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by buggyB
Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Bettystown Crash
Replies: 21
Views: 8202

The Investigation has not identified any technical problem with the helicopter to date. As this is just a preliminary report it will include only a summary of the facts estabilshed thus far.Given the severity of the after-crash fire any technical problems with the aircraft might be difficult to fin...
by buggyB
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Insurance (Full Hull)
Replies: 25
Views: 5626

Pilot wrote:BuggyB,

I think you might be mixing up travel insurance and health insurance?

P

Actually, I think you might be right there :oops:
by buggyB
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Insurance (Full Hull)
Replies: 25
Views: 5626

Very few I'd imagine. The passenger is covered in the 3rd party liability part of the policy anyway but the pilot is not 3rd party so extra personal accident cover may be necessary. Also your standard plan B VHI (or whatever) health cover may not cover you if you crash because private flying is seen...
by buggyB
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Buying a G reg microlight....
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

It may sound like an obvious question but you might want to think about how you plan on getting it back from the UK. Flying might seem like the solution but most microlight aircraft lack gyro attitude instruments and flying over water on a hazy day can be very disorientating,the horizon merges into ...
by buggyB
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: microlite down near birr ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4940

I love this clip. It's a standard Mk 4 Kitfox speedster with a Rotax 912 flown well within its limits, all +g energy management stuff. This is not an aerobatic aircraft by any means. It is all the more incredible when you think that this aircraft has folding wings which are held on with two 3/8 inch...
by buggyB
Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: microlite down near birr ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4940

Buggy b- I flew a S10 some years ago, very sensitive in pitch but dog sluggish in roll, I haven't flown it myself but I've read that the stick forces are high enough in roll, and for that you only get 100 deg/sec, probably due to the roll inertia of the wing structure. Full span ailerons are standa...
by buggyB
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: microlite down near birr ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4940

Folks, please don't feed the trolls. As I mentioned the Rans S10 is a very capable aerobatic machine with a 582 or 912 and can manage up to +6/-3 g. Incidentally the 582 itself doesn't mind beign inverted (no oil system to worry about) but needs a fuel system that can cope with negative g. Go to htt...
by buggyB
Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: microlite down near birr ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4940

The aeros look like a model IMHO. There is no reason that the Thruster cannot perform limited energy management aeros with a skilled pilot at the controls, but I'm very dubious about the sustained inverted section of the routine. If you are looking for aerobatic capabilities on 12 Lt/hr with a reaso...
by buggyB
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: OBA with ground school before i go???
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Definately do the study for the exams before you go but sit the actual exams in OBA because, as GoGoGadgetGoAround mentioned, they expire after 2 years of sitting the first one and the fee is included in the price of the package at OBA anyway so why pay for them somewhere else. You can sit them one ...
by buggyB
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: JAA/ CAA/ FAA licence being combined?
Replies: 7
Views: 1610

The paragraph quoted is taken from FCL-3 which are the medical requirements for flight crew licensing, but is the same text as used in other FCL divisions. The term "...certificated by the Authority of a JAA Member State in accordance with the requirements of JAR–FCL..." is, to my mind, an...
by buggyB
Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: output of radio equipment...
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Via the wonders of Google


KY 97A COMM Transceiver
5 watts minimum (7 watts nominal) of output.

Garmin GTX 327 Transponder
200 watts nominal
by buggyB
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: JAA/ CAA/ FAA licence being combined?
Replies: 7
Views: 1610

The CAA wont accept my IAA Class 1 for my CPL issue so I have to convert my medical to a UK one to get my CPL issued....its a joke. I wonder what legal basis they have for saying that. The validity of a medical is not predicated on holding a licence and is just as valid for a CPL holder as for some...
by buggyB
Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: spl component
Replies: 1
Views: 977

I'm guessing "SPL component" refers to the number of Student Pilot Licenses issued verses full Private Pilot Licences. Not all SPLs become PPLs
by buggyB
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Instructor Only?
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

That is an interesting question, and one to which I don't have an answer. But it raises the additional question of whether any aircraft involved in paid training is required to have and aerial work CofA and makes me wonder would the insurance therefore be sticky should anything happen. It wouldn't b...
by buggyB
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Posting Problems (Hopefully a Solution!)
Replies: 12
Views: 1699

Hugo When you hit submit do you get the following message "No post mode specified" If so then this is also related to the login issue. It seems that we are on timed login sessions, ie. if there is no activity for a bit (not sure but somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes I think) then you are ...