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by Bob
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Air Corps Cadetships
Replies: 28
Views: 8126

Re: Air Corps Cadetships

Air Corps cadet failure rate is always greater than 60% I've heard this a couple of times now and it seems to be a bit of a myth rather than fact. For instance, of the last class, all cadets got their wings. By the way, your figures don't really add up, 5000 applicants for 47 positions is 106:1 whe...
by Bob
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Air Corps Cadetships
Replies: 28
Views: 8126

Re: Air Corps Cadetships

Unsure how many have not met the requirements. I do know one lad who explained how the application form put him off and he applied, not realising, he didn't meet the education requirements. It did seem unclear when he showed me so I'd imagine there'll be 1 or 2 who will make the same mistake.
by Bob
Mon May 24, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Funniest RT you heard
Replies: 38
Views: 20693

Re: Funniest RT you heard

We had a number of aircraft from our recent fly-out arriving in quick succession so the radio was really hopping when this little slip occurred. Tower: Echo Romeo Whiskey do you require fuel? E-RW: Negative Echo Romeo Whiskey Tower: November Alpha Mike do you Require Whiskey? eh I mean fuel? N-AM: (...
by Bob
Sun May 09, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 17
Views: 5205

Re: End of an era

Sad to see her go alright. There will be many who will miss her.
by Bob
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Part-66 License Exams Validity
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

Re: Part-66 License Exams Validity

Your clock is said to start from when you pass your first exam. So you've 5 years to pass all your exams, get the experience and apply for the license. You won't have to repeat all your exams once you've hit 5 years just the ones that are more than 5 years old. It might be worth considering doing th...
by Bob
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Fasttrack PPL Completion
Replies: 7
Views: 2242

Re: Fasttrack PPL Completion

Hi guys, Thanks for all the advise, France looks interesting alright I'll have look into it and see how the economics work out. Just to give you bit more detail. I was flying out of Coonagh while working in Shannon. This was perfect for me while living in Shannon, the flying was cheap and the guys i...
by Bob
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Fasttrack PPL Completion
Replies: 7
Views: 2242

Fasttrack PPL Completion

Hi all, I've being training towards my ppl for about a year and a half now and I've around 20hrs done. I've been recently let go and was thinking of using the savings I have to get it finished quickly since I have plenty of time now. I'm looking for advise on where to go. Florida was the first thoug...
by Bob
Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Destruction of the Irish Aircraft Maintenance Industry
Replies: 5
Views: 2919

Re: Destruction of the Irish Aircraft Maintenance Industry

I understand that protectionism ultimately isn't in the best interest of anybody, but I don't even think this was protectionism in fact it was probably the opposite. You had Ryanair wanting to take over the hanger with only one condition being that the DAA wouldn't be the one owning it. The simple s...
by Bob
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Destruction of the Irish Aircraft Maintenance Industry
Replies: 5
Views: 2919

Destruction of the Irish Aircraft Maintenance Industry

I read recently in the Irish Independent that Aer Lingus plan to close their hanger based in Shannon with the loss of 70 jobs. The reason for closing the hanger is apparently due to the fact that Aer Lingus plan to move this maintenance to wait a second you've guessed it Hanger 6 in Dublin. So far o...
by Bob
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Magazine and Website Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Forum Links.
Replies: 6
Views: 1963

Re: Forum Links.

Nanolight wrote: Hold down the shift key when you click on the hyperlink opens the link in a new window, and using ctrl will open it in a new tab
Ye learn something new every day :D .Thanks for that.
by Bob
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: videos
Replies: 117
Views: 25093

Re: videos

Certainly one of the more unique airports in the world...

Lulka Airport, at the base of Mount Everest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqgZvb37NX0
by Bob
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flight time limitations
Replies: 6
Views: 1629

Re: Flight time limitations

I talked to a guy not to long ago from Ryanair who told me that even though he'd love to do a bit of GA flying he couldn't because Ryanair "owned" his hours. He mentioned though that if he really wanted some of the hours to fly GA that you could make an arrangement with management, however this woul...
by Bob
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Nationwide RTE 1 - Monday Jan 4th
Replies: 19
Views: 5392

Re: Nationwide RTE 1 - Monday Jan 4th

us mere mortals have to contend with 4.5 metres wide That is narrow alright was looking through the photos on your site and you really see how narrow when there's people walking on it. Anyway, I think I've just added Letterkenny to my "things to do" list when I get the ppl :D . Is there much landin...
by Bob
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Nationwide RTE 1 - Monday Jan 4th
Replies: 19
Views: 5392

Re: Nationwide RTE 1 - Monday Jan 4th

Watched this myself... seems like the basics gone out the window... Landing sideways halfways down the runway is bad once, but twice! Tut tut...Good thing they dubbed it out with music, the screeching tyres would have been too much to bear. It's a tight runway and your coming in over the trees when...