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by mark
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw
Replies: 10
Views: 2814

Re: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw

I remember one particular problem in the navigation exam. It asked to measure the true track between two airports, and give various answers. The precise answer wasn't there, but there was possible answers 1 degree either side of the precise answer. I measured again, sharpened my pencil, tried again...
by mark
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw
Replies: 10
Views: 2814

Re: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw

Are they still paper based questions or have they moved to computer now?

Mark
by mark
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Student Area
Topic: New Horizons Microlighting
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: New Horizons Microlighting

Hi, Welcome to the forum. I've never heard of New Horizon Microlights but it looks ok from what I've seen on their website. The UK NPPL(M) is accepted in Ireland (with 45 hours total, 10 hours PIC) but the medical is not so make sure you get a LAPL or Class 2 medical before you go. One important con...
by mark
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Student Area
Topic: Class 1 Medical
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: Class 1 Medical

Hi FrankTheTank, I think now all EASA medicals including initials are accepted in all EASA Member States although I can't find exactly where that's written down. Perhaps someone else can share their experience. It may be worth considering doing your Class 1 medical in Ireland now as the previous IAA...
by mark
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Philip Bedford Contact
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Philip Bedford Contact

Hi David,

The only contact I have for him is dromodrailway@gmail.com

Regards,
Mark
by mark
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Student Area
Topic: Clear for take off?
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Clear for take off?

Hi Dermot, When you finish your training you will have a CPL with a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating. This is sometimes referred to as a Frozen ATPL (you can't get an ATPL until you have at least 1500 hours, among other things). It's not uncommon for airlines to take on pilots with this minimum amount...
by mark
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Student Area
Topic: Clear for take off?
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Clear for take off?

Hi Dermot, Welcome to the forum. To answer your question directly - no you are not too old. However, it will be much more difficult to complete the training and probably more difficult to get a job. There are a few studies I've read which show that learning ability drops off significantly from your ...
by mark
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Auster J1 EI-AMK
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: Auster J1 EI-AMK

Hi David,

I've sent you a PM with details.

Regards,
Mark
by mark
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: One year of aviation (2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: One year of aviation (2017)

Hi Killian,

Great video. Here's one I made about my flying year in 2013 (nowhere near as good though!)



youtu.be/Pqn2btJp0qI
by mark
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Student Area
Topic: AME RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: AME RECOMMENDATIONS

Hi John, I can't recommend any AME's but regarding the R/T exam, this was only ever a requirement for a UK licence and it's still in place. There was never an R/T for any other states. Most countries will make an assessment of R/T capability during a flight test, and not as a standalone exam like th...
by mark
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Student Area
Topic: Colour Vision and the IAA
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Colour Vision and the IAA

I don't know of anywhere I'm afraid. I know from experience that most people with eyesight issues went to the UK to get their medicals as one of the former IAA Chief Aeromedical Officers was a bit 'difficult' to deal with it and had a tendency to interpret the regulations very differently to their c...
by mark
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Student Area
Topic: Colour Vision and the IAA
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Colour Vision and the IAA

Hi FrankTheTank, Welcome to the forum! The rules are made by EASA now and the full EASA rules for medicals are found in EASA Part-MED. See HERE and HERE . From the AMC it says; AMC1 MED B.075 Colour vision (a) At revalidation, colour vision should be tested on clinical indication. (b) The Ishihara t...
by mark
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Student Area
Topic: Atpl distance learning
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Atpl distance learning

Hi DeltaAlphaNovember, Welcome to the forum. I wouldn't say you can take your time doing the 14 exams, there's a huge volume of information and doing it part-time is still quite intense. The other thing to consider is that you need to complete the 14 exams in a maximum of 6 sittings. If I were you I...
by mark
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Airfield Planning in Ireland - 28 Day Rule ?
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Re: Airfield Planning in Ireland - 28 Day Rule ?

Hi Carrier Pigeon, I agree that something should be done in this area and it's up to us pilots to do it. The best process would be to go through the representative associations but unfortunately they're quite fragmented in Ireland and there's no representative organisation for regular GA pilots (AOP...
by mark
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Instructors Seminar - Trim
Replies: 0
Views: 768

Instructors Seminar - Trim

An Instructors Seminar will take place during the week of the 29th of May and 2nd of June (exact dates to be confirmed). Anyone interested in attending should contact William Treacy (willliamtreacy@gmail.com - not there are three 'l's in the William). The venue will be Trim Airfield, however this is...