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by Joey D
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Type rating loan- Any advice?
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Hey - You should check up http://www.ifsra.ie which is the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority who give free independent advice on such matters! For rates here's a cost survey http://www.ifsra.ie/data/cr_costsur_files/Personal%20loans%20cost%20survey%20-%20issue%203.pdf of the different fi...
by Joey D
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: This is your Captain speaking!
Replies: 0
Views: 2423

This is your Captain speaking!

by Joey D
Mon May 29, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Purchasing Kitplane
Replies: 20
Views: 4504

Dyn Aero are a French outfit that maufacture the Rolls Royce (IMHO!) of microlights! The MCR-01 is available in kit format with training at Dyn Aero's facility on how to build it, and you can even build the whole thing (or part of it) there. m Its at the high end (price wise) but its nice to know ab...
by Joey D
Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Stone throwing
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

About the 14-17 bracket
by Joey D
Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Stone throwing
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Stone throwing

I was driving home from Carnmore airport today along the 'Tom Hogan' dual carriageway. A chopper was taking off from the ballybrit (race course) area beside the road, and flew low over the dual carriageway. To my horror two guys on the hard shoulder started throwing stones at it as it flew overhead....
by Joey D
Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:27 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: p
Replies: 46
Views: 20040

So next year when I'm in 5th year in school(Leaving Cert year) when I turn 17 and have my PPL on my birthday(I hope!) can I try and join the Air Coirps? If I was accepted and all could I drop out of school and join them? Or do they only take recruitments at a specific time every year? If they do wh...
by Joey D
Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: p
Replies: 15
Views: 3904

Dutch Roll wrote:its 23 i think and 28 if you have a degree
www.military.ie/


According to this years brochure (competitions '05) they changed the with/without degree age, its now

1(c): "Be not less than 17 years of age and under 28 years of age on 1 October, in the competition year."
by Joey D
Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: p
Replies: 15
Views: 3904

Eddie Dillon wrote:This year again the number was something like 350 applicants to Air Corps with (apparantly) 6 being offered places today.


Ten places were offered this year
by Joey D
Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: p
Replies: 15
Views: 3904

Thousands do apply for the Air Corps, and last year there were only 6 available places. Why is it so hard to become a pilot nowadays? Thousands do not apply for the Air Corps. In 2003 1,111 applied to all the cadetships (Army, Navy and AC) with 71 cadets accepted, in 2002 1,047 people applied to be...
by Joey D
Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: p
Replies: 15
Views: 3904

Bob wrote:It's something like 1500 for about 5-6 places.

Not sure on the second question but i would say you've to do a huge amount.


Its more like 350 applicants for the Air Corps, its over a thousand for all the cadetships (Army, Navy and IAC)
by Joey D
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Training
Replies: 3
Views: 2073

Life Magazine, Sunday Independent 12/12/04 Captain Jim Gavin, 33, is chief flying instructor of the Flying Training School in the Irish Air Corps College at Baldonnel Casement Aerodrome. He is from Clondalkin and lives with his wife Jennifer, an air hostess with Aer Lingus, in the centre of Dublin I...
by Joey D
Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ,
Replies: 56
Views: 12996

Re: young flyers

Hi , This is my first time on the forum .Im 16 and have 11hrs logged so far on the UFM11 ,I would like to here from other pilots my age if your in it.I am hoping to get into aircorps 2007(fingers croosed) Ok see ye all later. I go to go do some more circuits...... Tango Golf left downwind 26 for to...
by Joey D
Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Salthill Has gone through the ROOF!! Roll on June 26th!!
Replies: 31
Views: 6109

Anybody know any frequencies you can listen into on the day?
by Joey D
Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Air Corps Cadets
Replies: 12
Views: 5722

You should have got a letter today.
by Joey D
Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Age limit for Chopper Pilots
Replies: 5
Views: 2819

Its been raised again to 28, for this years competition!