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by MCRO
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AOPA Ireland - still alive?
Replies: 29
Views: 8830

Air Navigation and Transport (No.2) of 1975 (No.21 of 1975)

Decrees that: If any aircraft, of any Nationality, flies to, from, within, or over the territory of Ireland, and has aboard any person other than a required flight crew member, it shall, irrespective of the the purpose for which the flight is made, be deemed an Air Service, and requires the authoris...
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by MCRO
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AOPA Ireland - still alive?
Replies: 29
Views: 8830

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by MCRO
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AOPA Ireland - still alive?
Replies: 29
Views: 8830

AOPA NASRAV and IAOPA

AOPA-Ireland came into existence becauase of a chance exchange of information during the filiming of 'The Blue Max' at Weston in 1965 It won the energetic support of aviation heavyweights such as Pearse Cahill, Tony Doyle, Russell Winn, Denis Greene, Paddy Duggan and John O'Loughlin, Pat Nolan, Deni...
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by MCRO
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: New EASA - Leisure Pilot Licence (LPL)
Replies: 12
Views: 8848

EASA's Leisure Pilot Licence

This is certainly the the most huge Licensng event for the Private Sector since ICAO came to Dublin in 1945 to work out their Technical Annexes This licence carries PPL privileges as we know them within EU - and may be used as a PPL elsewhere with local consent No-one should condemn it as Mickey-Mou...
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by MCRO
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: European PPL from EASA now defined on www.easa.eu.int
Replies: 0
Views: 870

European PPL from EASA now defined on www.easa.eu.int

It is top subject in their 'Latest News' on the Homepage. It is a less demanding course than ICAO and is a 2-stage licence (after a portion of your training you can qualify to take a single passenger on flights within 50 km of base) It carries the same privileges as an ICAO licence except that use o...
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by MCRO
Mon May 19, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: 123.45 mis use
Replies: 8
Views: 3218

Chat and Broadcast

It is likely, I think, that the Chat and Broadcastg spectrum will surface at next Sunday's IAA Seminar

Maurice
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by MCRO
Sat May 10, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: PPL and Cost Sharing with Passengers?
Replies: 20
Views: 5366

Swooping Low for Banner acquisition

I cannot imagine a practical and reliable banner aacquisition technique other thsn the snatch A banner to be visible has to be a faie size Try dragging one suc across a field and tell me you will havae sufficient thrust available to make enough progress to be come airborne - ever If you use one of t...
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by MCRO
Tue May 06, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: hrs to solo
Replies: 21
Views: 6666

Training to first solo in ancient times

Very simple Nano : it was a very simple world. In the cockpit all you had were Stick, Rudder,Trimmer.fuel cock,throttle,ignition switches,oil pressure gauge,altimeter, airspeed,turn and slip, compass Instructing philosophy was concurrent rather than consecutive - i.e you were shaping up landings fro...
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by MCRO
Tue May 06, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ppl to instructor
Replies: 14
Views: 4234

PPL Instruction

From memory I am pretty sure UK had CPL for Instructing requirement long before JAR : the invented a 'Basic Commercial Licence' to make it a bit easier

Advent of JAR made no difference either there or here as JAR doesn't require CPL for instructing

Maurice
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by MCRO
Mon May 05, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: END OF VFR
Replies: 1
Views: 961

END OF VFR

Thank you indeed Pilot I am just delighted that at last my preachings of 8 years about the oddity in the Licensing Order have been heeded somewhere I have spent the past few months undergoing a qudruple by-pass regime and so have not been able to keep any regular contact with the Forum When I saw 'E...
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by MCRO
Mon May 05, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: hrs to solo
Replies: 21
Views: 6666

HOURS TO SOLO

Solo day comes when a number of consellations condescend to come together Number of hours instrsuction is not the top priority Hours will be less according as to how your instruction was characyerised by A good training aeroplane : (one which shows up poor or careless flying) A lazy instructor : (on...
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by MCRO
Sun May 04, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: End of VFR time
Replies: 24
Views: 10754

End of VFR

If you look in the Licensing Order unde Definition of Night you will get an extraordinary surprise

The site

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/ czn be set to give end of VFR info for anywhere in Ireland

Maurice
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by MCRO
Sun May 04, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ppl to instructor
Replies: 14
Views: 4234

PPL Instructors

The CPL is and always has been a pre-requisite for instructing in USA and UK but not in Ireland If you read ICAO and JAR FCL it is obvious that the CPL requirement arises from some other local regulation - as you won't find it there Obviously the PPL instructor has to have the necessary training, sk...
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by MCRO
Sun May 04, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: PPL and Cost Sharing with Passengers?
Replies: 20
Views: 5366

Cost Sharing

Where this exists - FAA CAA and probably many others - it is a local arrangement and stands out clearly in their Air Navigation Orders We don't have it in Ireland I think the hang-up is to be found in the attitude taken in the Air Navigation (No.2) Act 1975 This makes all private flights carrying pa...
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by MCRO
Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: logbook edit
Replies: 5
Views: 1619

Hello Buzz Whence comes the ideas that instructor must adorn each P3 entry you make with signature and licence particulars? Personnel Licensing Used to require Instructor give certain progress certifications in Logbook JAA/EASA now require these be made in the SPL itself I believe the counter-certif...