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by MCRO
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Mayday heard on Sunday
Replies: 38
Views: 13725

No misinterpretation dear Addict - but no answer either! There is a clear envelope of Direction from Annex 2, through Irish Rules of Air, Irish AIP, Irish AIC 15/2000 stating that in order to have alerting service one must file a flightplan - and most severely is there required a cancallation or clo...
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by MCRO
Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Mayday heard on Sunday
Replies: 38
Views: 13725

Just so as I am not ridiculously adulated I posted that I had "been involved" in six forced landings : that meant 1st hand knowledge of some kind - only 2 were mine, and skill level required for an uneventful conclusion, on each occasion was minimal ======== Could anyone answer this simple one for m...
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by MCRO
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Mayday heard on Sunday
Replies: 38
Views: 13725

Having started this maybe I Should try to wrap it up I just cannot stomach the idea that I am sufficiently important to deserve a SAR scramble every time the motor stops : over Sea, poor terrain Ok I have been peripherally, and not so peripherally, involved with six forced landings in recent times T...
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by MCRO
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Mayday heard on Sunday
Replies: 38
Views: 13725

For private flying, almost all single engine aircraft that lost power here in Ireland over the last 10-15 years resulted in significant damage to the aircraft. In half of these events, someone was injured or killed. I think I remember you as a very methodic Postman, Ceatach - but I wonder Possibly ...
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by MCRO
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Mayday heard on Sunday
Replies: 38
Views: 13725

Hello again Mr Crow - we haven't crossed tendrils for a good while! This is one that could go on for ever! My concern here is very basic : a MAYDAY call, as I understand it, mandates the scrambling of very expensive SAR equipment and I find it very difficult to justify this as an opening gambit for ...
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by MCRO
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Mayday heard on Sunday
Replies: 38
Views: 13725

M am always at least mildly astonished at the gay abandon with which the "Mayday" call is often linked with the occurrence of a forced landing My book tells me that : Distress (Mayday) is a condition of being threatened by serious and/or imminent danger and of requiring immediate assistance Urgency ...
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by MCRO
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Microlights
Replies: 10
Views: 4303

For flex-wng additional skills are obviously necessary but not additional licensing

A PPL is good for what it says on the tin!

Enjoy , at least until bureaucracy gets there

Maurice
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by MCRO
Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Microlights
Replies: 10
Views: 4303

One thing it might be necessary we should be clear about Anyone holding an ICAO (and that includes JAA/ICAO) PPL for single-engined landplanes does not have to take any further Licensing action prior to flying a microlight The normal prudent familiarisation.applicable to any new type suffices There ...
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by MCRO
Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying PPL in Ireland with a foreign CPL
Replies: 12
Views: 3108

Just to record basic : The ICAO Recommendation 1.2.2.3 says : A pilot licence isued by a Contracting State should be rendered valid by other Contracting States for use in private flights No daylight VFR, geographic or single-engine hangups There is no EU Directive 216/2008 but this is the number of ...
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by MCRO
Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying PPL in Ireland with a foreign CPL
Replies: 12
Views: 3108

Those number are EEC EU now EASA

But they are not relevant to our in (S.I. 333/2000) (or anyone else's) straight adoption of ICAO Recommendation 1.2.2.3 on Automatic Validation of ICAO PPLs for Daylight VFR Flying

Maurice
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by MCRO
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying PPL in Ireland with a foreign CPL
Replies: 12
Views: 3108

A very good spot Mr Pilot But I don't think the pencil strokes of an AIC can disturb the marble tablet of an S.I., unless that S.I. has provided for such disturbance. What is provided for is that in a particular case the provisions of the S.I. may be curtailed or withdrawn Best cheer - and again goo...
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by MCRO
Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Come on then, who was it?!
Replies: 26
Views: 6691

Suggest the root of all this may have been six mins previously The Cessna reported 4 miles out at 1,200 ft (QNH presumably) Unless the weather East of the field was colossally better than the actual quoted in the report, - ovc 700 ft - conditions were clearly IMC at any height below 1,700 ft during ...
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by MCRO
Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Light Aircraft crash at coonagh
Replies: 12
Views: 4313

So I had heard

But who hath exempted it and whom have they exempted? Me?

Maurice
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by MCRO
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying PPL in Ireland with a foreign CPL
Replies: 12
Views: 3108

For Heaven's sake Your Foreign CPL gives you PPL privileges These are automatically validated by Art 3 (10) of our Licensing Order Just take care that if your CPL is FAA and doesn't bear the "Issued in accordance with Annex 1..." tag it may not automatically validate depending on the Medical There i...
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by MCRO
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Come on then, who was it?!
Replies: 26
Views: 6691

My point is very simply that, if, on approach, it is desirable, for some reason, to avoid an occupied threshold area, this is not a particularly difficult thing to achieve safely if you are landing an aircraft with a landing roll of about 160 m on a runway of 2,300 m

With cheer

Maurice