do you want a bit longer?
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Still cant think  whos fault it is ?
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well i will help you out with 3 clues, its either sheffield aero club .local council or me.
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well have you got it yet?
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No well believe or not it was my fault. my fault there are no road signs,,and then do you know what he said,..... wait for this... I, meaning me, should pay the council to put up road signs to the airfield.?????????...Can you guess what i thought when he said that .?..

Well low winds so hope for a good flying

Be back later

D.

Flying.......update

Hi all

Possibly flying today so let's see if it happens.

Bloody computer in officer yesterday would not load Google calendrer I use for bookings my pad has it and phone .so this morning decided to download the new windows 10 hour later and are are on 35 % bollocks.

Some customers are not coming to terms with the new booking form what it is is the box where you have to put letters in to make sure bots don't spam mail the system I keep trying it and it is working.

Yesterday had rude email of customer so I did no more than to email them back and for me very politely told them they would not be flying with us. Now because everything intialy by email I have proof by email of what is said and the recorded messages when we call to book.

Computer at 44%

Peter did simmulator  yesterday tells me on with flex model .( main air could have built a fleet of full size flex wings by know) still its gou g on hope to have first demo as this next week.

Computer 47%

Need to get flying bank looking a sick .

Computer 48% 

Looking for a small industrial unit to rent or buy preferred the later if cheap enough don't need a big unit .but until needed I will garden shed produce stuff ..

I am looking for courses during with winter months 3 d printing I have seen a few my mind set is changing to I want to do it ,its getting to a obsesion .so I know I will do it ,same as when I wanted to become flying instructor and the many hurdles that took and money. So under way .in winter on courses hope day to e ones as I will be reducing flying days to 3 a week during winter.

Computer 71% 

Last night I was reading a book on programing ( well the contents page but its a start) -.

Computer 75%

Looking to clear a big space in garden for a large workshop looking at 20 ft by 15 ft . bre a wood shed need soon so I can insulate it put electrics in and a printer room at one end plus dust extracters .

Computer rebooted and at 75% 

God I'm bored.

Computer still at 75 %

Coffee be back in a tick 

Ay up computer 76% 

Got coffee . had bog visit ( toilet to you southerners )

Computer 77% 

That bump was my head hitting my pad ?..........shit that's another crack in screen ,looks like a spiders web my pad screen 

Looking up, computer 83 % 

Wind picking up hope not to much need to work today.

Computer 91 % ( getting excited now) 

Just cut my finger on my cracked screen got dabs of blood all over it now .

Computer 92%

Did I say I was bored .

Computer still 92% 

My finger is stinging its like a paper cut ouch .just cleaned screen on shirt I look like a serial killer now that bodes well for first impressions when customers come in .

Computer still 92% ( is it broke) 

Going to polish trike .....

Hang on computer 95% 

Stuck again going to polish trike 

Computer done

Still can't load Google calender on my computer .

Peter come up.

Hi all
Well I fixed the calender I loaded Firefox browser that sorted it chuffed I did it all on my own aren't I a clever boy.

Some folk having trouble with the contact voucher form its working fine I am getting loads of bookings ,I am calling them so it is easier specily for me also customer does not have to carry voucher around with them.

I did one flight today going no where.and bumpy wind sock horizontal. Anyway thought try one more flight gave the chap option to come back,but wanted to go so we got kit on out we went , stood by aircraft helmets on wing getting some bounce ,wing sock horizontal watched Cessna coming in got bounced so that was me, told chap no took his helmet off ,his family then started at me , then his son kicked off well we not due up for another 15 minutes I said won't make any difference 15 minutes ,his son had a go again I said its not safe and walked off. 

From now on customers family will have to go straight to picnic area .

So called it off then spent 90 mins booking people in as I went outside about  2pm the wind had dropped could not believe it .but it was still overcast with big cumalas cloud so still would have been bumpy. It would be to late to get flex out I had trouble with wind getting it back in hanger as it was still next week looks better for flying.

Dave 




1 flght only

Hello

Well called day on then cancelled after one flight wind picked. Up big style so that was that done.

New voucher system OK cutting my time down on the phone .that said Google calendar went down working on tablets and phone main office computer not working.

We had some one from china wanting me to return a call do not think so.

People trying to book in expired vouchers one today tried with one expired last March unbelievable .

Hope to get the flexwing model for sale next week . be around £50.00 mark it is a instructional model for students and instructors.

The contact page us here to stay so that's that on that one stops all the crappy phone calls.

Well that's me
Dave




No flights

Hi all

No flights today blowing 19  kts and very bumpy so another day not earning .

New voucher system less stressfull the customers fill in there i down load then, call all details filled in.

Two vouchers that had been sent out by us then the customer said not received so got a refund  well would you know some has tried to book in the refunded vouchers via our new email system ,and guess what they provided there home address .OH dear me ,got  umm. 

New system great less than a minute to book them in or even quicker don't know why i did not do this before.

Peter is very upbeat with our new business, building stuff once he has done the prototype is then given to me to organise the production .we will still build flwx engine peter to build a larger 3d printer.

 We are to apply to dragons den looking forward to that iif they ask me anything I just going to say I make peter the wizards tea.

I hope to be flying Friday.

Thats me short one today
Dave

New voucher system

Hi all

Well now I have sorted out the phone system we are now onto the booking forms so far so good,what I get is all the details on our voucher contact page ,this is emailed to me all I have to do then is call to arrange the flight. I will call the customer /up to 3 times over 3 days after that they will have to re send there booking details. Once I have booked them in all I do is to put there emailed booking form  them on ellys desk she then enters onto computer and onto the voucher company's booking site .this saves me so much time ,I don't have  sit there waiting for them to find there voucher if on there phone or if older customers they can ask family
member to send it for them cuts down my time on the phone .

Its been a busy morning doing last of the answer phone messages this takes me over 40 mins a day listening to the messages and writing it down. I will contact all voucher company's to change how they book us.

No flights today weather .

I think this should do away with the stress of phone calls for me .
Dave 

First day new voucher booking system

Hi all 

First day on the voucher booking forms I will see how it goes not been in today I was supposed to have gone to skeg for three days but daughter put paid to that as was her birthday so back any work Wednesday and down load the new vouchers see how it goes.

I hope peter is cracking on need to get a second income coming in need to get started.

I am tired today for some reason , 

Got some more vouchers printed off sold a few so need to get them out.

Garden a right mess need to get done just full of kids bikes getting sick of it . 

I have no place for bone idol people around me. 


Time to move on with new carreer and leave negative people behind me ,not worth the effort. You talk to people it takes all time to even be polite back so sod them. 

Looking at going into education courses during winter months .

That's me today 

Dave



 





Bloody met office

Hi all

Met this morning said wind was going to be 18kts with 27kts gusts and with blue Sky's thermals as well ,so far no sight of the wind bloody hell called it off it did say after 10 am thought its know 9.50am so I hope I am justified I called it off.

Hi all again 
Wind has arrived in one way pleased in another way not as not earning.

Yesterday thunderstorms on way so had to can cell last two flights taxied to hanger to be greeted by aircraft put back in aircraft and one in my flex wing space this was deliberate by snobbish pilots ,I had to ask staff to come and give me a hand to move aircraft around. If the storm had hit I would not have got in I know Sheffield aero club members read this and I don't care ,we all share a hobby curtacy costs nothing.

On a positive note Peter is cracking on can't tell you all how chuffed I am, peter is talking about Dragons den again .you all know he was the first to get all 5 dragons wanting to invest in his invention.

I can see the end of The BMAA coming as it  currently stands.

That's me
Dave 

F1 about to start.










voucher form on

Hi all

Thanks for comments on my new voucher from ,I hope it will make life easier for bookings i will be altering my website booking procedure, this should save me time both answering calls and listening to answerphone messages also should rule out time wasters.

I have called on flights today at 12 pm i could have done morning ones but cloud base low .the forecast is for thunderstorms this afternoon so i will be watching weather like a hawk.normally i would call flights off for day but i have to fly to get some money even if it is only two flights.

I am very excited about the body board Peter and myself are designing i will be seeing one of my students Nick who has a vehicle wrapping firm ( i will put a banner on my blog page for him when i figure out how to do it) to cover theses for us with only one 3D printer its slow progress so next week buying a second one for the office to print out the flex models and the 3 axis models . Peter will then be designing the parts for the board for me to print out and then make moulds to cast them in plastic.

The flex engine is still underway i will be ordering 4 more engines for it as soon as Peter says we need them.

My plan is to make microlight flights only a 3 day weekend work  during summer season only and spend time developing projects with the wizard ensinger.
Thats me.

Dave

no flights

Hi all


Flights off according to met office but it was a bit 50/50 that said it did get windy later.

I have done a booking voucher I have done it on the contact form the aim is for customers in the first instance to book in there voucher and details which then leaves me just to call and book them in for a flight ,have a look at it on the contact form let me know what you think .

Peter called into day to give a progress report I have to say well chuffed he is having to sort out the 3d printer the flex model is on its way after a few issues peter has since sorted ,the power board peter got wires a bit crossed now he sees what i want and back on it .Peter thought i wanted it to travel at about 20 kts on water ,of he had done that the last would have seen of my  kids would be as they torpedoed with there head some fishing boat on the horizon as the hung on in shear terror. So with revision peter went away more optimistic .

All I want Peter do is to design build the prototypes that he is a genius at the mass production will be down to me ,peter will be sorting out new inventions which he is gifted at. I need to get him full time at the moment his time is split all over place. 

Its clear that microlights is not going anywhere with the wrather. So I need to create a second income.

That's me today

Dave



Day off don't think so

Hi all

Today was supposed to be a day off I put theses in in case I have had a run of flying days. Well today I had to go in to office to get the bookings done I was sat from 9 am until 1pm and took 40 bookings my knees where locked solid it took me ages to get walking . 

I have run out of vouchers need to get some more printed do that next Monday.

I have nearly finished my booking come contact form the idea is all bookings first fill in the form then all I have to do is phone them to book in the flight date.

I hope to get the second 3 d printer to do the models and the beach board when peter gets the prototype done.

I will be reducing the winter flights to 4 a day .

I am working to pay off my business bank loan I want to get this paid off asap its a rope I need shut off  . 

