For the BGA Gliding Clubs following our G-MOYR blog, there are a couple of points worth highlighting now that our YGC permit paperwork is in the LAA system:
When you commit to building your EuroFox, the Club should apply for Corporate Membership of the LAA. At present this membership option is not available on the LAA web-site, so you should talk to the extremely helpful Ladies at LAA Engineering who will send you the application paperwork. As the ‘builder’, I signed up (a year ago) for the Full Member Plus to get ‘use’ of the LAA Inspector system, but LAA/BGA have now set up the Corporate Membership Category which is obviously more appropriate.
Having arranged your aircraft registration with the CAA, make sure that you actually complete all the paperwork so that you get a Registration Certificate! LAA do not accept the ‘proof of insurance’ correspondence as ‘proof of registration’. I have to add that this was entirely my fault; flushed with success having arranged our personalised number plate, I missed the vital SRG form quoted in the confirmation letter from the CAA.
In the mean time, we look forward to flying our EuroFox through to her Permit Flight Test, and ultimately hooking on some gliders. Our Super Cub sits sadly in the hangar having suffered an undercarriage collapse last week, so we are short by 1 tug at the moment.
Everything works and the instrument markings get applied once the dials have been checked and calibrated accurately.