November 2019

In this month’s edition:

  • Down on the farm 18: This month October 2019 – Tony Palmer
  • Make Lower-Level UK Airspace Access More Flexible?
  • EASA Regulations Change

Down on the farm 18: This month October 2019

Klemm L25C G-ACXE

We have painted the yellow top coat on all of the fabric covered moving surfaces and now have moved on to the horizontal tail plane.

The decision on the wings and the Horizontal tail plane is that we have used a polyester resin to coat the wood surfaces. We then are using white cellulose paint to install 2” wide pinked polyester tape over the wooden seams. This will be followed by a coat of 4:1 pack white hi-build primer which will be de-nibbed and then the yellow top coat. Other owners of the later BA Swallows have seemed to follow the trend of fabric covering the whole wood surface of the plane but we have sections of the original plane and that did not have fabric over the wood panels but just the seams.

The horizontal tail plane in its white primer

Flying Car!

Flying car on display at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood earlier on in the year

The price was >£1,000,000, not sure how many will be sold!!  It had a wing folding mechanism that you operated with your key fob but I believe you had to fold the prop manually as part of your checks.

Tony Palmer

Make Lower-Level UK Airspace Access More Flexible?

Airspace4All, the campaign for a sustainable and equitable UK air traffic environment, has just published a ‘straw-man’ proposal entitled: The Case for More Flexible Use of Lower-Level Airspace Within the UK (click to read the paper).

EASA Regulations Change

This is just intended as a ‘heads up’ that some new regulations relating to training, and the validity of medicals (apparently advantageous to PPL’s) have been made:

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/1747 of 15 October 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 as regards requirements for certain flight crew licences and certificates, rules on training organisations and competent authorities

I won’t dare attempt a summary for fear of promulgating false-news, but if you can handle the legalease, they can be read here: … 50&from=EN (downloads as a pdf).  To get some interpretation of what it might mean for you, sign up to CAA SkyWise and you’ll get the occasional email explaining it.


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