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by stovepipe
Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: International Aviation
Topic: Costs involved in Purchasing a B737 or similar aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Hi there The price of an aircraft also varies because of the equipment fit; how close is your model to the generic model? How many seats? What size of galley? What extras such as IFE, satfone, winglets, jumpseats,etc? what variation to the instrument panel will you require? Ryanair's per-unit price ...
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by stovepipe
Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Inconsiderate muppet...
Replies: 31
Views: 12473

Hi all Leaving the ignition on renders the magnetos live.They are in effect, independent electrical generators and will fire regardless of the master switch.Hence their ability to keep the engine running in flight with the master off. Even with the Mixture at idle cut-off and the throttle closed, th...
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by stovepipe
Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:59 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Inconsiderate muppet...
Replies: 31
Views: 12473

Hi all
Another muppet...this time,a character in a Koliber who left his ignition on and declined to switch it off when it was pointed out to him. Again at Kilrush. Jerks like him are spoiling the place...
regards
Stovepipe
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by stovepipe
Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Piper Cub Rental
Replies: 24
Views: 9644

Hi all The Piper in question is not on an AOC.Only nominated aircraft go on AOCs. They charge too much,plain and simple. I'd rather talk to Vincent Vaughan in Kilkenny and fly his Citabria, which is a lot newer and operates from a lovely grass strip, with no Zone or Donners to worry about. regards S...
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by stovepipe
Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: National Association for Sport and Recreational Aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 16687

Hi Shrtfld et al, If NAGAI wants to represent GA, then they should sound out the other elements of the industry, not only the pilots. They should pick the brains of and examine the experience of those who don't fly but do contribute to GA such as the engineers, the ATC, the clubs and the school oper...
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by stovepipe
Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: A Question for Bearcat or any Aer Lingus staff
Replies: 12
Views: 3978

Hi all With regard to the "partition", this was decided upon,to do away with the galley on the left of the service door, for reasons of maintenance cost, extra seating capability and a reduced meal stowage need following the reduction of catering quantities being carried. The cabin crews hate them b...
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by stovepipe
Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: National Association for Sport and Recreational Aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 16687

Hi all Am I reading this right? Membership is restricted to soloists who fly aircraft heavier than microlights. Great! So no input from the NMAI, who are fighting the good fight for microlighters in Ireland. Or the hang glider/balloon/paraglider people. I'm an aircraft engineer,licensed on GA types....
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by stovepipe
Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Carb Icing
Replies: 16
Views: 5769

Hi there With regard to the difference in aptitude for generating carb ice, the Continental is more prone than the Lyco because of the length of the induction piping, especially the 100hp and below models. The Lycos do benefit from the position of the carb under the sump but not necessarily by a hug...
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by stovepipe
Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:29 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Aptitude Testing?
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

aptitude testing..

hi,DEL,et al I think that a bit of careful research beforehand will pay dividends, especially when it comes to saving a few quid. There are plenty of sources of information about airline aptitude testing on the net and doing the GAPAN tests are as good a way to start as any. If I had my time over,I ...
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by stovepipe
Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Inconsiderate muppet...
Replies: 31
Views: 12473

Hi all Alpha,the microlight had right of way and the Grob driver just made a bags of it from start to finish. Kilrush is such a fine place to fly from and it should be handled with care. The Grob guy is not alone,however. There is a local Rallye driver who has a "flexible" attitude to the rules and ...
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by stovepipe
Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Inconsiderate muppet...
Replies: 31
Views: 12473

Inconsiderate muppet...

Hello all, Whilst at Kilrush lately, I saw the following display....a microlight is on long finals to 01,the pilot on his second solo on his new aircraft. He's about a mile out, taking it handy. A Grob arrives from the North, lets down to below circuit height and circles over the field, descending a...
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by stovepipe
Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Any Machine you like
Replies: 60
Views: 18590

If I won the lotto...

Hi all
I'd have an ME-109 or an FW-190. The Air Corps Cessnas used to be able to carry and fire 37mm rockets. They never carried guns of any shape or form.
regards
Stovepipe
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by stovepipe
Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Commercial training
Replies: 38
Views: 14011

Hi all Termignator is absolutely spot-on.After five years of training and trying to break in, with huge money spent,I can firmly conclude that it's an Old Pals act if ever there was one. I know people who got the job because they knew someone on the inside, even with low hours.This country is so inc...
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by stovepipe
Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:54 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Instructor's rating...
Replies: 9
Views: 4690

Hello again I'm just back from renewing my ME-IR at Capt. Mike Boulton's Simulator Training Services, Bournemouth. He has an FNPT II based on a PA-44 Seminole and another King Air sim, also FNPT II, both at BOH. I met Mike on Thursday 30th at 9am, did two sessions of refresher training.The next morn...
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by stovepipe
Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:20 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Instructor's rating...
Replies: 9
Views: 4690

thanks lads
I'll give them a shout and see what comes up.
regards
Stovepipe