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by mark
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Converting to New Aircraft Types
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Converting to New Aircraft Types

Hi all, Found a very good document with lots of good advice on converting / transitioning to a new aircraft type. It's available from the LAA website at http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/engineering/TechnicalLeaflets/Operating%20An%20Aircraft/TL%202.30%20Converting%20to%20a%20New%20Type.pdf ...
by mark
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Airprox Insight - Feb 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Airprox Insight - Feb 2019

Interesting reading. Another recommendation to teach the use of GPS during the PPL. https://www.airproxboard.org.uk/uploade ... 202019.pdf
by mark
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Unstable Approaches, a Clued Up special article
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Unstable Approaches, a Clued Up special article

Interesting article on stabilised approaches in General Aviation, worth a ready for new and experienced pilots.

http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/1%2 ... oaches.pdf
by mark
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ATPL take 2
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: ATPL take 2

Hi viz,

Thanks for the confirmation, useful to know. I did all my training at NFC but that was 10+ years ago so can't really comment on any recent experience.

Regards,
Mark
by mark
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ATPL take 2
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: ATPL take 2

Hi viz, Welcome back! If you had a JAA PPL then it probably had an expiry date on it, has the licence itself expired? If so this would need to be renewed prior to starting ATPL. The only way to do this is to renew your SEP while you're at it. There may be some minimum training required but this woul...
by mark
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: UK Airprox Magazine - FREE DOWNLOAD
Replies: 0
Views: 82

UK Airprox Magazine - FREE DOWNLOAD

The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its annual safety magazine for GA pilots and air traffic controllers. The magazine looks in depth at the factors leading to a serious loss of separation between aircraft, and how such incidents can be avoided in the future. Click on the image below to downlo...
by mark
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Video: Piper Wing Spars Explained
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Video: Piper Wing Spars Explained

An interesting video for anyone that owns or flies a PA28


youtu.be/YsKaNEt1A2Q
by mark
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Events
Topic: The Portlaoise Plane
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: The Portlaoise Plane

Hi Brianvincent,

I had heard some rumours about this, do you know where the aircraft is currently located?

Regards,
Mark
by mark
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: How to & Where to for EASA CPL/IR/ATPL For Eventually Coming Back To Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: How to & Where to for EASA CPL/IR/ATPL For Eventually Coming Back To Ireland

So I contacted the school, it sounds like its not the school that is ICAO certified, but the license, which comes from the FAA is technically an ICAO license because the USA is an ICAO member. So the PPL should be fine.....I think Yes that's right, USA is an ICAO member but not all FAA PPL's issued...
by mark
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: How to & Where to for EASA CPL/IR/ATPL For Eventually Coming Back To Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: How to & Where to for EASA CPL/IR/ATPL For Eventually Coming Back To Ireland

If your PPL issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1, then there should be no need to convert it. Double check with the school but I think any ICAO PPL is enough to start the CPL course. Failing that, some credit should be available towards an integrated course based on your prior experience. You'll n...
by mark
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: How to & Where to for EASA CPL/IR/ATPL For Eventually Coming Back To Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: How to & Where to for EASA CPL/IR/ATPL For Eventually Coming Back To Ireland

Hi Fenian, Lot's of questions there! As you say, the first step is to go and get a Class 1 medical. Have you decided whether you're going to go the integrated route or modular route? Lot's or pro's and con's to each but the best option can only be chosen by the individual themselves. If it's integra...
by mark
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Class 1 Medical
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Class 1 Medical

I did my initial Class 1 Medical in the Mater and renewed it there for years. I was very happy with it and I found Dr. Natin very professional and friendly. I'm based in the UK at the moment so I renew my medicals there for convenience more than anything else (although I may be back to Ireland soon ...
by mark
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Emigrating to Ireland, like to know more please
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Emigrating to Ireland, like to know more please

Hi Paul, Welcome to the board. Yes you can convert an ICAO PPL to an EASA PPL. Any ATO (Approved Training Organisation) should be able to do this for you. As you mentioned, if could be done with AFTA in Cork or NFC in Weston. Perhaps anyone who has done it can share their experience here. To answer ...
by mark
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Having Trouble Posting?
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Having Trouble Posting?

If you're having trouble posting, please email me at mark@flyinginireland.com with your username and I'll help you out.