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by HillerBee
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Would you fly 5 miles out to sea at 1000 feet...
Replies: 30
Views: 11819

I did an IMC rating back in 2000 at Jersey, all the training is done over the Sea, and they've been doing that for a lot of years. I've flown over water a lot since, you have to if you want to leave the Island.

The engine doesn't know it's over water, only the pilot does.
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by HillerBee
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Minister Cullens Helicopters Door "falls" off :)
Replies: 3
Views: 2242

It's a precautionary landing by the way. The AW139 can fly with the rear doors opened as can most helicopters.
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by HillerBee
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clifden Air Show to exclude military aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 7104

Well there shouldn't be a problem for the Aircorps to attend because they are using civilian planes and helicopters anyway, only the paint makes them military! What a load of B****
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by HillerBee
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: FAA PPL BI Annual
Replies: 2
Views: 2078

A minimum of 1 hour groundschool, regulations, airspace, sfar73 and 1 hour of flight, where you should be able to perform a number or all maneuvers out of the PTS to the PTS standards. It's not an exam, but if the instructor is not happy with your knowledage or performance you won't get your endorsm...
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by HillerBee
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: All Ireland Air Ambulance - publicity launch
Replies: 17
Views: 6977

In the UK funding is partially provided by the AA, the rest comes from donations from the people. It is very hard to find the money for the charities, and they have to work really hard. Usually a charity is for one or two counties. The flying time to casualty is usually less than 15 min. A BO105 bas...
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by HillerBee
Mon May 12, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Down in Roscommon
Replies: 26
Views: 9740

R.I.P. This is a great loss. Divine my deepest sympathy.
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by HillerBee
Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: New R44
Replies: 29
Views: 12452

Mine came with a cover, but can't remember if it was an option. Where do you live I have hangarage available.
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by HillerBee
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: New R44
Replies: 29
Views: 12452

Congrats, You need a hangar. They are prone to corrosion. Really keep it clean and waxed also very important. Use CorrosionX for the leading edge, not WD40 (ever on a helicopter) Did you buy a towcart or something, otherwise it's (almost) impossible to handle alone. I made a simple towcart (manpower...
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by HillerBee
Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: FAA Licence
Replies: 22
Views: 8573

The US is a member of ICAO and council member. The FAA license is the most widely accepted licence in the World.

There's is no need for the FAA to print on the license that it's issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1.

http://www.icao.int/icao/en/trivia/peltrgFAQ.htm#13