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by stovepipe
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU Reports
Replies: 48
Views: 15960

Re: AAIU Reports

Flange Bracket, you are out of order. No-one, not even the IAA, can cherry-pick AAIU reports. People can challenge the findings and are given the opportunity to do so, but they cannot edit reports at will.When I had my crash, it was thoroughly and professionally investigated and I was treated correc...
by stovepipe
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Building your own grass strip??
Replies: 19
Views: 8286

Re: Building your own grass strip??

Hi there, It doesn't hurt to have a chat with the neighbours, who may have the idea that light aircraft fall on houses or that they are excessively noisy or may want to be reassured that their weekends would not be undone by the noise of helicopters (all genuine fears that I have heard).Do not take ...
by stovepipe
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: FAA PPL / EASA PPL
Replies: 11
Views: 7868

Re: FAA PPL / EASA PPL

Just looking again at the post about the differences between the IAA and CAA; engineer's exams? fail one and it's a 90-day waiting time before a resit, unless you are doing a training course and can resit in 30 days. It takes a minimum of two weeks to receive your results, for what is allegedly a co...
by stovepipe
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: End of Life (Scrap) Airplanes Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 5019

Re: End of Life (Scrap) Airplanes Wanted

vanman, you're not bored, just good at hiding the state of terror of being among people who want to throw themselves out of aeroplanes.Strikey, the jumpers drool and leave body fluids and snot in the aircraft. You should see how they behave after dark :shock:

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: End of Life (Scrap) Airplanes Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 5019

Re: End of Life (Scrap) Airplanes Wanted

Also, stay away from parachuting aircraft. They tend to smell of anxious pilots and sweaty parachutists. :)

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: End of Life (Scrap) Airplanes Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 5019

Re: End of Life (Scrap) Airplanes Wanted

Hi there
You might be out of luck in the republic. Bolton Street have or had an old 337 and carlow have just acquired a 401 or 411. Unless you are prepared to look in the Uk or Norn Iron...

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: VFR at Night
Replies: 37
Views: 12267

Re: VFR at Night

hi there A friend of mine used to do it routinely. He'd fly across from Scotland, legal Night VFR to the FIR and ask for and get a Special from the FIR to Dublin. He'd be high so he'd talk to Shannon first and then get handed over to Dublin and go on and land in Dublin. He wasn't alone in doing it e...
by stovepipe
Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: VFR at Night
Replies: 37
Views: 12267

Re: VFR at Night

Hi there If enough people make enough noise, then the IAA might listen. After all, if an Irish-issued EASA license is supposed to be equal to anyone else's, then the alleged privilege of flying at night must, by default be available to holders of same without restriction, because the present conditi...
by stovepipe
Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Hi all im new :) Few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 3358

Re: Hi all im new :) Few questions

Hi there decide on whether it's regular metal like Cessnas that you want to fly or microlights. There are enough outlets for both, really. The microlighters have the NMAI as their main organisation and the Schools and clubs deal with the spamcans. people go to the UK and USA because they offer all-i...
by stovepipe
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: VFR at Night
Replies: 37
Views: 12267

Re: VFR at Night

I asked an IAA guy about it, back when they did air accident investigations and he said that the status would remain unchanged, because they didn't want to be scraping fellas off mountains (his words). He said that the only people who actually needed to fly at night in NVFR were the small commercial...
by stovepipe
Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Crash Donegal Sunday 30/9
Replies: 4
Views: 2992

Re: Microlight Crash Donegal Sunday 30/9

Whoever he is, let's hope he makes a good recovery.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Europa Owner
Replies: 1
Views: 4742

Re: Europa Owner

Hi there
There's one down in Cork, still G-reg'd, I think. Don't know the owner.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Events
Topic: ILAS Fly-In
Replies: 3
Views: 2247

Re: ILAS Fly-In

Hi all, Rudy, feel free to take off your tinfoil hat.No conspiracy involved.Given the forecast of showers and crosswinds that would exceed the crosswind limits of some of our aircraft and the likely state of the runway (which takes a long time to dry out to a safe and suitable standard), we decided ...
by stovepipe
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: ILAS Fly-In & BBQ, new date
Replies: 2
Views: 1945

Re: ILAS Fly-In & BBQ, new date

Hi all
Decision to have a Fly-In this weekend has not been confirmed.See post in Gen Aviation forum.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Kerry Flyin 2012 is on July 28th and 29th
Replies: 12
Views: 5118

Re: Kerry Flyin 2012 is on July 28th and 29th

To FlangeBracket et al, Nobody's trying to hijack anything. Despite what you may have read, a formal decision by ILAS's Committee to go ahead this weekend has not yet been made. In case you have forgotten, ILAS has a long history of moving it's fly-in to accommodate other people's events, both as IL...