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Ashcroft-NOLAC [no Peacocks just safe flt ops26 Apr 2017 click on Red

LAC started a dispute in 2010  LAC legal documents received so far 1458
   
High energy LAC ops + public risk + unlawful CAA advice + BAAC incompetent = Litigation 


  

15,000 
road users relying on: BAAC-CAA-LAC litigation:  
Day 153



A stench of systemic corruption that follows the Lanc's Aero Club everywhere
  

How bad does it have to get, before the Court's take over to protect the general public?
  

LAC sent us 1,458 legal documents ... They wont mind if we bring them down to earth 
   


Our public safety page ... light humour added, to bring the LAC ... down to earth
  

It's not often Eric Mort is lost for words [well .. apart from the last 847 days obviously] 
  


  




A stench of systemic corruption that follows the Lanc's Aero Club everywhere


  

Are you're daft enough to join Lanc's Aero Club ?   Watch their training video first .. !
  

  
'Barker' Coxon says: "PPR is ESSENTIAL before landing at KHF,  Landing without permission may compromise the grant of our unrestricted planning permission" 
...ouch
  

  

LAC sent us 1,458 legal documents ... They wont mind if we bring them down to earth 

In our 7 year experience with Lanc's Aero Club there are only 2 rules to remember:

1. Dont trust the Lancashire Aero Club ...and
2. Don't forget Rule 1
  



 


15,000 road users relying on: BAAC-CAA-LAC litigation:  Day 153
  


  
How
 bad does it have to get, before the Court's take over to protect the general public?


   

Our public safety page ... light humour added, to bring the LAC ... down to earth


  

Are you're daft enough to join Lanc's Aero Club ?   Watch their training video first .. !
  
LAC President Tom Dugdale resigned
... can anyone save the Lancashire Aero Club ? 


  
Ashcroft is receiving abusive rants from Arclid's Committee members
[normally we just get grunts .. this seems to be an escalation from Bradbury's boys]



Ashcroft has written a formal letter of complaint to Ian Shaw [CF Chairman]


  
Ian Shaw: Arclid's micros should focus more on not crashing [and] stop being abusive

Ashcroft is 'rock solid' on maintaining public safety. Next Court Hearing: 11 May 2017
  

Our public safety page ... light humour added, to bring the LAC ... down to earth


  
  

  

    


How bad does it have to get, before the Court's take over to protect the general public?
  



A stench of systemic corruption that follows the Lanc's Aero Club everywhere


  

 

  
LAC started a dispute in 2010  LAC legal documents received so far 1458

Our public safety page ... light humour added, to bring the LAC ... down to earth



  



 




  
Lanc's Aero Club have a "full programme of events"  for 2017 .. or perhaps just .. one
  

Are you're daft enough to join Lanc's Aero Club ?   Watch their training video first .. !
   

  
It's not often Eric Mort is lost for words [apart from the last 840 days obviously]  
  


Lancashire Aero Club claim: 'In partnership with City Airport (Manchester) Ltd we have a full programme of events for the coming year':  ...that's complete 'Bolderson
  


The LAC continue to use flying rights as a tool to ransom Ashcroft and our Community 
  


A preliminary Court Hearing was held at Crewe [13.03.2017] with the Judge showing safety concerns for our road users. This has now opened up 3 avenues of litigation which will commence on 20 March 2017.

  • The Lancashire Aero Club are ransoming Ashcroft and our Community, with high energy aircraft [using illegal military performance data] operating from a short grass runway, terminating in a frequently used public highway. This affects 15,000 people every year.
  • In our view this is a breach of Article 241 of the 2016 Air Navigation Order “A person must not recklessly or negligently cause or permit an aircraft to endanger any person or property”  The owners of Ashcroft have no control over LAC illegal flight operations



How bad does it have to get, before the Court's take over to protect the general public?

How bad does it have to get, before the Court's take over to protect the general public?

CAA's Chris Finnigan [self proclaimed Motorcycle & Microlight hooligan] states on 1:57pm 17 Oct 2012 ... "In private flying the law does not impose any specified safety factor.." 

Mr Finnigan, please explain this microlight philosophy  to the relatives of the deceased on our eastern boundary road due to a LAC 'high energy' aircraft overrunning our 500m grass runway, using unfactorised take-off performance data [ah you're retired. Don't worry we'll explain this deficiency to a Court in your absence. D-EARY has 5 times the inertia of any aircraft that you've ever experienced]


   
Compare Finnigan's comments above with an expert experienced in high energy aircraft ops
  
Geoff Connolly [BAAC expert]
... email 05/29/14 at 9:33 AM
 
"Steve, the ‘reasonable steps’ referred to in the ANO, and the effects of sub para (a) below, make it very difficult to ignore the performance information in the Flight Manual.

  

Commander to be satisfied that flight can be safely completed
87 The commander of a flying machine must, before take-off, take all reasonable steps so as to be satisfied that it is capable of safely taking off, reaching and maintaining a safe height and making a safe landing at the place of intended destination having regard to:
(a) the performance of the flying machine in the conditions to be expected on the intended flight


So LBA rules, and you have to go with performance as in the flight manual, but the pilot must, in my opinion, have regard to the factors in
SSL 07, para 10, in order to comply with ANO 87"



  
Along comes a BAAC 'Hot Air' Balloonist stating ... 'safety factors are just for students'

  
The BAAC are in conflict, with 15,000 people at risk - the CAA are behaving unlawfully.
  
The litigation will continue [against the CAA if necessary] until our community is secure 
  


  


  

Philip Bass [Clyde & Co] His question: "what's at the end of the runway ?"
  
Ian Weston [CAA 2005] 
"These flying rights aren't worth the paper that they're written on" 
  



UK Civil Aviation Authority:  "the private pilot is responsible for his or her own actions and does not have to take into account passenger expectations or ignorance. The bottom line is that a pilot can do just about whatever he likes …. including hazarding his life" [based on advice from a CAA Microlight 'Hooligan' Chris Finnigan]

How bad does it have to get, before the Court's take over to protect the general public?


  

The AAIB state [03.03.2017] that UK CAA seem to blame others for public safety risks

If the CAA refuse to protect our road users then we'll ask a Court to order them to do it


  

The LAC continue to use flying rights as a tool to ransom Ashcroft and our Community 

  
Ashcroft will publish a public safety letter here [14.03.2017] to UK GOV [DfT] + AAIB

  
How bad does it have to get .. before Lanc's Aero use their .. Chairman removal tool
  


Shoreham AAIB report: "The investigation found that the parties involved in the planning, conduct and regulatory oversight of the flying display did not have formal safety management systems in place to identify and manage the hazards and risks.

  
The regulator believed the organisers of flying displays owned the risk. Conversely, the organiser believed that the regulator would not have issued a Permission for the display if it had not been satisfied with the safety of the event"



LAC non-compliant high energy aircraft:  Court hearing 13 March 2017
  
The UK Civil Aviation Authority expects the owners of Ashcroft Airfield to 'manage the hazards and risks'  to control non-compliant LAC high energy aircraft operating from a 500m grass Runway towards a frequently used public highway.
  

Since we have no 'control' over this situation and bearing in mind the comments from the [fortunately independent] AAIB, it seems that the UK CAA Chief Exec [Andrew Haines] may need to re-assess his .. nothing to do with us .. comments on 13 June 2016   



Public Safety: Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public".

  • LAC continue to ransom Ashcroft and our Community with 'high energy' aircraft 
  • CAA continue to ignore their 'prime directive' to safeguard 15,000 road users 
  • BAAC content to endorse gross incompetence/failure to comply with Court rules 

Fortunately Courts have the integrity to deal with these issues [Court hearing 13 March]

Ashcroft has 3 primary goals ... to ask a Court to:

  • Strongly recommend that the BAAC is regulated by an Independent body.
  • Order the UK CAA to be upfront with their responsibilities to protect our public
  • Order the LAC to stop non-compliant high energy aircraft endangering our public


    


Ashcroft has 3 primary goals ... to ask a Court to:

  • Strongly recommend that the BAAC is regulated by an Independent body.
  • Order the UK CAA to be upfront with their responsibilities to protect our public
  • Order the LAC to stop non-compliant high energy aircraft endangering our public



BAAC are desperate to distance themselves from their Hot Air Balloonist safety report  



CAA are desperate to avoid litigation concerning their microlight hooligan's mistakes





Philip Bass [Clyde & Co] His question: "what's at the end of the runway ?"



CAA are desperate to avoid litigation concerning their microlight hooligan's mistakes

In our 6 year experience with Lanc's Aero Club there are only 2 rules to remember ..  

