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by Cosmic
Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: stall spin
Replies: 12
Views: 3487

I don't think anyone was suggesting retrofitting older aircraft JimC. You might not want a recorder fitted, but I bet your Father, Mother, Wife, Husband, daughter and Son (Delete as appropriate) would want to know what happened to achieve closure. I can tell you it's agony to always wonder what happ...
by Cosmic
Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: How to be a Bush/Sea Plane Pilot
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

Maun in Botswana is a place that quite a few rookies get their start as crusty Bush Pilots. You'll start flying sightseers around in C172s and C206s but once you have a few hours and a season under your belt it opens up that chance for more adventures with other operators in Tanzania and Kenya. To g...
by Cosmic
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Maximum wind speed for ground ops...?!
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

I don't know for sure, but I her much doubt that the airport imposes a limit. It's not ATC job to tell you how to operate your aircraft, if you want to try and land in 100kts of crosswind that's your business.

The Mob I work for on the 737 say 60kts is the limit for ground ops.
by Cosmic
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Jepp Multi Engine book, BE76 POH, Headset Bags, Jepp Binder
Replies: 0
Views: 967

Jepp Multi Engine book, BE76 POH, Headset Bags, Jepp Binder

Owner losing storage facilities in parents house. http://rath.smugmug.com/photos/440464759_hbnt7-M.jpg All in mint, as new condition. Buyer must collect from South Dublin area. Must take as a whole, unwilling to split up. New Prices Jeppesen Premium Leather 2" Binder €53 Jeppesen GFD Multi-Engi...
by Cosmic
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Sale Of Dauphins Defended
Replies: 1
Views: 1202

I undestood that some of these aircraft were doner aircraft and were stripped right down. They also had an unsupported avionics suite which was obsolete. The new aircraft had all new avionics possibly and probably new engines and rotors before tthey were resold as well as a host of other work. It wa...
by Cosmic
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Change of state of license issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

driver1a

It most certainly isn't that easy. What you saw was the final step in a long process. I've been through it recently and I wish it was!
by Cosmic
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: FAA PPLIR and conversion to JAA
Replies: 17
Views: 3396

That table implies about 320 IMC holders.
by Cosmic
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Lucky
Replies: 2
Views: 1684

Crikey :o Look at the boom flexing!
by Cosmic
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ppl despair
Replies: 22
Views: 4956

Romeo Sierra Would you not consider going abroad in search of some better weather? It doesn't even have to be the US, there are schools in Spain who are eager to help. As I've said elsewhere, I did my PPL in 4 weeks and 45 hrs start to finish. It seems barely believable that people spend a year or ...
by Cosmic
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: South African Training what do you come out with...?
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

I came to the conclusion it would be easier and not a whole lot more expensive to do the training here or the UK. There is a lot of wasted time and hanging about waiting for the weather in Ireland and England, and that burns lots of money, is very frustrating and breaks momentum. Training overseas ...
by Cosmic
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Change of state of license issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

Andymax, Yes it is relatively painless. Complete this form : m It takes about 10 weeks if you are dealing with the UK CAA as I was. With others your mileage may vary. You may be required to take another medical if your Medical is not from one of the two states you are transferring between. I had a S...
by Cosmic
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Where to go in Florida?
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

I was a JAR PPL + ATPL and FAA IR student at Naples and did my Multi and CPL in EFT. Naples is a fabulous place to live with a good training evironment. Busy but not too busy tower controlled airfield, easy access to Fort Myers for Instrument work and lots of uncontolled airfields for other exercise...
by Cosmic
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: No Avgas in Cork airport
Replies: 2
Views: 1275

extra 27c!


Per litre? Cor blimey.
by Cosmic
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: FAA PPLIR and conversion to JAA
Replies: 17
Views: 3396

It seems I got my statistics wrong. I would like to remind myself of what Disraeli said!: There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics They are here if you want to see them: m Still, out of 1900 PPL holders there are 22 IR holders. I would be willing to bet that at least some of ...
by Cosmic
Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Great to see no more accident/incident discussion..
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

j3cub Are you talking about informed speculation by licenced Pilots or uninformed speculation by Walter Mitty wannabe Flight Simulator Pilots types? There is a vast difference. The thread I read on this forum contained restrained informed speculation, and to anyone with a licence the cause seems qu...