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by Flange Bracket
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU Reports
Replies: 48
Views: 12700

Re: AAIU Reports

You will also notice that the IAA is never criticised or mentioned. Also the two big Irish airlines are given the opportunity to correct any findings before a report is finalised and those finding are then removed from the report!
by Flange Bracket
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Names and addresses on the IAA website
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Names and addresses on the IAA website

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by Flange Bracket
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: New Pilatus PC-9M's
Replies: 32
Views: 16722

Re: New Pilatus PC-9M's

Reliability doesn't seem to be an issue. I've never seen one fail but then I've never seen the old style fail either! However i think they're much harder to use than old style gauges. Everything is squeezed onto one small screen, very small and hard to read. It would be even worse if a flight direct...
by Flange Bracket
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: New Pilatus PC-9M's
Replies: 32
Views: 16722

Re: New Pilatus PC-9M's

Top left of panel, partially obscured by the glareshield, is a backup integrated flight display. Just like modern airliners. Horizon, altitude, speed and compass all one one little screen. Less space, weight and cost.
by Flange Bracket
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Kerry Flyin 2012 is on July 28th and 29th
Replies: 12
Views: 4426

Re: Kerry Flyin 2012 is on July 28th and 29th

It's a pity ILAS have decided to try to hijack the weekend. I propose a boycott of the ILAS event and everybody go to Kerry as originally planned!
by Flange Bracket
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: ILAS Fly-In & BBQ, new date
Replies: 2
Views: 1737

Re: ILAS Fly-In & BBQ, new date

Are they for real? Hijacking the weekend of Ardfert. ILAS really need to sort themselves out. I know where I'll be going.
by Flange Bracket
Mon May 28, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: UK NPPL now accepted for visitors to Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 2290

Re: UK NPPL now accepted for visitors to Ireland

Great news. However it's of questionable legality in relation to the discrimination against Irish residents. EU law requires all citizens to be treated equally regardless of state of residency. Irish residents have as much right to this procedure as UK ones. Who will take the first case I wonder?
by Flange Bracket
Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Landing Fees
Replies: 34
Views: 8117

Re: Landing Fees

Why can't AOPA or it's supporters give straight answers? Is he still a commitee member? How can AOPA expect the IAA or anybody to take them seriously when they can't provide straight answers about their commitee? I'm greatly concerned about the future of Irish general aviation but our best interests...
by Flange Bracket
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Landing Fees
Replies: 34
Views: 8117

Re: Landing Fees

Kitty The source of the newspaper report is irrelevant, it was the first one that google produced. I can get another one if you want. It doesn't change the fact that an AOPA commitee member was found guilty as charged. This is the only publicly available information on the secret that is the new AOP...
by Flange Bracket
Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Landing Fees
Replies: 34
Views: 8117

Re: Landing Fees

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by Flange Bracket
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Landing Fees
Replies: 34
Views: 8117

Re: Landing Fees

Jim, As an aircraft owner I'm a member of the nmai and get out quite a lot. The nmai have made massive progress in advancing the cause of flying in Ireland. From what I've heard ILAS are becoming a force to be reckoned with. These organisations are run by openly elected commitees made up of people w...
by Flange Bracket
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Landing Fees
Replies: 34
Views: 8117

Re: Landing Fees

From what I've seen, jim's version of AOPA has only ever been interested in themselves.
by Flange Bracket
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Contents of Weston Airport for Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 6852

Re: Contents of Weston Airport for Sale

I suspect this sale is just a paperwork exercise to make the possible future sale of Weston a little easier. Two companies associated with Weston are in receivership, one owns the airfield and buildings and the other owns the fixtures and fittings. If the airfield company buys the fixtures and fitti...
by Flange Bracket
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: irish air corps crash. pc9 265
Replies: 14
Views: 5383

Re: irish air corps crash. pc9 265

Media reports at the time said the aircraft was fitted with a voice and data recorder. The preliminary AAIU report said there was no problem with the aircraft. Therefore the final report must mainly be based on the crews actions as recorded. I wonder what grounds the appeal was lodged on. A dangerou...
by Flange Bracket
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: irish air corps crash. pc9 265
Replies: 14
Views: 5383

Re: irish air corps crash. pc9 265

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