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by incisor
Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Canadian Flying Schools?
Replies: 26
Views: 7929

1800, I?m glad to hear that you are being looked after. It would seem that my posts have had some benefit, and that you have been ?selected? as the new marketing agent. I?m sure your reward will come at some stage later - I guess that?s just the way of the world. Let me make one final comment. I kno...
by incisor
Sat Sep 03, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Canadian Flying Schools?
Replies: 26
Views: 7929

Cosmic Let?s be clear. PTC is an operation which promotes itself as running several schools, one of which is in Ireland on which I have no comment, one of which is in Canada, which is the subject of serious adverse comment, and one of which is in the UK, similarly the subject of adverse comment. If ...
by incisor
Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Canadian Flying Schools?
Replies: 26
Views: 7929

Hmmm....I had thought I had talked primarily of issues with a Canadian outfit with connections to a certain outfit, not necessarily the other way round - at least not in Irl.

Then again, I guess there's no such thing as bad publicity?
by incisor
Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Canadian Flying Schools?
Replies: 26
Views: 7929

Ok, as it seems that some schools believe that they can get away with pretty much anything, this is a summary of things heard (and I paraphrase from some more colourful language) 1. You cannot believe or trust much that you read on their web-site, or that you are told, either as part of the sales pi...
by incisor
Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Canadian Flying Schools?
Replies: 26
Views: 7929

Can't comment on Toronto schools, but have heard some really bad reports on a school associated with a certain "training college" which banner advertises on this site.
by incisor
Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: My 3rd hour.. (No sniggering!)
Replies: 26
Views: 6090

What exactly is the benefit of "big" logbook, if your existing one is JAR compliant?

If you are copying your entries to a new one, do you not also need to get all the instructor signatures again?

How easy is it to carry around an A4 sized brick?
by incisor
Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL Training in the USA?
Replies: 15
Views: 5687

From what I have heard about Moncton, it should be absolutely the bottom of anybody's list. You have been warned.
by incisor
Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: My 3rd hour.. (No sniggering!)
Replies: 26
Views: 6090

I don't know who Xacto is, but I would second virtually everything said there. You are going to be in big trouble down the line in every way if your training continues to be conducted in the manner you have outlined. See if you can find someone who can independently recommend a better flying school ...
by incisor
Mon May 16, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying over Water
Replies: 20
Views: 5334

Have to dispute the three hour survival assertion. Anything I have read indicates a realistic survival time of about 45 mins for the average build in our waters - even with a life jacket. The slight variation in sea temperatures from winter to summer is not a major factor at our latitiude.
by incisor
Sat May 14, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: CAA Exams
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Belfast Flying Club?
by incisor
Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Weston
Replies: 65
Views: 19766

Aren't they thinking BIG......so the Liffey comes to mind! :) :)
by incisor
Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Started PPL(A) in Ireland, feasible to complete in USA?
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

As another thought, and depending on why you want your PPL, you could consider forgetting about a JAA licence altogether, and just go for an FAA one. Doing this would mean that you would have difficulty going further to a JAA commercial licence (some form of conversion required?), but if you are jus...
by incisor
Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Started PPL(A) in Ireland, feasible to complete in USA?
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

In theory you should be able to switch school, so long as you can produce your training records, which your school under their training authorisation should be maintaining. You should be able to switch your medical to the CAA easily enough - the medical section of the IAA can advise - so you just ne...
by incisor
Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Weston VOR
Replies: 7
Views: 2443

Bah Humbug! :)
by incisor
Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The Female attitude to Male pilots!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 803

The Female attitude to Male pilots!!!

What is happening to the world? There was a time when males and females got along together....now it seems the female just can't get enough. Does this only happen in Ireland?? :) :)