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by Biturbo
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Kilrush Open Day 6 September
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Kilrush Open Day 6 September

Kilrush Airfield is planning on holding its next open day on Sunday 6th September. Kick off should be early afternoon. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If anyone have access to ‘Clubs’ e.g. vintage cars, motor cycles etc who might be interested in displaying their ‘wares’ on the day, Kilrush w...
by Biturbo
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Costs of Owning and Operating a C150 in ireland
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Hi Andrew,
I've sent you a PM.
by Biturbo
Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Revised DUBLIN CTR
Replies: 31
Views: 7771

OW wright wrote:was is possible to get an AIP from shannon?


I got the new AIP on CD through my letterbox the other day. It'll make updating a much easier process for me (VFR only, not using Oceanic or indeed airways, etc., etc.). Onwards bravely into the future!
by Biturbo
Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Where are the best bars/clubs in Dublin?
Replies: 14
Views: 4526

I was going to recommend a particular personal favourite for people-watching - The Roost in Maynooth. All forms of human life are to be found there (and I don't mean that in a good way), but I wouldn't do that to an innocent tourist. Weston-based pilots can make their own minds up.
by Biturbo
Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Blessington Bubblegum Kids
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

Very impressive. Kudos to those involved.
by Biturbo
Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Where are the best bars/clubs in Dublin?
Replies: 14
Views: 4526

No shortage of drink in Dublin

Dublin is the capital of Ireland, has a catchment population of about 1.2 Million and is the city where Guinness was invented, which is a nice way of saying there is no shortage of pubs, bars and clubs, catering for a variety of tastes. It is also a very walkable city with a compact inner core. Star...
by Biturbo
Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Callsign query
Replies: 8
Views: 2086

You should continue to use your full call sign until ATC use the abbreviated form with you first. Bear in mind there may be other aircraft on frequency with similar registrations and an abbreviation should only be used when there is no risk of confusion. Situation is not helped by the fact that fore...
by Biturbo
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: The Aer Lingus Pensions Issue...
Replies: 1
Views: 1973

Pensions for beginners

You get old. You stop working. You try to live off your pension. Pensions come in two flavours - Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit. Defined Contribution is the only type anybody under the age of 40 will ever see outside of the civil service for reasons explained below. My pension is Defined C...
by Biturbo
Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Rallye Overflying Carlow Bank Holiday Monday
Replies: 4
Views: 2492

Could have been G-AVZX out of Kilrush.
by Biturbo
Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: hughes 369hs
Replies: 10
Views: 3408

The Feds have it down as an OH-6A Cayuse rather than a 369. Serial number 68-17172, it was still registered to Trafficopters Inc of Okeechobee Florida as at 1 May 2006.
by Biturbo
Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mach1 Airshow Cancellation.
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

Let's not judge too harshly. We hurlers on the ditch don't know the full truth of what happened when - we just see the end result. Just as there's people giving out about the cancellation now, there were posters on the forum giving out about the show not being free like it was in Bray. The guys invo...
by Biturbo
Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Aircraft Shares-WET/DRY???
Replies: 1
Views: 999

There are two types of costs involved - fixed and variable. Fixed costs are incurred whether you use the plane or not - hangarage, insurance. Variable costs are incurred only when the plane is in use - fuel. Maintenance falls somewhere in between. You'll have to get your annuals done even if it neve...
by Biturbo
Wed May 31, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Fire forces Ahern to abandon plane
Replies: 11
Views: 4520

That would be the Beechcraft jet, as reported by The Sun, accompanied by a large picture of the Gulfie...journalists!
by Biturbo
Mon May 29, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Starting Up a Hughes 500
Replies: 9
Views: 4907

Yup, that's the one.
by Biturbo
Fri May 26, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Starting Up a Hughes 500
Replies: 9
Views: 4907

Because the skids make an awful scraping sound if you drag it sideways across the hangar.... I don't mean trolley jacks as in axle stands, it's an electric trolley with wheels capable of lifting the entire helicopter off the ground to facilitate ground handling by a single person. Obviously a 'Remov...