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by buzz
Tue May 06, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IPC Porter
Replies: 16
Views: 5435

This is only second or third hand but I heard it landed short and went through the hedge. Unfortunately there was a fence post which ripped through the underbelly. Sounds a trifle expensive. I also heard something was damaged at Coonagh on Sunday, blocked the runway. Anyone any details? Not a good w...
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by buzz
Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Best ways to finance training
Replies: 13
Views: 4023

LOL FLYbyWIT, actually, ahem, it's all too autobiographical. Well exaggerated a bit. I had a proper motorcycle and the odd drink and the odd girlfriend, some very odd. I was perpetually short of money and in debt. I know of some pilots who are not so much skygods as rather nerdy, anoraky types. Not ...
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by buzz
Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Best ways to finance training
Replies: 13
Views: 4023

Two opinions, different advice. It's up to you. But I have to say that I side more with Zyox. FLYbyWIT says, don't borrow, get a job and pay your own way through training. You know that's quite possible. However based on my own bitter experience. It's possibly the worst way of doing it. First you ha...
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by buzz
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: VFR Minimums
Replies: 9
Views: 3831

Just to correct you Mark the speed is 'less than 140 kts'. The particular rule is the one that keeps most typical VFR traffic legal in this country. Below 3000 feet, clear of cloud and in sight of the surface with an indicated airspeed below 140kts and a vis of 3K in class G airspace. Which essentia...
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by buzz
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ppl to instructor
Replies: 14
Views: 4223

They buggered it up when they decided the world revolved around driving scheduled metal and decided to legislate accordingly. You are dead right there Onthenumbers. I got the impression the whole pilot training group who invented the JAA requirements for pilots were all ex military or ex sponsored ...
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by buzz
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Where to renew Ratings
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

Christ lads. You're really trying to push this 172. Need to set up a limit on how many days you're allowed to blatantly PIMP it :p LOL, well it's not mine but he lives in Mayo which is only 'up the road' and as that 172 constitutes the entire rental fleet in the west of Ireland............ There ar...
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by buzz
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Where to renew Ratings
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

If it's only flying you need, why not rent the Cessna 172 in Sligo, mentioned in the other thread. That's handy for Mayo. If you need twin time, well that's you have to look at the three FTO's.
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by buzz
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ppl to instructor
Replies: 14
Views: 4223

I got the info here in Flight training news. Which is a very useful site.

http://www.ftnonline.co.uk/

According to the article it hasn't yet appeared on the EASA website.
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by buzz
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ppl to instructor
Replies: 14
Views: 4223

At the moment then a class 1 medical, followed by the CPL exams, then a CPL flight test followed by 125 hours of ground school and 30 hours of training as an Instructor. However EASA has just announced a Notice of Proposed Amendment which will allow PPLs with 200 hours to train as Instructors. The I...
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by buzz
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Rentals in Dublin
Replies: 6
Views: 2743

The NFC but they are tied to a five hour checkout for insurance reasons. Skytrace also rent their Robins but I imagine a similar checkout criterion applies. In fact I would go so far to say there is nowhere in Ireland you can rent an aeroplane without joining a club or a protracted checkout. Am I wr...
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by buzz
Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: An Englishman flying from Newtownards to Waterford
Replies: 31
Views: 8666

Not too often but it will be NOTAM'd. You can find them here on the day. But ATC will advise.

http://www.iaa.ie/safe_reg/notam.asp

Enjoy your trip.
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by buzz
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Best way to become a pilot???
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

FlyBe won't be paying for anything other than the MCC course after you've spent 100k training with PTC. Nothing wrong with PTC but quite frankly they are overpriced. If you want to spend that kind of money. Then go to one of the big schools like Oxford or Cabair or FTE in Spain or WAA in Australia. ...
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by buzz
Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: An Englishman flying from Newtownards to Waterford
Replies: 31
Views: 8666

I know of no such rule. But I can say from practical experience as recently as earlier this week that you can call them literally from the edge of the zone. This would be the case for aircraft operating out of Weston. However it is fair to say that establishing contact at least five minutes beforeha...
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by buzz
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: An Englishman flying from Newtownards to Waterford
Replies: 31
Views: 8666

You don't need a flight plan to ask for a transit through the Military zone, just radio them 15 minutes (I think) before the boundary You don't need to call them 15 minutes before the boundary. In that case coming from the west at 100 knots you would have to call BAL from around Athlone! In somethi...
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by buzz
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL Flight Test
Replies: 5
Views: 1883

Last heard that there may be changes in the way Examiners are allocated flight tests. Instead of having an Examiner allocated to you and organising it between yourselves. You will coordinate with the IAA and they will find an Examiner who is available on the day of the test. Currently if your alloca...