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by hugoj_air
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: CAA PPL (A) & Microlights
Replies: 14
Views: 10428

Re: CAA PPL (A) & Microlights

Not complaining Mark, just shocked at how the whole licencing system has gone. Not being a pilot myself I haven't kept up to speed with all the changes over the last few years. It's only when you see it in black and white that you realise what a confused minefield it has all become.

Hugo.
by hugoj_air
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Microlights
Topic: CAA PPL (A) & Microlights
Replies: 14
Views: 10428

Re: CAA PPL (A) & Microlights

Bloody hell, I think I'll stick to driving cars. And to think 20 years ago you could fly a microlight without a licence. I know flying HAS to be regulated and training is absolutely vital, but they have gone from one daft extream (no licence) to the other, total bureaucracy!!.

Hugo.
by hugoj_air
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Fabulous Flying
Replies: 13
Views: 7595

Re: Fabulous Flying

As he disappeared behind the hangar I guessed he was about 40dgs nose down and I remember thinking "he's cutting that fine". Then the cloud of dust and smoke rose up. Where I was standing the tannoy wasn't very clear. There was commentry going on but I was concentrating on the Stampe so didnt hear e...
by hugoj_air
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Visiting Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

Re: Visiting Ireland

I stand corrected NAG, but as you say still an amazing sight from the air. And of course the cliffs at Croaghaun are along the west coast on the western tip of Achill island which can easily be incorporated into the flight north. Also as vanman says quite a few hotels have (dedicated marked) helipad...
by hugoj_air
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Fabulous Flying
Replies: 13
Views: 7595

Re: Fabulous Flying

Well done Dave, a brillient piece of precision flying whilst under severe stress. I witnessed Neil Williams on his aeroibatic display at Biggin Hill 15.05.1965 when he attempted one loop too many in Stampe G-AROZ and impacted with the ground behind the Air Couriers hangar. I amoung hundreds of other...
by hugoj_air
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Visiting Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

Re: Visiting Ireland

What! Miss out Donegal, the MOST senic and friendly county in Ireland bar NONE. michael747, you're only jealous because we beat all comers at the football and won the Sam Maguire cup again. Pop into Sligo by all means, but you will receive an even bigger welcome at Donegal Airport. Plenty of craic a...
by hugoj_air
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: m
Replies: 1
Views: 4242

Re: MASSIVE old Airship in Connemara

JFH, In 1918 the Royal Naval Air Service operated large cigar shaped balloons (Airships) over and around Ireland. They were based at Ballyliffin Co Donegal, Larne Co Antrim, Malahide Castle Co Dublin and Johnstown Castle Co Wexford. Their main duty was to hunt for and attempt to sink the many German...
by hugoj_air
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: NMAI & FII Fly-In Clonbullogue 2012 Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 3956

Re: NMAI & FII Fly-In Clonbullogue 2012 Photos

Thanks Guinness for the inital information re: new registration system for some microlights, the first was EI-FW01. Also thanks to Paul for his detailed post on the same subject.

Hugo.
by hugoj_air
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: NMAI & FII Fly-In Clonbullogue 2012 Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 3956

Re: NMAI & FII Fly-In Clonbullogue 2012 Photos

Guinness,
You have put up another set of excellent photos. While HDR does help, it's not essential. And as Mark say's keep sharing.

One question is the registration EI-FW01 for Hiway Demon 175 a new form of Irish marks for microlights.

Hugo.
by hugoj_air
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: NMAI & FII Fly-In Clonbullogue 2012 Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 3956

Re: NMAI & FII Fly-In Clonbullogue 2012 Photos

Not just nice photos-they are excellent photos. You said: Some people don't think it is proper photography. Well think on this. The first "camera" was a box with a pin hole allowing an image to imprint onto a chemical covered plate with no way of changing the input except by under/over exposure. Onl...
by hugoj_air
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Irish Air Corps Air Ambulance involved in accident today
Replies: 8
Views: 4191

Re: Irish Air Corps Air Ambulance involved in accident today

A little bit of censorship going on?? Both news reports shown are not now giving coverage of the "crash".
On the six o'clock news the 135 was sitting in a field and looked to be undamaged and upright.

Hugo.
by hugoj_air
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: k
Replies: 7
Views: 2979

Re: Who was before the IAA ?

Renvyle House located in North West Connemara hugoj. JFH I believe the first noted landing at this site was in 1928 by an Avro Avian. Later in the summer of 1933 it was granted an aerodome licence it seems but from what authority remains unknown to me! Thank you for "resurrecting" a missing piece o...
by hugoj_air
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: k
Replies: 7
Views: 2979

Re: Who was before the IAA ?

I believe it was the Department of Communications who controlled civil aviation in the Republic prior to the IAA. I might be able to help with your search for info about the old aerodrome. If you could give me some details like the townland or any other name for the site. Also distance and heading f...
by hugoj_air
Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Hayden Lawford RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 3449

Re: Hayden Lawford RIP

Very saddened indeed to hear that. Never actually met Hayden, but seen him on a couple of occasions. The last time was a number of years ago at Inverin when he was pre flighting an Islander for a service flight to the Islands. As Micheal mentioned, Hayden's book "In Galway Skies" is an absolute must...
by hugoj_air
Wed May 30, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Clifden Airport
Replies: 2
Views: 1596

Re: Clifden Airport

Djet1999,

Perhaps you should have tried your own advice first!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Hugo.