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by Parasite Drag
Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft crash in Co.Tipperary today
Replies: 10
Views: 7023

Re: Aircraft crash in Co.Tipperary today

OP, to avoid confusion, would it not be a good idea to amend this thread title to include the date of the incident?
by Parasite Drag
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Aerobatics
Topic: Is that hum coming from the radio?
Replies: 1
Views: 4752

Is that hum coming from the radio?

Gerry Humphreys was on the radio earlier in the week, talking to John Murray about aerobatics, the RAF and flying to Icelandic volcanoes. If you missed it, you can get the podcast from this link: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/podcast/podcast_thejohnmurrayshow.xml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return f...
by Parasite Drag
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Russian ATC track an UFO
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Re: Russian ATC track an UFO

Luckily they had a mode C transponder and we could see what height they were flying at :mrgreen:
by Parasite Drag
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: First Solo coming up...
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Re: First Solo coming up...

If there's a big weight difference between you and your instructor just be ready . . . I was quite light and my instructor was a big guy - sailed over the hedge at 200 ft on my first solo landing attempt :o
Best of luck - once you do it you are a real pilot at last!
by Parasite Drag
Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Trips from U.S. - 1960s
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Hi John, glad to be of help. On your question about the Shannon stopover, yes, all airline flights to/from the US from Dublin in the 60's and 70's had to stop over at Shannon.
by Parasite Drag
Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Trips from U.S. - 1960s
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Hi John,

If it was Aer Lingus then the first three flights would have been on B707 or B720. In 1971 it could have been B707, B720 or B747.

Like these:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Aer-Ling ... 0257023/M/
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Aer-Ling ... 0244140/M/
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Aer-Ling ... 0251985/M/
by Parasite Drag
Sun May 11, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 16
Views: 5394

Try this link for a discussion on this in PPRUNE.

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread ... sunglasses

They also agree polarising lenses are a bad idea for pilots. See the FAA document for some reasons.
by Parasite Drag
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Magazine and Website Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: White Background/Black Text
Replies: 16
Views: 8934

I find the white-on-black hard work compared with for example PPRUNE, which is easier to read.
by Parasite Drag
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Magazine and Website Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 7708

You could try this:

http://www.romanlab.com/apw/

A simple tool, free for non-business users, which encrypts and helps you organise your passwords or any other confidential info like credit card details etc. I have used it for a few years and found it really handy.
by Parasite Drag
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: A320 Hydraulic Trouble?
Replies: 18
Views: 8600

Re 744 bang & shudder, I noticed that also many years ago when I first travelled on an EI 747. I think it's the main landing gear bogies swivelling down on their hinges - look at a pic of a 747 flying with gear down and you'll see how the outer pair are at a different angle after take-off.
by Parasite Drag
Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Arthur Wignall Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 4166

Those who knew Arthur may remember today is his anniversary - 1/4/84. R.I.P.
by Parasite Drag
Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Low Formation flying over the city centre
Replies: 3
Views: 1723

There was a war commemoration ceremony at the weekend, and the Air Corps did a formation fly-past. Maybe you saw a practice run?
by Parasite Drag
Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: RTE-last thurs 8th June Aviation Programme
Replies: 6
Views: 2640

I think people are confusing two different programs on RTE last week: Planespotting on Wednesday was a repeat from the 70s about fear of flying, (a bit b4 Simon Delaneys time, I think), and on Thursday Simon's Chain Reactions was mostly about Ryanair and low cost airlines.
by Parasite Drag
Fri May 19, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Lingus brings back cadets
Replies: 8
Views: 4309

Aer Lingus brings back cadets

Looks like good news for the 43 guys and gals abandoned a while back. . . :D

http://www.rte.ie/business/2006/0518/aerlingus.html
by Parasite Drag
Wed May 03, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at Newtownards on Wednesday
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

Yes, I have it in my logbook. Flew it a number of times between '89 and '94 when it was with Iona.