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by cubpilot
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Speed Twin aerobatic Display at Shannon
Replies: 5
Views: 3042

Re: Speed Twin aerobatic Display at Shannon

fast, economical, short field ability and aerobatic. what more do you need. I had the luck to fly in the first speed twin some years ago and it was a delight to fly. I believe the minimum control speed is below normal take off speed, single engine performance is good. that aircraft had two Continent...
by cubpilot
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Lunday Island 4th Aug
Replies: 0
Views: 1339

Lunday Island 4th Aug

The LAA Devon Strut will be hosting their annual Lundy Island Fly In on 4th August. This is a unique island to visit by air and one that every pilot should have in their logbook. The strip is basic, quite short and a little rough so only suitable for aircraft that can handle the conditions. It is po...
by cubpilot
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 4639

Re: Galway Airport

wil it be possible to fly to Galway without the need to file flight plans?
by cubpilot
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Anyone been to Guernsey lately?
Replies: 1
Views: 908

Re: Anyone been to Guernsey lately?

last time there is over a year ago but unless there has been a change since then the parking for visiting aircraft is on the grass area west of the tower and close to the briefing room. It is a short stroll from there out to the road and round to the terminal to get a hire car or hotel bookings. Fue...
by cubpilot
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying from the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

Re: Flying from the UK

Flying from UK into Eire you are entitled to fuel duty rebate on the full amount of fuel on board at the point of final departure from UK. Hence you file a claim that includes both fuel you load at the departure airfield and the fuel that was remaining in the tanks before you fill up on departure. Y...
by cubpilot
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Ban Foreign registered homebuilts and classics
Replies: 13
Views: 3610

Re: IAA Ban Foreign registered homebuilts and classics

The regulation is more or less as it has been for some time but what is crazy is the fee to request permission. As soon as this fee is heard about in UK, Ireland can say goodbye to the income generated by Uk and other European pilots with permit planes coming over to tour, or they will come but take...
by cubpilot
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Nesting Birds
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Re: Nesting Birds

Why? I have three or four pairs of swallows return each year that nest in the roof trusses and they are fun to watch whilst doing any work on the plane. just need covers over the plane to stop the droppings from doing damage. sometimes i do have to yell at them to be quiet as they can get a bit nois...
by cubpilot
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Newcastle to Poznan
Replies: 12
Views: 3050

Re: Newcastle to Poznan

If this is to be a grand tour type of trip then can I suggest you head on a bit further in Poland and go to Krakow. the city is interesting but the real attraction is to tour the salt mine nearby. one of the modern wonders of the world. Also not to far away are the concentration camps. Poland used t...
by cubpilot
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Newcastle to Poznan
Replies: 12
Views: 3050

Re: Newcastle to Poznan

Bournmouth and food? Nah try Compton Abbas. cheaper, easier to route through and far friendlier. odd route though for Poland unless you have a reason for Deauville. Would have thought you would be taking a track across the channel closer to dover/calais. should you go across the narrow bit then use ...
by cubpilot
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport. Avoid Avoid
Replies: 19
Views: 7658

Re: Galway Airport. Avoid Avoid

no fee is reasonable under these conditions. This principle has been established in the marine world from the days of sail and should be the same in aviation. If the fee was not paid up before your departure i feel you would be entitled to delay payment for as long as you can to make the point.
by cubpilot
Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Newcastle Bisto BBQ
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Re: Newcastle Bisto BBQ

A quick thank you to John and the crowd at EINC for an enjoyable evening last night. A shame we had to depart early this morning but a good job we did as the wx in SW UK has steadily gone down since we got home.
by cubpilot
Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: NMAI and Flying In Ireland Fly-in Clonbullogue 2011 Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 2988

Re: NMAI and Flying In Ireland Fly-in Clonbullogue 2011 Photos

Bede BD5 Gr. ( G describes the wing section and r denotes rotary engine)
speeds: cruise at 165/170mph no idea of max as engine over revs straight and level but i get 185/190 on a run past parachutists!
approach 105-110 touchdown 80.
was not sure if they were smiling or grimacing
by cubpilot
Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Lundy Island 10th Anniversary Fly In
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Lundy Island 10th Anniversary Fly In

Ok I know not an Irish Fly In but the Devon LAA Strut are hosting the 10th Fly In to Lundy Island on 7th August. Lundy, just a few miles off the North Devon coast has had an air strip ( of sorts) from the late 1920s and is one of those destinations that anyone with an aircraft that can handle a shor...
by cubpilot
Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: NMAI and Flying In Ireland Fly-in Clonbullogue 2011 Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 2988

Re: NMAI and Flying In Ireland Fly-in Clonbullogue 2011 Photos

had a great time and well done. still wondering who the two parachutists were who waved at me as i closed on them at 190mph. ( they were on the ground)
same again next year please
by cubpilot
Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Ireland's best scenery
Replies: 11
Views: 5108

Re: Ireland's best scenery

Hi Stovepipe, I was hoping that folk might give their own opinions on spots to fly over that they have found interesting/scenic since there is quite a big difference from looking at someone elses still photos and actually experiencing the scenery for oneself.