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by robclay26
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Authority
Replies: 17
Views: 6250

Re: Irish Aviation Authority

Very interesting to hear all your stories and experiences everybody. Seems over time thing just never change. My experiences are as follows: Licensing Dept: I contacted the licensing dept about flying with an ICAO licence on Irish registered aircraft. Something that should take less then 5 minutes t...
by robclay26
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Class 1 medical
Replies: 23
Views: 16149

Re: Class 1 medical

Hi everybody, As promised I got a reply from Annette Ruge chief medical officer in EASA, a very efficient and helpfull person. In connection with EASA licences & medical certs been common and excepted from all member states of been 1 standard and not national. Dear Mr Clayton, the European rules for...
by robclay26
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: IAA exam costs, times and lenght of time for results
Replies: 3
Views: 2371

Re: IAA exam costs, times and lenght of time for results

Hi Wilco & Stovepipe Thanks for your feedback and opinion :) I think things will never change unless we all as pilots write to the IAA and demand changes. At the end of the day it will be for the good of everybody not just us pilots. As i said, they seem to know how to waste money very well and turn...
by robclay26
Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Class 1 medical
Replies: 23
Views: 16149

Re: Class 1 medical

I am pretty sure they will convert it, and prob charge ye a fortune! Becasue they know of my previous "failure" with their stupid colour vision testing and its on my record, they will not change mine from CAA to IAA. So bottom line is: If your in doubt about your color vison for example, go to the C...
by robclay26
Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Class 1 medical
Replies: 23
Views: 16149

Re: Class 1 medical

Hi LC, Interesting to hear your story, and also that you find Gatwick a much better job! On your quote about transferring the CAA medical to IAA, I can confirm that the IAA will not accept it depending on your circumstances. For example, in my case, IAA say im colour blind failed the stupid Isharia ...
by robclay26
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Class 1 medical
Replies: 23
Views: 16149

Re: Class 1 medical

Hi, I would reccommend the CAA medical Dept at their building in Gatwick. Friendly staff, cheaper than Dublin, they are faster to do the test and you go home with your cert in your hand, not waiting on Rodenburg's letter/cert in the post a week later! Also, god forbid, but if you have any colour vis...
by robclay26
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Class 1 medical
Replies: 23
Views: 16149

Re: Class 1 medical

Hi, I would reccommend the CAA medical Dept at their building in Gatwick. Friendly staff, cheaper than Dublin, they are faster to do the test and you go home with your cert in your hand, not waiting on Rodenburg's letter/cert in the post a week later! Also, god forbid, but if you have any colour vis...
by robclay26
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: IAA exam costs, times and lenght of time for results
Replies: 3
Views: 2371

IAA exam costs, times and lenght of time for results

Hi everybody, I was wondering what the general opinion is from all Pilots & Student Pilots with the IAA and their exams. What i find crazy is: (1)They dont hold many sittings in the year. The Location was only the Gresham Hotel in Dublin, but heard they now having stiings in Weston and Cork Airport?...
by robclay26
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Mini Max
Replies: 5
Views: 8063

Re: Mini Max

Hi Nosedive, I am interested in building sometime one of these kit planes myself, the one i found to be of most interest is the Sd1 Minisport, its a Czech built aircraft/kit. It comes in various stages of constuction from basic materials kit @ €798, 51% kit €6,927 or fully complete €21,954. Comes in...
by robclay26
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL(M) to PPL(A)
Replies: 1
Views: 2050

Re: PPL(M) to PPL(A)

Hi, I have been down this road myself. I was wondering if you hold a valid/current PPL(m)? i did my PPL(m) training here in Ireland with Ultraflight in abbeyshrule. After some time i decided to go become a commercial pilot, in order for me to do this at the time i could only ICAO registered aircraft...
by robclay26
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Spotting area nr. old long term car park, DUB?
Replies: 8
Views: 4316

I agree totally, the car park down beside the start of rwy 28 that is just a pull iin area of the road is far too small, its only spring time and its a lottery to get a car park space. fine at moment we can move up to the slip road entrance to the long term car park beside the harristown bus station...
by robclay26
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: class 1 medical help needed!!!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

class 1 medical help needed!!!!!!!!

hi all, need help big time!!! i just done my class 1 medical and failed the colour blindness test and the lantern test, anybosy got any suggestions on getting past this? any approved eye specialists around approved by iaa? i did medical in mater private, and to be honest, im really peed off that i f...