Dominique MEREUZE. KRAKOW 14 – 15 April 2012.
14 – 15 April 2012
On your behalf today, I’d like to thank Darek and all his team for their welcome in this most beautiful town of Krakow and in this magnificent Poland, with her rich landscapes, culture, history, sufferings and revivals. Thank you for the work they have done; I daresay his invitation goes far beyond the technical aspects of this EMF meeting.
I can feel the symbolical value of our presence, and, for many reasons, I and all the EMF members here in Krakow delight in helping the Polish Federation to create or improve Microlight regulations in accordance with their aspirations to Fly Free!
Some of us would tend to forget this political dimension. In my view, it is as important as the purely technical issues that we tackle all the year round, in many national or European associations, in front of national and European bodies. I am sure that those of you here, and whom I meet regularly during these meetings, know what I’m talking about and will agree with me.
Besides, you have seen in the Agenda that the issues to expose or deal with are numerous and important. They have direct consequences on Microlighting, or indirectly through Light Aviation regulations, particularly LSA. So I won’t go into them right now, we’ll do it later on today and tomorrow.
Concerning the other major issues (Part M, LSA, etc.), they don’t directly interest Microlighta priori, but they might if they gave bad ideas to our respective CAA. So we have to be watchful on these issues. Others concern us more directly (8.33, Airspace) and we have to be present, too. These are only examples among others, as we shall see along these two days.