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by Balkanhawk
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: irish air corps crash. pc9 265
Replies: 14
Views: 6629

Re: irish air corps crash. pc9 265

deckhand, what is your intense interest in this accident? You have been trolling on boards.ie looking for information and you only recently joined this forum. Are you a journalist? . The report will be out in the near future for all to read and do what they are designed to do, learn tragic but valua...
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by Balkanhawk
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Too close for comfort aka near miss at Waterford?
Replies: 8
Views: 5942

Re: Too close for comfort aka near miss at Waterford?

From the language of bumitch post I guess he observed this from the ground. The ATR at 10nm would/should have been at 2000ft sitting pretty on the localiser. There may have been a TCAS warning if there Was a high descent/ascent rate. Anyway if it was as close as described there definitely would have...
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by Balkanhawk
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing
Replies: 48
Views: 24567

Re: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing

From what I have heard I think this could be a very interesting accident report.
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by Balkanhawk
Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing
Replies: 48
Views: 24567

Re: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing

Was it dark when the accident occurred? I didnt see a time in any of the reports.
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by Balkanhawk
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Buying a GPS
Replies: 4
Views: 2078

Re: Buying a GPS

Is it possible to load the OSI maps onto an aviation GPS? Has anyone done it before?
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by Balkanhawk
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Airspace land-grab again...
Replies: 11
Views: 3541

Re: Airspace land-grab again...

Wow Bumitch, did you have a run in with the military or something? The MOA's are there to let fellow pilots in them know that they may encounter military traffic . Its a safety thing more than anything. I presume you fly in Class G at your own discretion all of the time? Below 4500' they are the sam...
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by Balkanhawk
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Airspace land-grab again...
Replies: 11
Views: 3541

Re: Airspace land-grab again...

VFR flying is VFR no matter what the airspace designation. Everyone is responsible for their own separation outside of the control zones.
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by Balkanhawk
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Fabulous Flying
Replies: 13
Views: 8778

Re: Fabulous Flying

Well done on a safe landing.
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by Balkanhawk
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: New EASA rules for FAA licence and aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 6550

CAA position paper

Hi all, I came stumbled on this document the other day. Its a CAA publication dealing with the issues that the new rules will have in the UK. Im sure that it will be broadly similar to our own issues; http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/620/srg_l&ts_EuropeanLegislation_ExpectedEffectOnUKPilots_Sept2010.pdf It...
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by Balkanhawk
Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: New EASA rules for FAA licence and aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 6550

Re: New EASA rules for FAA licence and aircraft

Very interesting article, I never realised the systems were so different.
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by Balkanhawk
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: New EASA rules for FAA licence and aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 6550

Re: New EASA rules for FAA licence and aircraft

Interesting, out of curiosity what the status of JAA licences and aircraft in the US?
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by Balkanhawk
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: New EASA rules for FAA licence and aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 6550

New EASA rules for FAA licence and aircraft

Interesting article on the proposed new rules.

http://m.aopa.org/advocacy/articles/201 ... _id=ebrief

Would there be much of an issue in Ireland?
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by Balkanhawk
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Night Flight around Boyle
Replies: 38
Views: 10952

Re: Night Flight around Boyle

The calibrator aircraft is a kingair, twin turboprop. Totally different sound and size to the description. Plus the calibrator needs ATC to do its job. At least it was a bit earlier this week!

The plot thickens.........
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by Balkanhawk
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Night Flight around Boyle
Replies: 38
Views: 10952

Re: Night Flight around Boyle

I see where I am being misunderstood. The night flying part doesn't bother me at all, although i do disagree with your point that flying at night, legal or illegal, is no more riskier. Plenty of evidence showing that night flying, especially basic GA aircraft, carries a higher degree of risk. Thats ...
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by Balkanhawk
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Night Flight around Boyle
Replies: 38
Views: 10952

Re: Night Flight around Boyle

Correct and right, im not a GA pilot. Is there something I'm missing?

Prob wouldn't notice it on a primary radar if it even picks it up at that distance.