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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: 5320

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...
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by martins
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Lingus and Aer Turas DH89 Livery
Replies: 2
Views: 11916

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/...
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by martins
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL EXAMS
Replies: 2
Views: 4758

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...
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by martins
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Atpl distance learning
Replies: 4
Views: 5528

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...
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by martins
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Starting My PPL
Replies: 2
Views: 5109

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...
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by martins
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: tail-wheel rating
Replies: 8
Views: 8757

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
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by martins
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: tail-wheel rating
Replies: 8
Views: 8757

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..
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by martins
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: tail-wheel rating
Replies: 8
Views: 8757

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?
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by martins
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: tail-wheel rating
Replies: 8
Views: 8757

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...
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by martins
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Paper or Digital VFR Charts
Replies: 6
Views: 7581

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...
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by martins
Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: GE 4509 landing light
Replies: 0
Views: 9885

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...
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by martins
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: overflying UK
Replies: 2
Views: 5098

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!
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by martins
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: overflying UK
Replies: 2
Views: 5098

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 ...
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by martins
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?
Replies: 10
Views: 11199

Re: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?

that's amazing, thanks!
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by martins
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: CPL MEP & MEIR - Where to train?
Replies: 10
Views: 11199

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