I will still be looking for a airfield for the project and the electric trike , I would like to buy netherthorpe. I have some ideas how to get this achieved .  but short term a field some here will do.

Kids back from skeg Sam stopping tonight so that's my tablet gone for the night.

That's me 
Dave

flying today

Hi all

Well flying today so thats good ,need to build the bank balance a bit.

Peter popped in yesterday things ae going well on 3d printer and also peter has come up with ways to generate some much needed ,money for the project using the printer. we hope to have first flex model by the weekend ,if ok i will buy a second printer to mass produce them i am hoping to send one to pooleys to get them to sell them for us.

On holiday kids used body boards i thought whey not powered boards had a look on internet there are some out there but at a hell of a cost and not at the family budget i had this idea ,so when the harry potter wizard arrived for chat( Peter) I ran my idea past him he said it was a great idea when i explained how it would go he said that's possible and he will get some figures and calcs done for the weekend ,if all ok we will build two prototypes so my kids can test  them. this will take us away from the trike engine for a few days but the money will be able to get theses built basically in a shed as they should be cheap to produce we will have to get them safely passed Peter says this will be expensive but will be well worth it .

The age of the 3d printer is here (star trek replicators) everything seen on enterprise is slowly coming to real life, back in my day when kirk went through opening sliding doors that was unheard of ,the flip up transmitters he carried, now our mobile phones even the scanners they used are being used every day also they are building body scanners to see into the body and ailments . 

Every thing starts with a thought even you started as twinkle in your dads eye look around you everything you see or touch was at one time a thought in some ones mind . computers ,Tv's telephones came from some ones mind believed in it and with no procrastination perceived and built or caused it to be created.

My flight school started as a thought and a dream people came along and helped me ( all hail Jim) sheffield aero club let me on there field ,then followed many tv appearances with shows about my school .if you have a idea and a passion to succeed others are drawn to you like a magnet , you must in your times wanted something bad and like magic it appeared the worst thing any one can do is to want something and then do nothing about it then later in life say if only ,its to bloody late then , so get up do it and things happen, positive attitudes attracts likewise positive people , negative attitude attracts like wise people .

With me i wanted a paintball business so i made it happen , i wanted childrens clothes shops , i made it happen, i wanted to do well in the army ,i made it happen. i wanted my own fitness business only teaching women i made it happen . i wanted my own flying school i made it happen. yes not rich and had a negative approach to money i did not have the sense to put money away i like my drink and the ladies to much but now at 61 with peter i am putting all my lifes experiences it a great project, and with Peter we will be a success with out any doubt in my mind.

I have a ambition to  eventually own  Netherthorpe airfield.

I have even seen a women i like and set my mind to get her and bit of a boast here never failed( keeping them is another story), but Elly i watched her in the pub where my gym was based and i thought i want to get know her, now i am by nature shy( bollocks those who know me are saying )and i find the first approach to any women the hardest thing i have ever done, so i practised what i would say made strategies up, when i told Elly later what i had done she laughed and said i could not understand a word you said but at least got me talking to her, I remember the first approach my heart was in my mouth but i got up and did it (that and 6 pints ). any way after a turbulent start we have two great kids.

So what I am saying get up and do it.( saying that better get up and rig Flexwing ,maybe one more coffee)

back later 
Dave

Rain

Hi all

Rain today so day on the phone.

Peter popped in he is seeking a rans 6 anyone interested get in touch.

3d printing coming on OK should have model to sell by weekend.

Chat with peter we have things in order so underway with projects hope to get second printer soon. 

I will be speaking to Nick about his vehical wrapping business need some stuff doing see you at weekend nick .

That's me
Dave 

Monday day off uodate

Hi all

Day off so just shopping pottering around .

Great days flying yesterday got home 7.30 pm smooth flights and manage what I call grand tour Bolsover castle.hard wick hall, Matlock. Chatsworth house ladybower dams and back engine on to engine off 55 mins , not often can get that done.

One flight lasted no more than 6 mins young lad did not like it and was nearly sick.

Busy week ahead if weather holds .

That's me for a bit.
Dave

Hi all 
Text back from the 3d wizard ( peter) tells me scanning flex wing model aim of this is so we can sell to regain the money for the printer .peter is to look at building a large printer.

I am having a idol day not done a thing kids gone with elly to skeg Vegas so a few days of house being kept tidy.

I have 3 days off next week daughters birthday .I intend to get garden cleaned up trips down to tip with kids old toys some sofas I chucked out and old carpets .

New engine on trike main push over the next few weeks I will be buying baterys electic motors for peter. Then test flt in a few weeks .

Busy weeks for flying ahead.
That's me again
Dave 

aircraft issue ........... know resolved

Hi all

Quick one aircraft not running right so i think its electrical peter is not here so i will loo at the noram places .

I was poorly yesterday got home straight to bed slept afternoon then through night not bad this morning but tired but nat as bad as yesterday.

looks good today might be thermal later but full day on i hope.

i really enjoyed my holiday even managed a couple of pints in a pub well in beer garden outside but a step forward for me after 5 years of not going into a pub ( remember i was a pub landlord for sometime cured me of drinking)

Peter away at wedding so no movement on 3D printer he is learning how to use it must say i am a bit frustrated i need to get on with stuff.

Diary is full i have had to shut phone system down so i can cope with the bookings coming in i am off monday so going to look at a booking form.

I don't accept any abuse or sarcasm at all know so when i hear a message with comments on them i do not return calls.

I am suing a customer who complained to the BMAA for a £1000.00 for a false complaint made i have got all the recordings so i have them stitched up good and proper.

Thats me another coffee then see if find engine running issue. may be back later 
Dave. 

Hi all back again

Well soon found the engine issue a broke cable or detached i followed what Peter does when he looks for stuff and found it ,I will need the cable extending i will ask peter and his wand or should i say soldering iron (its a wand to me, full of mystery how to use one  ). as it is getting short out of the armoured casing.

Thats made me feel a bit better i was up at 5.30am this morning because i had that on my mind. still should be ok for full days flying.

I have some ideas for peter and the 3D printer i want to build a powered body board for kids you  now the ones you buy at the bucket and spade basket at gift shops with the printer . i am pretty sure thats not going to be a issue cooling motors will be by coiled water pipes around the motors and batteries the same . i will speak to the  electrical Harry potter wizard (Peter) on his return.

Must say i feel a lot better today you must remember as students that if you feel off color not to fly, even if you turn up to have a lesson   tell the instructor that you don't feel well, any instructor in the microlight world will appreciate that and if worth his salt, will give you a brownie point for making a sound piloting decision. its important that you any any passenger or not ill, especially with colds as this can seriously affect your hearing causing pain which could affect your flying to a dangerous level ,i cancel with out a second though if not well.

Well thats me again may be back later for update on the day if anything interesting happens.

Dave. 




Ill

Hi all

2 flights then I felt I'll so not safe to fly it was cross wind anyway on runway so called it off . mainly because of me blamed it on weather.

I have issue with aircraft to solve in morning peter away on a wedding thats if i feel up to it in morning.

Thats me today 
Feeling sorry for myself
Dave

Rude customer

hi all

On the 13 august a customer did not show up for his flight , on the 14 august his daughter phoned i only mentioned that he did not turn up ion the 13 august and she kicked off. the chap had phoneD at 7.50 am to be met by my weather line saying to call back at 8.00am when i got to airfield to make the call on the weather, ,this chap did not call back to check, any way she kicked off big style accusing me of allsorts , in the end she said i am not letting this go . later that morning i had email from BMAa she had complained to them bear in mind they did not show up as i had called the flights on . every one else on that day showed up.. so i actually called the chap, he said to me he did not understand the message, every one else did, he then realised what he should have done . i was not to blame the BMAA took the customers side bear in mind i record all messages this is the 2nd time this has happened there will not be 3rd i booked him back in as was one of our vouchers . 

This is the Hassel we get on daily basis
dave

 

Back off hols

Hi all


Back off hols great time had lots of stories to tell to many for one blog so i will bore you over the coming week, it was not long enough but what made it was the bigger tent a double height inflatable bed ,and a new on suit toilet tent ( talk about roughing it camping  back in my day it was just a sleeping bag thrown on the ground poncho for a tent and a my SLR (self loading rifle ,army days) as a bed mate).

camping back to nature but with kids that know involves. large 6 man tent 3 bedrooms electric light. toilet tent chemical toilet (so kids don't have to walk the great distance of 10 yards to the toilet block). wardrobes. kitchen units tv plus assort dvds , chairs , and god knows what else they packed suffice it to say there bedroom areas soon looked like the bedrooms at home , and what did they complain about ? no internet i actually got to see what they looked like for the first time since the many nappy changes I did ( that last quote on nappy changes will get me a nasty text from Elly).

Well back at airfield and I have to say with a greatly positive outlook for the future.

Not much has happened since been on holiday there has been a incident with a cessna from Phoenix flights a student on first solo nosed a aircraft in to the ground ./apparently ballooned on approach instead of going around pushed stick forward and nosed down onto ground aircraft  looks a bit messy no one hurt just shook up it happens. 

Hope to see peter today I notice i have 3D printed box on my desk at the moment that 50mmX 50mm (2 inch old money ) has cost me £600.00 so far ( hope to see more today Peter)

Any way that's me for a bit may be back later to bore you all about my camping trip

Off to rig up

At the moment a very happy 
Dave 

Day before hols

Hi all

Day before hols son moving in hope house is in one piece , when I get back.

80.000 web site hits thanks all for following my blog its very humbling. I talk a load of bollocks at times I know spelling is crap grammer none existant ,but what you read is what I think I have to curb things because the aero club would not like some off my observations , I have been told off by the BMAA in the past. 

So should I be careful what I say suppose so the hero club on whole is a out standing club it has its issues but its a great club ,as with any place there are bad apples .

I have very big views on immigration again I have been warned about my views there as well ,great in this country with freedom of speech it is a long as you don't insult a certain religion. 

If I where prime minster there would be the death penalty reintroduced for treason.murder that would be automatic if a police officer or solider is murdered on UK soil . 

