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by Biturbo
Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Dublin Heli-Routes
Replies: 15
Views: 7673

Re: Heli lanes

FloppyStick wrote:....if air traffic only wants 1 to hold at Ballymon Flats the next is at Heuston Station or the Chimneys - not an ideal place for a single to hold!


for those of you new to the forum, here's why:
http://www.aaiu.ie/AAIUviewitem.asp?id= ... G&loc=1280
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by Biturbo
Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Dublin Heli-Routes
Replies: 15
Views: 7673

Heliroutes over Dublin

Taking a legalistic viewpoint: I would imagine that any routes would have to conform to the characteristics of the surrounding airspace. Last time I looked Dublin was Class C below the jetways, which would imply VFR allowed. As another plank driver, I would also imagine that you would have to be abl...
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by Biturbo
Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: How could Dublin ever possibly co-exist with Weston bizport?
Replies: 9
Views: 6296

well biturbo (Idiot cessna pilots) thats really nice. did you learn to fly in a 737 yourself. Yawn. Welcome to the forum EI-EI.O. I think you failed to pick up on the self-deprecation in my remarks above. The idiot remark was reflective of the occasionally disparaging attitude of ATC to spamcans, r...
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by Biturbo
Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Touring Ireland at Easter
Replies: 34
Views: 11973

Fast Oiseau puts it perfectly. Middle of the country is flat, brown and boring. The pretty bits are all out west. Weather out there can be a bit of a lottery this time of year. If not suitable for the Aran Islands, divert to Galway (EICM) and spend some time in the city there. Kerry is also well wor...
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by Biturbo
Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: why are they not speaking english to ATC?
Replies: 4
Views: 2052

There's a reason we all speak English up there...

In 1976, there was a horrendous crash in Yugoslavia when an Inex Adria DC-9 collided with a BA Trident over the Zagreb VOR at FL330. 113 fatalities. The DC9 and ATC were talking to each other in Serbo-Croat so the Trident crew were clueless about the conflicting traffic until the left wing of the DC...
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by Biturbo
Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Shamrock A320's
Replies: 9
Views: 3299

Dutch Roll wrote:i think so,EI-DER was the last,maybe EI-DES,think its 17 in total


I saw EI-DER at Gate 88 in LHR on Tuesday, so it's around anways.
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by Biturbo
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Evac. at Shannon this morning
Replies: 14
Views: 6226

Yea but who knows what was on board the globemaster?? opens up a whole new can of worms when you consider what may be their cargo!!! According to the papers today the C-17 was carrying hazardous gas, which presumably prompted the panicked evacuations. Turns out to (or more cynically, is stated to b...
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by Biturbo
Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: NAGA Update
Replies: 25
Views: 13492

flying high wrote:what does nagaireland offer you that AOPA dont.


Activity? Movement? A presence in the active aviation community?
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by Biturbo
Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Spotting tips - Dublin, Shannon, Galway, other?
Replies: 3
Views: 2900

Limited time but lots of energy

I'm assuming you have a car and are starting in Dublin. There are two reasonably-sized GA fields close to your route. First up, when you have your rental car, drive around the perimeter of the airport, there are roads which follow the fences all the way around. Some of them have hoardings up, but do...
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by Biturbo
Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Gliding
Replies: 21
Views: 8207

Vertical Separation

ehh....that would be 18,000 ft by my read of the altimeter, Cosmic. Still pretty impressive. You'll note that it's not FL180 - he's got the QNH (or QFE???) of 30.06 inches Hg set rather than standard of 29.92 inches Hg (1013 hPA). What is transition altitiude out there anyways - could you ask a pass...
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by Biturbo
Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Noise tickets EIWT.
Replies: 71
Views: 23767

Be careful what you wish for....

As somebody who has clumped around the Weston circuit in his youth in C150s, I can reliably inform the inhabitants of Weston Park that it's one thing to see me stumble past the back wall of the garden at 300 ft with the engine at 1,200rpm and will be quite a different experience to see a G.IV slide ...
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by Biturbo
Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Circuit Spacing
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

The guy in front is the only one I need to worry about. The guy behind can worry about what I'm doing (caveat: no unannounced orbits!) and that's pretty much his problem. If I find I'm encroaching on somebody on upwind or crosswind legs, I really shouldn't be flying my F-16 at all, let alone in a bu...
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by Biturbo
Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Rans Aircraft lose court case in Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 2551

Before we all get too het up about the liability issues, Lionel Hutz is right. If they wanted to have their side of the story heard, Rans needed to have turned up in court. They would have been served with formal notice of the proceedings. Not turning up means there is no evidence against entered. A...
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by Biturbo
Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: the office
Replies: 32
Views: 14743

What kinda funky assed rejional jets do you furriners fly?

If you peer through the window, I think you'll find the 146 doesn't sit quite so high off the ground either. I would guess that VNAV PTH's metal is of the heavier variety.... There are four thrust levers, so it has four engines. There's an F/E station so we're talking old school, not just a really c...
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by Biturbo
Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: favourite flying song
Replies: 18
Views: 18123

Music when flying

RV-BLUE: You are correct - there was nothing wrong with the rest of Kelly McGillis either, but it was the legs that stole that hangar scene in Top Gun and stuck in my mind. There was an entirely different sort of hangar scene in David Cronenberg's movie 'Crash' which I think involved a Cessna 414, b...