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by stovepipe
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: y
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Re: Great Flying Weather

Hi all,
milob, I think I saw you near Hacketstown yesterday afternoon. Was there much going on in Newcastle?

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: PART M - M.A. 201 - Aircraft Airworthiness Responsibility
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

Re: PART M - M.A. 201 - Aircraft Airworthiness Responsibility

Very good replies and you're dead right, Earhart.What I've found with small aircraft is that the average owner does not know or understand the full extent of his responsibility as the owner and, in effect, depends on his maintenance organisation to do it for him. A lot of owners believe that the res...
by stovepipe
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: PART M - M.A. 201 - Aircraft Airworthiness Responsibility
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

Re: PART M - M.A. 201 - Aircraft Airworthiness Responsibility

For example, in the Commercial world, an airline will send it's aircraft to an CAMO for, say, a C-Check and will send along a rep to make sure that nothing is done outside of the maintenance programme unless the national authority or the manufacturer approves it and that all overhaulable items are d...
by stovepipe
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: PART M - M.A. 201 - Aircraft Airworthiness Responsibility
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

Re: PART M - M.A. 201 - Aircraft Airworthiness Responsibility

You've answered yourself. It's always the owner. The CAMO is only responsible for "proper accomplishment of these tasks". Ultimately, it's the owner's job to check that the CAMO have done it right. Naturally, there's an element of trust involved, as the owner has the right to assume that the CAMO wi...
by stovepipe
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Formation display flying with a difference
Replies: 5
Views: 6377

Re: Formation display flying with a difference

Brilliant! Spooky, too. Cue Spielberg making a scary movie about them.

regards
S
by stovepipe
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Aerobatics
Topic: Irish Aerobatic team..
Replies: 1
Views: 14500

Re: Irish Aerobatic team..

Interesting is right! Quite why they felt the need to sponsor a foreign team when there are at least two, if not more, candidates for sponsorship here. bah humbug!

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Ban Foreign registered homebuilts and classics
Replies: 13
Views: 4034

Re: IAA Ban Foreign registered homebuilts and classics

I'd imagine the IAA will say that movement is not restricted, it's permanent residency that matters.They don't see why an aircraft that is a permanent resident here does not take up Irish registry.Which is the same line of thought used by the CAA and other Registers in Europe.As for the 70 euros cha...
by stovepipe
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Ban Foreign registered homebuilts and classics
Replies: 13
Views: 4034

Re: IAA Ban Foreign registered homebuilts and classics

@SP, I'm perfectly aware of the difference. I'd just prefer if the rules were applied equally, that's all. The IAA are not the only offenders when it comes to light aircraft. A lot of the European countries will only allow classics and homebuilts and microlights to operate, if at all, under rigid co...
by stovepipe
Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Ban Foreign registered homebuilts and classics
Replies: 13
Views: 4034

Re: IAA Ban Foreign registered homebuilts and classics

Hi there We in ILAS are attempting to deal with this, but it appears that the IAA are not for turning on this one. Apart from that, it also has implications for aircraft registered in either country crossing the border. Point to note, too, is that the CAA have already been doing this for years in th...
by stovepipe
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The Real Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines
Replies: 7
Views: 2953

Re: The Real Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines

Very good prog, highly entertaining, especially since I know Paul. It would help people watching it to have read "Propellorhead" first. Woodward couldn't land a house brick but came good when it mattered;) RMH was also a laugh!
Great show.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Dave Clark Headset Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

Re: Dave Clark Headset Repair

Hi there
If you have a contact in any of the maintenance places, such as Shannon aerospace, ask them to get an avionics guy to check it and fix it. Davy Clarks are rock-basic as headsets go and a competent avo should be able to fix it.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: State aerodromes - into wind runways
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Re: State aerodromes - into wind runways

Hi there Unless 16/34 was closed for maintenance or something, there is no reason why he couldn't have asked for it. It may not be up to the controller to suggest using it. I've seen 10/28 being used despite strong crosswinds that would be out of limits for a smaller aircraft. I'm of the opinion tha...
by stovepipe
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Tecnams
Replies: 5
Views: 3257

Re: Tecnams

Hi there
From conversation with one organisation which uses them, they are reverting to a traditional trainer because of two accidents and the high cost of complying with Rotax ADs. The Tecnam is very good but not yet mature.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Tecnams
Replies: 5
Views: 3257

Re: Tecnams

Hi there I once did a flight test and subsequent article about the Tecnam (low-wing, group A). I found it to be a delight to fly and very well equipped, having a well-placed ground power socket and good access to the battery, among other things. It had a few unique points, such as a front-of-wing bo...
by stovepipe
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: irish air corps crash. pc9 265
Replies: 14
Views: 5913

Re: irish air corps crash. pc9 265

@deckhand Every interested party, ie, those connected to the event, get a copy of the report and if there is something within that they feel the need to challenge, then they have a right to do so.Minister Varadkar, whose interest in aviation escapes me, is simply doing what his officials have advise...