I would also have a prison lottery any prisoner who is habitual and been in prison more tha 3 times they would have there prison number
Entered in a lottery for prisons and if there number is drawn they would face death penalty and would be hung 7 days later .let's see if they repeat offend .mandatory death penaltie for pedophiles. Specialy of Asian origin, Rotherham big issues with Asian taxi drivers. That was said on the news.

So now let's see who objects 

That's me
Dave 



3D printer

Hi all 

3d printer has arrived its the hands Harry Ensinger potter .

That's it we are underway things will begin to happen .

Peter is underway with tje flex models to sell to generate capital for more 3 d printers.

So chuffed this is now where i saw peter and myself would be joint busines venture together.

Dave 

Car service

Hi all

Cat service ready for holds .

Well please with price of diesel £ 1.13 can't recall when diesel was cheaper than petrol . 

Getting ready for camping go on Wednesday it seemed ages off only trouble is blink , cough, fart ,snore and its all over ,the only way you know you have been on holiday is the visa card bill I will be paying off rest of year.

Sorry to hear about Cilla Black I did not like her singing much but Saturday telly was all Cilla for decades .

Be back later
D.


Last day before hols........update

 Hi all

last day before hols busy day i hope looks like it will be overcast light winds so with bit of luck smooth flying.

Looking forward to Peter getting to grip[s with 3D printer sell some models to recover the outlay then reinvest into another printer. then prototyping will get under way.

The trike in i bought with no engine will be the test bed for the single seat dereg prototype. when this is completed i will see what the process will be too fit to a quick trike for a two seater or may buy a quantum for that purpose.

Once all the approvals are given it will just be paper work exercise to retro fit to all microlights in the country I expect schools will jump at it on fuel savings alone. 

My drive towards teaching only will go on once the prototype has got permits making learning to fly microlight around £1500.00 that's for full license £1000. unrestricted license. this is all a bit in the future long way to go before then ( depends how quick Peters magic wand is over the 3D printer).

Peter says he will look at building our own printer large scale one so we can print parts complet instead of parts ( i have no doubt he can do it it, might get done the same time as the pope gets married)

Plans as long as we can find new airfield we will buy static caravans for accommodation and do residential courses.

Any farmers out there that's not converting there farms to solar panels if have some land we can look at for flying ,no sound so there wont be that issue please let me know ,please note subject to planning permission.

You might ask why Dave you leaving Netherthorpe airfield,well to answer that  is no, I have no plans but that old saying ..its not advisable to have all your eggs in one basket. might be advisable.

Well better get ready 

Dave


Hi all its been a interesting Day, first flight 4 layers of cloud and smooth the next flights came fast and thick ,working on my own is getting me down. But any way carried on the clouds where then building by 1 pm it was bumpy wind swingin all over place ,landing on 24 then 18 by 2pm I had enough so with the last flight take off was a might swinging around ,finales was interesting on 18 nothing someone with 2000 hours can't cope with but at nearly 61 do I want this shit .

Day called off 

Turned all. computers turned off so that's me for 11days
D.

A lovely couple

Hi all

Had to share this a couple waked into the office I looked at the bloke I new he was over weight ,I asked him hec saidb bthe mandatory oh I am 14 stones OK  i am a  former personnel trainer .any way just under 16 stones. So what to do there lady I thought was his daughter, ( bet that pisses him off if he reads this ) turned out was his wife.

I decided to go even though I did say it was mega bumpy .so after she put on her husbands shoes with flight suit looking like coco the clown out we went.

 She was very nervous .got her in of we went as we took off we where banged big stly she squealed she was trying to be so brave ,I said we will go back so spun around ,radioed immediate return know in front of me on finals was a Eurostar microlight I watched it as it crossed the boundary to 24 the aircraft was bounced it powered out and went round ,I was next in I got there same bang wing drop swinging around at 50 ft then 20 ft I held on loads of airspeed on powered approach I held on until cleared hanger rotor down ,I did not want to do a go around she was terrified .

I did not want to fly but the voucher would have expired and they would have lost there money. So we went .now not off tthis this happens but I was very impressed with the lady's courage you will recall from my fitness days I a
Only taught women so with that I made them a offer for two for one voucher ,I told her you have seen it at its worse and that was as bad as it gets. I look forward to seeing  them next year.
Dave

3D printer

 Hi all

3D printer ordered so commitment made with a investment into the project the project is in the hands of the Gods (or should I say Peters hand'S on electronics hes a god to me). Peter says hes to practice building stuff first so he will model our flexwing models for resale ,we will hope to sell these through Pooleys and my website .i made these out of wood they where very time intensive but with the 3D printer when peter waves his wand over it it will print stuff we will then buy a second machine printer for office to churn these out. 

He is under pain of death if he even thinks about printing a diver for his davids aquarium. 

The printer is a major investment but need to prototype our new electric trike engines then the project it has took some time but we will see how it goes. 

I am off on annual leave monday back on 13 august students take note.

When I am back the hunt will start for a flying field for our electric trike with the trike noise is at a minimum so hope that should be somthing planning can not use the trikes will be dereg single seat how it works is very much under wraps and in the hands of god ( Peter)

 I wish I had one third of Peter's knowledge on electronics i can assure you all I would not be sat here writing this blog, I have invested in a major electronic project before but it sent me bankrupt when the goods where well below there promised standard ,

the project was for laser guns 20 years before Quasar we had a prototype gun which looked like a submachine gun when you pulled the trigger C02 operated a mechanism which vibrates the gun with recoil much as real one and the expelled C)2 came out of barrel to represent gun smoke, the system was infra red working out with pinpoint accuracy in sunlight out to 150 meters ,the infrared hit sensors on helmet and vest then a voice in the head set told the gun operator if he had been hit if he did not obey the instruction he got a mild electric shock of the trigger it was on prototype awesome, we demonstrated it got bookings on the strength of the demos I ordered 40 guns plus pyrotechnics .when they arrived the could not hit a barn door the system was made quickly and not as the prototype they could not be sorted I went under lost everything .  as it was my cousin that was that.

Well hope to fly today yesterday was bumpy did not mange last two as shoulders where sore with wrestling with the wing but my people enjoyed it .

Elly read other days blog she was none to pleased i thought it was funny.

If anyone knows about a possible flying field let me know.

I will know not accept any further abuse of customers i had one yesterday his voucher expired last october not one of ours, last time he was booked was last august he kicked off. so with that told him to ring the voucher company and put phone down , i can not help the weather but some of then think the weather is my fault and the worse thing anyone can say to me is .....Its your fault you cancelled ... (yes i know told you all this before) .its no matter how nice it is said that is that they will not been flown. 

Thats me 
dave

Might be flying today WOW

 

Hi all

I might be flying today holy shit can i rember how to do it.

Elly read my blog yesterday she none to impressed haha called me saint bloody david and said go away and have sex or sumut like that  

Camping soon with 3 more days then off i go only up Bridlington. Whitby Scarborough . got new tent old one abit small now kids a bit bigger. though about getting two smaller ones and putting kids at the other end of camping park trouble is with that still bloody hear them when they fall out.

well on second cup off coffee got to have two more before i go and rig up have you all seen how much diesel has come down ion price at my local tescos its 2p cheaper than petrol £1.13 a liter can't remember last time it was that cheap.

Had interesting flight 3 days ago only one on the day , i did not liken look of the cumulus clouds crisp on the top and tall  and i knew would be bumpy I decided to go ground wind speed across 24 and 36 but I decide on 36, took off got some bounce passenger straight away was a bit shocked flew for 10 minutes before he asked to come back , he did not like so called long final 36, a plane held short on 24 to let me .(mentioned before some great pilots here) i was getting some buffet had to get my passenger down quick now the holding aircraft  , was on the corner of 24 36 and a cessna taxing up behind it decided to overtake it i heard the cessna pilot in the parked aircraft tell the overtaking one there a microlight on short final . i said on radio short final need to get down passenger unhappy , the cessna then parked in middle of 36 i radioed microlight 36 no response now i new my radio was working , so i said move the aircraft ,at that point i used some expletives   ( i hope with not  the PT button pressed) i said again move i crossed the threshold got a wallop with rotor off the hangers  at that  I had no choice to go around , next approach in was bumpy but that was the day done, parked in front of hanger.

 Walking down from hanger's, I could see a pilot walking towards me with the look on his face it was the said pilot ,he sincerely apoligised   there and then enough for me no more said just a smile, I nodded my head to myself  . thats a good pilot admitted .his mistake we shook hands . 

On the above there was never any danger, we are not allowed to land on occupied runway so I knew I could go around, that's why as pilots you should always assume the other pit has not seen you. we all make mistakes especially when talking to passengers I know that in a cessna visibility is not very good compared to Flexwings so as a pilot be vigilant and you will be safe.

Hi back again 
  Just rigged up had to plus gas choke lever it was a bit stiff ,got back splash of  plus gas on my hands,   I forgot to wash my hands only realising after I had been to the bog ( toilet for southerners )for a wee, now toilet is  full of blokes dropping the old man into sink for a quick rinse would not look right. so thats was that at least my fly zip is running nice and smooth.

Well tis me
 Dave ( its a bit wiffy sat at my desk smells like a garage) Buck 






Need ow airfield

Hi all

I will be actively looking for a airfield for our new electric powered microlights, with hardly any noise this should reduce one of the planning issues on noise . 

I want to pack in trial flights and do teaching only with the electric trike for solo I should be able to get the prices down .one of my thoughts I'd to to do courses up to the restricted license. 

Trial flights are OK but with only flying on average one every 4 days no way to earn a living .on paper its extremely viable on days I do fly ,when using our vouchers extremely good but when you average out with flying days we can do ,I would be better off with a paper round .

Credit I was pleased with my experian credit report but the when we upgraded our phone it was changed from orange to EE which is the same company . experian sent me email saying it had changed when I went on EE had done to searches /for two phones  we only upgraded existing phones knocked me down 200 points then a week later .another warning notice went on orange had got us down as late payments.

 my daughters phone had not been paid this was paid  with ellys phone which was done as one payment for two phones they had not told us it had been separated, so I had not been paying my daughters phone bill ,of course I paid it straight away but knocked me down another 150 points ,I went from a good report down to poor. I was well pissed off phoned them , and do you know they have a compartment which deals with this . so now got to write provide proof in hope they will take the bad reports off.