1. Dont trust the Lancashire Aero Club ...and  
2. Don't forget Rule 1 
  
Are you're 
daft enough to join Lanc's Aero Club ?   Watch their training video first ..

BAAC are desperate to distance themselves from their Hot Air Balloonist safety report  

Email to our Solicitors from BAAC independent expert [Bob Commander] 16.03.2014
"The Ashcroft Airfield website is showing a message about an expert assessment being in progress until April.  I would appreciate some assurance that this has nothing to do with my report.  It may well be for new drainage or seeding or general maintenance, but there is absolutely no need to warn potential visitors to the field about my own work ...  once again, the website influences my own opinions"  .. 

Bob, if you'd been doing your job properly you would have noticed that 15,000 people use our road every year. An unfortunate mistake [one of many it seems]


  
CAA are desperate to avoid litigation concerning their microlight hooligan's mistakes
  

Philip Bass [Clyde & Co] His question: "what's at the end of the runway ?"

Public Safety: Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public".

  


  




Public Safety: Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public".



Our public safety page ... light humour added, to bring the LAC ... down to earth



It's been 25 months since Eric Mort shared his wisdom in his Newsletters 



  






15,000 road users relying on: BAAC-CAA-LAC litigation:  Day 111



 Kate Staples: how will you explain to a Court that your responsibilities to our public
.. vary .. depending on which Army postal 'Hooligan' happens to be in 'office' ? 



The LAC have gone out of their way to butcher our Airfield since Nov 2010
   
LAC won't mind if we spend the next
 13 yrs giving them a few suggestions



15,000 road users relying on: BAAC-CAA-LAC litigation:  Day 101
  
Philip Bass
 [Clyde & Co] His question: 
"what's at the end of the runway ?"




  

Public Safety: Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public".
  

Richard Feynman 'Challenger' .. "What do you care what other people think"
  








Richard Feynman 'Challenger' .. "What do you care what other people think"



Philip Bass [Clyde & Co] His question: "what's at the end of the runway ?"


  
Public Safety: Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public".


  




Lancashire Aero Club Committee email to Ashcroft 23 November 2010

"As you are aware whatever the interaction of the Flying and Storage rights with CAP 393  the rights you have voluntarily granted to Ellis by Deed are ransom rights. ...
Happily I have been able to acquire the rights from Mr & Mrs Ellis. 
Mr Ellis pointed out that the rights apply to Ashcroft North as well as Ashcroft Main so you can expect to see us even if you sell Ashcroft Main to a stranger.

It is because we own the Ellis Rights that we were confident of being able to deliver a satisfactory deal. Of course you can sell elsewhere but any other purchaser will have to put up with us and whoever of the membership of LAC we grant licences" ... 

'Top Tip' stay well clear of this LAC bunch

NB: 'Happily' Jimbo Ellis and Lancs Aero Club are permanently banned from Ashcroft

Richard Miller [Senior Solicitor]"LAC is underhand and not calculated to give you confidence in the bona fides of these gentlemen in any future dealings with them. I think you were entitled to expect that all negotiations would be conducted with transparency and “cards on the table” and it appears that this expectation has been far from met"



   
     


T Rapson: 2016 has been a crap year for GA fatalitiesWe wont allow LAC to kill our public
  
Public Safety: 
Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public".

The Court will be asked to view the following video: an accident waiting to happen

Professor Richard Feynman [Chairman of the Space Shuttle Challenger enquiry]

CNN:          was this an accident that didn't have to happen ?
    
Feynman: 
 yes, there were many warnings that there was something wrong ... and the warnings were disregarded
       
CNN:         disregarded out of incompetence, 
out of a faulty system, out of bad judgement .. for what reason?
    
Feynman:
  I had some difficulty with that, I kind of of imagined that a child that runs in the road, and the parents are very upset, and said "Its very dangerous" ... but the child comes back and said "nothing happened" .. he runs out on the road again several times ... and the parents say "it's dangerous" .. but nothing happens.
  

If the child's view that 'nothing happens' was a clue that there was nothing going to happen, then there is going to be an accident ... nothing happened before, it's about the same as we did before, so it can't be unsafe because it's what we did last time...
.. and that's the kind of childish attitude, the mother
 [corresponding to the engineers], the management [corresponding to the children]. That's the way I would look at it and ..
... 
sooner or later the child gets run over  
Is it an accident .. no it's not an accident 

LAC high energy a/c ops using illegal data towards our road is too dangerous


  

Our public safety page ... light humour added, to bring the LAC ... down to earth  



 


  

15,000 
road users suggest that the UK CAA gets "Clued up" re:

  • UK CAA Policy documents that may not be ...  'legally binding'
  • UK CAA Policy documents that are definitely    'legally relevant'

CAA be reminded that you have a duty of care to 15,000 members of the public using our eastern boundary road, since Ashcroft [and our Community] are being ransomed by high energy LAC aircraft that are non-compliant with CAA safety documents



Richard Feynman video .. "What do you care what other people think"
  


  
Richard Feynman was essentially 'independent'  from NASA and Thiokol.

With 15,000 members of our public at risk, it is appalling that the British Association of Aviation Consultants [falsely] claimed that an 'Independent' enquiry panel would be set up, to investigate the safety report and actions of Robert John Commander [ex-CAA]

This 'independent' panel consisted of: 

  • His Honour Harvey Crush FRAeS MBAC [Chairman]
  • Andrew MT Belshaw MSc MBAC MRAeS
  • James M K Black BA (Oxon) Dip Bus Man FIPM MBAC

They were in fact, all members of the BAAC. With the panel 'Chairman' on the BAAC Council this calls into question the integrity of the BAAC.

Equally alarming is the correspondence received from the UK CAA and in particular a letter from the CAA Chief Executive [Andrew Haines] on 13 June 2016, effectively stating that the UK CAA has no interest in the welfare of 15,000 members of our Community going about their lawful business of using our eastern boundary road each year [with the LAC ransoming us with 'any type' of unlawful aircraft]

Watch your Six O'clock ... Lancashire Aero Club Chairman


Peter R: "too many pricks on the LAC Committee" [couldn't comment on that Pete]



Our public safety page ... light humour added, to bring the LAC ... down to earth


 
The LAC have gone out of their way to butcher our Airfield since Nov 2010
    
LAC won't mind if we spend the next 14 yrs giving them a few suggestions
  

  
  


Roger Boisjoly, the chief engineer for Morton Thiokol, was pressurised by Thiokol & NASA to keep quiet on safety issues, with fatal consequences
  
30 years later, nothing has changed the 
BAAC and CAA are clumsily trying to do the same with Ashcroft, risking 15,000 people using our eastern boundary road.
It appears that the CAA and the BAAC have not learned from history [see below] ... in any event ... legal proceedings have been initiated to protect our public against LAC 'high energy' illegal aircraft operations.

SPACE SHUTTLE ENQUIRY  .... AFTERMATH

"The first area of ethical concern is the area of information accuracy. The fact that both NASA's and Thiokol's managers had little regard to the concerns of Thiokol's engineers is very distressing.
All members of the group made a decision knowing that the decision was based on flawed information. A second concern is that the decision made put safety last and operational goals first. Only one member of the GDSS expressed serious concern for the potential loss of life [5].
Additionally, open and free communication before and during the GDSS meeting was discouraged through such group dynamics as mind guarding, direct pressure and self-censorship [5].
Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public"

A dangerous BAAC safety report, based on unsafe advice from the UK CAA 



06 March 2014: BAAC Balloonist Expert [Robert John Commander] spent 38 min touring Ashcroft [he wrote it up as 90 min]. Commander was ordered by a Court to assess all safety risks associated with LAC high energy aircraft using Ashcroft Airfield with a public highway at the end of a 500m grass Runway.



At least the Balloonist BAAC "Expert" got something right: "The aircraft should be flown in accordance with the correct flight manual but the pilot is required to comply with the Rules for the country in which the aircraft is being flown. However, if there is a difference in regulatory requirement, the aircraft must be flown in compliance with the more restrictive regulation between the country of registration (Germany) and the country where the flight takes place (UK)."
  



Ashcroft was initially reassured that the 
BAAC 'experts' operated to a high standard
The difference between expectations -v- reality was staggering. CCTV evidence shows that Commander spent just 30 sec assessing the risk to the general public.

