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by Bluebeard
Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Famous Spitfire fighter takes to skies once again
Replies: 9
Views: 4342

Spitfire flew over Stillorgan today at 1229, heading toward Baldonnel.
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by Bluebeard
Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Pre Flight Info gathering
Replies: 11
Views: 5231

Several types of overview-type forecast data (3 days) can be found on the University of Basel website
http://pages.unibas.ch/geo/mcr/3d/meteo/

See also pictorial forecast representations at
http://www.pilotfriend.com/jump_to_fram ... _frame.htm

:wink:
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by Bluebeard
Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: UK Airspace UFO`s
Replies: 11
Views: 3823

Flying at rather low level - due to wx - near Frankfurt recently Langen Info called us: "2 fast military aircraft in your 6 o'clock".

Fishtailing and a degree of - ah - pucker is the only useful reaction!!
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by Bluebeard
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Antics ( again)
Replies: 9
Views: 3133

A few years ago Galway attempted to charge VFR traffic just for passing through their zone. They seemed to have given this up, and there was a view at the time that it was illegal.
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by Bluebeard
Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Adventure by Vimy
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Adventure by Vimy

The website m gives details of the forthcoming flight by Steve Fossett in the Vimy replica. The Vimy is today(Saturday) at Rockcliffe airport, Ottawa, and is being moved to Gatineau where there's a longer runway, to fuel up before flying to Newfoundland. Maybe they'll try the crossing this week, wit...
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by Bluebeard
Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: More pessimism: worst fear
Replies: 49
Views: 16436

I see the pilot got blown back onto the wreckage, I hope he was OK, it would be really bad luck to eject successfully and be injured by being blown back onto a fire.

Hum, I hope your tales of derring-do with exciting machinery will be collected into book form!
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by Bluebeard
Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: French Avation.
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

Last summer I dropped into St Cyr (LFPZ) for lunch, this is just a few hundred metres from the gardens of the Palace of Versaille. Nice little grass field, excellent lunch!
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by Bluebeard
Mon May 23, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Logbook preferences.
Replies: 27
Views: 8029

anyone for a spreadsheet?

Well, I just keep my log in a spreadsheet. Any fields I like, any size I like, hours, minutes, fractions, currency, types, name of passenger, comments on wx, any info at alll ....... All regularly backed up with the rest of my stuff. Paper log only kept for legal reqmt. Hard to improve on spreadshee...
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by Bluebeard
Tue May 17, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying over Water
Replies: 20
Views: 7000

At altitude 10k ft and 10:1 glide ratio you have a glideable situation for 38 miles of the crossing. That's 63% of a sixty-mile sea crossing.

At 15k ft you have glideability for 57 miles (95%).

Thats why I want to get oxygen.
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by Bluebeard
Tue May 17, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EIAB Airshow
Replies: 33
Views: 9752

What an awful website, Abbeyshrule Airshow. Glitzy front page and almost nothing else.

Repeating a question above, can we fly into it? Who can we ask this? Do we then have to buy tickets?

Are there details about Saturday's fly in anywhere?

Nothing but questions.
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by Bluebeard
Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Foreign/N-Reg Ops in Ireland, Should you be worried?
Replies: 20
Views: 8718

Lionel, you dont need to change your licence! If you fly a G-reg around Europe, you won't have a problem. I have checked the status of flying G on an FAA licence (VFR) in many European countries. The answers have all been to the effect of either (i) it's OK, or (ii) its OK with us if it's OK under U...
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by Bluebeard
Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Foreign/N-Reg Ops in Ireland, Should you be worried?
Replies: 20
Views: 8718

Lionel:" I am not opposed to having a JAA/JAR licence, in fact I would like to have one, it would make international trips in EI reg aircraft a bit easier, but I don't see the point at the moment. " I understand there maybe a problem flying EI aircraft abroad on an FAA licence, is this what you refe...
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by Bluebeard
Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Economics of owning a plane?
Replies: 26
Views: 22556

If you have the money - and it seems you do - and the inclination, you'd be mad NOT to consider buying. Consider where you are going to keep your aircraft? Hangarage is expensive, and aircraft do not improve if kept outside. Would you be able to do regular maintance items yourself, or do you dislike...
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by Bluebeard
Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: "EIAB closed except on 24 hrs notice"
Replies: 0
Views: 1097

"EIAB closed except on 24 hrs notice"

Why is there a Notam about this? Maybe someone has the background ....
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by Bluebeard
Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Any interest in FAA flight reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 9686

So, Lionel, you seem to confirm that my Class 2 FAA medical remains Class 2 for 2 years. In its second year it cannot be used in the USA except for private flying. It does seem that the IAA requirement for a Class 2 medical (for private flying) is satisfied for the full 2 years life of the FAA Class...