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by Bob
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Bartolini Air, Poland
Replies: 3
Views: 3929

Re: Bartolini Air, Poland

Just for info, if your examiner is EASA certified they can do the IAA briefing and you'll be able to apply for your license through the IAA. They must do it beforehand though. The info here. I did my flight tests in Sweden, in a Swedish aircraft, with a Swedish CAA Examiner. Applied then for my Iris...
by Bob
Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: what should i do before i start my training
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

Re: what should i do before i start my training

Patience!! :D

If you're really keen though, maybe start with book 1 from the Trevor Thom PPL series.
by Bob
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: One for Heli Lovers
Replies: 1
Views: 2490

Re: One for Heli Lovers

And, another one here!! :D

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by Bob
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: which course???
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

Re: which course???

To be perfectly honest. Having read your post, I get the impression you've not thought this out at all. Is the inegrarted course very hard and does it demand a lot of work Is a lot of work a problem? What you're doing now is great, you're researching. But, I've got a strong feeling that at this stag...
by Bob
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: MCC Buddy
Replies: 0
Views: 1255

MCC Buddy

Hi guys and girls, I'm planning to do the JOC/MCC with Simtech around mid-December. I'm looking for anyone who might be interested in teaming up. Rumour has it, that a lot of what you can get out of the course depends on who you're buddied with. If you're interested, just fire me a private message. ...
by Bob
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: MCC Buddy
Replies: 0
Views: 1081

MCC Buddy

Hi guys and girls, I'm planning to do the JOC/MCC with Simtech around mid-December. I'm looking for anyone who might be interested in teaming up. Rumour has it, that a lot of what you can get out of the course depends on who you're buddied with. If you're interested, just fire me a private message. ...
by Bob
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport Sold
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: Galway Airport Sold

Has the license lapsed though? Any reason they wouldn't renew it?

It seems ludicrous that a city of nearly a quarter of a million people would be with out an airport of some kind.
by Bob
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport Sold
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Galway Airport Sold

Looks like Galway City/County Counsel just splash out 1.1 million euro on a plot of land in the middle of nowhere. Looks like it might make a good airport, not so sure what else you'd do with it though. :?

How long before Galway comes to regret this, and wants to build a new airport?
by Bob
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Formation
Replies: 1
Views: 2276

Re: Formation

Good job, looks great. :D
by Bob
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Advice for starting PPL in Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 2907

Re: Advice for starting PPL in Ireland

I have PPL and it's great, but it's not much good if you have no money. I'm not sure how much I'd recommend a loan. As keen as you most likely are to start, I recommend putting your energy into your collage degree to insure you're top of the class and most likely to get the big job after you finish....
by Bob
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Advice for starting PPL in Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 2907

Re: Advice for starting PPL in Ireland

Gally2, are you in UL. As far as I know, there's some sort of flying club within UL that use Limerick Flying Clubs aircraft and facilities. Otherwise, I'd highly recommend Limerick Flying Club anyway. They're a great group of folks, with nice airplanes, at good prices. For me, the place to do a PPL ...
by Bob
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?
Replies: 10
Views: 6919

Re: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?

No, it's good that you're looking around. This place isn't the cheapest, it's also far from the most expensive. The reason I picked it was, the instructors seemed excellent, the equipment seemed excellent, they get it done quickly and the price was fair. It works out about 25k when you add accommoda...
by Bob
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?
Replies: 10
Views: 6919

Re: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?

Ah okay, but even if you're doing EASA training in the US, you'll still need to come back to Europe for your IR. Yeah I'm doing the CPL/MEIR here at the moment, just started but everything seems above board. I completed the multi-engine in the first 4 days and I start the instrument course today. It...
by Bob
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?
Replies: 10
Views: 6919

Re: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?

I'm currently at the Diamond Flight Academy, Kalmar Sweden. Very happy so far, albeit just my first week here. If you go the FAA route be very careful about how you're going to convert it to EASA under the new EU regs. There's a lad here who's having big issues converting his FAA SEIR into an EASA M...
by Bob
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Hour building blog
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Re: Hour building blog

Glad you enjoyed it Glenn, for someone who usually considered himself borderline illiterate, I actually really enjoyed writing it. I guess it felt like a bit of a debrief every evening, and it should make for a good diary for myself. The Phoenix trip was the last of my hour building, which was the f...