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by MCRO
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Changing from PPL(a) to PPL(m)
Replies: 20
Views: 4901

Re: Changing from PPL(a) to PPL(m)

It is amazing how, sometimes, a little research brings forth an unexpected answer The UK position is set out at http://www.nationalprivatepilotslicence.co.uk/New/FAQ.htm Q What do I need to do to fly microlights on my light aircraft (SEP) licence? A You may fly microlights without any further traini...
by MCRO
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Contrasts CAA-IAA
Replies: 10
Views: 2245

Re: Contrasts CAA-IAA

This is a very, very difficult discussion because one solution cannot be devised to suit everyone The 'Light' end of the spectrum - say stall <45kt - needs very little aerodrome assistance - the I/R Multi trainer needs a lot more At the 'Light' end what is nowadays the risk of a fire on the field? W...
by MCRO
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Contrasts CAA-IAA
Replies: 10
Views: 2245

Re: Contrasts CAA-IAA

But it is so, so, simple If something happens to call into question something in the licensing standard at an ICAO Annex 14 Licensed field in Ireland,the matter is deflected to ICAO If something of this nature happens at an unlicensed field being used under an IAA relief-from-ICAO scheme then the bu...
by MCRO
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Tail Wheel
Replies: 20
Views: 5082

Re: Tail Wheel

A very healthy proportion of fields are potential airfields : you only have to walk them, and maybe drive the car along at 40 m.p.h, to see if you can safely use them as an aerodrome The idea of a grass runway only arises when you would like to invite your tricycle friends to fly in, or maybe get a ...
by MCRO
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Tail Wheel
Replies: 20
Views: 5082

Re: Tail Wheel

Remember that the incentive to give tricycle gear and yokes - as a opposed to sticks - to small aircraft was simply to make them more saleable to the motoring population. The great plus about the taildragger as a trainer is verh simply that it 'puts manners on ye' No amount of coaching by an instruc...
by MCRO
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Tail Wheel
Replies: 20
Views: 5082

Re: Tail Wheel

If there were enough tail-draggers around so that everyone could be trained to First Solo in such an one how much more complete and comprehensive and less costly would be our training. Conversions later to nosegearare simple as the taildragger isn't required to do anything which to him seems against...
by MCRO
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Open meeting Tullamore 19/02/10
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Open meeting Tullamore 19/02/10

Yes - Everyone who possibly can shoulld support this It could just be the tipping point that will eventually get, for everyone who does not need an ICAO Licence for the flying they do, a suitably focussed National PPL General Aviation tried very hard for this 10 years ago, under the auspices of the ...
by MCRO
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying to the UK
Replies: 43
Views: 29271

Re: Flying to the UK

This has been a most informative topic - and special credit to friend 'Pilot' who has produced the fruit of excellent research But I wonder is 'Nosedive' not very lucky indeed to have survived regulatory cremation Mother of all our Regulation, the Chigaco Convention (ICAO), has to be our focus for I...
by MCRO
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: irish atc on strike
Replies: 56
Views: 10073

Re: irish atc on strike

How nice to hear But I wonder how recently is recently? I believe thaht in any timescale claiminf recency such a flight would have had to carry a clearance from Shannon - I forget which great leap forward made a clearance as well as a flightplan mandatory for VFF operation in a control zone - an I s...
by MCRO
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Dr Colm Killeen - RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 2876

Re: Dr Colm Killeen - RIP

I read this in New Zealand A wonderful and magnificent man - and, with his like-minded colleague, Terry Rown - a colossus who modernised Private Flying in Ireland by sheer example With much pride I remember, as an instructor, 49 years ago, sharing with Denis Geene the honour of attempting to get him...
by MCRO
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: irish atc on strike
Replies: 56
Views: 10073

Re: irish atc on strike

God be with the times when we'd go out to Culmullen field on Chrismas Morning, harness up the Tiger Moth, (partly then the property of he who is now ATC Operations Manager), perform a few loops over Collinstown to show their Zone was free when abandoned - and return to Christmas Dinner They stopped ...
by MCRO
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Airspace grab in Donegal.
Replies: 27
Views: 6375

Simplicates Vero

Instal a small ATIS device on Eglinton Field

This to broadcast continuously whether Stub has IFR traffic

Boradcast info good for 15 mins after receipt

Eglinton to handle grant of any stub clearances via R/T only

If stub down to 1,500 amsl, then not much room East of Newtown C

Best cheer

Maurice
by MCRO
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Mayday heard on Sunday
Replies: 38
Views: 9627

Hello Whiskey Tango We shouldn’t be too far adrift in our thinking : I used to be Whiskey Romeo - licensed to prowl! I think one’s attitude to Forced Landings derives muchly from what was inculcated at training. We were never encouraged to control approaches by the use of power until CPL/IR stage It...
by MCRO
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Mayday heard on Sunday
Replies: 38
Views: 9627

"Information only" sounds a pretty good idea" But I don't think it has ever been promulgated 'Request Radar advisories - I think has But I have heard there are some difficulties -simple for this from Doc 4444 What abouit the non-Radio batallions - they are not stupid, just simple - if they are no lo...
by MCRO
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Mayday heard on Sunday
Replies: 38
Views: 9627

As someone who spent some years of his flying life toodling round Western Europe in aircraft which didn't even have electrics, let alone COMs - VHF R/T hadn't come to the aeronautical mobie servce and H/F morse was impractical in a light aircraft - I am immensely heartened by 501 telling me that his...