Friday, 7 December 2018


Well, that is flattering. I just talked to someone selling a Chaser and when I told him my email address he recognised the name Tinworm and told me he was a reader of this very blog!

Hi Paul!

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Wash 'n Go!

After flying with Richard for an hour and a half (P1 for about 45 mins of that), I dropped him off at the hangar and went off for a final solo circuit, before coming back to the hangar to negotiate the sale of my half share,  That last circuit was bittersweet...and the landing was a greaser; a great way to end three and a half years of fantastic flying. 

I really couldn't have had a better plane-share partner. Richard Noremberg (seen here washing BUC, which he put on her tail to test out his new cordless washer) is an experienced three-axis pilot, who like me came from flexwing. But while he feels that fixed wing is where he belongs, he knows that I have never really felt that it is really my thing. I have been itching to go back to flexwing for some time....and of course, in the meantime I have started doing gyrocoptering, too.

Almost looks like it is taking off!

Richard has been very generous with his time and expertise - often allowing me to take P1, as he lives more locally and can more easily get flying than I can, and I have benefited from his guidance. When I am on my own and flying a little too nose high, I can hear his voice in my head saying, "Watch your speed!"

Well, we have done the deal, the money is in the bank, and now I am on the look-out for a flexwing - possibly something classic: maybe a Chaser S, a Flash 2 Alpha or a Pegasus XL-Q?

If anyone has something suitable for sale, or is aware of anything, please shout! Email

And finally, a huge thanks to Rich for the last few years.


Sunday, 30 September 2018


I have decided to learn to fly gyros,
known variously as autogyros, gyroplanes or gyrocopters. 
But they are all the same thing.

I shall be blogging my progress in a new blog, 

Saturday, 25 March 2017


Since last time I posted, so much has happened. Radio failures, a failure to get my log-book signed, necessitating a new GST, engine problems and finally, our skins failed the Betts test, so that we were grounded while expensive replacements were made.

But we have also done some really great flying.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Bought an Xair

Finally managed to get into my blog, since google changed something or other, making my password inoperable!

I do mean to update things just in case there really is anyone who does read this.

I have bought a half share in an Xair, fixed wing microlight and have had several wonderful evenings, recently, flying it with co-owner Richard.

 Since taking this shot Doug has fitted a PTT button to
 the top of the joystick, like a machinegun tit.

Friday, 1 May 2015


I have sold both my flexwings through AFORS

I really should have documented my conversion to the dark side.

Am in negotiations to share an Xair, which is one of these:

Hello to Toni, who is learning to fly :)

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

AFORS advert

I have finally put G-MYWT on AFORS

Click here to see the advert

I am selling her for £5,500