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by Biturbo
Fri May 26, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Starting Up a Hughes 500
Replies: 9
Views: 10385

Re: start up

redwolf wrote:What colour scheme has the one in the hanger at kilrush??


Silver with blue trim. Large yellow jacking trolley. Seems much loved - spotlessly clean and protective foam on leading edges of blades as insurance against us part-time ground handlers!
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by Biturbo
Mon May 22, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Cessna helicopter
Replies: 6
Views: 3438

I love the way that the rotor mast appears to pass through the middle of the cabin and yet none of the inhabitants seem to have noticed the whirling metal driveshaft by their elbow, nor the deafening noise. Maybe the guy in the back is just worried about being late for the opera.
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by Biturbo
Thu May 18, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Starting Up a Hughes 500
Replies: 9
Views: 10385

If you're thinking about hot-wiring the N-reg one in the hangar at Kilrush, you may want to bring along a few strong lads as well to lift it out as I think the trolley-jack it sits on has discharged all its juice!
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by Biturbo
Wed May 17, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Fuel Planning
Replies: 12
Views: 4839

No problem with what you've said - it's what I was taught and what I use. Couple of pointers may trip you up on flight checks. 1. When checking to see if your destination isn't weather constrained (cross-wind out of limits, etc.), don't forget to check your alternate as well (if they're both North-S...
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by Biturbo
Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Shares/aircraft in or around Dublin???
Replies: 9
Views: 4901

Hi Basill,

There's a share available in N3109X at the moment. 1966 Cessna 150 based in Kilrush.

See previous advert at http://www.flyinginireland.com/forum/vi ... .php?t=914

See piccie at http://flyinginireland.com/foreign.php? ... mit=Submit
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by Biturbo
Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Anyone interested?
Replies: 1
Views: 1424

It struck me as being published solely due to legal requirements and intended for an internal candidate to get promoted. We used to see ads like this in the Cayman Islands all the time to get around ex pat hiring limitations - Wanted: Cayman national with extensive knowledge of Hong Kong banking env...
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by Biturbo
Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Aranns New Fleet
Replies: 9
Views: 5808

Akerosid wrote:Will these aircraft replace all ATR42s?


There were 10 people on my DUB -> IOM flight on Monday. They may not have a pressing need for longer fuselages.
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by Biturbo
Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: CSA Airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 1470

They're lovely - just like any other regular European airline.

Passport control at Prague can be a bit disheartening though.
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by Biturbo
Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Why I'm proud to be a plank driver
Replies: 1
Views: 6047

Why I'm proud to be a plank driver

This isn't really a joke subject, but it came from one of those amusing-office-email sources and nobody was seriously hurt, so here it is. You know the way parachute jumpers sometimes strap video camera to their heads so they can show all their chicken friends how cool they are? Here's one such reco...
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by Biturbo
Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Emergency Locator Transmitter
Replies: 9
Views: 3248

Living with an ELT

We've got an ELT fitted in our Cessna 150. It's only tested as part of scheduled maintenance and to be honest we would be more concerned about false activations than needing it in an emergency. You wouldn't go near it as part of a pre-flight check other than to check its status. It's basically a sin...
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by Biturbo
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Spectacular Photo of a non near miss.....
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

If you're familiar with the relative sizes of the aircraft, you can see that they're actually a fair bit away. I remember being in an EI A320 joining the hold for Heathrow 1,000 feet above an AC A340 which casually popped out from under the starboard wing much to my surprise. They look a lot larger ...
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by Biturbo
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Insurance companies
Replies: 5
Views: 2348

Our 1966 vintage Cessna 150 isn't in quite the same league as Lazza's beautiful 182. Our 2005/6 insurance bill came to Eur2,350. This covers five named pilots (PPL to fATPL levels), includes the Eur2.5 Million 3rd party coverage requirement under EC Regulation 785/2004 and Eur10 Mil Crown Indemnity ...
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by Biturbo
Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AVOIDANCE TURNS ---> PLEASE READ
Replies: 17
Views: 5977

I definitely think it's a good idea to register with Shannon if going cross-country. I flew into Coonagh a while back and was surprised at the amount of traffic advisories I picked up on what seemed like quite a slack day. Shannon's service included an altitude hold on climb-out to avoid conflict wi...
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by Biturbo
Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AVOIDANCE TURNS ---> PLEASE READ
Replies: 17
Views: 5977

traffic avoidance

Don't let it get you down, Microheavy. I agree with YoYo, it's common sense to look around you if you're up there and not just straight ahead either. However if you regard a horizon scan as you would a panel scan under IFR, it may well wreck your head and take the enjoyment out of things. I think of...
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by Biturbo
Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The price of Hangarage
Replies: 31
Views: 13760

Biturbo - every one of your statements above is factually incorrect. Have you visited Kilrush recently? Let me answer that for you NO Hi YoYo, I don't need to visit Kilrush - I'm based there and have been for years. Like you I value factual accuracy - so let's look at the statements you dismiss so ...