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by buzz
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: National Flight Centre
Replies: 42
Views: 17190

I imagine we could easily afford to buy the Citation. But I doubt it we could afford to start the engines. Operating cost are the real killer for aeroplanes. Even a 10k 150 would cost a few quid to run. As for the seaplane, the 206, G-SEAI I think you mean. I believe that belongs to Ossie Kilkenny. ...
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by buzz
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: National Flight Centre
Replies: 42
Views: 17190

Very interesting, there you are, they are updating to fleet too :D Looking at the prices, poor old EI-CINdy is going for a song 9800 Euro. Even my car costs more than that. I've flown several of those birds at one stage or other. Not the Citation though.

All change at Weston it seems.
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by buzz
Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Drop Zone at Ernagh EIER
Replies: 30
Views: 8336

:? The last four posts are a bit mysterious! :?:
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by buzz
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: National Flight Centre
Replies: 42
Views: 17190

RV, I imagine N714GZ was referring to my comment about wearing a shirt and tie for flight tests. A practice which I believed was all but gone. Apparently not.
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by buzz
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: National Flight Centre
Replies: 42
Views: 17190

What we're arguing here is the assertion by a board member that people who do a JAA CPL skills test in the Sates would not pass a JAA CPL skills test here I hope you didn't think I was saying that. My point was aimed at some pilots who trained on a budget at certain pilot factories in the US and Ca...
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by buzz
Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: National Flight Centre
Replies: 42
Views: 17190

What's the big deal with that list I had to do each of those things on PPL skill's test + a SVFR circuit. I beleve tolerance/Distance are the only difference between PPL and CPL Skill test and if you know your stuff that should not make any great difference to the result of either test. You hit the...
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by buzz
Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: National Flight Centre
Replies: 42
Views: 17190

Not misinformed, you misunderstood or I didn't make myself clear. I wasn't referring to those people trained under JAR's usually under the auspices of the CAA in the USA or Spain. In particular those with a JAA CPL Multi/IR. Obviously they don't need conversion and wouldn't need to fly with Irish In...
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by buzz
Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: National Flight Centre
Replies: 42
Views: 17190

Yes, Stovepipe that's why she sometimes comes back to do a bit at the NFC. Ryanair really do take the proverbials don't they? But often it's the only game in town and don't they know it. I noticed an ad in the Evening Herald this week from Futura for Dublin based 737 pilots. Guess where they'll be p...
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by buzz
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL Study Guides
Replies: 9
Views: 3345

I see, a hundred miles, the commute must be something else As for Darby, very familiar, pre-flights, checklists, headsets? Who need them? He was very much a stick and rudder man as befits someone who started flying in 1932. He was, is a character. Someone really ought to do the book before he goes f...
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by buzz
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL Study Guides
Replies: 9
Views: 3345

Stovepipe I think being a skydiver he already has an idea of the weather as he spends a lot of time falling through it. I think this conversation if funny because you obviously fly jump plane for skydive Ireland. Why don't you two just sit down over a pint and have a chat The advice is good in gener...
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by buzz
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: National Flight Centre
Replies: 42
Views: 17190

I don't know about that but they seem to get a lot of people converting their foreign CPL/MEIR's into JAA licences. It is a nursery for future Ryanair pilots too. There is a constant supply to Ryanair and quite of few of the recruitment and training pilots in Ryanair are ex NFC. That's not even ment...
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by buzz
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Drop Zone at Ernagh EIER
Replies: 30
Views: 8336

The airfield wlll be marked on the new chart. But the location of the is well documented now and anyone who takes the trouble to check, notams, AICs and the AIP before wandering into the ether won't be surprised. But that will never stop some of the more 'carefree' pilots blundering into the zone. M...
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by buzz
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Single Engine Instrument Rating
Replies: 13
Views: 4420

No the IMC is strictly British.
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by buzz
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying to the Isle of Man!!
Replies: 48
Views: 13448

The one thing I would suggest is that you check opening hours, customs etc. I flew there a few years ogo one winter day. They got all crabby about having to stay open for us. Remember at this time of year it gets dark early. Best to check the scheduled flights and what time they are due in. They mig...
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by buzz
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: CPL Training software
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Is this what you mean. This is from the NFC website Theoretical Knowledge National Flight Centre provides an approved Modular ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Course in conjunction with European Helicopter Academy. The course is a distance-learning self-study programme structured in two modules each compr...