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by buggyB
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Anyone got a PPL confuser??
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Or you could just buy it brand spanking new http://shop.pilotwarehouse.co.uk/product210023catno3050023.html

£27.95, so maybe €40 all told. To be honest it's worth its weight in avgas
by buggyB
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft crashes in Offaly
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

The preliminary report is out on this one. Simply ran out of fuel, but with a twist. Hard way to learn
http://www.aaiu.ie/AAIUviewitem.asp?id=11448&lang=ENG&loc=1652
by buggyB
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Training on Vintage Aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 2047

Not sure if you can train towards a licence or rating on any permit aircraft, I think that an aerial work CofA is required. In addition training will require the use of certain instruments which may not be fitted to vintage aircraft. I knew a student in the UK who did his initial hours on a Super Cu...
by buggyB
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 56205

That's it alright-er..the Fa330, not the leprechaun one Scary looking contraption, almost as scary as EI-DZO They were towed behind the U-boat to get a high vantage point for the lookout. Reovery of the aircraft and stowage took about 20min so in the event of an aircraft happening on them the gyro a...
by buggyB
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 56205

Unfortunately I don't have much in the way of photos with an Irish link, but this may do.
Can anyone name the type and/or application
Image

And no, that's not my hanger :)
by buggyB
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 56205

The F86 already had the gun-ranging radar for the earlier 6 x .50in guns but it was not a great success, as there were several accounts from pilots complaining that it had failed in combat and was replaced by a wad of chewing-gum on the reflector. I love hearing trivia tidbits like that, almost eve...
by buggyB
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 56205

Is the aircraft beside the Corsair a Boeing Stearman. The difference mentioned in the F86 is the automatic radar ranging system for the cannon and can be seen in the lip at the top of the intake. This feature arguably changed the face of the Korean air war (the AIM-9's were not in service until the ...
by buggyB
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ireland West Airport Knock Fly-In - May 2nd/3rd 2009
Replies: 62
Views: 10910

Re: Fly-In 2009 at Ireland West Airport Knock

Hi All, Just to let you know; full details of our Fly-In 2009 are now available under the Events section of this website and also on our airport website: m. We have received almost 30 registrations already - looking forward to seeing you all here. Regards, Breeda The full stop at the end of the url...
by buggyB
Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: microlight weights
Replies: 12
Views: 1398

(2) The weight of the pilot (assumed as 55 kg); What sort of an anorexic pilot would that be !! If he fell out of a tree he would hardly snap a rat trap !! Because it is a minimum weight they take the lowest average weight of a female pilot on the basis that anyone else will be heavier. It is reall...
by buggyB
Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: microlight weights
Replies: 12
Views: 1398

Is there a JAA microlight standard?... The JAA, or EASA now, spec is contained in ED/2003/18/RM or CS-VLA (Certification Specifications for Very Light Aeroplanes) which is for 2-seat,single engine prop,MTOW <750kg with Vso <45kts. http://www.easa.europa.eu/ws_prod/g/doc/Agency_Mesures/Certification...
by buggyB
Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: microlight weights
Replies: 12
Views: 1398

The empty weight is given on the weight schedule for the aircraft, this is the basic weight of the airframe and engine with any fluids such as coolant and oil and a certain amount of unusable fuel trapped in the tanks and fuel lines.
by buggyB
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: cork plate
Replies: 1
Views: 721

by buggyB
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: FAA PPLIR and conversion to JAA
Replies: 17
Views: 2992

I would suggest that very thing is what to led to one accident that I'm aware of. On a marginal day, your best bet is to stay at home. Descending through cloud is not for the faint hearted. I think anyway that the intention of the IMC rating is that you can fly above cloud but can only let down if ...
by buggyB
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: FAA PPLIR and conversion to JAA
Replies: 17
Views: 2992

I was too lazy to follow the link, but there you go. Why shell out for a full IR when as a PPL you will probably never use to its full potential. That's why the IMC exists (at present) so that private pilots can be safer when caught out by the WX and that when you need to go places on a marginal day...
by buggyB
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: FAA PPLIR and conversion to JAA
Replies: 17
Views: 2992

It would be interesting to see how the numbers stack up when one takes IMC holders in account. A lot more PPLs would opt for the IMC over the full monty, cost being probably the winning argument here, with mostly CPL/ATPL candidates obtaining the IR.