     


  

The UK CAA have displayed an appalling lack of integrity regarding risks to the public 
The LAC continue to take advantage of this farce by ransoming our community with their high energy aircraft [non-compliant with CAA safety documents]

1. Civil Aviation Authority (UK)

CAA regulatory review of GA: "for securing the safety of air navigation and the safety of aircraft and of persons and property carried therein, [and] for preventing aircraft endangering other persons and property". The UK Rules of the Air Regulations are enabled under the ANO"
  

2. Civil Aviation Authority (UK) 
    
QUOTE ....Accidents such as failure to get airborne, collision with obstacles after take-off and over-run on landing occur frequently to light aeroplanes. Many have happened at short licensed runways, as well as strips, often when operating out of wind or where there was a slope. Poor surfaces, such as long or wet grass, mud or snow, were often contributory factors. Many, if not all, of these performance accidents could have been avoided if the pilots had been fully aware of the performance limitations of their aeroplanes. The pilot in command has a legal obligation under EU Part-NCO and Article 87 of the Air Navigation Order 2009, which require the pilot to check that the aeroplane will have adequate performance for the proposed flight .. UNQUOTE
  

SSL 07: 8(c) "You should always ensure that after applying all the relevant factors .... the Landing Distance Required (LDR) from a height of 50 feet does not exceed landing Distance Available"



3. Civil Aviation Authority (UK) 
  
QUOTE .... Unlicensed aerodromes and private strips are often used by pilots and private owners. They may be more convenient or cheaper than licensed aerodromes; however, they do require special consideration. Approximately one third of GA Reportable Accidents in the UK occur during take-off or landing at unlicensed aerodromes .. UNQUOTE



Kate Staples: [General Counsel and Secretary to the CAA] 05 Sep 2016:
"In your letter you put me on notice to provide a comprehensive summary of the CAA's statutory responsibilities iaw the Civil Aviation Act 1982  ... I do not propose to prepare any such comprehensive summary unless ordered to do so by a court"

  
DRK Solicitiors to Ashcroft 3:15pm 04 April 2014: "Whilst writing, I attach a copy of an e-mail that was sent by Mr Commander to Mel on the 16th March 2014.   When this e-mail was received, Mel was quite troubled by it because Mr Commander should not have been contacting her directly in this way."

From: Robert John Commander [ordered by a Court to be a BAAC independent joint expert]
To: Ashcroft Airfield Solicitor [Mel Sumner] 16:14  16 March 2014 

  
Quote: "I'm sure your client is aware of the Pilots Rumour Network - PPrune - but I am not sure if you will have seen it. Here is the PPrune string on Ashcroft Airfield. As with the impression given by the Ashcroft website, PPrune is doing your client few favours.
Aviation is a very small world and, as you may be gathering, quite a gossipy one .. PPrune is read avidly by the regulators as by the flying community, so the views voiced in the forum are probably common knowledge to those interested within the CAA" 
Unquote

Bob: considering you've been reprimanded by a High Court Judge and we're trying to 'mop up' the mess that you and Finnigan [ex-CAA Hooligan] have left behind, your attempts to intimidate us are viewed by us as disgraceful.
  
Fifteen thousand members of our Community use our eastern boundary road every year
The LAC have already been legally assessesd as having no bona fides. 15,000 people were relying on the integrity of the BAAC and the UK CAA in 2014 to protect them from high energy [80,000kgms] aircraft using unlawful data. It appears that their expections have been far from met ... 




  

Our public safety page ... light humour added, to bring the LAC ... down to earth

  • 15,000  members of the Cheshire Community
  • 200       members of the Wigan Community
  • 100       members of the Lancashire Aero Club are demanding that:

Eric Clifford Mort should resign .. before 24 December 2016

  


Lanc's Aero sent us 1,458 legal documents to persuade us to sell Ashcroft

LAC wont mind if we spend the next 14 yrs exposing their lack of bona-fides



Lanc's Aero: dont ransom our Community with your high energy aircraft.

Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public".

1st  Application to the Court: BAAC to provide Commander's aviation experience 


  
2nd
 Application to the Court: CAA to be 'upfront' with their statutory responsibilities 
3rd  Application to the Court: Temp injunction to prevent LAC 'high energy' flights 
    
Public Safety: Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public".


RE: G-GARB we'll ask a Court to order the CAA to be upfront with their responsibilities
RE: C-FINN we'll ask a Court to order the CAA to be upfront with their responsibilities  

  
Ashcroft will be writing to the Coroner 
re: G-GARB / CAA related issues if the [fortunately independentAir Accident Investigation Branch can find no reason for crash


  


   

LAC members doing the work and Committee Members talking complete "Bolderson"







  

Ashcroft will keep our Community up to date with the BAAC-CAA-LAC litigation Here

Letter to LAC Chairman [Mort] re: violation Fraud act 2006 & Gross Misconduct  Here
  

Letter to Cheshire Police Chief Constable: CAA avoiding statutory responsibilites Here

  

 
  

CAA: 'Aviation regulators recognise their principal duty of care to the genuine uninvolved third-party'
  

   
Our public safety page
 ... light humour added, to bring the LAC ... down to earth
  




Eric Clifford Mort will receive a formal letter re: Fraud + Gross Misconduct 10 Dec 2016

 
  
  


Our public safety page ... light humour added, to bring the LAC ... down to earth


  

    


SERA. 3101 Negligent or Reckless Operation of Aircraft: An aircraft shall not be operated in a negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger life or property of others



  
  
British Association of Aviation Consults 'Balloonist' Expert ... "the private pilot is responsible for his or her own actions and does not have to take into account passenger expectations or ignorance .. The bottom line is that a pilot can do just about whatever he likes, including hazarding his life"

This statement is based on advice from a CAA Microlight 'Hooligan' [Chris Finnigan]

BAAC: the official CAA safety document on aircraft performance is found here 
 
"Accidents such as failure to get airborne, collision with obstacles after take-off and over-run on landing occur frequently to light aeroplanes. Many, if not all, of these performance accidents could have been avoided if the pilots had been fully aware of the performance limitations of their aeroplanes. The pilot in command has a legal obligation under EU Part-NCO and Article 87 of the Air Navigation Order 2009, which require the pilot to check that the aeroplane will have adequate performance for the proposed flight"

NB: ex-CAA Microlight 'Hooligans' advise that you can ignore all of the above [provided you've practised in a field] .. Chris, I don't thnk this applies to high energy [80,000 kgm/s] aircraft taking off over a public highway ... ouch!

Our public safety page ... light humour added, to bring the LAC ... down to earth

Public Safety: 15000 members of the public demand action to be taken against BAAC

15,000 Ashcroft road users relied on the integrity of the BAAC in 2014

15,000 Ashcroft road users relied on the integrity of the CAA      in 2014

BAAC has always been unregulated  ... Ashcroft will ask a Court to rectify this deficiency
   

  
25 Nov 2016: BAAC Chairman "appears to find dificulty" accepting the current litigation

10 Dec 2016: Particulars of Claim: sent to British Association of Aviation Consultants  


  
Our public safety page ... light humour added, to bring the LAC ... down to earth









LAC illegal 'high energy'  flights [and] UK CAA failure to comply with ICAO laws
  

It seems that Ashcroft Airfield is forced to do the job that would normally be expected of a Civil Aviation Authority [legally bound by the Chicago Convention-ICAO standards]
  
Ashcroft would like to pay tribute to Ian Weston [CAA enforcement officer 2005] since he managed to instantly diffuse an aviation safety 'situation' based on mature experience and a respect for well established CAA policy documents designed..
"for securing the safety of air navigation and the safety of aircraft and of persons and property carried therein, [and] for preventing aircraft endangering other persons and property". The UK Rules of the Air Regulations are enabled under the ANO"



  


Lanc's Aero: if you must crash onto public premises .. don't crash into our Community


  

Fly like a microlight Hooligan or do a Finnigan and ride a bike like a Hooligan as well


  

  
Public Safety: Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public"
  

  
Tram travelling 4 x max speed= 7 fatalities51 injured. Is this also spurious-trivia Bob?

Where do you 'draw the line'  We suggest BAAC start reading CAA Policy documents..
.. rather than relying on CAA Microlight 'Hooligans' who've deviated from CAA policy

  

   
BAAC: public safety concerns are  "spurious-trivia" ...  ouch !
      

