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by Biturbo
Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Jet pilot programme opportunity
Replies: 217
Views: 83001

Sigmar aviation is a subsidiary of Sigmar Recruitment who recruit for other industries such as finance, accountancy etc. We occasionally use them recruiting for positions here in the IFSC. They're a real outfit and professional in what they do (inasmuch as any recruitment agency can be above board).
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by Biturbo
Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: favourite flying song
Replies: 18
Views: 18123

My favourite flying songs - part II

OK, back to the subject. How about "Learning to fly" by Pink Floyd. I have it on the compilation album Echoes and if you listen very carefully you can hear Dave Gilmour going over a pre-flight check list in the background of one of the instrumental passages. Dave appears to have a piston-engined sin...
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by Biturbo
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: favourite flying song
Replies: 18
Views: 18123

I can think of more serious business, but off the top of my head "Take my breath away' by one hit wonder, Berlin. Not much of a song, but the video was set in AMARC or similar aircraft breakers, with the band singing from the fuselage of a noseless Curtiss C-46. It came from the soundtrack of 'Top G...
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by Biturbo
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aircraft Leasing
Replies: 5
Views: 2340

Dry Lease = Just the plane
Wet Lease = Plane + crew
ACMI = Aircraft, crew, maintenance & insurance
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by Biturbo
Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: A380 Lecture, October 18th @ 19:30 *****CANCELLED*****
Replies: 11
Views: 4950

its not around the corner mate its a bit of a trek. you must be thinking of Kevin Street DIT... Aungier Street -> Sth. Great George's Street -> left on Dame Street -> right on Parliament Street -> across the Liffey to DNS -> Capel Street -> Bolton Street. He's a student - must be young and fit. No ...
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by Biturbo
Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: bell 430
Replies: 5
Views: 3875

Slieve Donard Hotel, 25 June 2001
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by Biturbo
Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: bell 430
Replies: 5
Views: 3875

Have you taken delivery of a new toy? If so, congratulations on both the purchase and on the size of your back garden.
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by Biturbo
Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Spotting in Dub
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

Biturbo confesses

I recognise that this is an aviation forum, so I don't want to bore the backside off people talking about cars, but I am going to give some explanation. The name 'Biturbo' is a homage to the 1980s Maserati Biturbo range, a varied collection of cars (222, 430, Kharif, etc.) which were the carriage of...
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by Biturbo
Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: When is the Weston VOR/DME to open???
Replies: 7
Views: 3175

Whether plugged in or not, I haven't seen any AIP updates about it.
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by Biturbo
Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Spotting in Dub
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

No matter how frustrating it is getting your licence, keeping current, taking your BFR, paying for the spamcan to be fed and watered, a pilot will always feel truly alive around aeroplanes - even if it's just to hang around the boundary fence to gawp at planes he's seen go overhead since he was a ch...
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by Biturbo
Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Magazine and Website Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Issue 9 - October 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 3104

I loved it Mark. One of the issues that has always bedevilled Irish aircraft mags from Aero Ireland onwards, is that eventually the team runs out of things to talk about and either increases the spaces between the words or runs large lists of movement reports. If you want movement reports, buy Irish...
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by Biturbo
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Use of weapons
Replies: 0
Views: 2092

Use of weapons

Not our Air Corps admittedly, but I thought the forum might enjoy this nonetheless. You'll need to use your french language skills for this one. The French government are looking to sell off SNCM, an unprofitable, overmanned and unpopular state-owned ferry company operating between Corsica and mainl...
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by Biturbo
Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Two Killed in Light Plane Crash Near Galway
Replies: 24
Views: 8058

Re: GA Crashes

Its shocking me at the amount of GA crashes recently, with most of them weather related, all ppl`s should be made get an IR, Sorry, Andy - I have to take issue with you on your contention that all PPLs should be made obtain an instrument rating. The PPL syllabus contains a requirement to obtain fiv...
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by Biturbo
Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Two Killed in Light Plane Crash Near Galway
Replies: 24
Views: 8058

TV3 said that they lost radar contact,does galway have radar??? Irish journalists are not known for their precision of language or technical prowess. And this is straight reportage, devoid of spin. Just think about all the other news you ingest every day, all lovingly prepared to the same standard ...
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by Biturbo
Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Two Killed in Light Plane Crash Near Galway
Replies: 24
Views: 8058

Sorry to hear this indeed, If the reports were correct it was a german reg a/c and I remember hearing these guys in a D-reg coasting in from the UK over the weekend which makes it even more unbelievable. Me too. Was it D-ESAR or something similar? Their radio patter was fine, much better than some ...