So watch EE or orange if you want to protect your credit rating. 

Elly phone me yesterday (,yes on one of thee above phones) saying Dave your blog is getting racist ,I said no it is not I am not racist I ( I hope this will be  new word ) I am a englist .I belive in our country which was fought for freedom by millions of people during its history .they fought to protect our  freedom of speech, the right to believe in the rights of others ,equality for all.  in which millions died protecting 

But  that's not the case now, we are allowing people in who would repress women .kill our soldiers on the streets of england ,execute gays  ,ban all regions but there own , and what's happening to stop it nothing .

 So  no Elly not racist, neither are the millions of other people who think the same. time to say enough is enough.

On telly to day eamon Holmes TV presenter lost his rag over the migrants at the Tunnel in France ,he said nothings been done why are they not using water cannon and electric fences. Go and have a look on social media. Well done Eamon Holmes .

Not at work today Thursday off again .phone call from my youngest son Sam can I come and stop so off to ellys house to fetch him. Elly said ,ask dad to bring his hedge cutters to cut my hedge ,so I reflected on all the lawns ,hedges she cut over the 15 years together ,....so i picked up my right hand  to start the count  .......I only managed  put up one fingure on the count which happened to be my index fingure! .......there's was her answer with out me thinking about it.

That's me .
Dave 





LIke this saying

KushandWizdom - Inspiring Typograhic Quotes

visits to site

Hi all

the visits to my site grows wish i could have a pound for everyone i get on a a day a lot of hits are from my blog readers , I know what I write some times does not make sense and the spalling has something to be desired.also the things a write about are not politically correct but these are my thoughts and  i believe commonsense , but also strange as it seems is sometimes a release of pent up emotions if people don't like my blog don't read it.   I know the BMAA don't approve they have told me so but this blog is not about microlight flying ( how can it be with this shit weather).

I still get a lot saying I don't mention the club much ,except for 3 axis there's   not much to say the club is efficient as you would expect from GA airfield, the staff are awsome , committee on whole not bad ,they run the club well, odd incident happens ,last one the Tigermoth crash I witnessed I,read the report published by AIB on that.? (Hmmm... ok ???? ) I might add nothing to do with the club. If you want your GA license you can do no better than Sheffield aero club, I am lucky to be based here for which i am grateful. 

Be back later
D.




no flights

Hi all


No flights just booking in flights flying on average one in 4 days ,I have tried to fly when I would normally cancel for customer flight comfort ,but the one day I tried to carry on  4 flights where terminated early on customers request. So I don't do that no matter what the customer says they don't realise what we mean as pilots when we say its bumpy.

Looks like rest of week out with wind.

Camping trip coming soon got my son staying in my house to look after rabbits , budgie ,and the beloved cat ( bloody thing headbuts me when it wants feeding did I say hate cats )

Prime minster on the scotland referendum has said they won't have another one, whilst he's prime minster, so shove that up your kilt salmond , he wants a kicking can't stand that smug shit

. Conservatives will be in for years, country is slowly climbing out of debt. I hope they do it only people going to get effected and I am one is people on benefits or working tax credits.

The estate I live on there are career benefit scroungers the 20 to 40 year olds walking with a stick and there pit bulls walking fast you can always know why they are of to  local shop for a load of fags and 6 packs of some lager from from some unpronounceable country . only time they walk slow when off to sign on.

That's me 

Dave 






Monday day off

Hi all

Monday day off as always weather bad anyway and for rest of week.

Not looking good with all the weather cancellations for the bank
Think I will have to put everything into the project wish I knew more about programing I am studying but I think I have more chance of learning Egyptian hyroglyhics then computer programs and codes .

Hoovering up Elly and kids stopped this weekend the mess caused , and kids are as bad.

I dont know about you but i am sick of hearing about religions  and what they want to do, how can anything in this day and age.treat women as nothing, make them cover head to toe .Saudi arabia they can not drive ,these religions  commit mass slaughter of other religions and ,gays ,what do we do nothing ,there are even no go areas in this country, we have a prime minster who wants a asian prime minster. Really??

 We should bring back the death by hanging  for treason for killing police soldiers or civilians on the streets of Britain  ,why  if they have rally saying death to soldiers death to police and want there own  law in this country why are they not arrested then deported even if they are born in this country. The press never shows this in the papers or telly but you can see it on social media .

I deleted  paragraph that was here 

We are to soft how Scotland are been allowed to be talking about another independence vote why is Alex Salmon  not arrested ,what you don't want in this world are more poxy ittle country'.

I deleted this paragraph it was a bit bad .

Scotland think they can live off north see oil but if the oil fields in the south of england are developed it wont be viable to get the north sea gas and oil put so they will lose that revenue.but this country is that soft we will give Scotland billions.

We should have national I'd cards with fingure prints dna taken why are people saying its invasion of privacy?, no it is not only if you commit a crime you can then keep a track of how many people are in the country anyone without id card are illegals and deported straight away. Also then you can keep a check on benefits paid out, and who to. Its  needed we have I'd cards anyway if you have bank cards ,we can already be tracked by our phones, so we are moniterd lets go that step further  also would  help police track down criminals 

I believe conservatives are doing the right thing to get the country out of debt , we need to get this done. 

I have many times considered in my life going into politics but with my temper I guarantee I would have started the third world war.

That's me. ,( nuke em all )
Dave 


Attempted fraud

Hi all


We have been waiting for it but call came through this female booked two vouchers I posted them ton her , she then claimed not received them so I sent another voucher out ,she then went on PayPal got a refund saying she had not got the vouchers ,today she called and tried to book them in, so I phoned her saying could not book her in today ,so on tuesday when back in office I will pull the file , and call her back record the call  what I might do is let her book in on a Monday, then will let her come on the day let her  present the voucher then I will prosecute her for fraud, take her to court sue her for the vouchers and charge £800 expenses . For taking day off work to go to court. Plus costs I knew this would happen.

No flying today rain 

Watched F1 rather been flying bank balance going down .

That's Mr
Dave

4 flights one no show

Hi all.


Some great flying until rain started smooth possible another new student.

Calender full weekends through to October full, October filling fast.

Finding it difficult to keep doing the phones and fly asked peter today about the calendar idea I have he said he will look at it for me , good old Pete .

Ordering 3d printer peter to get it ordered .

Nice to see a fellow pilot today popped in for a coffee nice to have a chat .

Couple of flexwing s dropped I today from York .

Not much more today. Hope to be flying Saturday but looking grim specialty Sunday.

Dave



Day off

Hi all

Today was a scheduled day off I put them in when I can just in Case I have as run of flying days ha that's a laugh ,but nice went Chesterfield get some new clobber for upcoming holiday.

Hope to be flying until I go but weather looks grim for next few days.

I have thee money now for the 3 d printer for Peter.

Just once I would like to have some one with the same drive as myself it was the same when I set up martial arts schools my children clothes  shops, the same when I set up my paintball business . my wooden rocking horses i made and sold , my fitness school , and to know my flying school, each was done on my own ,people came along helped me no end and I have had help from Sheffield aero club in setting up my school ,but be nice to have some one with same drive . as myself.

The paragraph that was here ,I deleted

And this paragraph ,

And again.

Why dave have you deleted the last three paragraphs you may be asking  well best leave for a bit may be later. But has to do with state of our once great country and the dilution it is experiencing .but that's for another day.

I hope to be flying Friday wind rain in permitting .

That's me today 

A frustrated prime minster wannabe 

The Right not so Honourable 
David William Buck.




 

Update

Hi all

Today did 4 flights flying around the rain until I had to call it today ,safety issues with visual, in the air on my last flight I had to do a rapid descent a Cessna on a collision course I knew they would not see me so descended rapidly ,I know the Cessna had not seen us , that's why its imperative for a good look out ,it was not close enough for a apox report , but thats what rain does distorts views , the Cessna today was not at fault but was my descion to takes evasive action as a precauition for all I knew in the Cessna was a student on solo I don't know if it was from Netherthorpe or not and it does not mater the thing is I made the right descion to avoid any possible conflict.

 As students you must always be ready to make a pilot descion does not mater if you have right of way ,always assume the other pilot has not seen you . that way you will have many hours of safe flying .

Obi won Dave 

Windy

 hi all


So called off flights today and still people turn up, i had run out of booking sheets at home so had to come to print some off ,even before i unlocked my office some one was already at the counter of sheffield aero club come for a flight . they said came up yesterday booked in hotel . they where upset but nothing I could do it was raining blowing 18 mph gusting 27 kts i just apologised , but why should I, i can not help the weather I am not earning anything maybe if 3 axis i could have offered them another flight .(but lets not go down that road ) I tell all customers they must call the weather line to check status of flights any way , off they went ,i think sheffield aero club sold them a flight. into my office doing calls another person walked in I said we cancelled this morning ,they said we have had a 3 hour drive up ,I said did you not call the weather line , get this they said you should have called us!!!!! . ok i though here we go.. I said no we dont do that thats why we have a weather line another,  chat into why we can't fly, never mind the rain beating on the windows, cessnas doing a foxtrot on there tie downs, off they went. I tell them all I have a script which is longer than the ten commandments etched in stone  ( by the way I don't believe in any fictitious  gods but that's for another day)  but hey ho .

Got a book out how to win friends and influence people,,( it was under my desk leg propping sloping desk leg up, due to the tablets of stone script  )  I consulted the first chapter then  put in back under desk leg. when talking on the phone its says, keep an smile on your face and the other people can pick pick this up when taking to you??????? ............................what a load of bouncy gentleman things,  wonder if they can pick up a rude hand gesture.? sometimes I do that sign so many times to I am getting a repetitive stress syndrome in my right hand......... Can't afford that to happen, to my right hand!!!! 

Thats me down in the mouth 
dave

Monday day off uodate

Hi all

Monday day off garden potter day after I repair my hedge cutter cable it use to be 3 ft longer than it is now but I always seem to cut through  the cable.

I have this green ivy on house I have cut through all the roots but bloody thing is thriving its over ridge of house now, one of the back bedrooms can't see through window as its grown over the entire window. Bloody stuff.

That's me for a bit may be back later if survive cutting through the main power cable.

