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by martins
Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: North-South 400kV Interconnector
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

Re: North-South 400kV Interconnector

You have a difficult task ahead of you, it might be tricky to convince anyone that power lines are a hazard to aviation, as if you stay at the minimum safety altitude, they should not cause issues. However you might use Australian experience and statistics as they use helicopters for cattle herding ...
by martins
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Plan to Lower the Base of Controlled Airspace!
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

Re: IAA Plan to Lower the Base of Controlled Airspace!

I don't have an informed or educated opinion in this matter, but I see this as a great opportunity to ask to more experienced pilots - would you often go above 5000ft in Ireland?
by martins
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: How much flying have you done?
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: How much flying have you done?

1h 22 mins. Typically I hope to get around 10-15 hours in a 3 month period, all A -group
by martins
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: looking for Shares/ private rental
Replies: 12
Views: 4421

Re: looking for Shares/ private rental

Congrats Martins on your new aircraft! Apart from some cost issues, it is really great to have one. As for timing, here is what I do if your workplace accepts; go to work early (around 7am) and leave early (3:30pm). It really works in summer time :) Ali. you lost me at 7am :D I would rather go in a...
by martins
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: looking for Shares/ private rental
Replies: 12
Views: 4421

Re: looking for Shares/ private rental

that's on the pipe line, I'm doing my ATPLs at the moment so IR will follow at some point. Not that I think SEPs and IR mix well but I guess it's nice to have it just in case. Yes, free time will be an issue alright. I'm hopping for some flexi time within my work place - basically work when wx is ba...
by martins
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: looking for Shares/ private rental
Replies: 12
Views: 4421

Re: looking for Shares/ private rental

thanks Mark for your kind offer, but it looks like I'll be getting my own plane, I've paid the deposit already, now all I have to do is wait for the weather to improve to get it over from UK. I though a lot about it and figured I will be looking to tour with it quite a lot, so hardly any group will ...
by martins
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: looking for Shares/ private rental
Replies: 12
Views: 4421

looking for Shares/ private rental

Hi All, anyone selling any shares in aircraft (group A) around Dublin area? Or perhaps renting their aircraft privately? Can be based anywhere an hours worth of driving distance away from Dublin, I'm a relatively low hour PPL'er with experience in Rallye 110. cessna 150/172 and PA 28, but I am curre...
by martins
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Running costs of Piper PA28
Replies: 0
Views: 2890

Running costs of Piper PA28

Hi All, Any ideas what the running costs of PA28 might be in Ireland? I'm interested in two particular scenarios - 1) single owner flies 50-100 hr a year 2) group of 4 - 5 owners possibly logging up to 300h pa the more I look this up, the more confused I get.. 50/100/150 hr checks, annual check and ...
by martins
Fri May 08, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: microlight payload
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Re: microlight payload

sounds lovely but unfortunately I have other commitments for the date, maybe next time.. I hope to finish my PPL this summer so rather hang around clubs when I actually have the licence in my pocket :)
by martins
Thu May 07, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Microlights
Topic: microlight payload
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Re: microlight payload

mark, thanks for your reply. This is the spec sheet I looked at - http://www.red-aviation.com/resources/C42+Description+A+$26+B+Model+Web+version_.pdf it suggests, that while having BRS installed allows for greater MAUW (472.5) it only comes on the expense of increased empty weight - 265.5 goes up t...
by martins
Tue May 05, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: microlight payload
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

microlight payload

hi all, just a quick question on microlight payloads... I'm looking into Ikarus C42 specs - says empty weight - 265.5 KGs, MTOW - 450kg. so essentially it carries 184.5 kg payload, but that's not including fuel? what about the oil? Do I understand this correctly - if I have full tanks @ 65 liters, t...
by martins
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw
Replies: 10
Views: 3489

Re: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw

I suppose all is well that ends well, got results, all passes with lowest mark in air law - 91%... the result notification did have this particular line in it: The results stated above take into account any queries raised on ambiguous questions. Careful consideration was also given to any anomalies ...
by martins
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw
Replies: 10
Views: 3489

Re: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw

I assume you passed it? I thought it's to do with moving closer to EASA requirements and the exam is literally put together just now, it's unbelievable that it's been going on since last august... Did you complain or anything? How long did it took to get the results? I feel like despite some weird q...
by martins
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw
Replies: 10
Views: 3489

IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw

I was sitting the exam yesterday and just wanted to let off some steam, it looked like it's been put together late at night without anyone reading it through.. two questions were repeated twice and for one question none of the provided answers was correct. A definition of acronym was asked that some...
by martins
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: New Forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 2183

Re: New Forum?

I don't agree that Facebook and other social media are replacing forums - maybe the social functions, but facebook as a source of information is useless, you cant do search on topics and the information is not structured at all.