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by Microheavy
Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AVOIDANCE TURNS ---> PLEASE READ
Replies: 17
Views: 4154

The thought of a mid air just terrifies me. Even to the point that my heads up constant scanning has practically ruined my enjoyment of flying. I know that sounds daft but it's hard to relax when your constantly on the lookout. And it aint easy to see other light aircraft, even when I'm given info a...
by Microheavy
Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aviation Training - Is it lost?
Replies: 27
Views: 6784

Just a follow on from Maurice's suggestions. I came accross this place http://www.nearlyheaven.com/html/index.html

Looks like the perfect solution for PPL completion. Anyone got any experience of this place or the French PPL route ?
by Microheavy
Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Pilot Shop .ie
Replies: 6
Views: 2815

Thats great, about time. Would agree with mikekilo about the VAT and page design all the same.
by Microheavy
Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aviation Training - Is it lost?
Replies: 27
Views: 6784

Thanks Maurice

France would be great, never thought about that.
by Microheavy
Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aviation Training - Is it lost?
Replies: 27
Views: 6784

I find all the Club (RTF) instructors I know to be wonderful people who share their knowledge, enthusiasm and time with great skill and without pay. My experience of the FTO at Weston was miserable and even scary at times and while most of the instructors were OK (one being brilliant), I got totally...
by Microheavy
Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: NAGA membership criteria
Replies: 24
Views: 12809

Why would an ex-Pilot license holder be more valuable to the organisation than an SPL ? I reckon that people aspiring to be part of GA in Ireland would have far more to gain through NAGA than retired pilots and comfortable owner/operators. Therefore they should be more involved in the organisation a...
by Microheavy
Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: ryanair cabin crew
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

this is the GENERAL AVIATION section of the bulletin board. Please post airline stuff in the appropriate section.
by Microheavy
Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Writtens
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

"the students took an exam every couple of days. It was not a case of going into a room and taking on all the papers one after the other" I reckon this is the advantage of doing the CAA exams - you don't have to sit them all in one day. I'd say it would be easy enough to find a school in the 6 coun...
by Microheavy
Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Writtens
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

My understanding is that because all the Florida based schools are UK CAA approved, you have to sit the UK Exams.
by Microheavy
Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Which Weston based school ?
Replies: 25
Views: 9009

Hi Tony, I reckon I'm gonna go with Flightwise, I just like the setup best and I reckon it will suit me. Club flying is great but you need to allow for instructor and aircraft availability. If the club training aircraft goes tech there is no replacement and that is a real pain. If an instructor has ...
by Microheavy
Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Stalling
Replies: 18
Views: 4876

Stalls in the Cherokee are a piece of cake, you just kind of mush down until you add power. My first stalls were in a 152 Aerobat and that was a completely different kettle of fish. Very sudden wing drop that scared the sh1t out of me and I remember bracing myself with my hand on the windshield and ...
by Microheavy
Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: dublinflyers flying club
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

Hi Joe,

Yep, Dublin Flyers still very much up and running. The website is down for some reason but check your PM's for contact details.
by Microheavy
Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Flight Plans
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

An operator in Shannnon told me that the online plan will be back soon, when they sort out the security issues. In the meantime, the method I use (when filing from home) is a Word version of the flight plan faxed to Shannon using WinFax. Just as quick and hassle free as filing online and has never f...
by Microheavy
Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Flight Plans
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

An operator in Shannnon told me that the online plan will be back soon, when they sort out the security issues. In the meantime, the method I use (when filing from home) is a Word version of the flight plan faxed to Shannon using WinFax. Just as quick and hassle free as filing online and has never f...
by Microheavy
Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Helios Air 737 down near Athens
Replies: 31
Views: 8305

OK, didn't realise it was flying for 3 hours.

I've often thought about what it would be like if 2 pilots were incapacitated and I had to try to take over, doesn't bear thinking about, PPL training or not.