High Court: BAAC is 'trespassing on the function of the Court-intemperate comments'


  

  

  
NOTAM warning
[environs of Wigan] Lanc's Aero Club ... Live Status:
incompetent



Lancashire Aero Club [Wikipedia'd]


    

  • 2007: LAC were booted out from Barton by Peel Holdings for unstable behaviour
  • 2010: LAC  ransomed Ashcroft after their solicitor screwed up on a Airfield purchase
  • 2011: LAC member [K Howe] describes Committee as the malignant regime
  • 2011: LAC formally assessed by a Solicitor as being underhand with no bona fides
  • 2013: LAC Chairman [Eric Mort] criticised by a Judge for lack of leadership qualities
  • 2016: LAC are ostracised by the local community surrounding KHF Airfield [Wigan]
  • 2017: LAC extinct due to incompetent leadership and public safety-liability concerns

Eric Mort: It will take a few more LAC 'forum meetings' .. to .. sort this out



Litigation against the British Association of Aviation Consultants 23 Nov 2016:

  
15,000 members of our Community are relying on us to stop LAC high energy flt ops


 GOV. UK   [Fraud Act 2006]
2    Fraud by false representation
(2)  A representation is false if:
       (a)  it is untrue or misleading, and
       (b) the person making it knows that it is, or might be, untrue or misleading
  
3   Fraud by failing to disclose information

      A person is in breach of this section if he-
      (a) dishonestly fails to disclose to another person information which he is under legal duty to disclose, and
      (b) intends, by failing to disclose the information-
              (i) to make again for himself or another, or
              (ii) to cause a loss to another or to expose another to a risk or loss

4   Fraud by abuse of position
(1) A person is in breach of this section if he:
       (c) intends, by means of abuse of that position-
            (ii) to cause loss to another or to expose another to risk of loss

LAC illegal 'high energy'  flights [and] UK CAA failure to comply with ICAO laws
  
It seems that Ashcroft Airfield is forced to do the job that would normally be expected of a Civil Aviation Authority
[legally bound by the Chicago Convention-ICAO standards]
  
Ashcroft would like to pay tribute to Ian Weston [CAA enforcement officer 2005] since he managed to instantly diffuse an aviation safety 'situation' based on mature experience and a respect for well established CAA policy documents designed..
"for securing the safety of air navigation and the safety of aircraft and of persons and property carried therein, [and] for preventing aircraft endangering other persons and property". The UK Rules of the Air Regulations are enabled under the ANO"


  

Ashcroft will invite the Court to comment on why a UK Civil Aviation Authority
[2012 onwards] would not only ignore their primary duty of care [safeguarding the public not associated with aviation activities] but also deviate from their legal responsibilities to comply with ICAO standards [iaw the Chicago Convention]

  • 23 Nov 2016: Ashcroft will initiate pre-emptive measures to protect the general public, by asking a Court to evaluate the Lanc's Aero Club's intention to ransom our Community, with the unlawful use of high energy flight operations from our short grass runway, terminating in a public highway, which is used by over 15,000 members of the public every year. 
  • Litigation is primarily focussed on the British Association of Aviation Consultants but since 2012 there's strong evidence to suggest the CAA have given controversial & irresponsible advice to the LAC & BAAC [adversely affecting public safety]
  • 23 Nov 2016: Concerns passed to the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP [DfT] regarding unacceptable risks to the General Public [changes in the Civil Aviation Act 2012] and the UK CAA'S refusal to formally disclose statutatory responsibilities ... unless Quote "ordered to do so by a CourtUnquote
  • 05 Jan 2016: Tony Rapson [Head of GA Flt Ops] ... Quote "Let me be clear .. Unlicensed airfields such as Ashcroft are not regulated by the CAA" Unquote
    Mr Rapson, let us 'be clear' .. documentary evidence shows that Chris Finnigan
    [your CAA 'Hooligan'] and Bob Commander [the BAAC's Balloonist 'expert'] have ensured that the LAC can do .. 'whatever they like' .. [using high energy aircraft] at Ashcroft [including ransoming and endangering our Community].

    The UK CAA is legally obliged to 'regulate' LAC pilots who fly from Ashcroft, since we have no control over their high energy aircraft operations [whilst failing to comply with CAA policy documents] in close proximity to our general public.

    Mr Rapson, i
    the interests of 'clarity' and public safety, Ashcroft is starting legal proceedings to [partially] demonstrate that the CAA's current regulatory framework re: LAC 'ransoming' Ashcroft is irresponsible and [also] not compliant with the Chicago Convention [see below]
     
  • 23 Nov 2016: Concerns passed to ICAO President regarding the UK CAA's deviation from Annex 19 of the Chicago Convention: APP 1. State Safety Oversight System. Primary aviation legislation 1.1
    "The State shall promulgate a comprehensive and effective aviation law, consistent with the size and complexity of the State’s aviation activity and with the requirements contained in the Convention on International Civil Aviation, that enables the State to regulate civil aviation"
  • As part of these legal proceedings, Ashcroft will ask the Court to order the UK CAA to act with 'integrity' and to be 'upfront' with their statutory responsibilities regarding members of the public not associated with aviation activities.
  • 23 Nov 2016: A formal warning letter of litigation will be sent to the Lancashire Aero Club Trustees and Committee members


  
Lancashire Aero Club has  ... a 'full program of events'  in partnership wth Barton  here
 
Lancashire Aero Club: thoroughly nasty as Susan Czerski discovered

Just how corrupt is the Lancashire Aero Club ? .. click here
    


   






Public Safety: Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public".


  




Next LAC Committee meeting 29 Nov ... members ordered to attend - but not to speak



  

   
CAA website:
"The Civil Aviation Authority is the UK's specialist aviation regulator. 

We are a public corporation, established by Parliament in 1972 as an independent specialist aviation regulator" 
Ashcroft and15,000 road users will ask a Court to do a gross error check on the UK CAA

Winter 2016: time to look forward to open fires & the LAC Bremner Lectures in RW26

Dave [on mature reflection] we'd all prefer a talk with more integrity [3d printers maybe]



Dave Bremner says: "on mature reflection I decided there was absolutely not risk of a conflict, and chose not to file a report"
It seems that the Airprox Board disagrees with Mr Bremner .... fortunately Bremner's Co-pilot [Nigel Sleigh] had the integrity to file an Airprox on D-EARY 

What is the extent of systemic corruption  How far does it extend to aviation authorities ?


  

  

  
Protection of the General Public ..

      

'Captain Chesley Sullenberger was the right person, in the right place, at the right time. His entire flying career had prepared him for the unimaginable crisis he and copilot Jeff Skiles faced on January 15, 2009, when their Airbus A320 lost both engines after striking a flock of geese soon after takeoff from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The US Airways pilots were at about 3,000 feet over one of the world’s most densely populated cities, flying what was essentially a 75-ton glider with no runway within reach. In a testament to his skill and calm professionalism, Sullenberger managed to safely ditch the stricken A320 in the Hudson River, saving all 155 aboard'


  
British Association of Aviation Consultants litigation: Final warning


  
Applications to the Court: [post 23 Nov 2016 litigation]

  • Application ordering BAAC to be upfront regarding their Balloonist Experts' experience
  • Application ordering CAA   to be upfront regarding their statutatory responsibilities
  • Application ordering LAC to suspend high energy rd over-flights during legal action


  
When the BAAC acknowledge their lawful responsibilities under UK Gov legislation

When the CAA   acknowledge their lawful responsibilities under Civil Aviation Act 1982
When the LAC   acknowledge their lawful responsibilities iaw UK CAA policies / ANO
  
Then Ashcroft will ramp down concerns for the public using our eastern boundary road

  
 

  

'' .....

  
Welcome to our Public Safety page:
  

Public Safety: Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public".

Legal 'earthquake': Mike Barnard [2013]  'the CAA is not there to save you from yourself. If you understand and accept the risks, you are entitled to take them. “Aviation regulators recognise their principal duty of care to the genuine uninvolved third-party'


  

   

  
Sam Salt lost his ship to a exocet. I had the rare privilige of flying him around Russia in 1989.


  
50 years ago [21 October 1966] 
Aberfan disaster: "a catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip in a Welsh village [near Merthyr Tydfil] killing 116 children & 28 adults. The local Community had pleaded with official's not to endanger their village"

50 years later nothing has changed: The UK Civil Aviation Authority employed a ...
Motorcycle & Microlight 
Hooligan to 'misadvise' an inexperienced BAAC 'Balloonist' that public safety concerns were 'spurious-trivia'.... regarding a high energy LAC Focke Wulf using military unapproved performance take-off & landing data on a 500m grass Runway terminating in a public highway used by over 15,000 people every year.

The difference is that 50 years after Aberfan, we'll ask Court to assess public safety risks before children and adults are killed. We assumed that this would be the role of the UK CAA, however it seems that the CAA are experiencing multiple integrity issues and will require a 'wake-up' call from a UK Court .. before someone is killed.
  
