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I am going to fly a Ikarus C42

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Hey Everyone,

 

My girlfriend got me a flight experience for an Ikarus C42 for Christmas. I am really looking forward to it and i am wondering if any of you have experience flying the C42 or know anything about it? My information on smaller aircraft is minimal.

 

Also, If any of you's have done flight experiences (I am sure there is a few) could you tell me what to expect? i.e. What my experience might contain?

 

Thank you and Best Wishes

 

Ryan

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Hi Ryan 

 

The C42 is a high wing Microlight here in the UK (looks a git like a Cessna) and is powered by a Rotax 912 which is a four stroke engine with duel ignition.

They can take off and land from short grass strips. Where are you flying from? They are a side by side 2 seat with the control stick in the center between the two pilots and the throttle is between your legs. The plane is very maneuverable and easy to fly. I am sure you will get to have a go. If it is very hot thermic day then you will get bounced around a bit, but that's part of the fun.

 

Regards 

 

Stewart 

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Hi Ryan 

 

The C42 is a high wing Microlight here in the UK (looks a git like a Cessna) and is powered by a Rotax 912 which is a four stroke engine with duel ignition.

They can take off and land from short grass strips. Where are you flying from? They are a side by side 2 seat with the control stick in the center between the two pilots and the throttle is between your legs. The plane is very maneuverable and easy to fly. I am sure you will get to have a go. If it is very hot thermic day then you will get bounced around a bit, but that's part of the fun.

 

Regards 

 

Stewart 

 

Hey Stewart,

 

Thank you for the very detailed reply, it is nice to know a bit about the aircraft before i get in the seat. I am flying from Barton airstrip in Trafford. Looking to book it for around June so hopefully it will be a nice day for flying.

 

Kind Regards

 

Ryan

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Yes I know Barton fairly well as I occasionally fly in myself - I have a Skyranger microlight. Barton is very close to Manchester airport but the guys tend to keep clear of their airspace. Barton  I believe is the oldest flying club/field in the UK and has little museum by the car park area which is open I think during the summer at the weekends. It's only a little hut but has some interesting info. You can also go up the tower to a viewing platform to watch the planes coming in. The flying school is Mainair 

 

http://www.mainairflyingschool.co.uk/

 

A picture of the C42 

http://www.mainairflyingschool.co.uk/index.php?page=our-aircraft

 

Stewart 


I forgot to add this is Barton Airfield where you will be flying from (their web site) 

http://www.cityairportandheliport.com/

 

Stewart 

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Yes I know Barton fairly well as I occasionally fly in myself - I have a Skyranger microlight. Barton is very close to Manchester airport but the guys tend to keep clear of their airspace. Barton  I believe is the oldest flying club/field in the UK and has little museum by the car park area which is open I think during the summer at the weekends. It's only a little hut but has some interesting info. You can also go up the tower to a viewing platform to watch the planes coming in. The flying school is Mainair 

 

http://www.mainairflyingschool.co.uk/

 

A picture of the C42 

http://www.mainairflyingschool.co.uk/index.php?page=our-aircraft

 

Stewart 

I forgot to add this is Barton Airfield where you will be flying from (their web site) 

http://www.cityairportandheliport.com/

 

Stewart 

 

 

Thanks for the link's Stewart. What do you think i would be doing on my experience? it says 1 hour of flying, the classroom before it is separate from the hour.

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The information says 

"The flight will consist of a safety briefing before the flight and an introduction on the aircraft that will be flown"

 

See http://www.mainairflyingschool.co.uk/index.php?page=trial-flights   This describes the trial flight.

 

I hope you have a good experience and can put your flight simulator skill to the test!!!

 

Stewart  

 

Thank you once again Stewart, 

 

Do you have a YouTube channel or something where you have recorded your flights?

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