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by Francie81
Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Bettystown Crash
Replies: 21
Views: 14772

I would also question the pilots decision making. Operating a large helicopter in close proximity to buildings is poor airmanship if it is not actually necessary. Clearly an emergency situation such as auto rotation could have been conducted to the beach area had the helicopter been at a safe altit...
by Francie81
Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Hi Blanc,

Am kinda in the same boat as yourself except am free but if your determined to still go for it well I recommend OBA FL to do your PPL like most people on here who have been there done it advised me.
by Francie81
Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Bettystown Crash
Replies: 21
Views: 14772

Yeah but just look how it happened and miraculesly not one injured. All am saying is their is more to how that happened and why would he land in a car park if he thought he's engine trouble of all places, when you have a two mile coast line at the back that seemed a more obvious option to land?
by Francie81
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Bettystown Crash
Replies: 21
Views: 14772

Bettystown Crash

Just seen the clip on youtube and my word what was the pilot thinking of? It clearly shows the tale rotor hitting a pole in the car park, it really says alot about Aviation Regulations in Ireland, automatic sack or stripped of license no matter what the outcome of the investigation is.
by Francie81
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: 27 & Saving BUT is it too late?
Replies: 28
Views: 4953

Aviation Rules

Is it really true that you have to be starting at a veyr early age to make it to flying passenger jets? One of the lads at work told me that someone he knows whos a pilot with aer lingus was telling him that he went to florida with couple other lads to train at the age of 19 and couldn't be any late...
by Francie81
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: 27 & Saving BUT is it too late?
Replies: 28
Views: 4953

AndyMax wrote:Go to the US for your PPL Francie, you wont regret it. Then decide if you want to continue your training back home or even stay in the US to do the CPL MEIR like I did.


Max did you go to oba florida to do your training and can you now go online with a company?

Thanks
by Francie81
Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: 27 & Saving BUT is it too late?
Replies: 28
Views: 4953

Yeah you've got to have those licences before, for your situation I'd recommend getting your class 1 then heading over to the states and getting the PPL done there cheaply and quickly before the next round of cadets are taken on (before Christmas I think). Do you have a full driving licence? The mo...
by Francie81
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: 27 & Saving BUT is it too late?
Replies: 28
Views: 4953

AndyMax wrote:Can you please tell us all how you are saving 800 a month on minimum wage! :shock: :shock: :shock:


Easy Andy when you have no bills, loans and still living at home oh and being the good Irish boy that I am not drinking at all on weekends albeit sitting in with a few cans of HACK :D, it can be done :wink:
by Francie81
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: 27 & Saving BUT is it too late?
Replies: 28
Views: 4953

Hey Francie, There's a place called Atlantic Airlines in Coventry, they're a night cargo operator that still run a cadetship, I started about 3 months ago with 2 other Irish fellas. You need a PPL (I think they'll accept either JAA or FAA and provide the conversion), a class 1 medical and a full dr...
by Francie81
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: 27 & Saving BUT is it too late?
Replies: 28
Views: 4953

Hi again

Thank you all soo much for the prompt responses, I feel better now knowing that. I think the NFC is a very good route and keeping your day job at the same time but am definately open to whatever best suits my position but I suppsoe its like anything else if you want it you'll work your way up to the...
by Francie81
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: 27 & Saving BUT is it too late?
Replies: 28
Views: 4953

27 & Saving BUT is it too late?

Hi everyone, I really want to become an airline pilot at the age of 27, I work full-time on min-wage with no loans and can save 800p/m at the moment I have 15K in the kitty already, I've started reading a flight manual learning alot from it soo far, from what i see its does cost an arm and a leg to ...
by Francie81
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Cadet Pilot Sponsorships now Available
Replies: 16
Views: 6775

Newbie

Hiyas,

I just turned 27 in July and am saving all I need to (which I can assure you isn't much unlike going to flying schools here) and hoping to go to Australia to obtain my PPL & CPL which is a combined total of €27,000.