LAC is an undisciplined organisation -  no safety structure -  criticised by a Judge for poor leadership. Crashing on public footpaths & vehicle test tracks seems to be S.O.P 


Wigan Councillor: We’re going to do our best to ensure this proposal doesn’t fly
   
"A planning application to allow a flying club to expand the use of an airstrip has been called in following huge opposition from residents.
Lancs Aero Club gained permission from Wigan Council’s planning committee to use its Kenyon Hall Farm runway in Lowton 365 days of the year.
However, the planning inspectorate will now decide if the secretary of state will take another look at it due to the considerable interest from residents, with 30 letters in favour and 190 objections being received by Wigan Council"



LAC's lamentable attempts to re-write WIKI history for 2007: 'The club decided to leave Barton, due to terms being required by Peel Holdings that the Lancashire Aero Club's committee deemed to be unacceptable'

The reality: The LAC were booted out of Barton for bad behaviour and deception ..
  




   
BAAC-CAA litigation: We predict a legal earthquake on public safety issues 


  








Public Safety risks: BAAC and CAA integrity issues requiring intervention by a Court   



Public safety - BAAC Litigation: Ashcroft continues to collect legal evidence ..
  


Public Safety risks: BAAC and CAA integrity issues requiring intervention by a Court
  



Public Safety risks: BAAC and CAA integrity issues requiring intervention by a Court



Ashcroft will be keeping our public updated with BAAC / UK CAA litigation ... here
    









  
  


 



 

    

  

23 Nov: we'll ask a Court to comment on BAAC - CAA suitability to assess public safety



Tom Bradbury ITN: "stop an accident and no one notices, fail and there's a good chance that the whole country will be paying attention"

UK CAA have been formally warned to be upfront re: their responsibilities to the public
  

01 Nov: The BAAC will be sent their final warning of litigation regarding Public Safety


    






  





WIKI: 'Systemic corruption' .. is corruption which is primarily due to the weaknesses of an organization or process. It can be contrasted with individual officials or agents who act corruptly within the system.
  

High Court Judge: LAC flight ops over Ashcroft road 'cries out' for expert assessment



Words of wisdom from Robert John Commander [BAAC Expert flying Hot Air Balloons]
   

"As noted in some testimonies Mr Billington was a commercial pilot and now appears to find difficulty between commercial operations and private flying ... the private pilot is responsible for his or her own actions and does not have to take into account passenger expectations or ignorance, although a passenger briefing is strongly recommended. The bottom line is that a pilot can do just about whatever he likes, including hazarding his life .. "  [based on advice from a CAA Microlight Hooligan]
  
Bob Commander was ordered by a Court to be a Joint [independent] Expert
British Association of Aviation Consultants - strangely silent regarding Mr Commander...

  • using illegal [Military] Take off and Landing performance data to ...
  • incorrectly calculate safe operations of a 2 Ton LAC Focke Wulf from..
  • a 500m [usable] grass runway terminating in a frequently used...
  • public highway .. which he viewed for just 30 seconds ... [ouch]

It seems that Mr Commander appears to find difficulty using the correct runway lengths
  
It seems that Mr Commander 
appears to find difficulty  appeasing a High Court Judge
  
It seems that Mr Commander 
appears to find difficulty  assessing public safety risks ..

A final warning to British Association of Aviation Consultants    will be here on 01 Nov


  
With litigation against the British Association of Aviation Consultants due 23 Nov 2016

This is rare opportunity for a Court to assess the CAA's competency to properly assess

  • Risks to the general public not associated with aviation activities
  • Risks to passengers in light aircraft who blindly trust that everything will be 'OK'
  • Risks to road users who assume pilots will comply with correct AFM performance

Ashcroft has been let down by the establishment .. we will ask a Court to assess this.
Particularly relevant since the LAC are ransoming our public with high energy aircraft


  

The owner of Alton Towers has been fined a record £5m for the “catastrophic” rollercoaster crash that left five passengers with life-changing injuries.
  

CAA Hooligan + BAAC Balloonist screwing up = CAA + BAAC in jeopardy


  

CAA / BAAC: Smiler Ride inquest "a catastrophic failure to assess risks" [27.09.2016]

CAA: be advised of the 'Smiler Ride'  litigation and your statutory responsibilities
   
CAA have left themselves wide open for litigation after the actions of Chris Finnigan


   

OK we give up. Who gave Doctor Peter Ashford the job as LAC web editor?

   
Every year, fifteen thousand road users at Ashcroft rely on the integrity of the CAA ...
  

Andrew Haines: your 'regulatory framework' contradicts the CAA's legal statutory responsibilities
 

LAC are ransoming our public with 'any type of aircraft'. The buck stops with the CAA
  


Ashcroft is attempting to 'manage risks'. Are CAA & LAC going act in a similar manner?


  




OK we give up. Who gave Doctor Peter Ashford the job as LAC web editor . ?
   

Are the LAC running out of dodgy CAA and BAAC contacts ? ... ouch .. 

The LAC have gone out of their way to butcher our Airfield since Nov 2010



 

  
Public Safety: 
Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public".
   




The LAC have gone out of their way to butcher our Airfield since Nov 2010
  
LAC sent us 
1500 legal documents (now they'll have to endure our 1500 responses)





Tony Rapson: 'unlicensed airfields not regulated by CAA' .. please seek legal advice Mr Rapson

  

   

Public Safety: in the absence of integrity from the CAA and BAAC .. we'll ask a Court to intervene







We'll ask a Court to [properly] assess public safety at Ashcroft re: LAC ransom threats


    

   

LAC sent us 1500 legal documents (now they'll have to endure our 1500 responses)


  

Warning: this public safety page exposes the LAC as underhand with no bona-fides 

  




It seems likely that a Court will spend more than 30 seconds to assess this case. 

It seems likely that the CAA will be [formally] required to explain their statutory policy
  
Kate Staples NB: Philip Bass [Clyde & Co] .. "what's at the end of the runway"

Are the UK CAA going to show some integrity ? .. We'll ask a Court to look into that



23 Nov 2016:  legal proceedings against the BAAC ..  in the interest of Public Safety

  
Due to natural wastage LAC are urgently seeking new Committee Members
 

  

Due to natural wastage LAC are urgently seeking new 'flight instructors'

Due to natural wastage the LAC are urgently seeking KHF 'Duty Officers'
  

  
Due to natural wastage LAC are urgently seeking any competent Chairpersons
  
  

Due to natural wastage LAC are urgently seeking new members [they're not fussy]


 

 

 

Due to natural wastage the LAC are urgently seeking Duty Officers for KHF



Due to natural wastage the LAC are urgently seeking new Treasurers ...



Public Safety Level 5 litigation warning to John Wheeler published here 01 Aug
   
BAAC: Unregulated. Unprofessional. Use of illegal data. Overall incompetence. Confirmed biased reporting. Multiple attempts of intimidation. 
Criticised by a High Court Judge. Relied on advice from a ‘Hooligan’. Failure to comply with Court Orders. A 30 second public safety assessment. False claims re: independent enquiry. Fraudulent website assurances ....'spurious-trivia'  Mr Wheeler

There are at least 15,000 people using our public highway every year


  

All our road users expect that .. all pilots operate in accordance with CAA publications
Chris Finnigan [a self confessed CAA microlight hooligandeparted from CAA publications
CAA's assurances to AOPA to protect the public will be part of our legal pleadings:

CCTV evidence shows that the BAAC's Balloonist 'expert' [Bob Commanderlooked away from his duty to the court and spent just 30 sec assessing public safety risks

  • The LAC continue to ransom us with high energy aircraft using illegal AFM data
  • A High Court Judge [K Armitage] has already expressed public safety concerns
  • It's in the public interest for a Court to assess all risks [ordered by Judge Richmond]


   
If the UK CAA wish to ignore an act of parliament then that is their choice
Any harm to our public resulting from high energy LAC flight ops: [using illegal performance data] will inevitably adversely affect the LAC/BAAC/CAA [UK national press notified 26.06.2016]




Mr Mort: Just one of 75 objections to the LAC's disrespect for the Lowton Community

 "On Sunday the 15th May 2016 it was a designated flying day at LAC site Winwick Lane and my wife and I were out trying to enjoy our garden . During the arrival and subsequent departure of LAC planes, for the most part the pilots used the approved flightpath but at about 12.30 two planes flew directly over Kenyon Lane and my house in particular. Later in the afternoon both planes made a take off in exact reverse low flying the houses against the legal requirement of at least 500 feet. I estimate their height at about 200 feet. At about 1.30 a plane with bright red markings flew over my garden at very low altitude and on the wrong flightpath.
  


