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by Papa8
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Future Flight on Discovery Science
Replies: 0
Views: 625

Future Flight on Discovery Science

Just watched terrific program on the future in aviation. Sure it had news items on what you might expect: Branson's Virgin Galactic, the Dreamliner, VLJs/private jets, UAVs, nextgen air traffic control and 'push-button anybody can fly' which have been talked about ad nauseam but it was the less well...
by Papa8
Sat May 09, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Runway Drainage at Kilkenny
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Runway Drainage at Kilkenny

Just thought I should mention to anyone who is flying this week that the runway at Kilkenny is restricted at the moment.

RUNWAY DRAIN PROJECT UNDERWAY. NO FLYING WHILE CONTRACTOR ON RUNWAY SAT AM & MON-FRI 8AM-5PM. RWY LENGTH 400M. NO RWY 09 OPS UFN.
by Papa8
Tue May 05, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Kilkenny / Newtwonards fly-ins - Any news?
Replies: 19
Views: 5458

For anyone attending the Kilkenny Airfield fly-in this month I have some news for you. The fly-in is on Sunday 24th with all activity planned for this day. There will be some vintage cars, some food (private catering van I hear), some aircraft, some tales etc. I expect the main hangar will be cleare...
by Papa8
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Midlands Airport at Horseleap
Replies: 73
Views: 23390

Well you have to hand it to enterprising landowners in Offaly. We now have a new proposal for a regional/international airport this time near Portarlington. From Portlarlington to the world.... A third group has emerged this week in yet another bid to build a Midlands international airport - this ti...
by Papa8
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AOPA Ireland 2009
Replies: 36
Views: 5269

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by Papa8
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AOPA Ireland 2009
Replies: 36
Views: 5269

There is also a brief note on PPRUNE too. Corny joke about it not being a Mayday call. There are however, many splinter groups of aviators within Ireland. The majority of these have visions of Authority and Leadership. But they lack the main ingredients. The above quote from their site vexes me also...
by Papa8
Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: It's oh so quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

:oops: :oops: And to think the IAA passed me for written theoretical knowledge exams only two weeks ago.
by Papa8
Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: It's oh so quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: It's oh so quiet

willo wrote:Recession I think is hitting the forum, all gone quiet!


Just thought I would bring Willo's comment from the start of the year back into play. The last few days seems to have brought people out again. The FII forum set a record for the most users ever online of '69' on Fri 18th April 10:24.
by Papa8
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Belmullet airfield Co.Mayo FII Forum Fly-in & Meal-April
Replies: 33
Views: 8734

Nice to meet you yesterday Jonkil in Kilkenny. If anyone is going from/via EIKK or EIBR with a spare seat they are looking to fill please get in touch. Bit too long of a journey by car.
by Papa8
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Pilot Training / Pay / Benefits ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3215

Before someone answers your actual questions did you spot on the news that both the Gardai and the Defence Forces have been put on a recruitment and promotion embargo for an undefinite period of time? This could be for several years. Naturally if you are still in school then this is of less immediat...
by Papa8
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Training on Vintage Aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Thanks OTN, By approach speed control I was thinking of aircraft without flaps. I was not really thinking of doing all training on vintage types but just thinking that if a portion of training early-on was set aside on tailwheel types it would serve as a good platform. Keeping the head out of the co...
by Papa8
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: RAF Red Arrows Confirmed for Volvo Race
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

Don't forget they are also down for the Northern Ireland Airshow in Portrush in September too.
by Papa8
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Air Show for Tramore
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

Air Show for Tramore

Just thought it would be worth mentioning this event here. It seems that if €80,000 can be found then there is every opportunity of an airshow in the Southeast and certainly a first for Tramore.

http://www.munster-express.ie/community ... n-by-june/
by Papa8
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Conversion of Licences
Replies: 0
Views: 795

Conversion of Licences

I came across this page describing fairly comprehensively requirements for validation/conversion of licences (down to PPL) that some people may find useful. It summarises 10 different conversions. Not sure if there are additional limitations imposed by the IAA.

http://www.aviationexam.com/index.php?action=conv