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by buggyB
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Class 1 IAA Medical
Replies: 16
Views: 6604

Now, has anyone got any ideas about changing a JAA Class1 over to an IAA Jaa class1, because i still think shes going to be sticky to pass me. I assume that you got your Class 1 at Gatwick, in which case there should be no need.Your JAA class 1 is as valid here as in the UK, it's a full JAA cert wh...
by buggyB
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: FAA to JAA
Replies: 8
Views: 2701

It may well be the case that the IAA want all the exams done, I'm not familiar with the process but FCL-2 gives a good idea. The JARs are just the minimum requirements and local authorities may add as they see fit. The IAA are beginning to look a little closer at the FAA PPLs operating in the countr...
by buggyB
Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: FAA to JAA
Replies: 8
Views: 2701

The Jar FCL-2 requirements are given here m These are the minimum and the IAA may have further requirements Appendix 2 to JAR-FCL 2.015 Conversion of a PPL(H) issued by a non-JAA Member State to a JAR-FCL PPL(H) (See JAR-FCL 2.015(c)(2)) The minimum requirements for the conversion of a private pilot...
by buggyB
Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Airfield Quiz 6
Replies: 24
Views: 4323

Nutts Corner?
by buggyB
Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: keeping an eye on weather
Replies: 12
Views: 3028

The Met Eireann website is ok but it is a little limited in the info you can get relevant to aviation. However their mobile site is very usefull. Go to mobile.met.ie (no need for the www). Here you can get current and forcast weather summaries as well as various charts for today and forcast charts f...
by buggyB
Sun May 18, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: C-130 out of Baldonnel
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Chad? Hear Willie O'Dea saying on the radio that the penultimate contingent of the Irish peacekeeping force had left today.
by buggyB
Mon May 12, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 16
Views: 5294

While the polarised lenses are good for driving conditions, as already mentioned they have some issues for aviation use. It was pointed out they can make it difficult to see LCD based instruments. There are two other problems worth mentioning though. Firstly they can create dark spots when looking t...
by buggyB
Wed May 07, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IPC Porter
Replies: 16
Views: 3558

That one was a like-new factory refurbished airframe and zero timed engine. I'd imagine that the club will opt for the same again. They do have a turbine 206 in the main hanger ready to go, but that is N-registered and I think that there are some problems getting it cleared and registered with the I...
by buggyB
Wed May 07, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IPC Porter
Replies: 16
Views: 3558

Airframe is a write off unfortunately. I guess that's why we get hull insurance.

Edit to say: sorry, was referring to the Porter incident and that there were no injuries. Didn't hear about the Tecnam
by buggyB
Fri May 02, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Establish a private strip - the planning issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 2781

On possible route around the hangerage issue is to get a galvanized steel shed built. I'm talking about the type that are self supporting and free standing structures (ie non permanent and technically movable) and hence do not need planning permission. One need only anchor the base and throw in hard...
by buggyB
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Wx in Florida?
Replies: 3
Views: 865

From personal experience, having flown there on 2 occasions, I think that the best time is in spring (around now). I went there in March/April a few years ago and found that the weather most days was good, albeit a little thermally around the middle of the day. The big thing for me was that the temp...
by buggyB
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Airfields on the Costa del Sol......?
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Righty oh, I kinda got the same impression as Michael747 from the website that the place was Malaga Int airport, but if you were there then fair enough.
by buggyB
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Airfields on the Costa del Sol......?
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

There is one just outside Malaga but the atc only speak spanish so you have to bring a safety pilot with you even after being checked out. ATCO's are now subject to similar language proficiency requirements to the ones that have recently been stipulated for pilots. Amendment 164 to Annex 1 has intr...
by buggyB
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL Training Abroad and Ireland
Replies: 14
Views: 4311

The NFC quote is for an IAA PPL and the OBA one is for a JAA PPL. What's an IAA PPL? They haven't been issued here for a few years, all PPL's issued in Ireland are now JAA PPLs Fair enough. I was thrown by the NFC website on the PPL section where it says: "To qualify for a PPL, you will need t...
by buggyB
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL Training Abroad and Ireland
Replies: 14
Views: 4311

Looking at the NFC website the quote you received is broken down further 45 Hours Instruction ?7,875 (Cessna 150) Landing Fees ?300 Ground School ?500 Student Equipment ?300 Class 2 Medical ?120 Licence Fees ?180 Exam Fees ?124 Flight Test Fee ?390 Total: ?9,789 The NFC quote is for an IAA PPL and t...