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by mark
Tue May 07, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: looking for Shares/ private rental
Replies: 12
Views: 4279

Re: looking for Shares/ private rental

Hi flyer100,

If you're interested in flying a 2-seater, I hear FunFly Aerosports at Limetree are getting a Group A Savannah S shortly that may be available to fly. Contact details are at https://funflyaerosports.ie/ . It's not as fast as a Cessna 172 but it's way more fun to fly :)

Regards,
Mark
by mark
Fri May 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: looking for Shares/ private rental
Replies: 12
Views: 4279

Re: looking for Shares/ private rental

Hi PaulW,

It depends what type of aircraft you're looking for but generally I find word of mouth and Facebook are the two most popular ways of finding an aircraft share.

Regards,
Mark
by mark
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Converting to New Aircraft Types
Replies: 1
Views: 117

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: 204

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: 91

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: 180

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: 180

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: 100

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: 100

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: 1323

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: 364

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: 364

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: 364

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: 705

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 ...