Back later.
Dave
Hi all well hedge cut front lawns cut now to tackle the ivy on front of house I managed to pull off a 12 ft by 15ft area tried to pull a even bigger area off  but then got discovered by a load of wasps as I was about to cause severe subsidence to there home they buzzed around me explaining how that would be a bad thing for me todo. they made there point  a few times which proved to be a little painful so I withdrew to a safe distance now I bear grudges so ..I will be back...either that, or offer Elly a few quid to come down to do, it just might not mention the wasps nest .I will watch from a safe distance..

Thats me
Dave


3 axis

Hi all


3 axis is the key to my schools survival, also expansion.

No flights today wind to strong and windy.

2 days loss of  earnings again.

Went camping shop yesterday bought a toile tent some clothes for and Sam , nothing there for a fashion consciouse daughter.

 3  weeks to my holiday can not wait .

Still need to get the 3 d printer for peter .

Still looking to make booking easier what my thought is know every one will go to a booking page full in all details phone email voucher details . and some preferred dates we will then call and book people in .this will save me time on the phone .once I can sort out a method of booking on to a calendar I hope to give customers a code to rebook themselves back in I will speak to Pete about this .

David 

That's me today











I need help

Hi all

Bookings is problem I want a automated calender system where let's say customers fill in a online booking form with there various vouchers we then book in other voucher say give them a code they can use on a online calender. And book in a flight slot then it generates a automated replied to the customer , I am find it very difficult to do the calls and fly. Oh if you know of one you will have to come and do it for me or show peter and he will translate it to David speak so I understand it .

I have to go 3 axis I can not survive on flwxwing I beleive i am somtimes over cautiouse with flights but out of ten times i call off a flight i get it wrong say twice . i do try to fly but i have to consider the customers that they will enjoy the flight ,recently we had a hot day I advised 3 customers to come back another day I said it was very bumpy, they insisted on going not one of the flights lasted more than 20 minutes before they asked for a return one was in a panic I had to do a emergency descent to get him in quick.

Today i had a call from a customer they had been cancelled 3 times i was booking them in again but could not have the date they wanted, as it was booked up , they got upset  at this at that they said the words.... its your fault you cancelled.... ,( red Bragg to a bull ,to say that to me ) so why I said is it my fault?... I can't help the weather.. .you cancelled its your fault ....with that I said I am not accepting your booking and put the phone down, they will have to contact there voucher company to get a refund. I am not flying people like that . I wonder how ballooning company's go on they get cancelled more than microlights .

I have still to get the 3 d printer for peter but things are tight at the moment

Dave 

Those who did  read my rant, will see I deleted it, told you I have a think, those who did see it will know what I meant.
Dave



Good day flying today

 Hi all


 it's been a good day today flying' first flight this morning very low cloud cloudbase initially was 800 feet visibility is less than 6 miles but it cleared quickly by about 1pm it got bumpy wind veered causing  cross wind between 18 and 06I tried to keep flying but I was not enjoying it stress levels rising, so that's it not going back up again because customers give you that dirty look.

I don' fly when all I am thinking is how I will land what technique I will use ,on landings on theses days concentration levels are high unless you have flown a flex wing in high wind turbulent conditions you can never know. On days like this it drains me I get home shattered I take some tablets when not flying for my knees they chill me out. I can't take theses when flting .

Looking forward to going camping in august no phones and a week looking at clouds from the ground 

I need some one to answer the phone for me stress levels on a day can be reduced if not having to answer the phone as well as flying.

Next two days out rain wind .

Dave 


 

Bumps...... Oh update

Hi all

4 flights today awasome visibility but cross wind on runw,ays. Visibility great could see Humber and the bridge great via customers really enjoyed the flights ,I had to cancell last two flights was very bumpy and cross wind ,getting lots of wing drops ,one squealed as we had a thermal lift on one wing it chucked us violently to left about 80 degree bank  a real kick  must admit made my arse  pucker ,pulled me well out of seat .but OK asked customer you OK the replied was a high pitched yes I'm OK . put in a full power climb ,cloud base here I come reached at 5000ft . the views where great.

I am tired but good day took lots of bookings then home.
That's me.
Dave

Hi me again todaty I flew two lady's shall we see have seen a few christmas,s any way they enjoyed it so much I had two hours of bliss flying laughing sorting out the world it was great fun after 40 mins we where like old friends ,infact t one of them chatting so much. I am doing two rounds with the wind trying to get down in one piece I said to her at 100ft ayhup me duck shut bloody up. When I got us down we both cracked up laughing made my day, shame I could not take the other lady in there group  sure she would have been a good laugh to but safety first  they enjoyed the views to, the humber bridge from over Sheffield at 6000ft looked awasome must say it was a great days flying, 

Great pilots today I was using 36 there was a landing a pilot linnned up ready for take off 24 but said he would hold to let me in, does not sound much but it was great he did that and I said on the radio to the pilot and a greatful wave , there are some good pilots at the club I will have to socialise more but drink driving is a no go for me ,getting use to going in pubs again I think I have cracked my phobia may be have a pint or two be a good thing.

Its nice to know a lot at the club read my blog I have to watch what I say, my blog nearly got me kicked off the airfield once,my trouble is I say it as I see it, the old saying truth hurts ,applies and may be sometimes things need saying ,but that might not go down well with the cliche groups at the airfield and the brown tongue brigade,how many off you are nodding your head in agreement the ones that arnt nodding are from the afor mention brigades. There truth hurts dont it
Dave

4flights

Hi all

Four flights today and a cancellation now you get theses standard excuse is death in the family but this one was real you could hear people crying and the lady was as well no problems I said and I am sorry for your loss call us in time for a fly with us ,we have all been there.

Rude phone calls some one with a voucher that expired last august tried to book in I just put phone down.

There was supposed to be a student this morning on stalls but low cloud base put paid to that . even for advance turns I only like to do these at 2000ft and cloud base at 3000ft or higher.

Holiday now on its way fast approaching camping trip mind you blink and a fart and be over for another year.

That's me 

Monday day off

Hi all

Monday off supposed to have flown peter this morning but rain and wind so had a lay in .then up to  take daughter to dentist then home ,did bugger all then.

Did some answer phones some sarcastic calls as I said Monday off so I called them back told them to ring back Tuesday if they had been descent I would have sorted it put there and then . should be nice on the phone.

3 weeks until holidays can't wait.

That's me
Dave


Did I make a mistake

Hi all

Got up this morning what to do during night windy 214 showed 20 its at 1000ft balloon forcast showed 17kts at 500 ft taf was all
Over so called it off ,but during day have ai made a mistake low cloud towering cumalas clouds low cloud base so it would have been bumpy ,but wind nor to bad ,but by 1pm wind picked up so yes I did, another day no pay.

Bank going down fast again, if it was not for bank loan I think I would call it today but can't . I have holiday coming up in 3 weeks so chance to chill out well best I can with kids .

Project still upcoming so hope to get get some funding for that. I am looking for courses for winter months computer stuff and electronic courses ,looking for one aimed at 5 year olds that's about my level.

Spent today cleaning up after kids stop over crisp packets sweet papers empty pop bottles toys all over shit .took me 2 hours to wash pots and hooverup I was steaming ,when they have a house I am going to there house and stop and caused same mess that's if I can get there with my zimer  frame .

Do you know when you get a customer who has been cancelled through weather a few times and been sarcastic over the phone and rude ,when rebooking ....would you want to sit in aircaft with  that pilot you have been rude or sarcastic to , at 2000ft?????????Just a thought.

Dave 



 

1 flight

Hi all

One flight then called off ,I had cancelled student as wind looked to high but I hoped to do trials, I could see wind building upto 17 mph on office wind gauge but the issue was going across not direct cross but I had to take off diagonally across 24. got up not to bead a might bumpy but all I could think about was the landing. Back to airfield overhead join wind coming I say from 305 but wind sock horizontal I got lined up to land diagonally as much into wind as possible got some bang and rotor pulled 80 mph power on 4000 over threshold wing get some bounce from the woods to the north and on the boundary round out power off down smooth landing but pleased to be  down, I waited 30 minutes to see if wind would swing around next trials arrived ,I said no its not enjoyable its bumpy and circuit height it was all over place so made descion to call it off.

It was a desion I did not want to make I need to earn money. I could possible carried on with 3 axis microlight.

That's me today.
Dave 

Squadron leader

Hi 

Well today I flew a current serving Squadron leader let him have a go bit different from a fighter jet and no rockets (yet) but he enjoyed it.

Second flight we got a thermal on climb out picked up left wing not nice at 400ft but quick powers it out a flash or quantum would have took some pulling back.

3rd flight no show so voucher got redeemed 4th flight bumpy until got above inversion then OK.

Next person turned up I said its very bumpy you can cancell and re-arrange I recommended, he insisted on going any way we did  20 mins of hour flight then back. So the day ended.

That's me
Dave

4flights

Hi all 


4 flights today pleased as well it was bumpy. 

A customer phoned today to book in a flight her voucher expired today, it was a Groupon one when I said she cant use it bear in mind this is the first time she called, she kicked off big style , I saw Elly to day she said that's what I use to get they leave the voucher forget a bout it then phone to book it in,she said when I told them they have left it to late she use to get the same, I have to say I had enough and I had a go back ,then you get I have been calling for weeks I tell them them if they had left a message we would have called back ' any way the long and short of it ,I told her its totally her fault the voucher has expired,and she should have called 6 months age when she first got the voucher, with that I put phone down.

I have busy day Friday and on top of that my eldest daughter birthday bugger knows how old she is 20 something 

My computing code book come today might have well been written in Chinese still its suppose to be for dummies well there is no bigger dummie than me ,just sick of not knowing stuff. Still early days though I have only just read the front cover 

That's me 

Dummie Dave 

day at home

Hi all

Day at home weather windy so not bothered to go in. Watching tennis answering phones and answer phone ,my holiday coming soon about 4 weeks can't wait no phone calls ,bliss.

Weekends booked until mid September so hope to get some money earnt to pay off bank loan then I will have that rope around my neck gone .

Going to make a formal complaint to Sheffield aero club about the putting aircraft away incident .

Still not got money into bank for 3d printer still looking to hire one though ,need to rent unit for building stuff.

