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by stovepipe
Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Malin to Mizen Head
Replies: 17
Views: 14405

Re: Malin to Mizen Head

Just posting to say a job well done on the article in FII mag.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Authority
Replies: 17
Views: 6778

Re: Irish Aviation Authority

hi all, whilst i agree with the need to complain against the IAA's ineptitude, i think some of these posts are getting very borderline. JFH, you have no business whatsoever in referring to the Doctor's nationality. She's Dutch, not German, as far as I know. Fanstop made a very valid point about the ...
by stovepipe
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Brian Douglas RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 3297

Re: Brian Douglas RIP

I never knew his second name, could well be. He was a senior official of the Irish Credit Union system, in his day job and lived in Killiney.

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Any RV-7/6's for hire?
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Re: Any RV-7/6's for hire?

You can't hire an RV-6 or 7 because they are amateur-built aircraft operating on a Permit to Fly, which means that they cannot be operated for hire or reward, so no commercial organisation operates them. Apart from that, none of the RV owners would allow you to take their aircraft away for 12 hours,...
by stovepipe
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Brian Douglas RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 3297

Brian Douglas RIP

Brian Douglas passed away on 14/11/2011, after a long battle with cancer, aged 56 years. He was a stalwart of the light aircraft scene, being variously a member of the Dublin Gliding Club, SAAC, CAACI and ILAS as well as the British Gliding Association and the PFA/LAA. He had an abiding love affair ...
by stovepipe
Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Usher Aviation new website
Replies: 19
Views: 7518

Re: Usher Aviation new website

@cam40, you are crediting me with something I didn't do or say, although I agree entirely. As someone who has written and drawn for several publications, I have had individuals using my stuff without crediting me, which is a pain in the neck because it's cheeky at best and morally and legally wrong ...
by stovepipe
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Deicing Fluid
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

Re: Aircraft Deicing Fluid

Hi there Deicing fluid, as used by airlines, is applied hot from a pressure hose so it's a bit of overkill for small GA aircraft. Also, the holdover time depends on the air temperature and the amount and type of precipitation. Quite often, the cheapest and easiest way to get a light aircraft fit for...
by stovepipe
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU - Proposed Legislation - Air Sports
Replies: 21
Views: 6662

Re: AAIU - Proposed Legislation - Air Sports

Hi all, I assure you, from experience with these people, that they are impartial. They are not current Air Corps, they are ex-Air Corps and they are very experienced engineers. Like I already said, Pilatus' experts have been involved from the start, on the PC-9 case. As for the slow publishing of ca...
by stovepipe
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU - Proposed Legislation - Air Sports
Replies: 21
Views: 6662

Re: AAIU - Proposed Legislation - Air Sports

Hi all, For the record, I know the two Ex-Air Corps officers who were appointed to investigate the PC-9 crash. Both men are highly respected individuals, either in or out of the Air Corps and are eminently qualified to investigate air accidents, both being former Engineering Officers and both having...
by stovepipe
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: John Bailey EI-ECF - RIP
Replies: 12
Views: 4396

Re: John Bailey EI-ECF - RIP

What happened?

regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Mig video :-)
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

Re: Mig video :-)

That is one outstanding video.Well done, Harry and Gerry.
regards
Stovepipe(Mick)
by stovepipe
Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Model Aircraft over Croke Park Mayo V Kerry
Replies: 16
Views: 6885

Re: Model Aircraft over Croke Park Mayo V Kerry

When I was doing my PPL in Texas in 1991, I was out doing circuits at a small airfield one day and a large model aircraft came into the circuit and began doing aerobatics. It was one of those generic Pitts Special type models, with a wingspan of 4 to 6 feet. I completed my circuit and called it in t...
by stovepipe
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft crash in Co.Tipperary today
Replies: 10
Views: 7361

Re: Aircraft crash in Co.Tipperary today

Hi all,
Both men are now out of danger and Vincent has been able to go home. Good result.
regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Skyranger 912S for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 9195

Re: Skyranger 912S for sale

damien, why are you going over to the dark side? stay indoors! Ozee suits are for skinny people!:)
regards
Stovepipe
by stovepipe
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: IAA exam costs, times and lenght of time for results
Replies: 3
Views: 2581

Re: IAA exam costs, times and lenght of time for results

And they make you wait so long if you have to do a resit! I did my PPL in the States in 1991 and enquired about their exam system. I was told that not only FAA exams, but all Government or State exams must be available to be taken by the public, on any working day, ie; any day that the Government wa...