At this point my wife and I had had enough of this reckless disregard for the the community and the peaceful enjoyment of our homes. I therefore telephoned the LAC controller only for Cliff Mort himself to take the call. I told him in no uncertain terms what I thought of LAC and its low flying unregulated pilots and their dangerous behaviour. He retorted by denying any such actions had taken place and all but called me a liar. I referred to the red marked plane that had just arrived at which point he said he would speak to the pilot and put the phone down. Surprise surprise later in the day .. planes on a different flightpath. However as the afternoon was drawing to a close the loudest of their planes took to the skies and did a full circle of the fields flying on its side. Witnessed by neighbours. For me this attitude says it all about LAC, its lack of integrity and the attitude of its dangerous section of pilots, They should be stopped from carrying out this dangerous and childish behaviour before someone is killed. Under no circumstances should they be granted 365 days flying permission"
... Kenyon Lane resident.

 Kate, thanks for speaking out with guts and integrity .. irrespective of the consequences
  







"Flying" events Oop NorthJul 2016 .. LAC are offering free grub


According to the LAC ex-safety officer .. Quote "The LAC BARTON FYI IN was not a great success. Despite the offer of free landing and food there were only three a/c registered as landing for the FLY IN. (Top Tip. . Will we get a better response if we offer free fuel as well?? Perhaps also offer to hire aircraft to fly In ???)"
  
'Top Tip' Johnny .. don't .. 'lose your throttle' .. with the LAC members



  







  









 


  



It appears that many of the LAC lack the mental robustness ... to become a 
Duty Officer 



Public Safety Events 'calendar' for Ashcroft Airfield 2016:

01 June: Polite warning to Andrew Haines [Chief Exec, Civil Aviation Authority]
26 June: Statement to the National Press re: high energy illegal LAC flight Ops
01 Aug:  Level 5 litigation warning to BAAC re: fraudulent website claims.
01 Nov:  Final warning of litigation to BAAC giving 14 days notice of legal action.
  
NB:
If LAC crash onto our public road this will generate additional legal proceedings

Mike R comments on Lanc's Aero: "Not my favourite 'hole'. In fact I was in the club building in the late eighties when the Max Holst Brusard came down on the motorway either just after take off or just before landing (memory fades). They don't exactly have a good reputation anyway. My vote goes your way. In days gone by (late eighties early nineties) I used to pop into Ashcroft on and off, or have friends drop in, as we used to live near Kingsley just down the road.  Keep up the fight / good work .." Thanks Mike 


  

  

  

 
LAC Chairman is beyond economic repair ... it's all up to Johnny !
 

  
27 April letter to the 
Lancashire Aero Club re: overweight vehicle ... Here

When will the LAC ever behave in a 'Bona fide' manner ?
 



Ten signs that you've got a bad boss ... LAC are only 5 years 'slow'



  

Lanc's Aero are desperate for new members ... why don't you join them ?

Lanc's Loonies are starting their new Aviation School [wish we were warned]



Warning: 
Lanc's Loonies are starting their new "Aviation School"



All credit to Lanc's Loonies 'Aviation School' for even attempting train Peter Sargeant   
     
Having issues swallowing Eric's 'tall stories' .. suggest that you click ...  Here


  

Level 5 litigation warning to British Association of Aviation Consultants  01 Aug 2016
 


     
In the interests of public safety all documents will be published on this website

  • 01 Jun  2016 .. Warning to the CEO of the UK Civil Aviation Authority
  • 01 Jul   2016 .. Notification of public safety concerns to national newspapers

We thank the Cheshire Constabulary for their support regarding public safety at Ashcroft


  

LAC: experts in ransoming other Airfields. Volunteer to be a KHF 'Duty Dogplease



Is this the end of the Eric and Johnny show .. ?

KHF Duty Dogs urgently required for the Bank Holiday weekend .. do your bit chaps !



Looks like the Eric and Johhny show are off to a flying start at KHF for 2016

KHF live status 07 May 2016 "Closed" .. LAC Treasurer is in Rio [again]

  




    
Lancs Aero Club warning: 
.. dont fly if conditions are "
too damp"
 

   

Can you believe these guys .. "Too Damp" ..  what ... even for Microlights ?
       



Time to bring out a LAC Committee 'heavyweight' ... it's Neil Smith




  

   
Legal correspondence to the BAAC ... 1  2  3  4  5  6  7

    


Hillsborough inquest: .. 
if public safety is at risk, the general public have a low tolerance for corruption, Masonic 'handshakes', old boy networks.  Ashcroft [and our public] will not relent in exposing BAAC incompetence, bias, failure to comply with Court Orders, Civil Procedure Rules ... etc. The BAAC is an unregulated organisation [complaints are dismissed without proper regard for the public]. All parties concerned [CAA inc] whether employed or retired should be clear .. if 80,000 kgm/sec of LAC Focke Wulf kills / injures or harms any member of our public using illegal [military] Flight Manual Performance data, then it is entirely possible that criminal proceedings may result

Ashcroft has been forced to bypass normal channels concerning public safety concerns:

  • Issues concerning corruption adversely affecting the safety of the general public
  • Issues concerning 'attempting to pervert the course of justicepublic safety [WEH]
  • Issues concerning providing a false argument to a High Court Judge, K Armitage
  • Issues concerning incompetent use of unlawful flight manual performance data
  • Issues concerning incompetent members of established organisations 

This directly affects past / present members/  employees of the following organisations

It's looking pretty grim for the "Eric and Johnny" show [Kate Howe's Malignant Regime] 



Isn't about time someone 'woke up' Eric ... or find another LAC Chairperson
   



Eric Mort: it has been said that "Treating anyone as less intelligent than they are, always backfires as history shows" ... considering that during your Court appearance, your only comments were .."I'm Chairman of the Lancashire Aero Club"  x 2  [and] "No" ... the question that Ashcroft and Lowton have is ... just how stupid do you think we are ? 
 


Recent comments ITN: "stop an accident and no one notices .. fail and there's a good chance that the whole country will be paying attention"
  

"Your safety is our first priority" [how many times have the public heard this?]


  

Ashcroft will be asking Andrew Haines to 'make good' on the CAA's assurances below ..
    
(1) The CAA provides safety assurance to the public in accordance with its statutory duties.
   
(2) The CAA also follows the principles of better regulation which means that our interventions should be proportionate and targeted to achieve the desired safety benefit ...

  
(3)
 A series of questions have been developed to ensure that we minimise the risks to those we are required to protect; that our regulation is consistent
  
(4)
We're focused primarily on protecting third parties from risks associated with GA activities


  
Ashcroft is 'managing risks' by contacting the National Press [01 July 2016]:

  • Ex-Army postal worker, CAA Hooligan .. giving advice contrary to CAA policies
  • CAA employees walking away from their prime directive to protect the public
  • BAAC 'Experts' recklessly using illegal data .. adversely affecting public safety
  • LAC pilots / leadership showing a reckless and negligent disregard for the public

Loose cannons advised by CAA 'Hooligan' advising BAAC Balloonist = public safety risk
  
  

Eric Mort: Ashcroft can only partially manage risksBad news: you're also responsible  




  


 

The Lancashire Aero Club Committee:

'Ransoming'  Ashcroft Airfield [and] attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Dangerous Flying  ... breaking and entering ... endangering the general public
Criticised by a Judge ... no official safety structure ... ditched by Peel Holdings 

Chris Finnigan  [ex-CAA] : gross disregard for public safety [Ashcroft road users]
Bob Commander [BAAC] : gross disregard for public safety [Ashcroft road users] 

 


 

  


09 Nov 2011: Eric's Club taunted Ashcroft: ... do you think we had given up ..

Our message to Mister Mort over 4 years later is ... kill our public = LAC bankruptcy

The LAC relinquished their rights to remain independent from Ashcroft on 23/11/2010



 


 
Expert has been found to be biased-incompetent  Litigation against the BAAC continues

Unacceptable for a BAAC Balloonist to go outside his area of his expertise relying heavily on a CAA Microlight/Motorcycle Hooligan [aviation experienced limited to 450kg]

Ashcroft has a low tolerance for buffoonish Balloonists - Microlight / Motorcycle Hooligans




It seems that the LAC will need to operate Jump Jets .. or secure a dodgy BAAC report

How many idiots can the LAC Committee accommodate ?  [don't answer that]


  
No wonder Johnny Coxon [ex-safety officer] has relocated the LAC funds to a safe place
 

  
Ashcroft's 'Flying' Calendar
[don't forget .. the LAC are now recruiting]

   
There is sufficient concern for public safety at Ashcroft to warrant extra-ordinary measures
  

01 Apr  2016:
 Complaint to Eric Mort concerning LAC aircraft endangering Ashcroft
01 May 2016: Level 4 litigation for BAAC .. [use of illegal data endangering our public]

01 Jun 2016: Warning to A Haines K Staples T Rapson re: contacting National Press
01 Jul  2016:  All editors of UK Newspapers contacted re: Hillsborough type cover-up
 
"We furnished the DPP, and Attorney General, with an analysis demonstrating the gravity of the conspiracy, We showed how the tampering exercise was organised. It was clear that crimes of perverting the course of justice had been committed"  .. sound familiar ?

