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by stovepipe
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Ramp Inspections and SAFA inspections
Replies: 8
Views: 3702

Re: IAA Ramp Inspections and SAFA inspections

Hi all, It might be no harm if the IAA clarified exactly what they want to see in a "ramp check". Having had FAA and French Customs ramp checks in my time, they wanted to see everything related to the aircraft and the licensing of the pilot.....I did encounter an IAA man who decided to insert a grea...
by stovepipe
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Women in Aviation Fly-In March 8th 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 1208

Women in Aviation Fly-In March 8th 2014

Hi all, this Fly-In will take place on March 8th, at Waterford Aero Club, Waterford Airport, to coincide with International Women in Aviation Week. The main theme of the Fly-In is "Fly it forward", ie, bring a girl or woman flying, especially to encourage them to take up flying.Grub, chat and aeropl...
by stovepipe
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Fixed wing dunker training
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Re: Fixed wing dunker training

Hi there If you know any AC pilots, get them to conduct a mock interview...get some interview training at one of the communications/PR companies...the interview system involves screening interviews before the actual crucial interview, so ask about them from existing AC pilots........if there are box...
by stovepipe
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Fixed wing dunker training
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Re: Fixed wing dunker training

It won't help you in the slightest, because first, you have to beat the odds and get accepted, then you have to pass the cadetship and then you have to pass the Wings Course, by which time you will have forgotten what a dunker exit is like and the Air Corps will decide if you need it or not. regards...
by stovepipe
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?
Replies: 10
Views: 4302

Re: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?

make sure you get a complete breakdown of costs and fees, in case there are any unannounced fees such as landing/navaids/approach charges that might be tacked on later. Watch also for credit card charges, as US schools charge you extra for non-US credit card payments.You really do need to pay attent...
by stovepipe
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wanted: Icom A6e or A24
Replies: 2
Views: 2119

Re: Wanted: Icom A6e or A24

don't forget that some portables such as the A24 won't be able to pick up or use 8.33Khz spacing. If you do buy one, make sure it's an -e subtype, ie, such as an A24e, made for Europe.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Women in Aviation Fly-In - Waterford Aero Club, Sept 14th
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Re: Women in Aviation Fly-In - Waterford Aero Club, Sept 14th

Hi all, Many thanks to all who turned up for this event. Mary Russell played a blinder with hot grub and the Club members were outstanding. The weather was lovely and there was quite a bit of flying on. Decathlon EI-BIV, Bellanca N7600E and Cessna G-EICK were among the aircraft attending. Well done ...
by stovepipe
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: News: Irish permit aicraft flying to France
Replies: 3
Views: 2699

Re: News: Irish permit aicraft flying to France

well done/Bien fait! Goes to show, a little bit of patience/diplomacy and sweat goes a long way. The more barriers get knocked down, the better for all fliers.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 4222

Re: Galway Airport

It's great to see the place becoming GA friendly again. I always liked going there, as the local Club are a nice bunch and gave a good welcome and they used to hold great Fly-Ins (hint, hint).They (the airport)even hosted an Oyster festival in the terminal one year and it was a great success. The We...
by stovepipe
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 4222

Re: Galway Airport

Hi there
Well done to all concerned. Are they still charging that ridiculous "navigation" charge? Best of luck to you in your new base.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Cessna 140 G-BSUH Abbeyshrule
Replies: 4
Views: 2394

Re: Cessna 140 G-BSUH Abbeyshrule

Hi there
DB Cooper has it right. the aircraft is being restored and is already on the Irish register.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU Reports
Replies: 48
Views: 12228

Re: AAIU Reports

Hi all, Wind-up or not, there is a long and sadly continuing trend of individuals trying to fly without adequate training, equipment or maintenance and paperwork to back up same. IAA and AAIU people do encounter them from time to time and there will always be a few Darwin Award contenders in light a...
by stovepipe
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU Reports
Replies: 48
Views: 12228

Re: AAIU Reports

Hi there,
If you want to read a paper copy of an accident report, you can download and read it or, if it's an old report, you can ring the AAIU directly and they are very helpful people.Your local TD knows sod all about the AAIU and will feed you bullshit.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU Reports
Replies: 48
Views: 12228

Re: AAIU Reports

Lynn, it doesn't matter how big the field is or how slowly you think you can fly, attempting to self-train will either kill or injure you.We're warning you to get proper training based on our very extensive collective experience, either with the UK, USA or Irish system. Between the posters here, we ...
by stovepipe
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU Reports
Replies: 48
Views: 12228

Re: AAIU Reports

If you intend to teach yourself to fly a flexwing, then very soon, you'll have your very own AAIU accident report, assuming you survive to describe what happened. get in touch with the NMAI and get proper tuition.Pay for flying lessons instead of hospital bills.

regards
Stovepipe