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by martins
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Clear for take off?
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Re: Clear for take off?

Hi Dermot, Typically what we call hour building is that bit between your Private pilots license and Commercial pilots licence should you do a modular route. In other words a typical modular route should look like this: First 50 or so hours - PPL, Night Rating (5 hours) Hour Building (100 hours or so...
by martins
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Lingus and Aer Turas DH89 Livery
Replies: 2
Views: 4936

Re: Aer Lingus and Aer Turas DH89 Livery

here's a shot of EI-AML, I believe the picture is taken in 1963 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/118781966@N08/24109616142/in/photostream/ one with EI-AEA, but I don't think it was ever with AerLingus. As far as I can find it was operated by Weston Air Service/Weston Ltd https://upload.wikimedia.org/...
by martins
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL EXAMS
Replies: 2
Views: 1947

Re: PPL EXAMS

hi John, I did my PPL exams under the old system a couple of years ago, so can't give you much feedback there. Maybe it would be worth looking up "Green Skies" magazine on facebook. If I understand correctly, they are bunch of Irish teens who are going through the training at this moment and have de...
by martins
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Atpl distance learning
Replies: 4
Views: 2351

Re: Atpl distance learning

I'm in full time employment and family, here's how I did it: I decided to take the plunge at around Christmas 2015, did some shopping around and decided that for me, probably the best Price/Value ratio is to go with Bristol. If you're in Cork, you might as well go with AFTA, but since I'm Dublin bas...
by martins
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Starting My PPL
Replies: 2
Views: 2346

Re: Starting My PPL

check with your ground school provided what items you need before going on spending money. Some schools only ask you to buy books 1 to 4. Those Pooleys books are not exactly brilliant so I wouldn't be surprised if some schools would prefer going in another direction. Although books 1 and 2 are ok, t...
by martins
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: tail-wheel rating
Replies: 8
Views: 4401

Re: tail-wheel rating

Thanks, I'll probably wait for Navan's cub to be back in order.. at least they would let me rent it from them afterwards, or so I hope..

now where do we find someone who'd be willing to lend us their 737 for a couple of circuits? :D
by martins
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: tail-wheel rating
Replies: 8
Views: 4401

Re: tail-wheel rating

well ultimately I'm going after CPL/ME/IR, so hopefully a Boeing :)

jokes aside, I just want to do it for fun, see what it's all about. It would be a nice thing to have handy in case after my CPL I'm stuck looking for work and a cheap share into something fun suddenly becomes available..
by martins
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: tail-wheel rating
Replies: 8
Views: 4401

Re: tail-wheel rating

thanks all,

Mark is this something you still do and would you be happy to provide this training for me? Where are you based?
by martins
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: tail-wheel rating
Replies: 8
Views: 4401

tail-wheel rating

hi all, I know this topic has been discussed on this forum before, I was just hoping to get the latest information - anyone doing tailwheel ratings in Dublin area (1 hour drive distance?) I wouldn't like to go to NFC for this, it is my understanding that Navan's cub is out of service for next couple...
by martins
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Paper or Digital VFR Charts
Replies: 6
Views: 3873

Re: Paper or Digital VFR Charts

I can't say I was ever happy with the OSI/IAA 2013 chart, it's too cluttered and unreadable, the color coding for terrain gives poor "depth perception" if you know what I mean.. I use skydemon, as well as VOR/DME whenever there's one available. But I would only leave chart on the back seat if and on...
by martins
Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: GE 4509 landing light
Replies: 0
Views: 3809

GE 4509 landing light

Anyone knows where to buy a GE 4509 landing light in Ireland? I was looking it up online, I would certainly like to avoid paying 30 euros for shipping for a 16 euro bulb. I heard that the same bulb is used on some of the tractors but haven't found anything concrete. Any help/hints/tips would be appr...
by martins
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: overflying UK
Replies: 2
Views: 2360

Re: overflying UK

I didn't even expect such an informative and well written response, thank you very much, that answers everything I wanted to know!
by martins
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: overflying UK
Replies: 2
Views: 2360

overflying UK

hi all, do I need to file a GAR/anything else (except flight plan) if: a) I plan to overfly NI on my route from east coast to Donegal? b) I plan to fly to France from south of Ireland without stopping in UK? (for that matter, is GAR just a UK/Irish thing or is it also required in mainland EU?) What ...
by martins
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?
Replies: 10
Views: 6562

Re: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?

that's amazing, thanks!
by martins
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?
Replies: 10
Views: 6562

Re: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?

Bob, I was trying to write you an email, but either you didn't receive it or you have changed your email address - how are you getting on, are you working as a pilot nowadays? Just wondering if guys from Diamond academy are getting jobs or not