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by Bob
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: irish atc on strike
Replies: 56
Views: 10073

Re: irish atc on strike

I've been watching the treads on this forum and the pprune forum and it's quite humorous to see how the pilots have reacted to the atc strikes. The very same pilots who shout and roar about their own terms and conditions and how they've spiraled. The very same pilots that attack 200hr guys that have...
by Bob
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: irish atc on strike
Replies: 56
Views: 10073

Re: irish atc on strike

Oh right :oops:

I'll get my coat...
by Bob
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: irish atc on strike
Replies: 56
Views: 10073

Re: irish atc on strike

MOL wants the atco's from the air corps drafted in to run the show, here here!
Would the air corp atc guys have the appropriate training to take over Dublin or Shannon?
by Bob
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: RT work
Replies: 5
Views: 1707

Re: RT work

The Airband radios can be picked up relatively cheaply, although though you want to be fairly close to an airport if you want to be able to hear much.
by Bob
Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Can someone explain Part M?
Replies: 2
Views: 2920

Re: Can someone explain Part M?

Hi there, There's a regulation/document, laid out by the EASA, which covers the continuing airworthiness of aircraft. It's called EC no: 2042/2003 . It's broken down into 4 Annex. Annex 1: Part M Continuing Airworthiness Annex 2: Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Approval (Aircraft above 5700kg) Ann...
by Bob
Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Free NASA Icing Course
Replies: 0
Views: 806

Free NASA Icing Course

Hi all, http://aircrafticing.grc.nasa.gov/courses.html I found this link on pprune and thought it might by of interest to some of the users here too. There's two parts ground and flight icing and they're quite detailed, est. 2 to 3 hours for the ground icing course and 4 to 6 hours for the flight ic...
by Bob
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: IT CARLOW
Replies: 2
Views: 1427

If you want a career in Aircraft maintenance I'd suggest you apply for an aircraft mechanic apprenticeship. If your real aim is to become an airline pilot and think that this course would look good on your C.V. I'd advise against it. Look into other non aviation courses that first of all would have ...
by Bob
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Should I begin Flying yet!
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

another thing about the medical i wear glasses but i was told that the days that pilots could not fly if they needed glasses are over is this true. This link is on the IAA website it's the document that outlines the medical requirements; http://www.jaa.nl/publications/jars/606984.pdf JAR–FCL 3.220 ...
by Bob
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: A380 For Portrush
Replies: 22
Views: 3654

I flew with quantas from Heathrow to Singapore on the 380 as mentioned before it was extremely quite and so smooth as well. I also managed to blag my way into the cockpit after landing while waiting for the airbridges to come out 8) , it's some spread of glass.
by Bob
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EID1 (Gormanston)
Replies: 6
Views: 1868

I don't think there's any mortar firing around Gormanstown, your talking Glen of Imaal and possibly Kilworth in Cork for that. There's a rifle range, Anti-Aircraft firing and some air to ground alright. I'd imagine the latter two would warrant a no fly zone though. I was firing GPMGs out on the rang...
by Bob
Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: new 1:500000 chart
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

by Bob
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Short field performance of a G115-A
Replies: 14
Views: 3399

Is Coonagh really that bad??? There's pictures of Islanders being in Coonagh as well as plenty of other slow and fast moving a/c that have also gone through Coonagh. The Rallye isn't exactly blessed with power to weight ratio and she happily chugs in and out.
by Bob
Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Need Career Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 5462

Do I start another apprenticeship at 26 and if so how hard is it to get one and where do I even look Air Atlanta have taken in qualified trades people over the years and trained them in to be Aircraft Mechanics. I'm not sure exactly how long it took for them to be trained in but I'd imagine there'd...
by Bob
Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: 2008 as a flying year
Replies: 16
Views: 3990

Finally stopped dreaming about it and got off my arse and started flying. Have 3.5hrs done since starting in October. Hoping that if weather prevails and there's an instructor or two hanging around Coonagh over the Christmas period I might squeeze another hour or two out of 2008. Other than getting ...
by Bob
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Blackhawks at Snn
Replies: 4
Views: 2469

Thought I'd seen two rather black hawk looking helicopters flying over Coonagh at about 0930 this morning alright.