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by MCRO
Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Come on then, who was it?!
Replies: 26
Views: 6691

Taking into account the huge amount of airspace available for a safe approach,Need the landing Cessna have passed any closer to the waiting Airbus than he would had the Airbus been waiting at the Holding Point?

Maurice
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by MCRO
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Sharing Seats/Costs
Replies: 9
Views: 3133

A perfect defence - if the Court agrees your evidence is a true and fair account of the situation

Mauice
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by MCRO
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Sharing Seats/Costs
Replies: 9
Views: 3133

Unfortunately the book I work from says Remuneration = (in alphabetical order) compensation, earnings, emolument, fee, incoe, indemnity, pay payment, profit, recompense, reimbursement, reparation, repayment, retainer, return, reward, salary,stipend, wages Two licensed persons can, of course, share h...
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by MCRO
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flight plan and talking to ATC
Replies: 11
Views: 3864

Thank you, Pilot, for such a thorough summary I have little problem with what you say Except that,if this is the way ATC want it, and I agree that it probably is, the all they have to do is to amend AIP AIC Guidance to introduce requirement for a DEP message for all VFR flilghts, for which a plan is...
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by MCRO
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Would you fly 5 miles out to sea at 1000 feet...
Replies: 30
Views: 11848

Yes, the Channel Isles have always run a "keep the tiddlers low" regime

In point of fact, unless some extra height is going to buy you gliding distance from land, you can expect to be pin-pointed on Radar and so receive the rescue service you deserve

Maurice
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by MCRO
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flight plan and talking to ATC
Replies: 11
Views: 3864

Anyone requesting a clearance is supposed to have filed and therefore it goes against the grain to say so However a suitable 3-worder might be "Airborne as filed" Do please try and enlighten me about the "plan activation" caper It is important in that it might be suggested that if you don't do this ...
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by MCRO
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Would you fly 5 miles out to sea at 1000 feet...
Replies: 30
Views: 11848

I guess the Duty Supervisor in ATC is the party to phone : unusual queries are welcome I guess the 'overwater' attitude might be My engine hath dual ignition, dual fuel pumps (gravity soetimes counts as one) a solid state oil pressurer and filter checked every 50 hr. It shouldn't fail, and statistic...
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by MCRO
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flight plan and talking to ATC
Replies: 11
Views: 3864

Yes, the one-hour pre take-off filing time is a dis-incentive to filing flight plans unless an ATC Clearance is required Maybe Hibby can tell me what rule, AIC, guidance paper makes any mention of the task you name "Activating Flight Plan" If you are airborne with plan filed and need a clearance - s...
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by MCRO
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Would you fly 5 miles out to sea at 1000 feet...
Replies: 30
Views: 11848

Not an easy one I think I wouild have phoned in advance to see whether North-about or South about suited ATC on the day that was in it If Baldonnel co-operative you might have got a routeing to join the M50 East of Baldonnel and thence to Bray All single aircraft engines go rough over water - but I ...
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by MCRO
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: permit v certified
Replies: 6
Views: 2660

You probably are Most progressive achievements in recent years towards affordable, enjoyable aviation seem to have been in the permit field I am a long way from understanding aircraft design engineering, but I know a number of such guri : consensus seems to be that to-day's permit aircraft lack noth...
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by MCRO
Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Sharing Seats/Costs
Replies: 9
Views: 3133

Article 160 of the UK Air Navigation Order is alive and well : viz - Public transport and aerial work - exceptions - cost sharing 160 (1) Subject to paragraph (4), a flight shall be deemed to be a private flight if the only valuable consideration given or promised in respect of the flight or the pur...
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by MCRO
Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Wanna try aeros?
Replies: 21
Views: 7287

This looks like the beginnings of a great revival All Aerobatic pilots tend to be the most generous of men and women when it comes to making themselves available at their most enthusiastic to encourage and upskill the timid and the pusillanimous In Ireland to-day, I would say that, beyond any doubt,...
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by MCRO
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: End of an era.... end of 50 years of private flying at EIDW
Replies: 7
Views: 3104

I fondly recall my first landing at Collinstown - as a student on 24 Sept 1959 - from Weston Clearance was delivered in the following manner I was installed in Auster Autocrat EI-AGJ, and the engine was commenced The phone rang in Capt Kennedy's house and he emerged at the double raising one hand in...
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by MCRO
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Cleggan Airfield
Replies: 13
Views: 5015

What's new?

There was a very usable strip within reasonable ocular distance of those earthworks - last used, to my knowledge in 1963

I walked it recently but found it not now recoverable

Maurice
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by MCRO
Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times
Replies: 14
Views: 4995

ICAO was very advanced in its thinking when it championed the principle that an aircraft owner should be able to take his aircraft with him,and use it, anywhere in the world - without formality No-one suggests that the safety arrangements put in place by the most experienced Air Authority in the wor...