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by buggyB
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: OBA graduates
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

OBA graduates

Just found this. Read down a ways-gets interesting.
by buggyB
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Have my PPL now to nervous to fly!
Replies: 9
Views: 2658

Ditto what has been said. I'll add that experience is something that you will gain with time, but currency (both varieties) is important at this early stage. Your skill is fresh but will fade rapidly and you would be wise to stay current to build muscle memory. A lot of fresh PPL put off flying unti...
by buggyB
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Arann Incident-Manchester
Replies: 6
Views: 1903

Judging by the photos of the prop on #2 I would say it had to have been running, as the upper 2 blades are damaged at the same position mid-span. luckily it looks like the prop stopped pretty quickly when it hit that upright pole otherwise one of those blades might have let go.... it's actually amaz...
by buggyB
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: PPL Renewal
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

From JAR FCL1 (ii) within the 12 months preceding the expiry of the rating complete 12 hours flight time in a single engine piston aeroplane or touring motor glider including: (A) 6 hours of pilot-incommand time; (B) 12 take-offs and 12 landings; and (C) a training flight of at least one hour’s dura...
by buggyB
Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Weston Airport Fly-In 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 4888

Great photos. Is the second one taken via a rearview mirror mounted on the strut? Good shot.
by buggyB
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Light aircraft crashes off Wexford coast
Replies: 30
Views: 6327

A little more detail here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206122/Charity-rowers-stunned-sea-crash-pilot-alive.html and here http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0812/1224252422222.html Footage from the rowing boat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwvkIqB_Gls Edit: The first link h...
by buggyB
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Would you fly 5 miles out to sea at 1000 feet...
Replies: 30
Views: 7801

We cannot assume that help will be immediate. The pilot of the aircraft that went into the sea off the Wexford coast yesterday was fortunate. It seems from reporting in the media that the call for help came from a boat in the area that saw the aircraft ditching. There was no mention of a mayday call...
by buggyB
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Another unhappy GA customer at Galway Airport
Replies: 18
Views: 3914

Does the CTR revert to Class G, like the Shannon CTA sections, outside of the hours of operation of ATC service at EICM as published. Looking at the Notams the hours of operation seem to indicate some windows of oppurtunity where one might transit, or does this not apply to the CTR EICM - GALWAY + G...
by buggyB
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Relentless Stupidity in Abbeyshrule
Replies: 53
Views: 12001

and if they are not satisfied with your paper work do they impound your aircraft? I don't think that impounding was ever on the cards, indeed such an action would illegal. The document implies that aircraft would be faced with "expulsion from the aerodrome." , although as Willo mentioned ...
by buggyB
Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Relentless Stupidity in Abbeyshrule
Replies: 53
Views: 12001

hibby wrote:
buggyB wrote:To be fair the actual scanned document doesn't say 24hours


No, it says not less than 24 hours (Section 9). 25 hours would be acceptable too! :D


Bah, that's what I get for posting stuff at 3am :)
by buggyB
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Relentless Stupidity in Abbeyshrule
Replies: 53
Views: 12001

- Written permission must be sought 24hrs in advance, on an OFFICIAL APPLICATION FORM, including certain supporting documentation which is not detailed, from the Aerodrome Manager/License Holder WRITTEN permission. Submitted TWENTY FOUR hours in advance. For Abbeyshrule. Jesus wept To be fair the a...
by buggyB
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Night Flying In Class G Airspace
Replies: 27
Views: 5755

In the US you can fly VFR at night, no flight plan and no IFR required. Visual ground reference is usually by city light patterns when there is no moon and you also use these for navigation (that's why there are all those yellow patches on your sectional). This was pretty easy in florida, the huge o...
by buggyB
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Baggage travelling without passenger.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2552

It's supposed to be a strict no-no, that came about in the aftermath of Lockerbie. Investigators also discovered that an unaccompanied bag had been routed onto PA 103, via the interline baggage system, from Luqa airport on Air Malta flight KM180 to Frankfurt, and then by feeder flight PA 103A to Hea...
by buggyB
Mon May 11, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aerosol Spraying over Dublin
Replies: 113
Views: 15522

Folks, this is not funny. It has been scientifically proven that aircraft have been emitting chemicals for years in these "chemtrails/contrails", call them what you will. Samples captured and analysed have been shown to contain high levels of various chemical compounds, and low levels of o...