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by buggyB
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Insurance brokers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Insurance brokers?

True, but you don't have to pick the cheapest, just use it as haggling tool. If you don't have a better offer they are unlikely to come down much. In most cases the broker or agent has a percentage that they are allowed to work with and will only make you an offer if they think that you are serious ...
by buggyB
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Insurance brokers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Insurance brokers?

We've gone with Traffords for the past few years and find them reasonable to deal with. When all is said and done they are an insurance company like any other and the same points apply as if you were buying car insurance. Shop around and get a few quotes, then go back to each with the cheapest quote...
by buggyB
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: CAA PPL
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: CAA PPL

Your Class rating has to be revalidated by any JAA Examiner in the 3 months preceeding expiry. The 1 hour flight has to be taken with a FI within 12 months before expiry. A CFI can do the hour with you but cannot revalidate the rating. Also the 1 hour training flight may be taken any time with the 1...
by buggyB
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Lightspeed Headsets
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Lightspeed Headsets

I've never used the Bose but I've had a Lightspeed zulu for a while and I love it. Very comfortable when worn over long flights and the noise cancelling is excellent, but you can still hear the engine enough to pick up rough running.The only problem with both the zulu and the bose is the price. If y...
by buggyB
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Two stroke Info
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Re: Two stroke Info

Great info.Thanks for that link
by buggyB
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: br8eix spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 2329

Re: br8eix spark plugs

They don't seem to supply the solid tops, which for me would be important. I found some on ebay delivered from the US for about €35 (box of 4) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160358243804 which is not bad. The picture is a generic plug. I might look into those based on ...
by buggyB
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Microlights
Topic: br8eix spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 2329

Re: br8eix spark plugs

Interesting, although they cost way more than the BR8ES as 4 would be over €50-€60 at the very cheapest. I've never used them but the marketing suggests that they also have a resistance to fouling, which is nice on a 2-stroke, and require much less potential for a spark which should mean a more reli...
by buggyB
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: SEP Revalidation
Replies: 11
Views: 3496

Re: SEP Revalidation

For those with a CAA issued JAA PPL, in order to revalidate you must have logged 12 hours SEP time in the 12 months before expiry of your SEP rating, including at least 6 hours PIC 1 hour dual with a JAA instructor (signed by him) 12 takeoffs and landings Then, within the 3 month period preceding ex...
by buggyB
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: SEP revalidation at Coonagh
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: SEP revalidation at Coonagh

If your licence is issued by an authority other than the IAA then this method may not be acceptable. You can do the hour ok but the signiture on your class ratings page will have to be from a JAA examiner.
by buggyB
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Microlight Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 2177

Re: Microlight Aircraft

MTOW is 600kg. That makes it group A as the cut-off for microlights is 450kg
by buggyB
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: SEP Revalidation
Replies: 11
Views: 3496

Re: SEP Revalidation

No, last time I revalidated I had to send at least the form that the examiner signed.I just cannot remember what else, if anything, I had to include. I also had to forward a copy of the form to the IAA as the examiner was IAA.
by buggyB
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: SEP Revalidation
Replies: 11
Views: 3496

Re: SEP Revalidation

Can anyone with a CAA PPL tell me what you need to post off to Gatwick with the revalidation form. I cannot remember if I enclosed my licence and/or logbook the last time.
by buggyB
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: ice flying
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

http://www.xroxy.com/proxy-country-CA.htm And for full episode streaming http://www.history.ca/video/default.aspx Just be aware that proxy servers are a very unsecure way of accessing the web. Make sure to disable them when you are finished viewing, don't be foolish enough to check your bank detail...
by buggyB
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Concorde & Blackbird @ USS Intrepid, NYC
Replies: 10
Views: 3193

The US museum in Duxford is quite good and has an SR-71 (smaller than I had thought). Add to that the prototype Concorde, the land warfare museum and some actual warbirds almost close enough to touch, makes it a very interesting visit.
by buggyB
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: OBA graduates
Replies: 3
Views: 1940

Forgot the link first time, don't know what happened the edit. Tis like a plotline to a daytime Soap Opera