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by Pilot
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Zone
Replies: 16
Views: 9523

Re: Galway Zone

Thanks Vanman.

I take it that the "Local frequency" is the Galway ATC frequency, even if there isn't atc anymore??
by Pilot
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Zone
Replies: 16
Views: 9523

Galway Zone

What is the position with the Galway CTR since Galway closed? From the AIP it appears to still exist. Is it simply a case it still existing but reverting to class G when not in use, which is now permanently? But of course then you are supposed to check that it's not active either by trying to call o...
by Pilot
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Support Erinagh Airfield
Replies: 80
Views: 32955

Re: Support Erinagh Airfield

Thanks Great news Tim. I had the great pleasure of flying into your airfield a few years so. I would love to do so again for a FII flyin!

Best of luck with your application.
by Pilot
Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport Sold
Replies: 16
Views: 7868

Re: Galway Airport Sold

Thanks Vanman.

I really hope that they sort it out.
by Pilot
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport Sold
Replies: 16
Views: 7868

Re: Galway Airport Sold

Galway now holds the Irish record for the greatest number of disused or unused airfields in the State.
Have they closed it? Or stated any intensions to close it or to keep it open?
by Pilot
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aviators Guide to Ireland
Replies: 49
Views: 24682

Re: Aviators Guide to Ireland

I'm sure AGI will be along shortly to answer your question. But in the mean time I'll just add my recommendation. It's really really good. AGI, while your answering that question, could you answer another one? There was talk at one stage of you doing a similar guide for Scotland. Is that proceeding?...
by Pilot
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aviation House Names
Replies: 3
Views: 2418

Re: Aviation House Names

Ownnav
by Pilot
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Proposed new airspace around Knock from 22 Aug 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1389

Re: Proposed new airspace around Knock from 22 Aug 2013

You picked a great day to post that Hum!

I thought it was part of an April fool's joke until I looked in the latest AIP update :D
by Pilot
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Economics of owning a plane?
Replies: 26
Views: 19192

Re: Economics of owning a plane?

I think your running costs of €7-8K per year are on the very low side unless you can do a lot of the maintenance yourself and have somewhere you can keep the aircraft free of charge. A typical annual could be €6-7K. You might be quoted less, but there is always additional work that seems to need to ...
by Pilot
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Doubt!
Replies: 5
Views: 2363

Re: Doubt!

I think most people stuggle with navigation at some point. The first time that you find that you don't really know where you are will always come as a wake up call. So don't take it too hard.

Are you learning to fly as a hobby or are you intending to go commerical?
by Pilot
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Comments on SES and Intrument Flying
Replies: 7
Views: 2820

Re: IAA Comments on SES and Intrument Flying

Indeed the evidence from *IRELAND* would prove him wrong, where VFR on top of a solid layer is currently perfectly legal. P Could you point to the basis for this view? Rather could you point to the basis for it NOT being allowed? In the UK, there is a restriction on a JAR PPL licence (actually ther...
by Pilot
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Comments on SES and Intrument Flying
Replies: 7
Views: 2820

Re: IAA Comments on SES and Intrument Flying

The person in the IAA should have been asked if he had any evidence to support his opinion. That would have shown him up because the evidence from the UK and the US would have proved the opposite. His opinion should therefore have been totally discounted. Indeed the evidence from *IRELAND* would pr...
by Pilot
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AAIU Reports
Replies: 48
Views: 15958

Re: AAIU Reports

Would you ever give it a rest +1 If you came here honestly and made your point in a straight forward way people might have been willing to listen to you. But you came and misrepresented your position and lied continiously in your "stories" so that nobody takes anything you say seriously. Any opport...
by Pilot
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: IAA Aviation Policy Conference.
Replies: 8
Views: 5874

Re: IAA Aviation Policy Conference.

Actually I think Ireland has a HUGE opportunity to make a fortune from flight training, but our governement doesn't seem to see it. Most commerical aviation takes place through English. So most commerical pilots will be taught through English. Presently they go to the USA in huge numbers to do that....
by Pilot
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Worth getting a loan for PPL?
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Re: Worth getting a loan for PPL?

When I did my PPL, I did it with planning an around 4 hours per month. Obviously the weather took its toll on some of those, so three hours per month was probably what it ended up as. I would not recommond getting into debt for a PPL. The flying doesn't really get much cheaper when you qualify. It m...