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by driver1a
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Instructor Work
Replies: 14
Views: 2711

There are only really three possible schools where you can find work for pay. The NFC, Atlantic in Cork and PTC in Waterford. Suggest you get in touch with them. The NFC is the only one I know anything about. They will expect a high standard. They also tend to prefer those instructors they train the...
by driver1a
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: current jobs
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Aer Lingus are recruiting for FOs at Gatwick right now. Priority for those with a rating though.
by driver1a
Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Tax relief or grants for students?
Replies: 9
Views: 2898

As I'm self employed and spending money on further training in this coming year. I will be putting this to the test. All they can do is reject it.
by driver1a
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: what to do when ppl complete
Replies: 14
Views: 2547

Well I've managed 69 of Papa8's.
by driver1a
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: can anyone recomenf a good aviation dvd
Replies: 14
Views: 2282

Yeager's book is indeed a great read but many pinches of salt must be taken with it. He claimed he could see fighters 60 miles away! Particularly with his famous NF104 crash which was heavily featured in 'The Right Stuff' movie. Which I definitely recommend as a pressie. The additional stuff alone i...
by driver1a
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: can anyone recomenf a good aviation dvd
Replies: 14
Views: 2282

The answer is obvious: One Six Right and it's companion DVD. m The perfect film for the flying enthusiast. If that doesn't inspire you to fly, nothing will. Any film that can make a Cessna 172 or 414 look interesting has to be good. The low flying Cub in their screenshots section is my current wallp...
by driver1a
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Tax relief or grants for students?
Replies: 9
Views: 2898

A grant for flight training? Only in our wildest dreams. No, not a chance.

As for taxes, I'm no expert but basically no. Not to mention the fact that I can't imagine a scenario where you can claim back taxes from the Irish government for tax paid in Canada.

Can't speak for Canada though.
by driver1a
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: current jobs
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Ryanair aren't recruiting at the moment. The last training course is either finished or about to. There are people who have been selected for the next course due to start next March. If you read their website you'll notice they have plenty of applicants. So you will be at the back of long queue. The...
by driver1a
Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Atlantic courses
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

No, But I'm sure you could schedule it so you can spend all day there and fly as much as possible and get some ground school while you are at it. Just because it's a modular course doesn't mean you can't get organised. It's the same with the NFC. PTC is a modular course organised as if it was integr...
by driver1a
Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: known icing conditions??
Replies: 26
Views: 4214

Hum is indeed correct, J3cub but so is N.. all the numbers. As Hum said, no moisture no icing - the aim is to fly in VMC on top, not stay stuck in the soup. That would indeed be the aim, but what happens when you need to descend? Or climb to get up to the nice VMC on top? There's that ice laden clou...
by driver1a
Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Air Corps Cadetship 2009???
Replies: 4
Views: 2795

Apparently not.
by driver1a
Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: List of Grass Strips on the Emerald Isle?
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Kevin Glynn's VFR flight guide is what you need. Although I'm not sure of the availability right now. I'm sure someone will come along update us with it's current status. Pilotshop.ie might have some. There is rarely a landing fee but often prior permission is required, if only to let you know that ...
by driver1a
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Met Eireann New Self Briefing
Replies: 15
Views: 4631

Is it released to the public because on reading the help page this arises: The Met SBU is available to airline companies, services agents, managers of small airports and pilots who are designated as approved users by Met √Čireann. Normally this applies to airlines that fly into or out of Irish airpor...
by driver1a
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Latest addition to the Irish Register - EI-FII
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

So, I'm sitting there thinking, FII?......... FII? What's FII in reference too?

Doh! Of course, naturally it will be featured in the next issue. You should make him pay the advertising rate for the photo :wink: :lol:
by driver1a
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: what to do when ppl complete
Replies: 14
Views: 2547

Nothing wrong with a night rating, it's useful experience. But it's really useable unless you live near a regional airport with class C airspace. The IR is difficult and expensive to get and maintain and you not much use to you unless you have access to a suitably equipped aircraft. Tailwheel traini...