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by Pilot
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 1
Views: 1458

Brexit

My understanding is that if we are departing Ireland going to a non-EU airport, or coming into Ireland from a non-EU airport, that we need to use a full time customs airport. ie Dublin, Cork or Shannon. The ease of movement that we normally enjoy is only for EU airports, where customs controls are n...
by Pilot
Tue May 03, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flyins
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

Re: Flyins

That's great. Thanks Mark!
by Pilot
Tue May 03, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flyins
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

Flyins

Is there an up to date list somewhere of flyins in Ireland this year?

Any links that I've had for such things seem to be gone now.

Thanks!
by Pilot
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: overflying UK
Replies: 2
Views: 1417

Re: overflying UK

Hi Martins, First of all let's talk about the Irish side. There is a document that many call a GAR in circulation in Ireland. But your exact requirements for a departure from Ireland to another country or for your return from another country depends entirely on the airport that you are departing fro...
by Pilot
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Plan to Lower the Base of Controlled Airspace!
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

Re: IAA Plan to Lower the Base of Controlled Airspace!

I wonder where the need comes from? There is hardly much commerical traffic going around at 5000-7500? I do sometimes fly at such altitudes. Lowering it wouldn't be such a major problem if access is easy to get. But if it just becomes an increased vectoring space for regionals, with no access becaus...
by Pilot
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: How much flying have you done?
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Re: How much flying have you done?

Feck all this Winter. A hour last month.

It was last October since I did a decent trip. :(
by Pilot
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EasyVFR-PocketFMS & PilotAware
Replies: 0
Views: 1817

EasyVFR-PocketFMS & PilotAware

As some of you may know, I'm part of the beta crew with PocketFMS who make the EasyVFR app . Today we released version 3.9 which has a features that may be of particular interest to us Irish pilots. Some of you are probably aware of a new open source hardware called PilotAware . It runs off a Raspbe...
by Pilot
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Night VFR approved in Shannon FIR - but nowhere has lights
Replies: 1
Views: 1497

Re: Night VFR approved in Shannon FIR - but nowhere has lights

Indeed, a big step forward!

I feel a VFR flight between some of the regionals coming on :D
by Pilot
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw
Replies: 10
Views: 3697

Re: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw

Unfortunately I don't think that this is a new problem. I did my exams in 2001, and remember similar problems. 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 p...
by Pilot
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Recommended GPS unit
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

Re: Recommended GPS unit

I use EasyVFR by PocketFMS on my iPad. http://www.pocketfms.com/easyvfr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Perfect coverage of Ireland, and the Frequent Flyer Membership includes unlimited electronic flight plan filing. Flight plans are instantly transmitted to into the ATC system. You c...
by Pilot
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: FII to Cease Publishing Magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 3166

Re: FII to Cease Publishing Magazine

That's sad to hear Mark.

Thanks for all the wonderful articles over the years, and I wish you guys the best of luck with whatever you decide to do next.
by Pilot
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying to the UK - GAR Form Information
Replies: 4
Views: 4794

Re: Flying to the UK - GAR Form Information

It is possible to use the AOPA UK site for free. (It sends the GAR via OnlineGar.com). You don't have to pay for it, but you also don't get the facilities such as the ability to recall passenger details for later flights. To use the free AOPA submission go to http://www.aopa.co.uk/index.php?option=c...
by Pilot
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying in Dublin?
Replies: 2
Views: 2218

Re: Flying in Dublin?

I don't know of any places that you can rent an N-Reg. However you can fly in an Irish registered aircraft (EI reg) with an FAA Airman's cert without issue for the moment. (Will change in April next year). However you need a class 1 or 2 medical. Class 3 won't be accepted. Weston Airport is the home...
by Pilot
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: UK Border Force Changes GAR Form Requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 2319

Re: UK Border Force Changes GAR Form Requirements

Unfortunately it does. Border Force came out late last year and effectively withdrew designated status, so every arrival required a GAR with the relevant time limits. After some backlash from AOPA, they did a big of a row back and now said that the GARs still must be sent in advance but that the tim...
by Pilot
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Zone
Replies: 16
Views: 8505

Re: Galway Zone

Thank you ;)