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by Cosmic
Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: FAA PPLIR and conversion to JAA
Replies: 17
Views: 3526

Bump As it stands there is no "conversion" from an FAA IR to a JAA one. What exists is a facility where you can get a discount from the full 55 hour course requirement that the JARs specify as a minimum. I "converted" my FAA IR onto my CAA JAA CPL in this way. The CAA allows you...
by Cosmic
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Another light aircraft missing
Replies: 69
Views: 15123

A series of photos in the Independent again today. They seem to have been taken from the layby at the top of the Wicklow gap. Shows the wreckage being slung in under an Aer Corps AW139 and being placed on a trailer for transport. Detailed shots of the interior including the seats, yoke and instrumen...
by Cosmic
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Another light aircraft missing
Replies: 69
Views: 15123

Yes. One can be on an IFR FPL to any airfield or landing site.
by Cosmic
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Another light aircraft missing
Replies: 69
Views: 15123

The picture in the Indo shows a relatively intact aircraft. To my mind that doesn't fit the typical destruction state of a CFIT accident. Coupled to the fact that the Pilot closed his flight plan it may be an unexpected finding in the accident report. Does anyone know if it was an IFR or VFR flight ...
by Cosmic
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: garda heli and laser activity
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Had the pleasure of having a green Laser pointed right into my face on final at night recently. Completely lost my night vision and couldn`t see anything properly for ages. Had my eyes tested the next day as I was told Green lasers were more powerful industrial types. Thankfully no damage appears to...
by Cosmic
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Dinted bus
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

The Pilots wrestled with the controls and narrowly missed an orphanage, after a horror plunge. It said it in the Sun, it must be true!
by Cosmic
Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Dinted bus
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

I'm just so glad that RTE has finally sent someone out to EIDW to update their footage libray. They got years out of -200 footage with EI 737 in the background. Serious questions need to be asked after this incident. Where does the TV licence money go?
by Cosmic
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Single Engine IFR @ Night
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Legal Yes. Safe? Down to personal choice. I've done about 20-30 hrs night time single engine IFR. I was a lot less experienced and more innocent then, not sure if I'd do it now.
by Cosmic
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: ryanair
Replies: 13
Views: 4457

It is true, employees were notified of this by Memo on the staff website. • The planned expansion of the fleet and bases is continuing in 2009 as already announced. • The current rate of turnover is close to zero for both Captains and Copilots in Ryanair. • Due to the low rate of turnover all co-pil...
by Cosmic
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Futura to cease operations
Replies: 3
Views: 1833

Two good friends of mine left the mob I'm with to join Futura in the last year or so. Its pretty damn rotten to be on a Wet Lease in Algeria as they are and be told to bring the aircraft home in the morning as they are ceasing ops. Nasty, Nasty, Nasty. As it stands today this is a 24 hour suspension...
by Cosmic
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: 27 & Saving BUT is it too late?
Replies: 28
Views: 4953

Francie, Make sure to read the reference threads in the Pilot training secttion of PPRuNe. Although this site is a great resource, there isn't the same volume of people or the depth of experince as is on PPRuNe. Most of the questions you ask about age, finance are answered there. There are also, amo...
by Cosmic
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Advanced World Aerobatic Championships 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 7270

Glad to see you are still around too, there were a number of posts deleted off this board around the time of your accident in Malta, I assumed your health was a taboo subject on this board since. Anyway great to hear you're back in the saddle! Best of luck. :wink:
by Cosmic
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: stall spin
Replies: 12
Views: 3596

You're right, they did.
by Cosmic
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: stall spin
Replies: 12
Views: 3596

but would people want it? Is it an infringement of civil liberties? It's not for you, it's for the people you leave behind so that they can know what happened and gain some closure and so that others may learn and perhaps prevent another fatal accident. The AAIUs recommendation to EASA was not that...
by Cosmic
Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: The Loan
Replies: 11
Views: 2711

P.S Homerjay

This is a brilliant thread on PPRuNe, about overcoming all the obstacles, to pursue the dream/illness.

Read all three pages.

http://www.pprune.org/forums/profession ... t-end.html

Which comes from this archive, which is a must read for aspiring commercial Pilots:

http://www.pprune.org/forums/profession ... stion.html