That's me today

Dave


Hi all heads is a shed

Hi all

Heads a shed this morning, up at sparrows fart , phone system down could not cancel flights phoned the storm phone company they are good and I will not slag them off ,they were a good business they are always there if you have   issues we have had this now for 7 days they had a ,server down the storm phone system been working to get fixed any way they had to shut it all down, re direct to my mobile ,by 9 30am fixed but the phone calls where through the roof. So started, some done quickly one women had a go because I cancelled when I was ill, Elly was here doing some accounts done ,she heard her I just said I was ill, I said do you want to rebook or continue having a go at me for being ill ,I booked her in but if she had continued under our terms and conditions I would have terminated her voucher there and then on abuse. I have now adopted the attitude any one having a go will have there voucher terminated, we record all phone calls and save them. 

I have been looking for courses on computer programing and electronic courses got a bascic book ordered on code on its way, supposed to be simple starter book ,its got to be for me I am sick of not knowing stuff , its not that I want to do stuff myself but need to understand more.

That's me 







Bad day

Hi all 

Yesterday there was a thunderstorm approaching I raced up to put my trike away a plane was being brought down the owner wanted to go in first ,I did this but by then the gust front hit lifting my aircraft off the floor his people helping him rushed to help me without there help I would have lost the wing they got wet  , the plane owner I assume, did not help when we got my trike in the hanger he came out off top hanger laughing the blokes that helped him asked why he did not help them with mine he just laughed , I have a long memory his card is marked unless I received a apology which I doubt .I will speak to manager about this.incident. the people and pilots are a great bunch but you get still the odd one who are not so nice shall we say ,I have left it a day to tell you all about this I was steaming yesterday 

Then to top it all on  way home got a flat tyre now new cars don't carry spares which is ridic I had to call out recovery await of 30 minutes the recovery bloke says we get loads of theses ,I have as we all have changes a tyre and back on are way in 10 minutes but now we have to call recovery stupid just to saved weigh and money on. A new car.

Supposed to had a flight with my mucker peter this morning but had to get tyre done from day before RAC Man put a tempory seal in as it turned out wind and rain anyway I do enjoy just sitting in back seat and been flown around.

Nice to see Nick yesterday he's on the mend he is coming back to Wednesdays soon but wants to fly at 8am that means peter can still have fly after thanks for that Nick.

With not seeing Peter today not got money in bank for 3 d printer .

I get loads of complements on my website thanks for that and lots of customers.

That's me 
Dave



Thunder rain

Hi all

No flights today with thunder last night it did clear up but  windy and with towering cumalas it would he bumpy , so called it off after waiting at 10am

 ,I had to go to airfield as the storm phone system is still down I have to go to airfield to get messages, as I arrived sat down people turned up ,I said we cancelled this morning ,they had a 3 hour drive and said well we decided we would come, I said we are not flying, its to windy and would be very bumpy, again I said why come when you know the day was cancelled , well we thought it might be on . I just said no once we can cell the day we do not put it back on again. So of they went grumbling for a 3 hour drive back. 

I have to say I could walk out of my office and never look back.

A . bloke come flying the other day and he was ranting at some blokes he knew who told him flying was just a job to them he said they are ridicoulse flying is a great job so I listened saying those people are stupid saying that .so by this time I had enough so I said well I could land this put it in hanger and never fly again and never miss it ,why he said because its just a job, and what spoils it is the hours to keep trying to earn a living.believe me it loses its magic.. He went quite

That's me today
 Dave.



6 mins flight

Hi all

 Well Lady arrived with a 20 mins flight as we took got to 60 ft she said that's high enough please so me thinks she dunalike this with that I said we will go back she said no I'm alright at this height when I said we where going to 2000 ft she had a hagggy bout so back in for 6 mins in total flight, you know I do tell people its bumpy give them the option of coming back but they do insist on going.

4 flights only that was thermals and nearly a wingover at 800ft as I was hit by thermal on finals, bloke in offices a bit miffed but and I mean this I would not have gone back up for a lottery win ( I'm a lying shit I would have but only on my own) it was very bubbly today .

Hassel this morning with our storm phone system they had server crash so could not get weather line on frantic phone  calls at 6 am this morning and to give them there do they got me a message on, ensuing insues they told me they have to do a system wide reboot but they will not do that until tonight they are good and I do recommend them.

That's me
Dave 

day at home

Hi all

Day off phoned switched off tennis later so happy bunny , back to work Friday uuuk so back to rude customers ,customers who can't read terms and conditions .but there we go.

Well that's me..... just  spilt hot coffee on my lap.......... ,just got to nip B&Q for plasterboard to repair hole in ceiling where my head hit as boiling coffee wraps  its near boiling embrace around my gentleman parts ,got to go find cat last time I saw it was going through door at great rate of Knott's I feel pretty sure I booted it one ,might be wrong though that might explain the cat hair stuck in my toe nails . panic over cat back it was one of kids teddy bear things . got to get ladder as the bloody teddy bear is 15ft up a tree , wish I had kicked cat now could have got it self down.

That's me today.

Very sore Dave 

Hot day

Hi all 

Hot day went for a chill out flight with peter sat in back seat ,I like this been flown around me just being a passenger, he is only doing wednesdays until Nick is back he has bvack pain at the moment.

I have shut down the phone system for two days i need a break not flying thursday ,but need a break phone is ringing all the time . i need a full time staff member to answer phones

Having thursday off it was designed into calender as a service day for trike but way my mood is think need David time.

That's me 
Davw

no flights

Hi all

After yesterdays great flights again some really nice folk well except for one . rain and wind today.

At home with a relapse on the poorly man front so laid on sofa with snot  running down my cheeks and voice croacking like a frog on crack . 

Watching touring cars and Hamiltons brother F1 driver ,his brother has disablment ,spell check not working so can't spell it hope he does well.

We had the aircraft spotter brigade at airfield yesterday along with aneracks beats me, why they want the aircraft numbers one guy filming all flights landings.

Well that's me

Dave (sniff sniff cough cough)




3 early returns

Hi all

Great day today but I had to terminate 3 flights early on customers request it was a little bumpy but they did not like the bumps so back we went.

Cessna had a under carriage  collapse on landing today no on  hurt .

I linned up for take off today and two planes taxied across the runway, I had to abort my take off run wish I had had the cameras running I would have shown on face book along with there names ,so called pilots I suspect they where visiting tits with about as much knowledge of aviation ,as the pope would have trying to fly to the pearly gates in the sky.with a monkey at the controls, come to think of it I think those two taxing across active runway where monkeys. In fact sorry monkeys you have a bigger IQ than those two so called pilots, 

I called off the last two flights it was bumpy and with 3 customers asking to return.

Dave

Not well

Hi all


Over last couple of days I have had trouble equalising my ears my estuchion tube in my throat blocked ears not equalising so ear pain on descent yesterday I flew my flights at 1300 ft or lower to reduce the issue ,this morning sore throat  nose producing fluid quicker than I could fill a pint ,so no flights today on safety, medical pilot not fit to fly, as student pilots theses are descions you must make because blocked ears can severely damage your ears and incapacity in some cases .

Off to airfield to get some bookings done throat tabs on drip feed and a big quantity of feeling sorry for my self .

Flew Some lovely folk yesterday, 3 no shows and they would not answer other phone when I called so booked in there vouchers which I am allowed to do by Wowcher .

Supposed to have another joy ride with peter yesterday but his hips causing pain again, he really suffers bad I could hear his dispointment on the phone, must say I was as well ,the day before we went for a spin just sitting in back seat chilling out set me up for day.

Well that's me back later.
Dave 




3 no shows

Hi all

3 no shows today tried callin g them no answer wowcher flights so they I  redeemed them as Wowcher terms say I can,  so 3 hours no flying  then 2 flights to finish of the day.

Nice day yet again DVDs sold 6 flights got home for 6 .45 tea shower bed shattered .

Eyes watering so short blog again 

Dave
Did I say got mega sore throat .

Great day again

Hi all 

Another great day ,first Peter took me for a fly around just sat in back and chilled out had a laugh set me up for day.

Again a busy day no let up until 6 pm cameras went down on last two flights. 

Shattered so off to kip

Dave 

Great day

Hi all

Great day flying great folk nice flying a liitle bumpy but great day ,one no show, but good day.

Not much today Peter popped up to look at trike we well underway ,I notice the American army developing the hover bike which was developed in Uk. 

Peter and myself going for a fly around Wednesday morning we don't get much chance to fly together so I get chance to be the passenger bliss.

That's me

Dave


Monday day off

Hi all

Monday off happen as well raining windy to day.

Sent emails off to day making steps towards getting a new stly aircraft built ,as I said yesterday good the trike minus engine ,so we can state on the engine ,later in month if he still has it I will buy the wing. 

I have not known such a run of bad weather wind has been bad we have not any long term weather for ages.

That's me today
Dave


Trike arrived

Hi all 

Well the trike is here minus engine which are don't need and chap going to sell me wing for £300. Flash 2a going to build our new engine  dereg it big step 3d printer next week then buying a whip to crack it over peter to get inventing .

Well chuffed

Dave

Trike coming today

Hi all

The trike minus engine should arrive today about 1pm, once that is here we will get measurements done and will start on the new engine been a long time in the planning but its another step closer now, 3d printer next found out you can actually rent them so will do that in the short while instead of laying out £700.00 pounds until first prototype built.

Gusting wind up to 25 kts and across runway even though wind at the airfield is up and down the clouds are tracking across at a good rate of knots.so looks not good ,plus clouds are crisp on the top show they are growing making it bumpy as hell. as I write this the windsock horizontal. 

Thats me for a bit check back later 
Dave




Guess what i am not doing ?

 Hi all


Have you guessed yet ....No..... well sat on my arse in the office why? you may ask, well cloud base 500 ft,visibility 3k and bank account emptying fast. bookings diary full in fact over full now i have a waiting list . and yes still feeling sorry for myself.

Got a funny feeling the chap is not going to bring me the trike to be fair its along way to travel. i have another option though if he is a no show one with a wing a quantum £800 but with trike damage. one way of looking at it once engine done and i have de-regged it can test fly straight away.

