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by conor_mc
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: A380 Lecture, October 18th @ 19:30 *****CANCELLED*****
Replies: 11
Views: 4031

Just got confirmation from Robert Simpson in DIT - lecture has been cancelled and if it is possible to reschedule the event, it would be next Spring at the earliest.

Mark, you may want to update the thread subject just so as people are aware of this.
by conor_mc
Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: A380 Lecture, October 18th @ 19:30 *****CANCELLED*****
Replies: 11
Views: 4031

This is marked with a big red CANCELLED on the DIT Calender of Events...

http://www.dit.ie/DIT/news/events/index.html
by conor_mc
Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Two Killed in Light Plane Crash Near Galway
Replies: 24
Views: 6176

Looking at the pictures in the paper part of the engine cowling on the grass is the same colour scheme as the one in the photo so it could be it. Michael Similar colour scheme Michael, but TV pictures of the wreckage showed a DR250 logo on the tail - although that may have been added since the phot...
by conor_mc
Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: New Startup
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Today's Indo is reporting that Dermot Desmond is one of the financiers, taking a 30% stake in the company for investment of ?3-40 million. The new start-up doesn't intend to go head to head with Ryanair, but I'm sure MO'L will be itching for a fight once they arrive on his home turf. Plans are to pu...
by conor_mc
Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Two Killed in Light Plane Crash Near Galway
Replies: 24
Views: 6176

Does anybody know what type of aircraft it was? It looks to be a Tail-dragger? TV pictures on the news last night showed what I thought was a "DR250" logo on the wreckage of the tailplane so I thought it may have been a Jodel - but as FlybyWit says, it may have been a DR240. There was also speculat...
by conor_mc
Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Which Weston based school ?
Replies: 25
Views: 9513

I'm almost finished my PPL training with SkyTrace and found them to be excellent. I started my training in NFC's Katana but that aircraft went tech shortly after I began and as I'm 6'2", I had trouble space-wise with 152's and the Grobs. The Robin is a much roomier cockpit, with a stick instead of a...
by conor_mc
Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Training on Katanas or PA-28s?
Replies: 4
Views: 1437

I've flown a Katana 2 or 3 times, and as far as I know, it's classed as an aeroplane. Cruise speed is about 100kts, but it can probably get up to 115 or so, as you say. It has a stick rather than a yoke and and they're known to be a bit temperamental to start up. Once started though, they're quick t...
by conor_mc
Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Mobiles and flying?
Replies: 17
Views: 3591

Just to add a discussion point to the conversation, a mobile phone generates an electro-magnetic field which may (or may not) interfere with the compass in the aircraft.
by conor_mc
Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: g force tolerance
Replies: 19
Views: 4291

The Termignator wrote:Don't forget that with your old man in the back, the SF260WE would have been restricted to utility category loadings. :wink:


Yeah, maybe so. He was an ordnance officer overseeing a gunnery exercise though, so it may have been a legitimate 'seat'. It was a good few years ago now anyway.
by conor_mc
Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: g force tolerance
Replies: 19
Views: 4291

Best I can find on the net for the Marchetti is +6 / -3 g's. Not saying it would rival an F-16 or anything, but it was still pretty impressive for a layman. My point anyway was in response to bob's comment: I don't think g-forces is much of an issue in the aircorp ....as I said, the gunnery exercise...
by conor_mc
Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: g force tolerance
Replies: 19
Views: 4291

I don't think g-forces is much of an issue in the aircorp You'd be surprised - if you've ever watched a gunnery exercise down at Gormanston, they must be pulling significant G's as they level out of the dive and into a very steep climb. My Dad (ex-army officer) flew backseat in a Marchetti for one ...
by conor_mc
Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: g force tolerance
Replies: 19
Views: 4291

If you've only really sampled positive G in an aircraft once, then don't worry about it - you probably will get over the unpleasant feeling simply by virtue of the fact that, with experience of flying the manouevre yourself, you'll learn to anticipate the G force. First time an instructor threw me i...
by conor_mc
Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Boeing 787
Replies: 12
Views: 2836

We'll probably have to wait for Bertie to get the heave-ho first!!
by conor_mc
Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlights
Replies: 14
Views: 3791

I'd say the Samba/Lambada are more of an ultralight airplane than a 3-axis microlight. They're only really a microlight for licencing purposes by virtue of their MTOW being < 450kg.

Haven't flown an X-Air, but the Lambada is a lovely airplane to fly. :wink:
by conor_mc
Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Hulk wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 3173

Don't know who owns them, but there are two Rallye hulks sitting in the car park at Weston.....