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by scraggane
Sat May 22, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Limerick Flying Club Fly-out 22/23 May - Traffic Alert
Replies: 3
Views: 1572

Re: Limerick Flying Club Fly-out 22/23 May - Traffic Alert

sounds like a really great trip that ye have planned. Enjoy!
by scraggane
Sun May 09, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 17
Views: 5566

Re: End of an era

my first solo was in Fox Papa. She handled beautifully for me. Sad to see her go!
by scraggane
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Floatplane Ratings with the NFC. Just in time for Summer!
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: Floatplane Ratings with the NFC. Just in time for Summer!

Excellent!!

What's the story with landing on waterways in this country though? Do they have to be licensed landing areas?
by scraggane
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL Sills test
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Re: PPL Sills test

well done Caroline. I just got mine before Christmas. Really great feeling. Mine was in SA though, but I still had some trouble with weather!
by scraggane
Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: irish atc on strike
Replies: 56
Views: 10850

Re: irish atc on strike

this thread lost all credibility when somebody said that what Thatcher did in the UK in the 80's was the right way!! :roll:
by scraggane
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: irish atc on strike
Replies: 56
Views: 10850

Re: irish atc on strike

can anyone give the low-down on this? IAA are certainly going out to paint their air traffic controllers as an overpaid, underworked bunch of wasters. I suspect this may not be the case, however.
by scraggane
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL in South Africa??
Replies: 6
Views: 2859

Re: PPL in South Africa??

hello all, I started this thread more than 3 years ago, and finally I can follow up on it. Last year, i finally decided to bite the bullet and get the PPL in one swoop. After some research, I decided to go to Algoa Flying Club in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It had got good reviews and was the leas...
by scraggane
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Seaplane service from Galway Docks to Foynes
Replies: 22
Views: 5925

Re: Seaplane service from Galway Docks to Foynes

I saw the following article in todays Irish Times. Personally, I can't see that the proposed seaplane service would have an adverse environmental impact. The Irish Times - Monday, January 11, 2010 An Taisce objects to seaplane plan An Taisce’s Galway branch has described as “perilous” a business pla...
by scraggane
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Nationwide RTE 1 - Monday Jan 4th
Replies: 19
Views: 5864

Re: Nationwide RTE 1 - Monday Jan 4th

it's on the RTÉ player now. Here is the link. http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0104/nation ... 1,null,228

It was an excellent show and well done to Jane and Eddie for getting this going. It is an incredible achievement. Great to see so many Coonagh people featuring prominently in the show.
by scraggane
Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Another light aircraft missing
Replies: 69
Views: 15078

Re: Another light aircraft missing

patrickc wrote:
Doesn't the inertia argument still have merit though
No.
what a useful response. I've since come across the inertia argument in published texts on principles of flight, so i suspect you are incorrect.
by scraggane
Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Another light aircraft missing
Replies: 69
Views: 15078

Re: Another light aircraft missing

Your points are well made, Hibby and Pilot, and I think I agree with you now. Doesn't the inertia argument still have merit though? Happy New Year!
by scraggane
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Another light aircraft missing
Replies: 69
Views: 15078

Re: Another light aircraft missing

I hadn't intended to continue this discussion because it seemed to be generating more heat than light, and I value good relations more highly than I value trying to convince people that they are wrong. However you seem to be taking a genuinely curious attitude and so I'll do my best to answer the s...
by scraggane
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Another light aircraft missing
Replies: 69
Views: 15078

Re: Another light aircraft missing

Think of at as whind shear except instead of wind changing direction suddenly, the aircraft changes it's orientation relative to the wind. If this was true in every scenario, of course we would only be able to fly an aircraft in straight lines. However, the MAJOR point of note here is the actual wi...
by scraggane
Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The airfields in all this bad weather......
Replies: 28
Views: 5642

hi Shrtfld it was very sweet watching the game in a packed Afrikaaners pub. I left shortly after the final whistle, as the fights were starting. :D Good to know that Coonagh is still relatively dry. Hope the committee have thought about moving aircraft, if possible, because the place is very vulnera...
by scraggane
Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The airfields in all this bad weather......
Replies: 28
Views: 5642

can anybody tell me how things are in Coonagh? It's below the level of the Shannon River and is only protected because of the high built-up banks. It has suffered from flooding in past years. Currently the ESB are holding the Shanon waters back at Ardnacrusha, which is one of the reasons why the mid...