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by stovepipe
Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AIC: Nr 11/06, PED's.
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Hi all Im cynical about the alleged effect of items such as portable GPS units on the aircraft's electronics. I was using one, a few years back, on an EI 330, coming back from the States. It's a small Magellan 300, more akin to a hillwalker's unit. I had it propped up on the table, with the aerial n...
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by stovepipe
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Purchasing Kitplane
Replies: 20
Views: 7161

Hi Nano, That's just it.People get intimidated because they see "aeroplane" and get daunted. The Xair and the like are easy to put together, as long as you do what the instructions say and take the advice of the inspector or importer on board. There's very little or no "manufacture&qu...
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by stovepipe
Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Purchasing Kitplane
Replies: 20
Views: 7161

Hi Nanolight I am aware of at least two Xairs that were assembled in one week. Two men, ordinary tools, a domestic garage, tea and buns on tap and family connections severed for seven days. Inspected by the NMAI inspector and flown on the Sunday. There's no mystery involved and the work required is ...
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by stovepipe
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Purchasing Kitplane
Replies: 20
Views: 7161

Hi there
Why don't you make it your business to get to Limetree for the Fly-In on June 10th? There'll be plenty of quick-build kit aircraft there, not to mention a welcoming atmosphere.
regards
S
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by stovepipe
Wed May 31, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Purchasing Kitplane
Replies: 20
Views: 7161

Hi Skunk If it's a three-axis microlight, talk to the NMAI before you do anything else.....The X-Air is a simple aircraft to build and could be easily built in a week by two people( working hard and cut off from all other human contact) in a modest shed with a modest tool-box. The SkyRanger is rough...
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by stovepipe
Sun May 28, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft down near Killucan 25/05/2006 - 2 fatalities
Replies: 65
Views: 27733

Hello all
I only knew Joe in passing and Liam not at all, but I can only add to the condolences to their families and to all at NFC.This community is small enough that the loss of just two reachs everyone.
God rest them both.
regards
Stovepipe
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by stovepipe
Wed May 24, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Ireland 1:500 000 Chart
Replies: 19
Views: 8713

Hi Bleriot Like I said before, the Air Corps' charts were produced from overlaying the airspace info from the half-millions onto public quarter-million tourist maps. Both sets of information are in the public domain and are not military secrets. I got the bum's rush when I wrote to the OS about it. ...
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by stovepipe
Wed May 24, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Lingus brings back cadets
Replies: 8
Views: 5175

Hi there "Abandoned" is hardly the best term for people who were let go without having to repay any of the costs of their training and are being recalled on terms and conditions that are equal to a person with five years service! Most of them walked into other airlines with scarcely a back...
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by stovepipe
Fri May 19, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: TIPS on Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 2332

Hi there
Be a gentleman and give her the "big" seat on the way home...unless you're a big guy, yourself, of course :lol:
regards
S
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by stovepipe
Wed May 17, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Proposed NPPLs....
Replies: 14
Views: 4710

Hi MCRO at al, From what I hear, the IAA are absolutely way behind the EASA proposals and the recent advertisment for an aviation executive was to provide a reply to the proposals, which would basically involve the widespread removal of IAA powers/authority and devolve it to the representative organ...
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by stovepipe
Wed May 17, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Question on Air Corps Maintenence
Replies: 1
Views: 2196

Hi there
Whilst you could demonstrate your product to the officer concerned, he can't make a decision about purchasing such without Department of Defence approval. I suggest you contact the DoD Contracts Branch, as well as T.M.
regards
S
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by stovepipe
Wed May 17, 2006 3:02 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Proposed NPPLs....
Replies: 14
Views: 4710

Hi all, I don't know if the IAA will allow an equivalent of the NPPL to happen here, certainly not one with only 25 hrs tuition involved. Whilst the NMAI want a PPL suiting their needs, I don't believe that the IAA will change from the basic 45-hr syllabus... As for VORs, there are many pilots out t...
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by stovepipe
Tue May 16, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Proposed NPPLs....
Replies: 14
Views: 4710

Proposed NPPLs....

Hi all Without wanting to come across as cynical, I have a problem with proposed NPPL/Recreational pilot's Licenses that want people to be set free after only about 25 hours training, with certain limitations on access to controlled airspace, international borders,etc. Personally, I shudder to think...
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by stovepipe
Tue May 16, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Importing Aircraft and re-registering...
Replies: 14
Views: 5908

Hi Byron
Why don't you look up the professional ferry companies in the UK, USA and Canada? Getting the aircraft on the register is simple enough and you should contact the airworthiness section of the IAA for their requirements.You can PM me for more gen if you like.
regards
Stovepipe
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by stovepipe
Tue May 16, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Ireland 1:500 000 Chart
Replies: 19
Views: 8713

Hi Bleriot I thought the OS were the only organisation allowed to generate charts and maps of Irish territory...why do you think the Jeppy maps and the quarter-millions are so common here?! If all else fails, buy an IAA one to show you the controlled airspace and use a quarter-million for actual fli...