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by conor_mc
Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Skytrace
Replies: 5
Views: 3509

I did my PPL a year and half ago with Skytrace - found them very good. Jeff, the CFI, is a hard man to please and rightly so - I realised that after bricking it for my flight test only to be asked by the examiner who my instructor was because I was so well prepared. PPL students, back then anyway, w...
by conor_mc
Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Laurence Dwyer 1959-2007 RIP
Replies: 46
Views: 16306

Mark,

Haven't been on the site for a while now, so only after reading the awful news.

Deepest sympathies to yourself and your family.

Conor
by conor_mc
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: New aviation club for North co Dublin
Replies: 17
Views: 8142

Absolutely, count me in too.
by conor_mc
Thu May 25, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft down near Killucan 25/05/2006 - 2 fatalities
Replies: 65
Views: 23669

From the Indo's breaking news.... Two men have died in a light aircraft crash near Killucan in Co Westmeath this morning. The plane, which belonged to the National Flying Centre based at Weston Aerodrome in Co Kildare, came down in the Raharney area at around 11am, killing both people on board. The ...
by conor_mc
Thu May 25, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft down near Killucan 25/05/2006 - 2 fatalities
Replies: 65
Views: 23669

The news report has changed literally just as I posted that.

Unfortunately there seems to have been two fatalities.
by conor_mc
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Another new hole in the ground!
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

I'm only surprised that they're actually planning to bring it all the way through to Stephen's Green where it can meet up with the Luas - surely it should be stopped somewhere near Parnell Square so that it's nowhere close to existing infrastructure like the luas, the rail network, or even Busaras! ...
by conor_mc
Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 16
Views: 5508

Cheers nosedive, I'll be dropping up to Drogheda for a look this week, only up the road for me!
by conor_mc
Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 16
Views: 5508

Hi Nosedive,

I'm definitely interested in that ..... can you pm me the details please?

Cheers,

Conor
by conor_mc
Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Where do I start?!?
Replies: 23
Views: 6560

conor_mc wrote:You mention Maths, but do Leaving Cert Physics also.... honours if possible - a good grounding in physics now will make so much of the theory easier to understand.


While I think of it, Geography would help with Met as well.
by conor_mc
Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Where do I start?!?
Replies: 23
Views: 6560

You mention Maths, but do Leaving Cert Physics also.... honours if possible - a good grounding in physics now will make so much of the theory easier to understand.
by conor_mc
Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Logging P1 hours
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

I think the issue you're referring to is that under FAA rules, if you're acting as safety pilot for someone flying under the hood (i.e. simulated IMC) both pilots can log the time as P1. Under JAR rules, this is not the case and only one pilot can log P1. Schemes for multi-engine flying as offered b...
by conor_mc
Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Jet pilot programme opportunity
Replies: 217
Views: 66764

Another poster on PPRuNe has said that the cost is nearer to ?90k. A poster on pprune has suggested that approx costs would be ?100k but that they hadn't yet been finalised. Obviously that would include a BAe146 rating. Sigmar aviation is a subsidiary of Sigmar Recruitment who recruit for other indu...
by conor_mc
Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Jet pilot programme opportunity
Replies: 217
Views: 66764

A poster on pprune has suggested that approx costs would be ?100k but that they hadn't yet been finalised. Obviously that would include a BAe146 rating.

Sigmar aviation is a subsidiary of Sigmar Recruitment who recruit for other industries such as finance, accountancy etc.
by conor_mc
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Shannon antics
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

The intervention from the EU is just the latest major problem to confront Transport Minister Martin Cullen. His office is responsible for informing the Commission of any aviation developments. You see, there's the problem. The Dept has successfully held up anything that even resembles an "aviation ...