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by vanman
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aero Google Glasses Future of aviation
Replies: 1
Views: 2243

Re: Aero Google Glasses Future of aviation

Great until they drop onto the floor and break. The you're completely lost. :wink: But seriously that could be very useful.
by vanman
Sat May 17, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Zone
Replies: 16
Views: 8495

Re: Galway Zone

No sign of anything happening. Not even a decent rumour. Just the club as usual who are still in limbo as to what's happening next. Maybe after the local election the councillors will start asking questions.
by vanman
Fri May 02, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying in Dublin?
Replies: 2
Views: 2217

Re: Flying in Dublin?

As above. Renting is quite rare in Ireland because of the insurance requirement for five hours. But if you're willing to go through it. It's doable. The NFC have Cessnas for rent. On the other hand, and others might be able to confirm this. You might find it better to join a club for the Summer. It'...
by vanman
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Zone
Replies: 16
Views: 8495

Re: Galway Zone

The Galway City Manager told the council earlier this week that the aerodrome licence will be renewed on April 3rd. Earlier the council had been told that the intention was to retain it as an 'aviation facility'. Apparently there are a number of issues to work out before the two councils take owners...
by vanman
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Zone
Replies: 16
Views: 8495

Re: Galway Zone

Yes local would be the former tower frequency. 122.5
by vanman
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Zone
Replies: 16
Views: 8495

Re: Galway Zone

It's class G at all times but the flying club do operate and it would be a good idea to call on the local frequency if you are in the vicinity. Both the Coast Guard and Air Corps air ambulance are regular visitors to the hospital so you need to be aware of them too. They will be low level so Shannon...
by vanman
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aeroclub at Kerry EIKY?
Replies: 4
Views: 3440

Re: Aeroclub at Kerry EIKY?

When we skydived out of Kerry a couple of years ago. They opened the clubhouse for us to use. It was like like the Marie Celeste, everything untouched gathering dust. Don't think it's changed since.
by vanman
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport Sold
Replies: 16
Views: 6788

Re: Galway Airport Sold

Executive Helicopters moved out long ago. Their hangar is now occupied by Skydive Ireland and another tenant.

As for the Galway Flying Club they were flying at the airport this weekend.
by vanman
Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport Sold
Replies: 16
Views: 6788

Re: Galway Airport Sold

I'm sure it will back in use as a GA field soon enough. Not to mention Skydiving. It's far from lost. By next Summer I'm sure it'll be busier than it ever was. :wink:
by vanman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport Sold
Replies: 16
Views: 6788

Re: Galway Airport Sold

That's a good question about the licence. The licence being cancelled is the Commercial Licence. A Private Aerodrome Licence could be taken up but again that hasn't been mentioned anywhere. But IAA does allow flight training at an unlicensed airfield within certain requirements. The flying club is n...
by vanman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport Sold
Replies: 16
Views: 6788

Re: Galway Airport Sold

Everyone is asking that question. But there is no reason it can't continue to operate as an airfield in some form or other.
by vanman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport Sold
Replies: 16
Views: 6788

Re: Galway Airport Sold

From the notams: EICM - GALWAY + AERODROME IS CLOSED EXCEPT FOR BASED CLUB AIRCRAFT FROM: 09 NOV 2013 08:31 TO: 24 FEB 2014 23:59 A1617/13 + AVGAS FUEL NOT AVBL FROM: 04 NOV 2013 10:38 TO: 11 NOV 2013 17:00 A1607/13 + CARNMORE DME CRN CH37X FREQ 110.0MHZ OUT OF SERVICE FROM: 09 NOV 2013 08:31 TO: 24...
by vanman
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport Sold
Replies: 16
Views: 6788

Re: Galway Airport Sold

It would make a good GA airfield with say a flying club and maybe a skydive centre, welcoming GA visitors from home and abroad and the Air Corps and Coastguard. After all the infrastructure is already there. :wink: I'm sure someone has thought of that already! Oh Wait! :lol: One thing for sure what ...
by vanman
Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Sightseeing/Discovery flight
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Re: Sightseeing/Discovery flight

Ok probably you're a bit too soon but there are plans to operate sightseeing flights from Galway which is near enough to Clare, unfortunately not this year. However there are now two possible options. One is the National Flight Centre (NFC) which is in Dublin. But the other and possibly more interes...
by vanman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Scary Ryanair landing with a 70mph X-wind
Replies: 5
Views: 2027

Re: Scary Ryanair landing with a 70mph X-wind

Seriously no one is going to try landing in a 70 knot crosswind and that video does not show that happening. At best it's 35 knots across the runway. Remember all airlines have specified limits for their pilots and pilots themselves often have their own personal limits or should have. Your friend th...