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by mini
Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:50 am
Forum: International Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close C17 Production Line.
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

I had the pleasure of getting up close & personal to C17 ops once. Its amazing to see them moving around under reverse thrust - one trick the Soviets didn't have.
by mini
Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Jokers
Replies: 2
Views: 4079

Oh the Medja... I have had the dubious pleasure of working in various places where these people flocked to, they always seemed to be of the opinion that you owed them a story because "they have to do their job" ? (!) Would say at a rough guess that 5% get it right, the rest seem to be more...
by mini
Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Secondary Level Physics
Replies: 18
Views: 10566

I didn't study physics in school, yet ended up teaching Engineering Science at 3rd level... 'tis a funny old world... On a more serious note, I would reccommend that you stick with it as it will give you an analytical mindset that will serve you well in aviation. You'll also need thick skin, a hard ...
by mini
Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Importing Aircraft and re-registering...
Replies: 14
Views: 4653

I can't comment on the registration issue, but as far as getting it here I would certainly look at dismantling it and stuffing it in a container as opposed to ferrying it - compare the ferry costs + engine time with sea freight & dis/reassembly.
by mini
Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Questions on DUB Airport?
Replies: 2
Views: 2009

As a relative newcomer to this site, I was browsing "old" threads and came upon this one. I could spend 20 mins lifting quotes from the Ministers' response - but why bother, even though its only months old his drivel is so far from reality it borders on negligent. Although, my sources tell...
by mini
Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Belgian Police Detain Irish Aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 15388

I get the feeling that there's more to come on this one...
by mini
Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Latest Nasty Weston Rumour
Replies: 77
Views: 24174

To become a lowly "Transport Manager" in this country you must "consent to an enquiry of good repute" i.e. your legal record.

Does the same not apply to pilots?
by mini
Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Developing a new defence policy?
Replies: 15
Views: 10045

Akerosid, In reality, we missed the boat many years ago in terms of having a self defence capability, and, in fairness we don't need it now. The latest political noises have been in terms of joining the Scandihooligans on EU missions & emergency humanitarian response missions (i.e. the boy scout...
by mini
Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Dauphin & Gazelle retired by Irish Air Corps - air/air p
Replies: 7
Views: 4214

Can someone explain to me why the Dauphin has been retired? I can remember their intoduction being reported as the dogs bollocks in a helo... even the USCG used them! They are still current and favoured with many SAR & offshore operators The Alouettes are still flying, dating back to the 60's On...
by mini
Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Air Corps receive first AW139
Replies: 29
Views: 14932

Given our commitment to EU battlegroups and the recent announcement as to the Goverments intention to ramp up humanitarian aid - and the establishment of an emergency response roster, I would be very suprised if the Aer Corp couldn't make a decent case for a C130J (A400 too far away) Case in point.....
by mini
Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Man Killed in Glider Crash near Kilkenny
Replies: 15
Views: 5473

Sorry for being late here, but have only recentely joined the forum Martin & Richie brought me on my first flight back in the mid 80's, EI-AUE. Bitten by the bug, have since travelled the world running commercial air ops. Having returned home & dropped an anchor I was in back in KK for the f...
by mini
Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Pilots?
Replies: 15
Views: 4754

Jump seating by pax doesn't (shouldn't) happen post 9/11 even deadheading crew have serious restrictions.

Pity, but there you go...

In fairness, you often had more comfort in cattle class than the jump seat in something like a 73...
by mini
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Dublin Heli-Routes
Replies: 15
Views: 5658

Can someone update on the current situation?

Thanks
by mini
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Strange helo
Replies: 6
Views: 2439

Having Googled all the suggestions (apart from the R22... ahem) JFH with the B430 would seem to be the most likely, I hadn't noted the tail planes, if I see it again I'll be more attentive & will report back.

Thanks all,
by mini
Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Donegal International Motor Rally
Replies: 27
Views: 8997

The rally organisers do not get involved in air ops, so any pilots briefing is not their baby. WRC events may be different but certainly RIAC national events are not involved in aircraft controlling, they have their hands full with what's happening on the ground... Helo's were "banned" fro...