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by MCRO
Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying school recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 5020

Irish Personnel Licensing Orde

Article 5. (4) (e) says, with respect to Instruction :

(e) no other person, except a duly authorised instructor or an examiner,
shall be carried in the aircraft

I believe thisw is reflected in JAR/FCL and UK ANO - will check

Maurice
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by MCRO
Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:23 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying school recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 5020

This is not a Flying Club Impression - but Government Law

Will find you Ch and Verse later to-day - I Hope

Maurice
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by MCRO
Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying school recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 5020

But caution

If you want flght(s) to count towards PPL youu cannot have anyhone on board other than Instructor and Student

(Old Irish - and I think British - Statute)

Maurice
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by MCRO
Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Can anyone help?? Wanna get my bum off the ground!
Replies: 24
Views: 10700

Welcome Claire Keep your Sarum connection as long as you can - I kept my Redhill one for 17 years Club situation horrible here : decline since advent of JAA denied in-house trained instructors Believed there might be three Clubs under siege at Dublin / Weston Otherwise Trim Abbeyshrule Sligo Galway ...
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by MCRO
Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Private Helicopter Near Coonagh
Replies: 49
Views: 22394

Yes - the thousand foot ceiling is a niusance Under the New European clearance rules Shannon are unable to issue a clearance for us to go any higher until the reqest has been in their (or rather Brussels system) for the best part of an hour So we accept the nuisance for about 4.5 minutes Maurice
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by MCRO
Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Private Helicopter Near Coonagh
Replies: 49
Views: 22394

Actually this is very interesting A Radio Broadcast in the FIR is a very blunt weapon - distracting many to whom it has no relevance - and possibly illegal in absence of danger The VFR circuit of an uncontrolled aerodrome is actually a very safe place indeed, from the point of view of collision risk...
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by MCRO
Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Advice on the Right Instructor
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Most of us don't very often have a great deal of say as to who instructs us. I was unbelievably lucky in that Weston had only one week-day instructor the Summer I presented If there is an identity parade look for one that has been at it for 25 yrs or more : if no such an one try and get one that lea...
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by MCRO
Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Private Helicopter Near Coonagh
Replies: 49
Views: 22394

Heavens No! But judging by the amount of 'yapping' that currently goes on in the FIR there are many that think "multis in verbis iacet salus" In particular there seems to be an expectancy that an A/G facility at an uncontrolled airfield can deliver traffic information sufficiently complete to provid...
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by MCRO
Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:07 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Private Helicopter Near Coonagh
Replies: 49
Views: 22394

Activities near Coonagh seem to be causing much interest. Here we have an interesting, but very successful, variation on the standard airspace control/procedures All traffic within 15 n.m of Shannon is provided with separation by Shannon ATC, but in the Coonagh cut-out (roughly O'Brien's Bridge - Cr...
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by MCRO
Sun Aug 29, 2004 8:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: FAA backlog in issuing Airmans Certificates
Replies: 5
Views: 2446

That's an interesting one

How do you get a non-expiring FAA Airman's certificate on the 'back' of a JAA Licence

Feel pretty sure non-expirers emanate from OKC only

Maurice
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by MCRO
Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: G reg maint in ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 3204

If you look at Part III Art 12 (8) of the UK Air Navigation Order you will see that certain pivileges to work on and sign out G-Reg aircraft up to 2,730 kgs are now automatically at the disposal of Irish Engineers

Life will eventually be simple again

Maurice
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by MCRO
Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Colour Blindness
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

But be not alarmed that inability to distinguish more than the first number rules you out from flying.

The definitive test for aviation is the Edison-green lantern (probably it has a successor now)

You are much less likely to fail on this

Maurice