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by Bladecrack
Tue May 04, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: h
Replies: 1
Views: 2561

Re: Cheap IR(H)

Hey,

I dont think a SE IR on an R44 would help you get a N. Sea job at the min as a lot of pilots with ME IR's cant even get an interview. A friend of mine did get a N. Sea job with a SE IR he completed at Bristow on the only approved B206 in the UK, but that was nearly 10 years ago...
by Bladecrack
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: RT work
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Re: RT work

Joe,

I recommend the "Airspeak" audio CD's (available from most pilot supply stores) along with CAP 413 for RT exam preparation.

Good luck,
BC
by Bladecrack
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Kinsale Gas Field
Replies: 10
Views: 7464

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by Bladecrack
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Seen on Ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 3350

Wonder if it still has JB's original fag ash still in it.. After flying it I thought it was ideal for the Helicopter Museum... :lol:
by Bladecrack
Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Schweizer 300 Crash in Kildare
Replies: 0
Views: 1636

Schweizer 300 Crash in Kildare

More sad news today... A helicopter that crashed yesterday evening in Co Kildare killing a flight instructor and a trainee pilot passed its annual maintenance check on Tuesday, it has emerged. The Schweizer helicopter came down in perfect weather conditions in the Bog of Allen near the village of Jo...
by Bladecrack
Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: G-MEDX / N119JT
Replies: 3
Views: 3085

Nice pics..

Anyone know who operates N119JT or where its based? Heard it out and about today.
by Bladecrack
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Fellow aviator seeks help.
Replies: 4
Views: 2466

Hi, Yes, if the owner is willing, you can log the time. It doesn't even need to be the aircraft owner, you could do some flying with a corporate pilot (non commercial flights) in a B206 or R44 and log some time if they agree to let you. Up until last year there was quite a demand for R44 pilots espe...
by Bladecrack
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Fellow aviator seeks help.
Replies: 4
Views: 2466

Hey there, Welcome to the FII heli forum! The problem you have is what hours you legally can log. Under the Irish and UK rules (both countries are JAR compliant) you can only log dual if it is training with an instructor, or you are P2 on a multi crew helicopter. Your ratings are all on single pilot...
by Bladecrack
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: First Solo - Air Law Exam
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

Hi Mark, Just to add to your post, another difference I noticed with the Irish system when I worked there is that a Student Licence is required prior to solo, in which your instructor authorises you for solo circuits, or solo cross country, and signs off each flight as you progress towards your qual...
by Bladecrack
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: First Solo - Air Law Exam
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

Hey Joe, Air Law is usually the first one of your exams the school asks you to complete, and is a requirement for most schools before solo (along with a medical) as you rightly state. When you pass it, you will have 18 months from that date to complete the rest of them, then once you have all of the...
by Bladecrack
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Requirements of the Terrorism Act 2000
Replies: 31
Views: 4269

different UK police forces have different ideas as to how the Terrorism Act notification requirements are to be satisfied (including in some cases the false idea that their permission is required) Yes, there are a few that give this impression. Schengen certainly is an interesing concept, I wasn't ...
by Bladecrack
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Requirements of the Terrorism Act 2000
Replies: 31
Views: 4269

Jar Jar, I think you will find that the rules here are relitively relaxed in comparison to France.. Over there in order to land (off airfield) at private sites (by helicopter) such as hotels, race courses, and even your own house, the pilot has to apply for a "Heli Surface Permit" from the...
by Bladecrack
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: helicopter employment
Replies: 5
Views: 2891

tu154,

Hows the north sea job hunting going? I have a couple of friends flying over there and word is that the big 3 have stopped recruiting.. Hope you got in before the recession took hold.

BC
by Bladecrack
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Requirements of the Terrorism Act 2000
Replies: 31
Views: 4269

Sorry for the thread hijack, but seeing as J3 started the argument in public I think I have the right of reply, or is free speach not welcome here? (I do also subsribe to FII as it happens) Stovepipe, despite only being a dumb commercial helicopter (and FW PPL) pilot I did in fact grasp you were not...
by Bladecrack
Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Requirements of the Terrorism Act 2000
Replies: 31
Views: 4269

) Bearcat asked "are they still at the prevention of terrorism form to be submitted days before or can i just head off" and we all know the answer from our Air Law books. But in reality - No - GAR forms are not sought by this particular airport from any landing I've ever made. I do the tri...