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by stovepipe
Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Instructor's rating...
Replies: 9
Views: 4668

Instructor's rating...

hi all
can anyone give a good recommendation for a school where one could obtain an instructor's rating.Ireland first, then the UK...
thanks
Stovepipe
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by stovepipe
Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Kilrush
Replies: 8
Views: 2967

Kilrush

Hi all Bearcat I think you're wrong about circuits at Kilrush.As a long-time user of Kilrush, I and my flying friends do not carry out circuits at anywhere near the scale of the Weston operation,i.e; doing a dozen-per-hour Weston-style circuits at Kilrush will soon bring the ire of the sensitive loc...
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by stovepipe
Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Irish air traffic control
Replies: 45
Views: 14253

hi all My experiences of Irish ATC is varied: Some of the least helpful and most obstructive have been those operating at small, low-activity airfields whilst the opposite has applied at the busiest.I've had at least two long-duration, unrestricted visits to Dublin ATC, upstairs and downstairs, wher...
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by stovepipe
Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:26 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Arann
Replies: 18
Views: 7675

Hi all
My spy within tells me that the answer to everyone's question is "No jets, no transAtlantic".Naturally, i stand to be corrected.
regards
S
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by stovepipe
Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:53 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The Male Attitude to Women Pilots !!
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Hi all A few years back,I was turning around a 146 on the ramp in Dublin. I was waiting to get the transit chit from the female captain, who was finishing her briefing to the female copilot.I was standing just ouside the open cockpit door, talking to the senior cabin crew member and the passengers h...
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by stovepipe
Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: why dont the air force get any jets?
Replies: 16
Views: 9405

Hi all Some of you need to be clued-in to the real cost of operating even the most basic of jet aircraft, not to mind jet fighters. It costs more to operate something as basic as a Fouga than it does to operate a Citation or a Learjet. Their engines have much,much shorter overhaul lives, their compo...
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by stovepipe
Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:38 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Air Corps Ejection
Replies: 6
Views: 4274

Hi there
Given that the Air Corps never had Jet Provosts, but did have the fixed-undercarriage Piston Provost, perhaps you need to check that one again.
regards
S
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by stovepipe
Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:33 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aviation lapel badges..
Replies: 2
Views: 1816

aviation badges

Sorry, they're gone.
regards
S
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by stovepipe
Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Going From 0 to ATPL??
Replies: 4
Views: 2270

hi there
do a search on PPrune and you'll get all the gen on EFT.
the Type rating is an extra expense.
Think of sourcing in the region of E100,000 to fund Oxford/jerez and a Type.
regards
S
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by stovepipe
Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: why dont the air force get any jets?
Replies: 16
Views: 9405

Hi Sean Because they cost too much to buy and operate, for one. The Government have basically devolved air defence of the State above ten thousand feet to outside agencies. They recently bought, in a bit of a hurry, 40 Bofors anti-aircraft guns from the Dutch government and along with the existing l...
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by stovepipe
Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Irish Aer Corps to order 6 Helicopters
Replies: 21
Views: 9368

hi all good one going here,at last. Joey, if the Government needed to commandeer any aircraft, vessel, vehicle,aerodrome, building,etc in the country, in the event of an emergency, they can do it at will. Such a provision already exists in law and always has done. An S-61 would only be needed for a ...
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by stovepipe
Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Cut-off age for hiring new 1st Officers?
Replies: 3
Views: 2151

Hi there age is one of the unwritten/unspoken ways of not getting hired. A candidate may be suitable in all other respects, but if the airline's hiring policy is for sub-25 yr-old Oxford/Jerez graduates, then anyone in an older age bracket is out of luck. Unless he has someone on the inside pulling ...
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by stovepipe
Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:25 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Air Corps Ejection
Replies: 6
Views: 4274

Hi there The ejection has been well documented by now but the gist of it is as follows: Cadet McPartland was on a spinning exercise in a Vampire, with an instructor. The aircraft entered the spin which went "flat". After several attempts to get the aircraft out of the spin, the instructor gave the o...
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by stovepipe
Sun Sep 26, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Is the IAA above the CAA?
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

Given the condition of some of the yokes going about our sky, there are times when two years between Cs of A is too long. My experience is that owners neglect their aircraft and then whinge when the inspection bill is huge. ADs are out of the engineer's control, yet owners crib like mad when alerted...
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by stovepipe
Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Gazelle ? over Wicklow
Replies: 6
Views: 3483

I saw a Gazelle, at 9pm, August 25th, at about 500agl, between Scotstown and Ballinode( in fact, very near Ballinode), from a viewpoint on the Ballinode-Tydavnet road. Funny noise they make with the turned-up exhaust pipe, especially when they're going at full welly, in a North-Easterly direction. ...