Letter of concern from the Cheshire Constabulary regarding LAC ransom threats Here
    

  






The UK CAA: [lest we forget] have a legal responsibilty to protect the uninvolved public
  
The CAA was established by Parliament 1972 as an independent specialist aviation regulator

The CAA's main statutory functions are:

  • regulating civil aviation safety
  • management of UK airspace while maintaining a high standard of safety
Strategic Objectives: 
The CAA's mission is to provide best practice regulation and expert advice that are independent & enable civil aviation to best meet the needs of its users & society in a safe & sustainable manner

The CAA must meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity


  

LAC 'Hotshots' where is your Safety Officer?  [probably in Barbados by now] 

Captain Dave Bremner [upon mature reflection] don't shirk your responsibilities again ..



Surely the LAC must have someone who has bona-fides and is upfront ... ouch
 


 
  

Volunteer for a KHF Duty Offcer slot ....  anyone apart from the LAC Committee
         
Did 
Grim-4-sure's LAC talk at Eric's 'Old Clubhouse' get off the ground ?  Click Here  







If you wish to fund the LAC their bank details are:- Light Planes Lancs, 16-27-11, Acc 10023549

Lancashire Sheep Club members ... and followers ... see below


  

Letter to the General Counsel and Secretary to the UK Civil Aviation Authority .. below
 


Letter to LAC Chairman [Eric Mort] regarding LAC corruption ... oh ... a waste of time !

Level 3 litigation warning letter to BAAC Chairman   Sat 20 Feb 2016 ... below


  

  
[13/02/2016] LAC moving to KHF We received 16 emails from Lowton Community
  
[
14/02/2016] Lowton response:  "Dear All .. The following link opens the latest edition of 'Elevator' in which Cliff Mort, stupidly, refers to anyone against his Ownership of his own Airstrip as NIMBYS"   http://www.lancsaeroclub.co.uk/pdf/elevator0208.pdf
  
[
16/02/2016] Lowton working flat out  to send Eric Cifford Mort a message
 
[
18/02/2016] authorities savvy to LAC deception .. Lowton 'NIMBY's'  '1'  .. Eric Mort  '0'   


 
'Wanafly' at Warp 8  ... away from Mort's malignant regime ... join the queue
 

Would you buy a house just 500m ...... from Lanc's Loonies new airport .. No
Would you buy a used car [or anything] from Lanc's Loonies? ........ er ....  No
  

 


  

LAC before ransoming Ashcroft [2010] ... and after ransoming us [2015]  
  


Will we be 
ransomed by LAC?  Will we stop informing CAA re: public safety concerns - no

LAC ditched by Peel [2007]  LAC ditched by Ashcroft [2010] LAC ditched by Lowton [2012]

Isn't about time everyone says ADIOS to Mort and his ransoming "Malignant regime"


 
As usual the Lanc's Loonies .. need to be .. brought down to earth

“The Lancashire Aero Club has steadily grown [I think they mean declined] to become one of the largest [err ..perhaps smallest] and [un] friendliest flying clubs in the country and continues to thrive [I think they mean ‘wither’]As of July 2009 we have our own airstrip from which to operate on the 28-day rule and full planning permission is being sought. Confidence, as they say, is high” no disputing the legendry LAC arrogance here



For 2 yrs the Lancashire Aero Club have endangered drivers on the busy A579



Time for the LAC Chairman to step aside ..and let someome more responsible take over



 


  
LAC-BAAC-CAA 'politics' are of no interest to us .. public safety is our concern

  
Legal action against the British Association of Aviation Consultants [current assessment]

  • A BAAC Balloonist expert has failed the Court & has produced a dangerous report
  • He's been ill advised by a microlight "Hooligan" who's departed from CAA Docs
  • The CAA are pedalling backwards to avoid litigation regarding unlicensed airfields
  • LAC is ransoming everyone to use any type of aircraft on 500m grass rwy + road
  • Ashcroft is being pro-active by adding a new 50ft road overflight guidance system
  • We've no option but to ask a Court to assess BAAC deficiencies/CAA commitment



On advice from a Microlight-Motorcycle 'Hooligan' ... a BAAC Balloonist says:

Quote: "the private pilot is responsible for his or her own actions and does not have to take into account passenger expectations or ignorance, although a passenger safety briefing is strongly recommended. The bottom line is that a pilot can do just about what he likes, including hazarding his own life, provided that there are mitigations in place for members of the public" unquote ... Balloon passengers bring your own parachutes !
   

Compare this with the official CAA version regarding the ANO Para 4.2 (b) 
Quote "for securing the safety of air navigation and the safety of aircraft and of persons and property carried therein, [and] for preventing aircraft endangering other persons and property" unquote


Dave are you sure this take-off is safe -  Dont worry Eric BAAC-CAA say you're expendable

Ashcroft is trying to "manage risks" regarding LAC 'hotshots'   What is Eric Mort doing ?

We can always rely on Lanc's Loonies to cheer us up. Pre-satellite talks for a starter !
Fortunately Johnny C [ex-Safety Officer] is guarding their funds and kicking off at KHF

CAA Comments ... Aviation law ... "risk management" ... BAAC litigation ...oh, and LAC



LAC ransoming ..BAAC incompetence ... CAA public commitments .. Public safety




 
The 
Lancashire Aero Club committee started a dispute with Ashcroft on 07 Dec 2010

Perhaps certain parties have missed 'key points' in correspondence so let's be clear

1. if any LAC aircraft [heavy-fast > 30,000 kgm/sec inertia] are CCTV captured overflying our public road at low level with any persons or property in close proximity, then Ashcroft will submit this evidence to the CAA and the national press [+ Witness Statement]
 
2. If German registered we'll pass on this evidence to LBA and request CofA withdrawal
 
3. We'll then ask a Cheshire Police Constable to carry out a document check iaw ANO's

4. The LAC continue to ransom us to operate their 2 Ton Focke Wulf from Ashcroft using [unapproved] military Flight Manual performance data. Even these illegal TODR/LDR figures exceed RW09/27 TODA/LDA. This is a big-heavy-fast aircraft with an inertia of 80,000 kgm/sec.
 
5. Thanks to a botched [subsequently fudged] BAAC assessment-we can do little about it
 
6. There's a road on the eastern boundary ..much busier than the Lockyear 1980's Fly-ins
 
7. This 72 yr old LAC Focke Wulf pilot has already landed long and crashed [on a public accessible disused aerodrome at Strettoncausing extensive damage to his aircraft.
 
8. Any Pilot can screw up but if the LAC depart from AFM perf and kill our Public .. ouch



BAAC on a "collision course" for legal action?   Statements below should be honoured

Mike Barnard [CAA GA] to AOPA [Aug 2013] see below  [Courts are looking for consistency]

Quote: "Regulation must he risk-based, he says – and the CAA is not there to save you from yourself. If you understand and accept the risks, you are entitled to take them. “Aviation regulators recognise their principal duty of care to the genuine uninvolved third-party. (However) the pilot of a single seat de-regulated aircraft is fully aware of his own risks and is personally responsible for mitigating them; where the risk to society is small and the participants are fully aware of any risks involved, the level of intervention need not be onerous" Unquote


BAAC Chairman comments on his experts: "Their professionalism, qualifications and experience are assured, therefore, when delivering the services you need"

High Court Judge Armitage has shown that no Club/Authority is immune from criticism
Judge Grant instructed E Mort to act more responsibly re: actions of LAC Club Members 
Judge Johnstone advised LAC that that their case was lost re: Ashcroft gate damage 
Judge Richmond ordered a full assessment re:safe and lawful operations of D-EARY 


  

LAC continue to Ransom Ashcroft and our road users, so the litigation will continue

  • BAAC assurances"Their professionalism, qualifications and experience are assured, therefore, when delivering the services you need" ... a  BAAC Joke?
  • Civil Aviation Authority assurances [1]: "for securing the safety of air navigation and the safety of aircraft and of persons and property carried therein, [and] for preventing aircraft endangering other persons and property"
  • Civil Aviation Authority assurances [2]:“Aviation regulators recognise their principal duty of care to the genuine uninvolved third-party" [CAA-AOPA Aug 2013]

For legal reasons a correspondence paper trail to the BAAC Chairman is detailed below 

We request [competent] expert to comply with Court Order + Damages awarded by Court
It's inevitable that the CAA will be asked to show consistency re: Public Safety concerns

Letter to John Wheeler [British Association of Aviation Consultants Chairman] .. 28/12/2015
Letter to John Wheeler
 [British Association of Aviation Consultants Chairman] .. 10/12/2015
Letter to John Wheeler [British Association of Aviation Consultants Chairman] .. 02/10/2015

Letter to John Wheeler [British Association of Aviation Consultants Chairman] .. 29/09/2015






  


 




 
LAC website: " the Lancashire Aero Club do not offer flying lessons"  you can see why !
 
