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by xair899
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport.
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Re: Galway Airport.

I think you can forget Galway as a destination, see my post of a few weeks ago on Feb 25th., To give the benefit of the doubt to the resident flying club, I'm sure they will blame insurance / cya / fire cover etc., but given the relatively small Irish GA and sport flying community it's not a very fr...
by xair899
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport. Avoid Avoid
Replies: 19
Views: 7644

Re: Galway Airport. Avoid Avoid

Haven't seen it in writing but assume as previously, when the airport is closed the airspace reverts to Class G. Call blind to Traffic on 122.50 and look out for the two flying club Cessnas doing circuits, they never stray far from home.
by xair899
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport. Avoid Avoid
Replies: 19
Views: 7644

Re: Galway Airport. Avoid Avoid

Check NOTAMs for current state of Galway Airport. Basically only open Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.00 with Fire & Recsue cover reduced to Cat 1. Not sure about availability of fuel. At weekends it is ONLY open for Galway Flying Club aircraft and members and is closed to ALL visitors, with even ...
by xair899
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing
Replies: 48
Views: 20318

Re: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing

Request on local radio last night for any witnesses who saw a low flying helicopter in the Athlone area to contact Gardai. Unusual?
by xair899
Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Handheld GPS problem?
Replies: 0
Views: 616

Handheld GPS problem?

Given the weekends weather, I updated the map data on my handheld GPS using a shiny new 2Gb SD card. Fired up after - alive with the lights on, but nothing, no GPS signals, no fix. After a lot of messing discovered the label on the new SD card was metal foil based and this was screening the internal...
by xair899
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aviators Guide BONUS - Garmin GDB file
Replies: 14
Views: 4325

Re: Aviators Guide BONUS - Garmin GDB file

I used GPSBabel to convert it to .csv text and then set it up as an Excel file.
Hand edited this to suit Flymap format for my gps. Bit tedious but didn't take too long.
If you want either file, let me know.

Nick
by xair899
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Kevin Glynn's VFR Flight Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 3102

Re: Kevin Glynn's VFR Flight Guide

Comparing the two guides now available, I think Kevins wider angle location photos are better with more visual clues to find the place, those in the Aviators Guide are generally a bit close in. However, for the 60 or so strips I have visited and have accurate info on, the details in Aviators Guide a...
by xair899
Thu May 26, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying to Galway for the Galway Races!
Replies: 6
Views: 1909

Re: Flying to Galway for the Galway Races!

Try downloading this file from the box on top right of page:

http://www.galwayairport.com/airport_in ... Charges/33" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by xair899
Thu May 05, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Letterkenny Airfield Status
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

Re: Letterkenny Airfield Status

David,
No AVGAS but I got a lift to garage just down the road for MOGAS.
You could pick up cheap AVGAS enroute at Enniskillen.

Nick
by xair899
Thu May 05, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Letterkenny Airfield Status
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

Re: Letterkenny Airfield Status

David, The airfield was working perfectly a couple of weeks ago when I called in. It is now run by the landowner as Swilly Aeroclub and is undergoing some improvements and drainage works. The hard surface runway is doubled in width, with a new (as yet not in use) grass strip adjoining that to the S ...
by xair899
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Weston into receivership
Replies: 11
Views: 2671

Re: Weston into receivership

More food for thought from the McCarthy report: Irish Aviation Authority - 672 employees - AVERAGE salary €120,300. That's an annual wage bill alone of almost €81 million. CEO salary €208,000, pension contributions €99,000, bonuses & perks €58,000. Total €365,800. Almost modest compared to some semi...
by xair899
Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: English Language Proficiency
Replies: 96
Views: 16896

Re: English Language Proficiency

The new small black licence also doesn't have a photo, which seems a backward step in these security concious times.
by xair899
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Ethanol in Unleaded Petrol
Replies: 20
Views: 9543

Re: Ethanol in Unleaded Petrol

Enquiries of various oil companies in the Galway area show that all have some (usually 4%) ethanol except Texaco. It appears this is because the volatile ethanol is added at the point of distribution and Texaco do not have the ability to do this in the west. However, in the Dublin area where they ca...
by xair899
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: ATTN Irish pilots flying to the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2984

Re: ATTN Irish pilots flying to the UK

John,
Thanks for giving us some facts about this incident, as I said, much better than just hearsay. Gladto hear all three of you did make it safely to Spamfield.
Good luck for the return trip to Kilrush after your continental tour.
by xair899
Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: GPS jamming trials
Replies: 0
Views: 569

GPS jamming trials

If you intend flying anywhere in Sligo, Donegal, NI or Scotland in the next couple of weeks check this NOTAM: H2294/10 Start : 2010-07-05 12:15:00 End : 2010-07-15 15:15:00 Schedule : 1215-1515 FIR : EGPX Lower : 0 Upper : 400 Location : (58.333,-7.583) - Radius 278nm Code : QWELW Exercises - Will t...