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by Tolka
Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft share/lease
Replies: 5
Views: 2778

Re: Aircraft share/lease

I know of a share for sale in a Cessna 172 which is based in Cork.
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by Tolka
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aran Islands
Replies: 68
Views: 22384

Re: Aran Islands

I flew to Inis Mor recently. I requested PPR by email (albeit 2 days in advance) and had a speedy response granting permission. I made contact on 123.00 and received an immediate reply so I was able to land in accordance with the requirements set out in the AIP. On landing I paid the €10 landing fee...
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by Tolka
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Comments on SES and Intrument Flying
Replies: 7
Views: 3077

Re: IAA Comments on SES and Intrument Flying

The person in the IAA should have been asked if he had any evidence to support his opinion. That would have shown him up because the evidence from the UK and the US would have proved the opposite. His opinion should therefore have been totally discounted.
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by Tolka
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: 24hr PPR in EIKN
Replies: 32
Views: 9589

Re: 24hr PPR in EIKN

FH

Did you give them 24 hours PPR or were they happy with something less?
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by Tolka
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: 24hr PPR in EIKN
Replies: 32
Views: 9589

Re: 24hr PPR in EIKN

The actual wording in the AIP for Knock (in the remarks section) is
PPR required in advance for all flights (24HR if possible)
. If you have to check the weather on the day I would argue that a shorter notice period was all that was possible given the vagaries of the Irish weather.
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by Tolka
Fri May 25, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Insurance Loading for PPL's
Replies: 7
Views: 3143

Re: Insurance Loading for PPL's

I would advise you to check out other life assurance companies as not all of them regard private flying as an additional risk. When I told my like assurance company many years ago that I had taken up flying they said that it wasn't a problem and there was no increase in premium. I suspect that your ...
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by Tolka
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aran Islands
Replies: 68
Views: 22384

Re: Aran Islands

BDoyle It would be nice not to be put off by those statements. But there is an issue and its this - the insurance on my aircraft (and I suspect all aircraft policies) states that in order to be covered the flight must be legal. There was a reference to S.I. No. 355 of 2008 in the AIC when I was look...
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by Tolka
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aran Islands
Replies: 68
Views: 22384

Re: Aran Islands

The following is an extract about Inis Mor in the AIC: REMARKS:- Prior Permission Required. Intense commercial operations serving the island. At least 3 hours PPR required by email, Fax or Telephone from Licensee. Landing fees applicable. Caution: Airport is CLOSED outside of the times of Aer Arann ...
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by Tolka
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aran Islands
Replies: 68
Views: 22384

Re: Aran Islands

I don't see the reason why the airfields need to be staffed for visiting private GA flights. Such flights can legally land at unlicenced airfields. If the airfields were to revert to unlicenced status when the staff are absent it would not cause a problem for such private GA activity. Normal radio c...
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by Tolka
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aran Islands
Replies: 68
Views: 22384

Re: Aran Islands

Hayden, Would you not agree that, in addition to operating a safe and reliable public air service to the Islands, Aer Arann have now also been given the job of operating the three island airfields. They therefore have a new role and this involves a responsibility to other airfield users. All airfiel...
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by Tolka
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aran Islands
Replies: 68
Views: 22384

Re: Aran Islands

I wonder if the islanders are aware of these restrictions. After all, the airfields were built to facilitate the locals, not a private airline. People who fly to the islands in their own aircraft have been known to visit the local restaurants (particularily on Inishmor). They also sometimes stay ove...
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by Tolka
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Usher Aviation new website
Replies: 19
Views: 7947

Re: Usher Aviation new website

Camshaft, I searched this website for the reference to the guy in Hungary. You may have more specific information about the incident. The website posting from the person in Hungary is puzzling. It looks like he bought an aircraft which he had only seen on the internet and transferred the funds befor...
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by Tolka
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Usher Aviation new website
Replies: 19
Views: 7947

Re: Usher Aviation new website

Is there something in the Irish psyche that compels people to always look at the negative. A company draws attention to the fact that it has a new website and some people feel the need to be publically critical. If Cessna, Piper and Cirrus have given them approved service centre status etc they must...
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by Tolka
Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Bit of a long shot..
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: Bit of a long shot..

Kilo,

Don't have an email addeess for him but checking G-INFO on the CAA website shows his address as

STANLEY DAVID HOWES
61 MEADOWFIELD ROAD
DARLINGTON
DL3 0DT
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by Tolka
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Support Erinagh Airfield
Replies: 80
Views: 34855

Re: Support Erinagh Airfield

Economic reasons for supporting an airfield generally carry more weight with local and national politicians than the emotional type arguments which nimbys often tend to use. However they must be based on fact and must be accurate. Conjecture and assumptions are too easily undermined. Does Erinagh gi...