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by mark
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: FunFly Aerosports Flying Club
Replies: 0
Views: 102

FunFly Aerosports Flying Club

Hi all, FunFly Aerosports Flying Club (www.funfly.ie) is now open for new members. We have a fleet of 3 ICP Savannah S aircraft, 1 in the Group A category and 2 in the microlight category. If you hold a PPL(A) with a SEP rating, you can fly all three and the hours will count towards the revalidation...
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by mark
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: C42 Share for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 3485

Re: C42 Share for Sale

Done!
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by mark
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: CPL Exam Validity for FI Rating
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: CPL Exam Validity for FI Rating

Another option that was pointed out to me recently is to do the FAA CPL theory exam and this will satisfy the requirement also. I understand all the questions are published and you can do it over a weekend! The requirement to have CPL knowledge to instruct for a PPL is actually an ICAO requirement t...
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by mark
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Ownership
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: Aircraft Ownership

Hi John, Personally, I have owned shares in five aircraft over the years (X-Air, Land Africa, SkyRanger, Savannah and Jodel 1050). My thoughts briefly: - Permit or CofA - For me it's permit all the way. Owning a CofA aircraft is very expensive. The advantage of CofA is that it can give you IFR capab...
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by mark
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying a uk 600kg microlight
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Flying a uk 600kg microlight

Hi John, If you have a full PPL then I don't see any issues. For those with an Irish PPL(M), the answer is it depends! If they did the old old microlight licence that was issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1, then I think they may be able to have the licence re-issued as they already meet all of t...
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by mark
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying a uk 600kg microlight
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Flying a uk 600kg microlight

Hi John, The rules have yet to be published. It's likely that the CAA will mandate differences training for pilots to operate at the heavier weights. Until this wording is published is impossible to say whether an Irish PPL(M) could fly a UK registered microlight at the heavier weight. If you were t...
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by mark
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: CPL Exam Validity for FI Rating
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: CPL Exam Validity for FI Rating

Hi Ois, I would agree with your interpretation - I'd be interested to hear if anyone else had a differing opinion? Just note that the wording of FCL.915.FI was updated recently and it now says: (2) hold at least a PPL(A) and have: (i) except for an FI(A) providing training for the LAPL(A) only, pass...
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by mark
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aero Estate
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Aero Estate

Hi Flying88, I'd say it would be possible but would be a long term project. There are several similar ventures setup as golf clubs around the country and I think that would be the model to follow. They're set up as a golf club or country club with associated mobile homes or houses and other faciliti...
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by mark
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Loss of Medical/License insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Re: Loss of Medical/License insurance

Hi, I use APPN, https://www.appn.asso.fr/index.php/en/ . Found them very efficient to deal with and most of my colleagues also use them. It's run on a non-profit basis so if there is a surplus at the end of the year you get some money back. I used the IALPA scheme before that but APPN appeared to of...
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by mark
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Shares/club Cork?
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Shares/club Cork?

Hi Nathan, There are no clubs in the Cork area I'm afraid. There are a few groups but I don't know if they are open to new members. One is the Lee Aero Club that operates a Europa out of Cork. Another is the Hawk Group in Rathcoole but sadly their aircraft was involved in a serious accident last wee...
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by mark
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Good Morning, Hello and a Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3101

Re: Good Morning, Hello and a Question

Hi John, The EASA PPL(A) is a lifetime licence so there are no requirements for keeping it current (obviously in order to use it you need a valid medical and rating but the licence itself is for life). What you're keeping current is the rating which is an SEP (LAND). The LAPL licence has a different...
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by mark
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Class, Type, Instrument, Certificate & Medical Extensions
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: COVID-19 Class, Type, Instrument, Certificate & Medical Extensions

Hi Dan,

No problem, glad I could help. Always great to have more FI's in the system, hopefully we meet at some stage in the future.

Regards,
Mark
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by mark
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Class, Type, Instrument, Certificate & Medical Extensions
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: COVID-19 Class, Type, Instrument, Certificate & Medical Extensions

Hi DeltaAlphaNovember, Aeronautical Notice P33 addresses your issue in Section 6, (a)(i)(c)(ii) which says: a. The time period of the following is extended as follows: i. by 4 months or to the end date of this Aeronautical Notice, whichever occurs first, whichever period of time is shorter, in the c...
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by mark
Sun May 17, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Returning to Flying after Covid-19
Replies: 0
Views: 1297

Returning to Flying after Covid-19

Hi all,

GASCo have published some very good guidance for pilots returning to flying after an extended break due to Covid (or other) restrictions. Well worth 20 minutes of your time...

https://www.gasco.org.uk/returntoflying.html

Regards,
Mark
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by mark
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Class, Type, Instrument, Certificate & Medical Extensions
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

COVID-19 Class, Type, Instrument, Certificate & Medical Extensions

Hi all, For anyone who has a rating or medical expiring in the next few months and cannot get it revalidated due to social distancing rules associated with COVID-19, you might find this article useful: https://flyinginireland.com/2020/03/iaa-extend-general-aviation-ratings-and-certificates/ I've als...