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by OnTheNumbers
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: CPL Exam Validity for FI Rating
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: CPL Exam Validity for FI Rating

Thanks for that Mark, I'd missed the change to allow self study but as you say the LAPL serves most peoples purposes !
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by OnTheNumbers
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Ownership
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Aircraft Ownership

As a sole owner of a vintage two-seater on a permit, I can say Mark has hit the nail on the head on all counts. Group ownership of a permit is the way to go; assuming you're with the right group and right aircraft for you.
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by OnTheNumbers
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Paper or Digital VFR Charts
Replies: 6
Views: 7786

Re: Paper or Digital VFR Charts

Jon, not only are the colours wrong, the data was wrong in some cases too. But my biggest complaint is the disgraceful design. When you see how much perfectly readable data the OSI can put in their 1:250 000 there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to get a beautiful chart with our comparatively ...
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by OnTheNumbers
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Paper or Digital VFR Charts
Replies: 6
Views: 7786

Re: Paper or Digital VFR Charts

Help us, that current Irish Chart is horrendous. Should nearly be outsourced to the CAA who produce lovely charts lol That said, I use the chart and SkyDemon in a traditional way. I plot a route from waypoint to waypoint which I also draw out on the chart with a printed plog from SkyDemon. I could g...
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by OnTheNumbers
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: tail-wheel rating
Replies: 8
Views: 9034

Re: tail-wheel rating

Navan would be a good spot as they have a lot of tailwheel experience there. As for 737 circuits and bumps, you could always support the gang in Atlantic Airventure !! Lovely bunch of people down there doing great working inspiring the next generations http://atlanticairventure.com/courses/b737-800n...
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by OnTheNumbers
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: 8.33kHz Radios
Replies: 4
Views: 5503

Re: 8.33kHz Radios

I wonder if that funding will be available to self installers or will it have to be done by approved installlers? In any case It's certainly going to eat into the training budget :-(

The FUNKE is a neat looking unit. Is it tied to an existing intercom or are you using its own on-board

David
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by OnTheNumbers
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: 8.33kHz Radios
Replies: 4
Views: 5503

Re: 8.33kHz Radios

Right now I have no immediate plan to upgrade but I've and Icom A200 so I'dprobably look at something similarly low profile like the Trig 96 or the ICOM A220.

The whole thing seems a bit odd though. Interestingly the US don't seem to feel the need to implement 8.33.
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by OnTheNumbers
Thu May 08, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing
Replies: 48
Views: 25614

Re: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing

Was wondering if that was why it was taking so long for the AAIU report to be published.
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by OnTheNumbers
Thu May 10, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: RIP Denny Fitch...Sioux City Flight 232 Throttle Man
Replies: 0
Views: 1379

RIP Denny Fitch...Sioux City Flight 232 Throttle Man

Sad to hear of his passing. In case you don't remember the name; Denny Fitch was the the off-duty United Airlines DC-10 instructor who worked the throttles in the crash landing of Flight 232 at Sioux City in 1989

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytime ... =157525448
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by OnTheNumbers
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL Radio Telephony Course
Replies: 8
Views: 4995

Re: PPL Radio Telephony Course

Hi CharlieOscar, Flightwise "are running a Radio Telephony class on the 19th of May from 9am to 6pm. The class is open to all students and anyone who who’s feeling a little rusty on the radio. Contact Brian on 086-2694631 or by email for further details " .....from their website http://www.flightwis...
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by OnTheNumbers
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Staff sit-in at Galway Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 5123

Re: Staff sit-in at Galway Airport

This will be a shame if it's lost. Airports don't seem to come back once they're closed.

At the same time, here's hoping that the employee who've been made unemployed are looked after properly.

David
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by OnTheNumbers
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Brian Douglas RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 3892

Re: Brian Douglas RIP

Aww, no. It's always sad, the passing of a gentleman, but how harsh it is when it's one so young. I was hangared beside Brian Douglas for a while in Trevet. Even when busy with tending carefully to the Condor, he was always generous with his time and advice. His easy and calm disposition perfectly m...
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by OnTheNumbers
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing
Replies: 48
Views: 25614

Re: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing

Guess we'll all have to wait for the report.
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by OnTheNumbers
Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing
Replies: 48
Views: 25614

Re: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing

How long before the report comes out?
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by OnTheNumbers
Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing
Replies: 48
Views: 25614

Re: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing

Hmmm. Lucky, lucky man.

David