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by spider2000
Sat May 14, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Irish Airspace restrictions in place due state visits
Replies: 22
Views: 5292

Re: Irish Airspace restrictions in place due state visits

Warning All aircraft flying within the TRAs in contravention of the flight restrictions may be subject to interception or interdiction by the Irish Defence Forces. Meaning "We have a Cessna and we're not afraid to use it!!" :D No, this will mean PC-9M aircraft armed with .5" Heavy Machine Guns and ...
by spider2000
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Two killed in helicopter crash in Bog of Allen
Replies: 23
Views: 5493

R.I.P Very tragic and my thoughts are with the two guys families and friends. I think the main reason people are questioning the ATC issue is because it i being reported in the media (RTE) so it is understandable that people may be looking for reasons etc. Perhaps a separate thread should be created...
by spider2000
Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: C'mon, own up then........
Replies: 12
Views: 5982

Are you serious? Hats off to the guy? Presence of mind? The only thing that got him and his unfortunate passengers out of this situation was pure luck and lots of it. Even if it was through skill he recovered it (and I'm not suggesting it was), why did the tool think it was a good idea to make a bad...
by spider2000
Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flight Plan Rules
Replies: 57
Views: 9724

Hi to all, Flyer1 et al, I appreciate the position you found yourselves in however I do not appreciate the way in which you, rather immaturely in my opinion, put down some valid information which Bigwillie was giving you. The information being offered to you was more of an explanation as to why what...
by spider2000
Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: PC-9M Over Galway City (Salthill) 9/11/07
Replies: 18
Views: 6507

Sounds more like a student on a low level xc navigation exercise to me, and why the suggestion that he was lost? Can he not fly over Galway or would that be an indication that he was lost? I would think that in the same way as a ppl student performs navigation exercise so would an Air Corps student ...
by spider2000
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 6502

Interview

Alan, I agree with what everyone has been saying, particularly about the flying aspect. There is certainly no requirement to have a PPL as a few hours is more than enough to show your interest in flying, it also shows that you;ve flown and didn't find it an awful experience which is a possibility fo...
by spider2000
Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Digitised Topo Maps of Ireland?
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

The OS do have digitised maps however they are quite expensive to purchase. Very high detail down to 1:25,000. Scanning option may not work out too well if the scales are not exactly the same
by spider2000
Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: New Pilatus PC-9M's
Replies: 32
Views: 16700

Heliops check your messages.
by spider2000
Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: New Pilatus PC-9M's
Replies: 32
Views: 16700

There are three types of warhead approved for use with the IAC PC9, the inert, the flash signature and the HEGP (high explosive General Purpose). The inert warhead has yet to be fired, flash signature is the type used predominantly for the air firing exercises. HE was fired also as a test. For every...
by spider2000
Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: New Pilatus PC-9M's
Replies: 32
Views: 16700

Not quite true Heliops, the rockets used generally are flash signature, which differentiates them from inert rockets in that there is a loud bang and smoke, to indicate fall of shot etc. The rockets impact at mach 2 so that also contributes.