I have found out can rent 3 d printers need to chat to peter he has couple of things to do on school aircraft fit another camera transmitter and my telepresence thing he has made me for my kids then thats it to quote Dell boy (only fools and horses) this time next year we will be millionaires . one thing you have to understand about me once i set my mind on something it becomes a obsession and it then happens hence my school and my TV appearances .want it bad enough and it will happen , that other film ...saying... build it and they will come..... well it does I have to say its taking its time coming I can only move it on at a set pace but every step is step closer, so you doubting thomas out there watch this space . and that other saying.... he who laughs last laughs the longests.

Oh to the people who have a go at my Grammar, well I have a successful flying school (weather permitting) i am living the dream, despite my grammar, so correct this  urinate off

Dave

no flights

Hi all

At airfield 7.15 wind at 17kts straight across overcast so that is that its getting bad bookings out of my ears potential to earn is fantastic but one in every 6 days not good ,I am totally safety conscious and have to be I will not risk a customers safety just to earn money.

Back him now doing the phone calls .

Not much more to sat I am upbeat just done a magazine interview , so pleased with that.

That's me today

Dave

Called on

hi all 

well is have called it on but according to met a 30% chance of wind building with 25kts gusts ,that means met office does not no if itb will or not if it says 40%b gust then it will.

Rigged aircraft looked out over the airfield to see lots of Hares running around with young ones . problem if they hit a prop but all said and done  they have every right to be  out there  after all it is a Harefield
.

Peter popped up other day getting better i am pleased to say he has hell of a lot of work in front of him soon.

I will be selling some of my microlight models soon this time in plastic they will retail around £60.00 mark and i hope they will stand up to more knocks and bangs as per my wooden models. if i can get peter to do it there will be even a little pilot on board (all say AHHH)

I have been down in dumps for a few weeks but things coming together i hope the trike arrives sunday then 3 d printer for prototyping next week .Things looking rosie and peter and myself will get some flying together the problem we have is finding time , one of our students has sciatica, so out of action so instead of booking those hours up left it for peter and myself to have a bumble  around me laughing at peter when hit thermals and make him  sweat on cross wind landings. 

well thats me for a bit wind is picking up hope to get the morning in.

david

Update only one flight massive cross wind back in dumps again.



Wind

Hi all

Windy today so that's that as bout flying.

Office work uuk hate it answering phone . now phone rings this chap wants to book in a flight he says we will come tomorrow at 12pm I said really .I don't think so we are booked , well Friday then no I said we are booked, you have to give plenty of booking time he said well I come Saturday at 11am I said sorry we are booked you have to book in advance weekends with us are full until end of August , he kicks off ,well it does not say that on our voucher just says :-) 72 hour cancellation policy.well i said how can you expect to ring up and come the day after.he has a rant ,well when can I come he said I gave him a date ,do you want it i said ,, I will call back he said ,OK I said and put phone down 10 mins later I filled that slot with another customer. so when he rings back he's going to be out of luck ,can't wait for that phone call.

That's me
Dave

Flying

Hi all

Flying today ,student no show and later in day customer no show. The customer was phoned they had obviously forgotten .so I booked in the voucher as I am entitled to do with a no show,

The quantum looks a no go to much work to do with crash damage. Also it is a 503- 2 stroke so not much power .

Preparing letter to Sheffield aero club .asking for some things we will see what happens.

That's me today
Dave

Monday day off

Hi all

Monday day off so gardening grass knee high , and full of cat shift bloody bucket full .

On the good news side a possible quantum on the way I may use it as a student solo machine as they are very forgiving and very easy on there landing don't know much about it yet been in a smash it has to pass a permitted , if not I will still have it but single seat dereg?

 I have Wednesday mornings avaible for a short while for student training.

I hope for descent weeks flying to get some money in.

If there are any afi flex wing  instructors out there wanting to build there hours give me a call, £50.00 per day £30.00 half day will be trial flights Only possible on a quantum or school quick. I will only consider afi with over 500 hours flex wing flying experience, must have radio license and some experience flying into a GA airfield.

That's me today 
Dave


flying don't know yet

Hi all

called it on at 6.30 this morning arrived at airfield to see the red no flights sign up outside the club shit so on to phone to postpone until 9 am i suspect it will be on later today but with all the rain we had yesterday the airfield will cut up bad with the cessnas.i have rigged up checked over in hope of flying.

Next sunday the trike minus engine i hope will arrive looking forward to getting underway with that.project when done will change the face of microlighting.  

I will be talking to wing manufacturers about creating a new single seat flexwing if i can get them down to a good price. 

Thats me for  abit may be back on this blog later.
dave

Update did two flights first OK 1500ft smooth visibility 8 miles low cloud , second flight 1000ft visibility reducing rapidly supposed to be a hours flight but after 35 mins approaching airfield aircraft called down wind 06 circuit height 800ft i was aproaching the circuit at 1000ft could not see other aircraft approaching steetly quarry then i heard him call finals 06 ,rain now coming visibility reducing visor steaming up front screen rain could not see through front screen so called straight in 36 wind between 06 and 36 leaning out ,visor lifted up visor,  rain stinging my eyes, low wind no buffet but had to keep leaning one side then  to the other ,tried to bring visor down but steamed up ,so visor up ,rain by now strong round out flare down bit fast.

Another day not done one thing though all Cessna boys down saw one do a very heavy landing in the rain I suspect like me visibility.

That's me .
Dave

Rain today

Hi all


Rain today so that's that on flights today.. Done some phone calls had a bill from storm for a month 190 notes checked some of calls 7 mins long these are people .

I am fed up with people saying they are going to do things and they don't get done. 

What is it with people thinking they can call at any time why would people think they can call at 6.30 pm on a Saturday evening .or students think its aright to call at 9.30 pm at night to book flights . why is it  people think they can call and book in the day after they call  and get upset when they are told no. I am to old for this shit.


I have asked Groupon many  times to change there adds they are misleading customers I. Have sent countless emails phone calls still not getting done. The flights are 30 minutes but reads 60 in the add it says 30 mins its down to Groupon .

The trike looks good happy with that hope to get next Sunday 300 pounds and being delivered . I will be building a workshop on front of my house . to build the kit for it.

Going to go on crowd funding to finance the project . 

Buying a 3d printer soon been studying it for some time getting gist of them the one I want scans the object to be printed.

That's me today
Dave






Bad day

Hi all

Down in the dumps been flying . right here we go this morning Groupon voucher came back as expired spent a hour ringing group on they promised me all vouchers extended to September , after having ago at there customer place ,I had tried to contact my manager at groupon got through to the girl I spoke to 2 days ago explained my situation she checked the voucher and said the same thing, she said I will get this sorted so off she went did two flights had to get up to 5500ft for smooth air , landings with thermal gusts made it interesting but within safe limits . any way chap turned up with awowcher   voucher the bloody thing had expired 15 January he was telling me expiry June , there is no way to verify unless you book there vouchers in ,he then had a go kicking off at me I sat there smiling but I wanted to rip his throat ou,t I got on the phone to Wowcher they said they would honour it , but by this time I had cancelled wind cross and thermic as hell, you have to know netherthorpe all pilots here will tell you that . so off he went next 3 chaps turned up I said I had cancelled 2 hours ago .they had a go, I explained safety is first and in there hand our muched needed money in there vouchers ,they kept saying we have had to day off work I said I am sorry but its to risky ,( there is no way I will be pressured into flying once my descion is made been caught out with this before .) 20 mins they had a go, me smiling all the time but inside me the incedible  hulk was wanting to turn green and smash. I kept it in smiling .eventually they got message .now to the phone 30 messages .60 Mins later done .put trike away and home .no wonder Elly jacked it in because of the phone . 

I could expand my business in just  over two weeks employ 2 instructors if I had 3 axis add another instructor ,but I am stopped by the club , I would then manage the club just doing students and employ full time receptionist.

 

Mega in dumps 

Dave

3flights

Hi all

Just 3 flights today student had to work today so no flight untill 11am which gave me chance to catch up on much hated office work.

3 flights not bad but had to get up above clouds at 5000ft to get to smooth air, bit bumpy low down though .

I have extended Groupon vouchers untill September next is Wowcher the bad weather has delayed most flights.

I hope the trike comes off chap is to send me photos after he has stripped the engine off.

I have got some ideas for my school which will mean students only for me and afi for trial flights.

That's me.



Possible trike--------.update

Hi all

Possible might have got a trike for £250.00 talking to a chap with flash 2n trike early yet have to see where it is and getting it delivered but looks hopeful.

Possible today stating about 12 midday have to work so hope not to bumpy if it stays sunny.

There is a outside possibility I may be running the bookings for  a Gyro-copter not based here but could picking up from  from here and other airfields I will be running the bookings , and with the commision  i should be able to afford a full time booking staff member.again early days but hopeful.I really hope this pulls off so I can afford a staff member.

If the trike idea comes off with our new engine i could have a single seat microlight available for student and when they get there license,how i propose this works . each pilot wanting to use our single seat trike will pay a membership monthly they will then be able to use the trike at no additional cost. the figure i am thinking of is £40.00 per month working out at £10 per week .there will be a daily time limit  also there will be a online booking system so takes it out of my hands the bookings of the flex, pilots will have to be members of Sheffield aero club I will expand this to two single seat  de -reg.once the new engine is proved .

Thats me today
David

Hi all looks good for the trike the guy may bring it me from Wiltshire.

Vandalism

Hi all

The other day at 8.10pm a member went flying for a hour they got there aircraft out went flying ,on arrival back they put there plane away and locked hanger, the following day some other members came and damage could be seen on wheel spats and wings of there aircraft , cameras reviewed what was seen was shocking some teenagers from the club picnic area had gone up to the hanger and can be seen climbing up and running jumping ,sliding Down wings then riding a bike around the hangers .police involved video taken and CSI jobs in they will be caught but goes to show the wankers there are around . I am afraid if I had caught anyone damaging my aircraft there would be stuff done. I checked my aircraft insurance and I am covered for vandalisam pleased to say.

Working on my own is getting me down I can't afford to employ anybody due to weather. 

I hope to see a solicitor in the next couple of weeks need advice

That's me today
Dave .