 

The LAC want to play Russian Roulette with public safety . ..  nothing new



  



 

People searching for nutty fruitcakes  should look no futher than Mort's stooge [Peter Sargeant]





Eric: one of your Boys is making a nuisance of himself with our neighbours ..
 
your club seems to have specialised in risking "Public Safety"  [don't expect any medals] 




This webpage: a candid assessment of risks to the public due to LAC illegal operations

Corruption at the highest level .. nothing new ... for Eric's  Lancs Loonies





Capt D Bremner: [upon mature reflection] dont leave your Co-pilot to file an AIRPROX



   


CAA NB: allowing LAC High Energy flights over our public highway will not be tolerated



LAC
Solicitor / Barrister conduct [ouch]  Coxon says .. lose your throttle .. !

 Legal irregularities passed on to Sir Andrew Burns & Kings Chambers [14 Oct 2015]
   
Our public injured / killed due LAC recklessness
:  a prison sentence will be pursued


  

John Wheelerwhy did your Balloonist "Expert" not use the performance data from the correct (Civil) Flight Manual and why did he use performance data from a (Military) Flight manual that the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt have specificaly stated is "not part of the Civil approval of the FW-149"








The Lancashire Aero Club 2 Ton Focke Wulf [D-EARY] .. must observe German Law and must .. "operate the aircraft in such a manner that no third party is endangered, harmed, impeded or inconvenienced beyond the extent unavoidable under the circumstances"





Andrew Haines: the Cheshire Constabulary has reacted positively to safety concerns

  




LAC Solicitor [William Ernerst Holt] 18.04.2012: "I appreciate that the owner of a German Registered aircraft is obliged to comply with the German Regulations .."
  
LAC 'Expert[Robert John Commander] 21.04.2014:
 "The aircraft should be flown in accordance with the correct Flight Manual but the Pilot is required to comply with the Rules for the country in which the aircraft is being flow. However, if there is a difference in regulatory requirements, the aircraft must be flown in compliance with the more restrictive regulation between the country of registration (Germany) and the country where the flight takes place (UK)"


LAC Barrister [Andrew Latimer] 19.05.2014: "
It is said that Mr Commander did not report as requested on the German air regulations, and indeed he does not, he does not really deal with that in terms of expanding on the German air regulations, and anyone who has read the court order from the District Judge knows that that was not part of his remit.  The reason, of course, that he does not have to speak about the German air regulations is the territorial one: if you land in a plane, wherever it came from, wherever it is registered, it is UK law that applies in the United Kingdom, it will be policed by the CAA - you may, of course, have a regulator back at your home airport or where you are registered, you may have to satisfy them another day, but in terms of landing at this airfield in the United Kingdom, there is one law that applies, it is the CAA that polices it."
 
LAC Barrister: Complaint to Bar Council 
posted by Recorded Delivery [01 Sep 2015]
LAC Barrister: additional evidence supplied to Bar Standards Board [16 Sep 2015] 
  
When will the Lancashire Aero Club [ever] act in a Bona Fide  and  up front manner ?




  
At least the BAAC Balloonist Expert [Robert John Commander] got something righ
t:

  

[Apr 2014] "The aircraft should be flown in accordance with the correct flight manual but the pilot is required to comply with the Rules for the country in which the aircraft is being flown. However, if there is a difference in regulatory requirement, the aircraft must be flown in compliance with the more restrictive regulation between the country of registration (Germany) and the country where the flight takes place (UK)."
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[19 May 2014] PreTrial Review [LAC -v- Ashcroft] High Court Judge Armitage sitting

The following transcipt is provided courtesy of John Larking [Verbatim Reporters]


MR LATIMER [LAC Barrister]: It is said that Mr Commander did not report as requested on the German air regulations, and indeed he does not, he does not really deal with that in terms of expanding on the German air regulations, and anyone who has read the court order from the District Judge knows that that was not part of his remit.  The reason, of course, that he does not have to speak about the German air regulations is the territorial one: if you land in a plane, wherever it came from, wherever it is registered, it is UK law that applies in the United Kingdom, it will be policed by the CAA - you may, of course, have a regulator back at your home airport or where you are registered, you may have to satisfy them another day, but in terms of landing at this airfield in the United Kingdom, there is one law that applies, it is the CAA that polices it.   

JUDGE ARMITAGE:  I suppose, for a foreign registered aircraft, it may be the foreign country to determine what the status is of any other data that is held in relation to the particular aircraft?  Or is that simply a manufacturer's ... 
  
MR LATIMER
:  As I understand it, the manufacturers will produce some information themselves.  The German registration means that - presumably, to maintain your registration in Germany you must keep the German authorities satisfied.  I must admit that I do not know and I suspect that few people in the room do ... 
  
JUDGE ARMITAGE:
 This is the difficulty that I am in in relation to this - I can see that it is a German registered aircraft, it is being operated in the UK for these purposes and it is interesting to try and understand, at least as a preliminary, why anyone thinks there is a German aspect to this, but it is because it is a German registered aircraft. 
   
MR LATIMER
:  So the defendants say.  The claimants' position is simply that it is irrelevant.  It is a territorial matter.  If you are in British airspace, you abide by British law 
and explain to the CAA if you fail to do so.  So, in my submission, there is no - they would need in fact to amend the District Judge's order to get in a great deal more about the German air regulations
  

Ex-CAA Hooligan & BAAC Balloonist have tried to trivialise safety concerns at Ashcroft

History is littered with attempts by part-timers trying to suppress genuine safety concerns
 
Recent events dictate that a more professional respect for Public Safety is long overdue

Allowing a LAC 2T Focke Wulf to use illegal Military Flt Manual performance data on a 500m grass Runway ending in a Public Highway is a [road] accident waiting to happen
 







 
17:50[L] 15/07/2015
 .... 3 x LAC position themselves only 10ft from active Runway

17:53[L] 15/07/2015 .... Skranger takes off on RW31 and notices LAC near Runway 
17:54[L] 15/07/2015 .... LAC Focke Wulf blasts through Ashcroft Circuit southbound
17:54[L] 15/07/2015 .... Departing Ashcroft Syranger requires avoiding action [to right]
17:56[L] 15/07/2015 .... LAC Focke Wulf flies 32ft over our road close to 'flight stall'




  
At a Farmer's Field 'Oop North' .. the LAC safety officer needs sacking
   
Pilots thinking of joining a "Nowt appening" Club should perhaps click Here

It seems that some LAC have problems with their aim. Perhaps we can assist

Ian Weston (CAA ARE) Sep 2005 "These Airfield rights aren't worth the paper that they're written on". We ask Jim Ellis to be 'upfront' with his conversation with 'old school' CAA


  

Q. Is there anyone left in Eric's Aero Club with any .. Brio

Ashcroft-NOLAC "Twitterybook" is now online ... dont like it? .. blame the LAC



         

As the LAC 'Bona fide' index hits rock bottom... we join with Susan Czerski ... try our Quiz


 
Yes (you guessed it) these LAC belligerent claims are all ... BULLSHIT


See and Avoid ... Peripheral and ... Tunnel vision

 
Caution: Regarding limitations of the "See-and-Avoid" Principle. Peripheral vision is reduced under conditions of high workload.

      
"A number of researchers have shown that peripheral stimuli are more difficult to detect when attention is focussed on a central task"

Safety Sense Leaflet 13: Collision Avoidance

"Another inherent eye problem is the narrow field of vision. Although our eyes accept light rays from an arc of nearly 200°, they are limited to a relatively narrow area (approximately 10–15°) in which they can actually focus on and classify an object. Although movement on the periphery can be perceived, we cannot identify what is happening there, and we tend not to believe what we see out of the corner of our eyes. This, aided by the brain, often leads to 'tunnel vision'.
  
http://www.rapp.org/archives/2013/08/see-and-avoid/
  
"The pilot’s functional visual field contracts under conditions of stress or increased workload.
The resulting ‘tunnel vision’ reduces the chance that an approaching aircraft will be seen in peripheral vision"

   

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