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by Cosmic
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: The Loan
Replies: 11
Views: 2690

A few hard questions I would ask myself: 1. If the dream turns into a nightmare, and you find yourself going back, after all the training is done and paid for, to whatever career or profession it is you did before, would you be able to afford a reasonable standard of living while repaying the loan? ...
by Cosmic
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: iphone + foreflight
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

What the iPhone desperately needs is a version of Bootcamp or Parallels, because there is a world of software available for the Palm/Windows PDA platforms.
by Cosmic
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: stall spin
Replies: 12
Views: 3574

Buzz [quote I suppose in the end, it will be recorded as pilot error but can any of us here honestly say the result would have been any different if we had been on board? [/quote] I don't think anyone was implying that, nor would any real pilot. It seems just a numbers game when you read some of th...
by Cosmic
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: The Loan
Replies: 11
Views: 2690

I can't seem to find it, but I wrote a long posting on this subject. I think the short answer is that no bank will lend you money for flying. HSBC in the UK used to have a career loan package, but excluded flying from it after not a very long time apparently due to the very high level of loan "...
by Cosmic
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Homebuilds in Ireland & the SAAC.
Replies: 18
Views: 3778

This nonsense of dropping the wheels and taxing up on the shore only works in the movies... Watch the summer water level drop 4ft and drive your extended U/C into the buttend of a slipway and you'll only ever do it once.... You have quite a lot of float experience J3, I assume then like most people...
by Cosmic
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: stall spin
Replies: 12
Views: 3574

The quality of the AAIU investigations and reporting is amongst the best that there is in my opinion. One would only have to look at the junk churned out by some of the foreign investigators to see this. The Helios report was one such example: incoherent, rambling and flawed. I feel the AAIU (and AA...
by Cosmic
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Africa or Bust?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2029

ifty , There is risk in everything from the moment you get out of bed until the moment you get back in at the end of the day. The point I was trying to make is to fully educate yourself of exactly what you are getting into before you go. It's not Disney World or a National Geographic programme on t...
by Cosmic
Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Africa or Bust?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2029

N714GZ , My best friend and flight instructor had a very strong urge to go to Africa, which he did, and loved every minute of it, right up until the point he was killed in a crash he was the Pilot of, taking 4 passengers with him. A week before that he had a total engine failure after an oil leak a...
by Cosmic
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Florida Training.. Which School
Replies: 19
Views: 4340

This Polls won't really prove anything. It would be quite rare for one person to A) have gone to all three schools B) Done so in a short enough period of time to draw comparisons. You need to use the likes of this site and PPRuNe to people that are there now or have been recently to get the feedback...
by Cosmic
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ATPL school rep
Replies: 19
Views: 4856

Good grief. There is some awful nonsense being posted in here today. Best modular school around would be naples air center as BA recruit people from there and BA are fussy when it comes to taken on first officers so it says alot. They don't, and it doesn't. BA have no official "Cadet Program&qu...
by Cosmic
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: cabair interview
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

The question I have is why? You don't need anything approaching the level of Education that obtaining a degree requires, to be a Pilot. It will make very little difference to your job prospects with anyone other then BA. If you want to enter the commerce side of an airline then you should have a mor...
by Cosmic
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Forum Colour contrast
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Said it before, I think it looks naff.
by Cosmic
Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream emergency landing in field, Circa 1980's
Replies: 26
Views: 20310

Thanks for posting those photos. Looking at them one would wonder why they didn't consider using the mainroad? It would have been interesting to read the official incident report into that one too, theoretically things like that aren't supposed to happen using IFR flight planning rules. Theoretically!
by Cosmic
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: training in florida
Replies: 19
Views: 3470

I trained at EFT quite some time ago. Very good training, good standardization, instructors were all JAA qualified, progress is quick. However, they are very expensive. There are a lot of hidden extras and charges. I would say they might be up to 30% more expensive then the competition. When buying ...
by Cosmic
Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Pilot Requirement Surveys
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

It depends on your bank manager of course but they tend to be quite conservative, Toyota driving, go to bed early, nothing to risky types! When you turn up with a "Business Plan" that says you are going to need the thick end of 100K to train as a Pilot, AND you will pay your future employe...