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by jonkil
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU Reports
Replies: 48
Views: 14354

Re: AAIU Reports

As for advising me to go up to the “wee north” to do training. Wouldn’t I look sweet heading for training up there the way things are now. Maybe I could fly a tricolour out of the sunroof in case they didn’t cop the “fenian” car reg. Talk about having a death wish, I think I’d stand a better chance...
by jonkil
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU Reports
Replies: 48
Views: 14354

Re: AAIU Reports

StrikeCommand wrote:especially when operating into or out of the kind of marginal strips that microlights seem to delight in using.
Very much the appeal of them !!! ......... 300 metres is an international airport. :lol:
But your point taken in context ....... the understanding and ability is critical.
by jonkil
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU Reports
Replies: 48
Views: 14354

Re: AAIU Reports

Hi Lynn, welcome to microlighting ! I want to echo the sentiments voiced by quite a few other contributors on this thread. Learning yourself could lead to a big accident, or even death !... dont do it. Give Gerry Snodden or Victor Carmichael or Willie Bryne a call.... they all teach up north and you...
by jonkil
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: C42 Hire in Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 7034

Re: C42 Hire in Ireland

Kernan Aviation is one of the finest schools and club anywhere in Ireland ... or for that matter the UK. Not sure if Raphael rents the C42's for solo hire, but a conversion would be on the cards before flying from the strip if he did. Its a tricky strip for anyone not experienced, but its a fine pla...
by jonkil
Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Happy 2013 to each and every one.
Replies: 0
Views: 824

Happy 2013 to each and every one.

Happy new year from all the members of the Finn Valley Flying Club. Here's to a great 2013 with all our friends and pilots. Have a safe one.
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by jonkil
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Light aircraft down near Birr
Replies: 15
Views: 6935

Re: Light aircraft down near Birr

Our thoughts and prayers to their families.

Jon
by jonkil
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: CAA PPL (A) & Microlights
Replies: 14
Views: 9871

Re: CAA PPL (A) & Microlights

hugoj_air wrote:And to think 20 years ago you could fly a microlight without a licence.

Hugo.
Still can Hugo :lol: .... and all this licensing crap will lead to just that !
by jonkil
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Irish PPL(M) Syllabus Published
Replies: 13
Views: 9757

Re: Irish PPL(M) Syllabus Published

Who are the Irish Microlight Instructor and Examiner Panel? Sorry to dig up an old subject but did anyone ever find out who are / what is Instructor and Examiner Panel? Is it part of the IAA? I've looked all over the new IAA website but there's no mention of it :?: Nobody knows, probably something ...
by jonkil
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Garmin Data Card
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

Re: Garmin Data Card

I Just bought one for a 296.
http://www.ebay.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; has a few listed..... search garmin data card. About 30 to 40 quid.

Jon
by jonkil
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: NATS- Air traffic control scheme
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Re: NATS- Air traffic control scheme

Hi, I have the UK AFPEx terminal and account. It is actually a java standalone application (doesnt need browser) and can have a cumbersome interface although it is easy to use once you do the initial tuning of the software. I use it a lot for flights in N.Ireland and UK. Olivia and skydemon are more...
by jonkil
Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Crash Donegal Sunday 30/9
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Re: Microlight Crash Donegal Sunday 30/9

Happened beside my airfield.
I know the pilot well, a well respected and capable pilot. AIIU now here and all will become clear in time.
The pilot was airlifted to hospital where he is comfortable.
I'm only posting this to prevent sensational reporting as is usually the case in such matters.

Jon
by jonkil
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: If Carlsburg did airports, they would do Sligo.
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

If Carlsburg did airports, they would do Sligo.

Big thanks to Sligo airport today. Was on way back to Donegal today and weather not good to the north. Called Sligo and routed in to let it clear through, lads couldn't have been more helpful. Sorted out a weather report, had a good chat to the fellas, couple coffees drank and an hour and a half lat...
by jonkil
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Events
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Replies: 13
Views: 6707

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by jonkil
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Irish PPL(M) Syllabus Published
Replies: 13
Views: 9757

Re: Irish PPL(M) Syllabus Published

Has anyone noticed the sequencing of exercises. Solo flight before forced landings and unusual attitudes. Did any QUALIFIED flexwing instructor proof read this. Or are the IAA intent on killing anyone who wants to fly a flexwing. Noel, it reads very poorly. Just typical of something prepared by som...
by jonkil
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Irish PPL(M) Syllabus Published
Replies: 13
Views: 9757

Re: Irish PPL(M) Syllabus Published

After reading and digesting the document I have concluded that the IAA have once again managed to snatch defeat from the hands of success, shame really as they had it in their grasp to get it right and wasted the opportunity. A well, business will still be good, and probably better for the schools t...