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by TrickyDicky
Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Kinsale Gas Field
Replies: 10
Views: 10582

If I were in Irish Helis I would be kicking myself right now. It looks like it has gone to Bond Air Services with an EC135!! IHL have the same offshore capabilities as BAS, operate EC135 and already have an AOC in Ireland. It was there for the taking and they appear to have dropped the ball! Suppose...
by TrickyDicky
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: DUBLIN S.A.R Contact Details?
Replies: 1
Views: 1094

Hi DA,
In your PMs
by TrickyDicky
Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: All Ireland Air Ambulance - publicity launch
Replies: 17
Views: 5094

Edeeorr, At least for the foreseeable future it will only be a daytime operation. Only the IAC and the Coastguard SAR aircraft can operate VFR outside controlled airspace in Ireland. Even if allowed there may also be added equipment or crew required for night VFR HEMS ops. That could increase the co...
by TrickyDicky
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: All Ireland Air Ambulance - publicity launch
Replies: 17
Views: 5094

Sorry Guys I dont believe this is feasible. The UK model works on charity donations to keep aircraft operating. The area covered by a single aircraft in the UK has a donating population many times that of this entire island. A single aircraft wont cover the country. OK it needs time to build up but ...
by TrickyDicky
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Wanted - Group for SR20 type aircraft - Sligo
Replies: 0
Views: 947

Wanted - Group for SR20 type aircraft - Sligo

Hi all, Looking to set up a group in Sligo around an SR20 or similar type aircraft. I envisage a max no of 8 people involved with an upfront cost of approx. €25k for purchase, low monthly for fixed costs / contingency and operating per hr at cost. Anybody interested let me know or PM me if you prefe...
by TrickyDicky
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Fuel / Landing Fee Watch?
Replies: 17
Views: 4679

Fuel / Landing Fee Watch?

Hi All.
How about everybody posting fuel price (with and without VAT) and landing parking fees for all airports in Ireland (N and S). Also any info on deals to be had on refueling aircraft ie no landing fees.

Might just stimulate some competition to our benefit if we support the cheaper airfields.
by TrickyDicky
Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Instruction in own aircraft.
Replies: 3
Views: 1669

Instruction in own aircraft.

Evening all. Just a quick query, can an instructor instruct a student in the students own aircraft or must the student go to a flight school. I am looking at purchasing and need a short course to revalidate my license. It would make sense to me to do it in my own aircraft, also gaining experience in...
by TrickyDicky
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aerial Work or NOT???
Replies: 5
Views: 1398

Self fly hire aircraft are considered private flights for legal purposes but public flights for maintenance reasons. Hence under the old system you could rent out your aircraft without aerial work cert or AOC but required a public rather then private maintenance CoA. New maintenance system there is ...
by TrickyDicky
Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Employment
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

by TrickyDicky
Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Employment
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

Hi John, Try www.heli.com. This used to be heli adventures training school in the US. Now owned by Bristows. Have a chat with them about finishing your training there and possible future employment in the UK. In the present climate your best chance is to get on a training programme with one of the b...
by TrickyDicky
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: How To Fly A 172.....
Replies: 12
Views: 3002

Oh dear lord!
Im sorry, as one of the few people in the world who just found the 'Office' unbearably cringe worthy, I just couldnt watch it!
I hope its not on his CV :-)
by TrickyDicky
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Bettystown Crash
Replies: 21
Views: 14774

Hi Chopper Squad, Perhaps your right. Lets wait for the report. Its just that while I dont personnally know the landing site, despite many overhead photos in the press, I shouldnt have to. I cannot understand how a Class 1 helicopter flying to a suitable class 1 sized landing site can miss it so bad...
by TrickyDicky
Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Bettystown Crash
Replies: 21
Views: 14774

We dont need to know what happened during the departure from the beach. If this incident is related to that departure he should have flown a profile that allowed a return to his departure point and not a crash into a built up area. Or if this was an approach to the area as already stated he had no b...
by TrickyDicky
Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Bettystown Crash
Replies: 21
Views: 14774

Correct and right, it could be me next and if I decide to take an aircraft into an area like that, wheater there is a subsequent accident or not, and needlessly endanger peoples lives I would quite rightly expect a lambasting. :(
by TrickyDicky
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Bettystown Crash
Replies: 21
Views: 14774

There will be no more regulation from this accident. The regulations that cover this area are clear and concise, you cant regulate a pilot that decides to ignore them. For helicopter operations in a hostile (congested, built up) area a Class 1 twin engine aircraft is required but it also requires an...