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by mark
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ATPL take 2
Replies: 3
Views: 4632

Re: ATPL take 2

Hi viz,

Thanks for the confirmation, useful to know. I did all my training at NFC but that was 10+ years ago so can't really comment on any recent experience.

Regards,
Mark
by mark
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ATPL take 2
Replies: 3
Views: 4632

Re: ATPL take 2

Hi viz, Welcome back! If you had a JAA PPL then it probably had an expiry date on it, has the licence itself expired? If so this would need to be renewed prior to starting ATPL. The only way to do this is to renew your SEP while you're at it. There may be some minimum training required but this woul...
by mark
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: UK Airprox Magazine - FREE DOWNLOAD
Replies: 0
Views: 7680

UK Airprox Magazine - FREE DOWNLOAD

The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its annual safety magazine for GA pilots and air traffic controllers. The magazine looks in depth at the factors leading to a serious loss of separation between aircraft, and how such incidents can be avoided in the future. Click on the image below to downlo...
by mark
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Video: Piper Wing Spars Explained
Replies: 0
Views: 8059

Video: Piper Wing Spars Explained

An interesting video for anyone that owns or flies a PA28


youtu.be/YsKaNEt1A2Q
by mark
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Events
Topic: The Portlaoise Plane
Replies: 4
Views: 10326

Re: The Portlaoise Plane

Hi Brianvincent,

I had heard some rumours about this, do you know where the aircraft is currently located?

Regards,
Mark
by mark
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: How to & Where to for EASA CPL/IR/ATPL For Eventually Coming Back To Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 4594

Re: How to & Where to for EASA CPL/IR/ATPL For Eventually Coming Back To Ireland

So I contacted the school, it sounds like its not the school that is ICAO certified, but the license, which comes from the FAA is technically an ICAO license because the USA is an ICAO member. So the PPL should be fine.....I think Yes that's right, USA is an ICAO member but not all FAA PPL's issued...
by mark
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: How to & Where to for EASA CPL/IR/ATPL For Eventually Coming Back To Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 4594

Re: How to & Where to for EASA CPL/IR/ATPL For Eventually Coming Back To Ireland

If your PPL issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1, then there should be no need to convert it. Double check with the school but I think any ICAO PPL is enough to start the CPL course. Failing that, some credit should be available towards an integrated course based on your prior experience. You'll n...
by mark
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: How to & Where to for EASA CPL/IR/ATPL For Eventually Coming Back To Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 4594

Re: How to & Where to for EASA CPL/IR/ATPL For Eventually Coming Back To Ireland

Hi Fenian, Lot's of questions there! As you say, the first step is to go and get a Class 1 medical. Have you decided whether you're going to go the integrated route or modular route? Lot's or pro's and con's to each but the best option can only be chosen by the individual themselves. If it's integra...
by mark
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Class 1 Medical
Replies: 3
Views: 4473

Re: Class 1 Medical

I did my initial Class 1 Medical in the Mater and renewed it there for years. I was very happy with it and I found Dr. Natin very professional and friendly. I'm based in the UK at the moment so I renew my medicals there for convenience more than anything else (although I may be back to Ireland soon ...
by mark
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Emigrating to Ireland, like to know more please
Replies: 2
Views: 3652

Re: Emigrating to Ireland, like to know more please

Hi Paul, Welcome to the board. Yes you can convert an ICAO PPL to an EASA PPL. Any ATO (Approved Training Organisation) should be able to do this for you. As you mentioned, if could be done with AFTA in Cork or NFC in Weston. Perhaps anyone who has done it can share their experience here. To answer ...
by mark
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Having Trouble Posting?
Replies: 0
Views: 47626

Having Trouble Posting?

If you're having trouble posting, please email me at mark@flyinginireland.com with your username and I'll help you out.
by mark
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU Report - BRS Safety Pin
Replies: 0
Views: 8407

AAIU Report - BRS Safety Pin

Hi all, I was recently reading AAIU Report 2018-015 into the crash of Robinson R44 G-DORM. The report included the following paragraph relating to the emergency skid floats fitted to the helicopter: It should be noted that the Investigation found the safety pin fitted to the pressure cylinder for th...
by mark
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Survey of General Aviation Safety in Ireland
Replies: 0
Views: 8462

Survey of General Aviation Safety in Ireland

Hi all, Many of you may have taken part in this survey earlier in the year. The author, John Owens, has published the results and are available HERE to read. The author has included some comments made by respondents to the survey. Some of them mention wanting a place to be able to discuss issues so ...
by mark
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw
Replies: 10
Views: 9460

Re: IAA PPL Theory Exam - Airlaw

I remember one particular problem in the navigation exam. It asked to measure the true track between two airports, and give various answers. The precise answer wasn't there, but there was possible answers 1 degree either side of the precise answer. I measured again, sharpened my pencil, tried again...