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by highonsnow
Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: From zero to pilot...
Replies: 18
Views: 8993

I think I have to comment on this "factory" business, seeing as I HAVE been to Bristow (if that's what this thread is about?! Not digging at JFH here btw..). It's a very good flight school, and going from zero to solo in such a busy airport environment is an excellent experience - I feel t...
by highonsnow
Tue May 13, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Digital Cameras?
Replies: 20
Views: 7448

Can you imagine getting your mitts on one of these lenses:

EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM - (Coming out this month)

Ask santa nicely..

As for the states, buying equipment over there is an absolute must, lenses over here are extremely overpriced, I agree.
by highonsnow
Mon May 12, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Digital Cameras?
Replies: 20
Views: 7448

Hi everyone, I have a Canon EOS 400D with an 18-55mm and a 70-300mm IS USM lense (have a Canon Speedlite 430EZ flash but that has no relevance to zoom photography!) I wish there were more fixed and rotor wing down my part of the country, I must go to a few places sometime during the year and get a f...
by highonsnow
Sun May 11, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Down in Roscommon
Replies: 26
Views: 6929

No need for the sarcasm. If you had read my message clearly you might have realised I said PRELIMINARY reports - to further clarify for you, this does not mean official reports by the AAIU but by anybody who quite possibly, in this relatively small country, might have overheard in the locality. Don'...
by highonsnow
Sun May 11, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Down in Roscommon
Replies: 26
Views: 6929

This is a terrible tragedy.

Are there any preliminary reports detailing what could possibly have caused the difficulties in-flight? AAIU website is having a little bit of trouble at the moment, most pages are showing server errors..
by highonsnow
Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: COMMENTS ON THE NEW IRISH VFR MAP
Replies: 87
Views: 22997

And I STILL think they should show golf courses. Great landmarks they are! Funny you should mention the golf courses... they really should have every last hole marked on the chart, after all golf courses are nearly the bread and butter of the Irish Heli Industry, outside of the private ownership of...
by highonsnow
Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: COMMENTS ON THE NEW IRISH VFR MAP
Replies: 87
Views: 22997

I had a look at it yesterday and i think its way too cluttered. It would be confusing for an experienced pilot let alone any new pilots! The American Jepp charts are the way to go! I agree, I got a copy of EI-1 and EI-2, not going to bother with EI-2 in future, not really of much use, I'm more focu...
by highonsnow
Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Forum Colour contrast
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Forum Colour contrast

You're probably going to kill me.. but is it possible to introduce an optional skin with a different set of contrasting colours.. I find it hard on the eyes reading white on black/gray. The current skin is great, excellent work, but I just find it a little sore on the eyes reading white text after w...
by highonsnow
Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Kerry Airport
Replies: 1
Views: 1347

Kerry Airport

Anybody have any information on what's going on at Kerry Airport these days? Is the Club still in operation or are they closed down? I'm interested to hear of anybody using EIKY for private Heli flights, either landing or hanger, etc. I'm located in Derrynane/Caherdaniel, SW Kerry, quite a number of...
by highonsnow
Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: From zero to pilot...
Replies: 18
Views: 8993

Hi guys, just after joining the forum, never realised it existed until I came across a link posted in pprune, how're things? I'm going to Bristow Academy 10th Jan '08 for my JAA PPL(H), taking a dangerous route of self study and doing practical and exams over there, nothing like jumping into the dee...