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by Bluebeard
Fri May 16, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying to the Isle of Man!!
Replies: 48
Views: 10449

Veering a bit off-topic, the GAR procedure is one of the most pointless impediments to flying around these islands (other than the price of fuel ). While enacted under the heading of preventing "terrorism" it now seems to be mainly just a bureaucratic intelligence-gathering exercise. Consi...
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by Bluebeard
Wed May 14, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying to the Isle of Man!!
Replies: 48
Views: 10449

There's plenty of good advice in this thread about flying to the Isle of Man, what about flying back to Ireland? What do those pundits here, with a penchant for legal fine points, think about flying into Irish airfields re (i) customs and (ii) immigration, from the IoM, which is not in the EU?
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by Bluebeard
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: email flight plans
Replies: 0
Views: 788

email flight plans

AIP Ireland says that "a flight plan may be submitted by email on condition that the flight plan is forwarded on an ICAO form, or that the message complies with AFTN format". Can someone kindly tell me how to compose a message in AFTN format so that I can email flight plans from my mobile ...
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by Bluebeard
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Guide to getting NOTAMs
Replies: 16
Views: 5791

The IAA were sending daily emails of Notams which was handy for Ireland, however this service was stopped in December for some reason. No-one above has mentioned Homebriefing, a service that I have been using, offered for an small annual fee by Austrocontrol (see m). This appears to offer comprehens...
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by Bluebeard
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EI-BSB Jodel 112 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1860

I cant understand it, since the Jodel was put up for sale last April ALL enquiries about it have been from the UK. Not one single interested party in Ireland was interested in her. We all often hear complaints about the cost of flying in Ireland, people pay horrifying hourly rates to rent spamcans ....
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by Bluebeard
Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flight Plan Rules
Replies: 57
Views: 12007

While the Irish rule is clear, a full flight plan is to be filed an hour in advance (unless impracticable) for a VFR flight any part of which is in controlled airspace - why is this? In comparison with other European countries this is a somewhat unusual requirement. Do the other countries give a les...
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by Bluebeard
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Newcastle EINC
Replies: 1
Views: 1469

Newcastle EINC

There is a Notam that Newcastle is closed "due extensive work" from 28 Sept to March 08.

What's going on?
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by Bluebeard
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: COMMENTS ON THE NEW IRISH VFR MAP
Replies: 87
Views: 26003

I think this new chart is a serious disimprovement from the old one . Three items stand out on a cursory look at the south east one: - The vital altitude limits on the various Class C sectors around Dublin seem to be either missing or so obscured by clutter as to be hidden; - The choices of colour a...
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by Bluebeard
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Importing Aircraft
Replies: 19
Views: 5806

Bald Eagle: "Bluebeard, your FAA PPL which is an ICAO licence only entitles you to fly ICAO Certified aircraft." Let me see how I could put this diplomatically. The proposition that 23,000 homebuilt aircraft in the USA are being flown illegally with FAA licences is absurd. Let BE go off an...
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by Bluebeard
Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Importing Aircraft
Replies: 19
Views: 5806

Maurice "These deficienies can be righted by individual validation, but this is a helluva nuisance if flying through several countries " Validation is by the country of registration; I have checked out the acceptance of this validation with a large number of European countries and haven't ...
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by Bluebeard
Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Jodel D112 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1782

Jodel D112 for sale

Jodel D112 is in search of a new home: Wassmer Jodel D112; Continental A65 engine, Evra prop, Dittel radio Aircraft total time 4530 hours, engine TSN 2250 TSOH 1065 SAAC permit to May 2008 Reliable aircraft in good condition, looking for a good home; always hangared; economical fun flying, 13-15 lit...
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by Bluebeard
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Importing Aircraft
Replies: 19
Views: 5806

Maurice, "We are sometimes told ICAO doesn't apply to microlights " My FAA licence has no lower weight limit as far as I know, it is valid for flying any single piston engine landplane from zero lbs up to I think 12500 lbs. What is the regulatory source for de-recognising an ICAO licence t...
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by Bluebeard
Wed May 30, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Flight Check - PPL
Replies: 18
Views: 6043

The so-called "2 out of 3 rule" falls into the category of Great Aviation Myths of Our Time. Regarded as some kind of general rule, it is completely misleading . You have to look at each relevant country's regulations, there is no general rule. France, referred to above by YoYo, certainly ...
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by Bluebeard
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Accessing Irish aeronautical info on line
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

I spent hours trying to get this to work. Logging in and then clicking on ENTER does not get me into it. I worked through troubleshooting instructions involving various Java settings, unsuccessfully. Also I was concerned about destroying my access to other websites for which other different Java set...
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by Bluebeard
Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Rip off airports
Replies: 78
Views: 24349

"27 euro landing charge at Kerry for an RV6 ............. Who can better that. "


How about EUR240 for landing & 2 days parking, also an RV6, at Larnaca. :(