Not as forcast

Hi all

Forecast all to cock called it on got to airfield at 7.15 by 8.00am wind at 20 its and cross waited untill9.30 wind only getting stronger.so that's it done for today .

One day in seven flights need 3 axis .

Top hanger some  vandals got in and ran and jumped all over the aircraft damaging some caught on CCTV police involved.

That's me today.
Dave 


Wind

Hi all

Windy so that's all can say on today ,at home day with my youngest son Sam . 

Working out how to ask for 3 axis aircraft either send a letter or take legal advice first. To survive I need 3 axis microlight I know who is the main objector I may consider taking action against this person.

One in 7 days flying .I will not fly for money reasons if it will compromise safety , safety is always first .

Things are not moving fast enough on the project . I may go all in get business enterprise loan to move it on. 

I have a feeling I may have a stress fracture in my hand it hurts like hell on the bar if I have to pull the bar back on turbulance .been doing it for some while does not hurt when in back seat using instructor bars .it kicks in when on main control bar. Going to see docs about it.

Got to delay buying printer have not earned any money to buy so next week.

Surprising how many people read my blog awesome numbers .thank you all for following .

I have made my mind up to buy a weight shift trike not happening.

That's me today
Dabe

On off then on

Hi all

Called it on today first a no show so voucher redemmed next two 60 mins 'anyway climb out first flight was a might bumpy thermals had to get to smooth air or would have to go back climbed up to 5000ft to smooth air and above the inversion was warm stayed up there airspeed into wind 60 ground speed 25 mph so after 35 mins flight got 12 miles on a south west heading turned around airspeed 60 mph ground speed 105 mph by the time 4 miles off airfield I was at 5600 ft on QFE so off power descent rate 1100ft per in ears popping cloud base back into the bumps down to 800ft circuit getting some bang ,finals on approach powered thermal  gusts wing sock up then down then another gust other side of airfield wing sock swung around , so pulled 70 mph power on getting some jolt and rotor but over threshold 24 ,weather cocking into wind burst of power kicked it straight power off touch down ,second flight same, next two flights where 30 mins flights that meant flying below cloud base so decided enough is enough , so yet again cancelled flights, safety first.

That's me today 

 Another day poorer Dave

On off on off

Hi all

I called it on then off then on again then after watching a Cessna drop a wing over 24 threshold even made a old instructor pilot wince he turned to me and said there's your answer on flying today , so with that on the phones to can cell flights. Yet another day not earning.

Well that's me 

Another day poorer 
Dave

Say no more on weathwer

Hi all

Wind no more said on that for today.

Office taking bookings sat 3 hours answering phone knees are murder now .

Just leaving airfield a landrover pulls and at the wheel my old Army  mucker George , all well he has been passed fit to fly his gyrocopter again ,good news. 

I have some great emails off people who read my blog its nice to get some positive feed back.

Still no trike yet need to earn money quick ,I will have to find a afi I have to many bookings to do the flying my self a afi is a assistant flying Instructor all instructors start of as a afi first..

That's me sorry bit boring 
Dave
F


Windy

Hi all

Windy so that's today

Went airfield for 2 hours did some calls vouchers , transfered much needed money into business account. Back home.

Feeling some what better today tired all time

, I need a second flexwing and 3 axis think need to see solicitor need advice , there is one  objection to me having 3axis so may take the individuals to court and sue for loss of earnings.

Well no flying Tuesday wind yet again.

Dave


Weather

Hi all

Well look out of your window on the weather ,but we have a turn around from Wednesday hot weather, then we will get thermals.

I was not well yesterday got home 1.30 went to bed got up at 10.30 this morning.

Daughter stopping for a few days , this morning I have  just been told my itinary for the day which results in hour and half of driving. Three shopping visits .

That's me today got to start the first of the three trips saying to her I'm not very well all i I get well you can sit in car only same as been sat there watching telly , ( takes after her bloody mother ).

That's me 
Dave
Back from shopping new hamster cage she said well I could have stopped at grandmas but wanted to stop with you, she said sweetly with her hand on the bloody hamster cage she wanted smiling sweetly I will wash pots she says , back home now no sign of pots being done . just like her mother she never washed a pot either in fact now I think as bout it since she has left I have noticed no difference except house is cleaner.bandits a bit quiter , except I get more attention of the sodding cat when it wants feeding . I get a head butt if I don't feed the sodding cat, cats have protection of RSPCA why don't dads left with the family cat get protection for abuse of the family cats .

That's me .
A Harrased dad.


Hope flying. Update

Hi all

I hope to be flying first one a student just getting helmets on wind  sock went horizontal and cross 24 so that was a no on safty grounds for student , I hope to do trial flights but at moment 09.50am wind is gusting up to 18 mph averaging 15mph justy keeping a eye on it though chances are it will be cancelled . i am currently flying 0ne day in 6 .

Simulator going to get a push need to get some turn over in  on weekends for peter.

plenty of students just need the weather a couple dropped by the wayside with the weather cancellations but that's to be expected 

Customer phoned today to cancel sunday ,sunday is blown out anyway but if was flyable they would have lost there voucher as we need 72 hours cancellation notice this gives us a chance to book some one else in. 

Booked camping holiday for August can,t come soon enough  trouble is no sooner on holiday than its time to come home.

Thats me for a bit unless ow't interesting happens
Dave
 
Hi all 
Cancelled student wind sock horizontal did two flights scared last passenger out of there wits got really bumpy,landing a bit hairy to say the least ,so called it off went home, as it turned out good job I threw up, banging headache straight to bed I feel like shit. 
Got to go going to chuck again  eeerggh .




Rain wind another normal day

Hi all

No flights yet again customers getting passed off having ago at me , well that's red rag to a bull to me I try to be compliant but as if I want to can cell flights need money to run school. Saturday looks OK Sunday back to wind and rain.

3d printer call of day for the project and we will make some of my microlight models to sell to recover printer costs .

Still not located trike I am stunned not got one yet. Will boost the afors add.

I am booking flights into the summer evenings only short flights 20 mins but will increase turn over.

That's me today 
David



windy

Hi all

Windy day so as per normal cancelled flights . stayed at home doing phone calls at home loads to do. My fault its windy apparantly.

Peter popped around last night pleased to say his new tablets taking the pain off a lot. Chatted about stuff and the upcoming 3d printer, should in a month set up a new electronics business.

Need a 3 axis microlight so if to bad for flex I can do a 3axis flight.

Thinking off selling my house to buy a fieled for airfield as long as I can get planning permission and get one of those mobile home jobs to live in.on the airfield if can afford to do it.

That's me today.
Dave

day at home update

Hi all


Day off busy day yesterday, today was booked off as worked monday , looks like rest of week blown out and wet just getting somewhere weather kicks in again.

Really enjoyed all flights yesterday some realy nice folks.

Thats me for a bit maybe back later.
Dave

Well went to chesterfield to put two sodding cheques in to bank ,no more I will be cancelling the deal with the voucher company that pays by cheque only after 8 weeks, and I won't accept any more cheques for payments 'half day to pay in two cheques in bank no way.

Dave.

Flying

Hi all 

I have called on today as i did yesterday yesterday first flight was a student and you could not wish for better conditions not a bump in the sky the student did so well we completed ex 4 ex 5 and all off ex 6, not bad say he was nervous obviously the odd thing but he is a student . carried on flying a bit then rain came following that a wind increase as it was around 16 mph i could have carried but then went cross wind had an couple of side ways crosswind landings got banged on the threshold so for safety reasons called day off . in my office two people who had driven 2 hours i looked again but with the wind up to 17 mph and cross the runway no choice but to cancel.

I need to get second the 6th camera on when peter  has time still saving for a 3d printer and a workshop office on the front,of my garden looking to get a 20 ft wooden shed office and design on one end and workshop the other end.

I have to tell all students i can nor accept cheques as i have no way to get them to a bank now that my local branch has been closed its either cash or by card.

My tv programe was on again on thursday its a repeat but top gear gets repeated as well.

Need to get my house emptied still lots of Ellys stuff left kids around most days, gardens need de toying as well ,think will sell some stuff on ebay .I have a kids shed if any one wants it has a little stairs in it free if you dismantle and fetch. you will need a flat back truck or big trailer send me email if you want it.

Nio trike yet looks like will have to buy a flex with wing and engine i can sell engine and prop off to recover some money as i will single seat it. 

Dave

home broadband back on after 4 days

Hi all

Well after 4 days internet at home back on I have had to go to airfield at 6. 30 to put weather line on , shit BT .

Need the weather to break getting desperate now students queuing up around the block weekends booked up solid until mid July and bookings as far away as September. Need to get someone to work on phone for me.

Need to her second aircraft again I have to send another letter to comitee I said to airfield manager can't I say see prrviouse 10 letters . suppose I will do another one .

Had bad week this week so tired and not flown at all Friday is a scheduled day off any way that said if looks good will call a couple of students.

My TV programs was on today thought it was on yesterday had some lovely emails off people who have seen the programs.

That's me
Dave

Broad band down

Hi all

my home broadband not working so no internet sa totally buggered went down on sunday morning took 3 days talking to the call center to get it sorted decided yesterday to send out engineer thursday. now the phone center people i was talking to where in india better be careful what i say here but i got exacerbated with them i can understand a word they said in the end i said please put me on to someone in UK then i got some action. this time it was a bloke . he said OHHH noo we can sort this out at this EEEnnndd oh yes in deee--deee   ,  he said. 4 days to get .get a engineer out .. British telecom, it says no more British than the pope being Scottish.

I had to come to airfield at 6.30 this morning because i cant pit weather line on at home and answer my calls and gets what its bloody windy yet again and guess what its my bloody fault its windy.according to one customer, really.

 Thats me i am pissed off
Dave

windy

Hi all

Well would you know it wind with 30kt gusts so that's it for today DAy at home phone switched off . my son Sam is here making his normal mess.

New student yesterday turns out is a electronic designer could be handy for peter. I have quite a free students each on different days just the weather we need .

Second aircraft needed think I may buy a flash 2a and deregg it so we can do the new engine on it then possible get it permitted back to two seat. For student training I will get I hope another Quantum. Will do this by syndicate method.

Peter simulating today got 3 flights .

That's me today 
Dave