Tuesday, 22 January 2013


I have been out of action for a few weeks after a nasty towing accident that resulted in my broken neck and other relatively minor broken bones. A full recovery is expected but it will be a number of months. 

I have shipped all back orders, made enough extra prototypes to satisfy demand up to now, and there are still a few more left. With the clarity of thought from relaxing on my back for a while I have decided to continue making prototypes, albeit I will modify the design slightly to make them easier to manufacture at home. I investigated commercial manufacture but all options with quantities less than thousands would end up almost doubling the sale price. So, for now, expect some time in the next few months, a slightly updated prototype design and being able to order more prototypes. 

You can continue to order the current prototype on the website http://alistairdickie.com/blueflyvario


  1. Hi Al, I am sorry to read about your accident. I wish you a quick and full recovery and hope you can be up in the air again soon.


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    1. Hi Alistair,
      I'am an assiduous follower of your blog from the beginning.
      I also wich you a full and quick recovery.
      BTW congratulation for your good Job


      edit : first message deleted by mistake...

  3. Thanks for your comments. I am on the mend.

  4. What did you break? I broke my C1/C2 a few years back (not flying) and it was miserable. Hope you get better soon.

  5. Dave, I broke my C2. After 10 weeks I am still in a halo brace. Little ability to move has given me lots of time to think about BlueFlyVario development.