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by zulu10
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microsoft pull the plug on Flight Sim
Replies: 1
Views: 1498

Pity that. In fairness I think they have exhausted the potential for flight simulation that one can get on the modern PC but did a very good job at it blowing all their compeditors away. Im sure they will come back when a new generation of Games comes along. Thanks MS for your help along the way in ...
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by zulu10
Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Tax relief or grants for students?
Replies: 9
Views: 4250

FYI. You can claim tax relief on flight training costs in Ireland. If you spent x amount in Ireland within the last 3 years then you may earn 'as a self employed pilot' up to x amonut tax free. As long as the costs incured were related to improving your present job then you may claim it as an expens...
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by zulu10
Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PANIC STATIONS (NEED ADVICE)
Replies: 21
Views: 6418

Airbus. As someone else has pointed out, do what your heart says. I always wanted to be a pilot, I didnt just decide one day that it might be suit me. Unless you are 100% sure you want to do this then dont do it. Getting to Type rating level and beyond may not involve the same level of technical kno...
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by zulu10
Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: The Directional Indicator
Replies: 10
Views: 3121

"A Flux Valve is a magnetic sensory device that electrically transmits information to an aircraft's compass system regarding its orientation relative to Earth’s magnetic field. This information, in the form of three separate electrical signals tied to a common return, is used to generate a visu...
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by zulu10
Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Why the costs differ?
Replies: 16
Views: 4352

Why part with big money and take the risk. Keep your options open so you can continue somewhere else if required. It wont slow you down doing it piecemeal, they will be glad to take your money anytime. At another flying school I experieced a situation whereby preference was given to introductory fli...
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by zulu10
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Why the costs differ?
Replies: 16
Views: 4352

John

I wouldnt sign up for any of these combined courses that you quoted at OFT. Do your PPL first either faa or JAA in the US. At that stage you will be much wiser to following the cheapeest route. Few pilots have followed exactly the same route to fatpl.
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by zulu10
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Why the costs differ?
Replies: 16
Views: 4352

You are missing nothing . The fact is that its always cheaper to rent an aircraft in the US. You can convert your license like many of us before you and 50K is a reasonable figure. With the 0 to fatpl integrated courses the thinking and organising is done by the school and they charge you ott for th...
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by zulu10
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Waerford IT and PTC !!??
Replies: 9
Views: 3417

For all our sakes please do not pay these prices to gain your fatpl. It can be done for less than half that, I did it for about 45k a few years back and finished in PTC . If you want a degree do it in some other business and not have all your eggs in the one basket. Better for everyone if you take t...
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by zulu10
Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Single Engine IFR @ Night
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Yes I would agree with Maurice as long as its not under Jar ops 1 I believe. To get anywhere at night outside the CTR you must file IFR. If the wx is near minimums then stay at home.
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by zulu10
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Cork Radar Control
Replies: 6
Views: 4172

No you wouldnt. The transmitter is located in SNN with the controller in Dub with todays technology in between. Doubt youll hear the pilots either. VHF transmission is line of sight.
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by zulu10
Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Class 1 IAA Medical
Replies: 16
Views: 8441

CLASS 1 MED

Ive heard atleast once in the past year or so that the IAA were considering a test centre for Class 1 medical renewals outside Dublin. Anyone?
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by zulu10
Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Should you wear a white shirt & black tie to a flight te
Replies: 20
Views: 5293

Isnt a uniform for a person working in a profeesional capacity? PPL def no and CPL is pushing it too seen as your qualification will most likely be single enigine piston, if you pass. Have you ever seen a para dropper or crop sprayer wearing a colar and tie?
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by zulu10
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: 31st route from SNN with Ryanair
Replies: 4
Views: 2271

They didn't last long on the Dublin route! And theres Shannon loosing another link to an International hub - I'd imagine the uproar from the west is going to be huge...... Well you could look at it another way and that is that people of the west dont need to go thru Dublin to get where they are goi...
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by zulu10
Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Crash at Heathrow
Replies: 42
Views: 11314

Geez guys...... I guess this, I guess that....I guess yee have'nt a feckin clue so best to remain quiet and keep your ignorance in question before opening your mouth and removing all doubt ! Now, lock on me and FIRE................ Geez. Why do we bother having a discussion forum atall. Sure no one...
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by zulu10
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Crash at Heathrow
Replies: 42
Views: 11314

Im guessing that the aircraft stalled eventually when the glide speed became too low just before touchdown due to the pilots attempt at an extended glide. However I dont think a stall started this initially. Why would a large aircraft on normall final approach be flying anywhere near the stall speed...