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by buzz
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: stall spin
Replies: 12
Views: 3387

I don't think we will ever see any form of flight recorder on light aircraft. As for the accident, it was well known from early on that it was some form of stall/spin accident. I was in Weston that day. I was puzzled as to how it could happened from a practice spin with two experienced pilots on boa...
by buzz
Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: cityjet apptitude test for mechanics
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

believe me buzz the clumsy and stupid still get through some tests !!!! True! But maybe that's who they want to get through! I remember failing one set of tests for a low paid factory job. Surprised, I came to the conclusion that I may have done too well. They really wanted people of a certain type...
by buzz
Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: cityjet apptitude test for mechanics
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

As a veteran of many an aptitude test, passed or failed. I would say the best thing to do is to relax (easy to say, of course) as much as possible. Take you time and work through the ones you find easy at first and then return to the hard ones. The worst thing you can do is get bogged down on a toug...
by buzz
Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Wind, Sand and Stars
Replies: 10
Views: 1910

I don't know, Onthenumbers. Pilots these days tend to be left brained. Aptitude tests for pilots tend to favour left brainers. The whole flying game is perfect for left brainers. Possibly there are a few creative types in the private pilot ranks. But the day of the pilot poets is mostly gone. Pilots...
by buzz
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Wind, Sand and Stars
Replies: 10
Views: 1910

Yes indeed I have read 'Wind, Sun and Stars' also 'Flight to Arras'. Both of which I liberated from my brother in law's collection. 'Flight to Arras recollects his experience as a recce pilot in the Armee de 'air during the battle of France. It too is rather otherworldly. I never read the 'The Littl...
by buzz
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: keeping an eye on weather
Replies: 12
Views: 2991

That is a very useful service. particularly if you are out on an airfield, which is literally that. A field! Now you can even access radar images and analysis charts on your mobile.

Well done Angela.
by buzz
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Advice Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

The brief, debrief is part of your training. The Instructor makes his her living from flying and that includes ground school. Do you expect them to provide their services for free? If I go to a professional for a service. I expect to pay for it. Instructors are not paid a salary. They are paid by th...
by buzz
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The latest flying cow production
Replies: 18
Views: 3936

Nidata, it's a handicap race. Aeroplanes are handicapped according to the performance. So in theory a well flown Piper Cub would win against a Mustang or an RV-7. The slowest aircraft take off first and the fastest last.
by buzz
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EI-ABI
Replies: 20
Views: 4265

LOL, The 'new' EI-ABI: a victim of the Aerwaffe
by buzz
Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EI-ABI
Replies: 20
Views: 4265

I'm sure Tony Kearns has more details but it was sold to Britain in 1938. Later it went missing during a flight to the Scilly Isles in 1941 believed to have been shot down by a Luftwaffe intruder believed to be operating in the area at the time.
by buzz
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Cadet Pilot Sponsorships now Available
Replies: 16
Views: 6469

people my age are happier to borrow than work hard for a few months doing fugly duties and having all your training paid for with a guaranteed job of flying at the end of it! Plus they want to fly nice shiny jets not boring old Cessna twins from Coventry or all places. You see they don't want real ...
by buzz
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The latest flying cow production
Replies: 18
Views: 3936

Yeah Niall, you're busted :lol:

Having seen Gerry aerobat 'Flying Cow' live. I can say I was impressed and never at any time felt he was pushing the limits. It's easy enough to spot when you see enough aerobatics.

Look forward to seeing HUM again soon.
by buzz
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: To Fly or not to Fly
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Why the new thread? Is it a glitch? Anyway, well you know what I'm talking about. As for pilot shortages. Well there is always a pilot shortage. A shortage of available high time type rated pilots airline pilots. I don't think there ever was a shortage of low time pilots. However there is always a d...
by buzz
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: To Fly or not to Fly
Replies: 9
Views: 1701

buzz, This isn't a recession, Yet. Wait a year or two Not even close to a recession. I don't know how old you are but anyone who remembers the eighties and nineties in Ireland know what a recession is. High taxes, low wages, mass unemployment and most of your family either working in England or ill...
by buzz
Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: To Fly or not to Fly
Replies: 9
Views: 1701

Oh and ifty, aeroplanes never get cheaper. Never, some actually increase in value with age! :shock: