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by buzz
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: An Englishman flying from Newtownards to Waterford
Replies: 31
Views: 8666

Going the coastal route can work well. But sometimes you can find yourself orbiting while a stream of airliners go past. While the airspace west of Dublin looks a tad complicated. It's usually straightforward enough to get through. You can in fact pass through without even talking to ATC at all, wit...
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by buzz
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL Training Abroad and Ireland
Replies: 14
Views: 5954

The only area where you could get done is if you require additional training. While I was there I never seen anyone spend near 2k extra!! Just research everything meticulously and you wont get any surprises. Actually old Bean_Ian the extra 2k I referred to is in general, not specific to your time i...
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by buzz
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL Training Abroad and Ireland
Replies: 14
Views: 5954

Basically the real advantage of going to America is getting it all done quickly in good weather. You come home with a JAA PPL in your pocket ready to take on the vagaries of the Irish climate. Learning to fly in Ireland is a lottery when it comes to weather. Plus you will have had a great adventure....
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by buzz
Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flight Instructor Jobs
Replies: 2
Views: 2281

It's quite easy. There are only really four in Ireland. Atlantic in Cork, PTC in Waterford/Skytrace in Weston, Flightwise in Weston and of course the National Flight Centre. Outside of those it's just a empty desert as far as paid flying Instructors are concerned. The NFC are always looking for Inst...
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by buzz
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Type rating Hours
Replies: 3
Views: 2024

Basically yes. Quite a lot of your IR time would be simulator. If you have a type rating. In all probability all of the training will be in the sim. You might have a type rating but never have flown the aircraft for real. But as a rule airlines require rated canditates to at least have quite a bit o...
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by buzz
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: What I got in the post from the IAA....
Replies: 51
Views: 15401

You did mention a name and it's quite evident what you meant. Backtrack on that by all means if you feel you must. As for attacking the IAA, go ahead they are fair game. They are not in public office. But they are mandated to make money. That's part of the problem. But I have to say, apart from over...
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by buzz
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: COMMENTS ON THE NEW IRISH VFR MAP
Replies: 87
Views: 31300

The old chart (not map) is 6 years old and doesn't reflect the current airspace changes not to mention new airfields and the larger size towns etc. It would be foolish not to invest in the new one, irresponsible even. I got a set and can't see what the fuss is about. I will be using them. So will an...
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by buzz
Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Could this be a major problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

I know of one pilot with a minor drug conviction and he flies jets. I do know that in Britain, airlines will check for a criminal record within the last five years but only in the UK. Sometimes the question arises on the application form. I'm not sure what the situation in Ireland as I've never hear...
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by buzz
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Instructor rating in Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 3034

Last year one FTO put up a sign asking for 7k including full time ground school and flying. But 30 hours multiplied by the current rate will give you an estimate of current flying costs. Ground school is 125 hours classroom work. Which covers the syllabus laid down by the JAA. That will take about t...
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by buzz
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: What I got in the post from the IAA....
Replies: 51
Views: 15401

Whatever the issue going on here. Yoyo in particular, I don't think it's neccessary to make personal comments aimed at Kevin Swords.. If you have a problem this is not the place to air it.
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by buzz
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Instructor rating in Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 3034

The NFC just were just finishing an Instructors course last time I was there. They do them regularly not least to simply replenish their Instructor corps.
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by buzz
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL training in Galway
Replies: 12
Views: 4863

Delta Victor, ignore the debug error. That I presume is the reason for the triple post.

I know you're a Sligo man but why don't you set up an outstation in Galway?
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by buzz
Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Atlantic Air Headset Rental
Replies: 19
Views: 5633

Actually have a headset buzz...but normally carrying 2 or 3 pax bit pricey to be expected to buy headsets for them all dont ya think That is pricey. Just give 'em earplugs While I can see airoshanes point, I cannot understand why pilots are leaving headsets in the aircraft. I don't think I've ever ...
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by buzz
Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway nav Charges
Replies: 97
Views: 31214

Indeed, I'll repeat what I said earlier. I wouldn't bother to pay it. If you need a precedent. They didn't act until Celtic Helis ran up a bill of 13k. I'll say it again, the real target is the heavy helicopter traffic in and around the raceweek. It's a cheeky tax on those guys. Rip off Ireland writ...
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by buzz
Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Atlantic Air Headset Rental
Replies: 19
Views: 5633

3 Euro is taking the P. The glib answer of course is to buy your own. They are not that expensive really. If you fly regularly it's the only way. I didn't fancy sharing other people's sweat and germs. I remember hearing a conversation on the topic of headsets at another school. The conclusion was th...