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by Carrier Pigeon
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Airfield Planning in Ireland - 28 Day Rule ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3363

Airfield Planning in Ireland - 28 Day Rule ?

Hi all, In the UK if you want to use a field for private flying there is a 28 day rule. This rule means that you don't need Planning Permission so long as you don't fly more than 28 days in any one year. Since a High Court judgement in Ireland in 2001, to use a field for taking off or landing an air...
by Carrier Pigeon
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: First Atlantic crossing - Spirit of St. Louis
Replies: 0
Views: 2378

First Atlantic crossing - Spirit of St. Louis

First Atlantic crossing - Spirit of St. Louis

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by Carrier Pigeon
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Weightshift Training
Replies: 3
Views: 5429

Re: Weightshift Training

Had you any luck in finding an instructor Lynn? Afaik there's one in Kilkenny.
by Carrier Pigeon
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Green light for the Emerald Isle.
Replies: 2
Views: 4293

Re: Green light for the Emerald Isle.

Same here Mark. Great write up.
by Carrier Pigeon
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aeroclub at Kerry EIKY?
Replies: 4
Views: 3607

Re: Aeroclub at Kerry EIKY?

As a flying school It was closed down by the IAA in 2005 after being taken to court and pleading guilty to performing flight training operations with an aircraft on 50 occasions without a C of A or insurance. They were ejected from the airfield by the airport authorities shortly afterwards and cease...
by Carrier Pigeon
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The Sting Jet
Replies: 0
Views: 1609

The Sting Jet

Courtesy of The Paramotor Mag This week's tip comes in the wake of the storm that has swept through much of northern Europe over the past couple of days. Winds of 170km/h caused disruption and damage. Broadcasters said much of the damage was caused by a 'sting jet' in the wake of the storm. But what...
by Carrier Pigeon
Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: How a Fly flies
Replies: 0
Views: 1607

How a Fly flies

by Carrier Pigeon
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: VFR at Night
Replies: 37
Views: 11075

Re: VFR at Night

OK I've got the solution to all yer problems :lol: When it starts to get dark just land on the nearest road and hit the 'Retract Wings' button :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ow6ybXBF9AU P.S. You guys should know that Ireland is the only country in the world with Mountains ...
by Carrier Pigeon
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: SkyDemon 30% Discount Special Offer
Replies: 0
Views: 2226

SkyDemon 30% Discount Special Offer

The best VFR flight-planning and navigation software in the world http://www.skydemon.aero/ A UK based microlight pilot (& ex banker!) called Rick Goddin who happens to be a BMAA member and who runs a virtual flying club called Whitehill Farm Aero Club (WFAeC) has arranged a very good discount deal ...
by Carrier Pigeon
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Sightseeing/Discovery flight
Replies: 4
Views: 2506

Re: Sightseeing/Discovery flight

Greg, there's a small airfield near Limerick City called Coonagh and a flying Club is based there. They offer Trial Flights so I'm sure they would be able wx permitting to take you on a flight over the fabulous Cliffs of Moher, Aran islands and Galway Bay. http://www.limerickflyingclub.com/" onclick...
by Carrier Pigeon
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The Savvy Aviator #58: Why Mechanics Make Mistakes
Replies: 0
Views: 1566

The Savvy Aviator #58: Why Mechanics Make Mistakes

The Savvy Aviator #58: Why Mechanics Make Mistakes During the century since the Wright Brothers first flew, the predominant perpetrator in aircraft accidents has shifted dramatically from machine to human. Today, human error is responsible for 90 percent of aircraft accidents and incidents. It's not...
by Carrier Pigeon
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Looking for share
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

Re: Looking for share

Hi Colin, At the moment I don't know of any shares in your area but I know there is a share available in a Cherokee 180 based @ Kerry Airport. What are your future plans? Do you hope to become an ATPL or are you just flying for a hobby? If it's just a hobby it might be worth thinking about Microligh...
by Carrier Pigeon
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Query about radio frequency setting
Replies: 2
Views: 1398

Re: Query about radio frequency setting

Yes, just ignore the 3rd decimal. This is going to change in the next year or 2 but until then don't worry about it. Below is a quote from a BMAA forum discussion on the subject? Its not quite as dire as that. Shit hits the fan in 2018 finally. From november this year all new aircraft can only be FI...
by Carrier Pigeon
Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Scary Ryanair landing with a 70mph X-wind
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: Scary Ryanair landing with a 70mph X-wind

Quote from a Pro: "The other part to my answer is this. Most (all?) Pilot Operating Handbooks state a maximum demonstrated crosswind. That's the most that the manufacturer managed to demonstrate that the aircraft can land in. If, during the certification, they didn't have any windy days then they ca...