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by damienair
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Congratulations Mark!
Replies: 19
Views: 3693

Congratulations to one and all, and the very best of luck to you in your future careers. It is always great to see such investment and sacrifice paying off. Well done.

Damien.
by damienair
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Where is Ireland Trickiest Airstrip?
Replies: 15
Views: 4010

My nomination is Kernan Valley in Tandragee Co. Armagh. One way, narrower than Letterkenny, two sets of high tension pylons , up hill and tight as well. Ticks most boxes. On the approach you will be higher than the first set of pylons, but your still very conscious of their position. approaching the...
by damienair
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying in Ireland meet up Sunday 1st March EIAB airfield
Replies: 87
Views: 15618

28th sounds good to me too, I'm based in Granard , just a 10 minute flight from Abbetshrule, so I will probably fly down to Cork or out to Belmullet first just so as I can pretend it was a journey.
:lol:
Damien.
by damienair
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying in Ireland meet up Sunday 1st March EIAB airfield
Replies: 87
Views: 15618

Please don't pick the bloody one week I can't make. I'll be in Galway on my friends stag on the 31st. It probably does'nt matter anyway. my wife is populating my calender also, the following weekend is Cork to see her friends. She always has a nack of organising things when the weather is perfect, a...
by damienair
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying in Ireland meet up Sunday 1st March EIAB airfield
Replies: 87
Views: 15618

Thats a great idea and I am definately in also. Unfotunately it's hard to plan with our unreliable long term forecasts. But a flyin/meetup could be called at short notice the Wednesday or Thursday before a weekend.

I'd love to take part.

Damien.
by damienair
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: 2008 as a flying year
Replies: 16
Views: 3898

2008 as a flying year

With the end of 2008 now approaching I decided to have a look through my log book, and count the hours back from January 2008. Altogether everyone will nodoubt agree that 2008 was a brutal year. The weather was crap, I mean really really crap, unfortunately it still is, even through the recent spell...
by damienair
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: NMAI/CAA safety evening
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

The safety evening is being organised by the NMAI as an NMAI event, and there will be 100 places available. Tickets will be sold firstly to NMAI members, any tickets left over will then be available for everyone else in the GA community. Again this is not to be seen as a political event, it is purel...
by damienair
Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: NMAI/CAA safety evening
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

Mondays were the only days which the representative could come over for the Seminar, and he was only free on three particular dates. The 16th of March would mean that at least if people have to travel for the event, they will have a lie in the following day as it is a bank holiday.
by damienair
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: NMAI/CAA safety evening
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

Does it really mater who does it? I don't want this to look like a them and us thing. The night is being organised for members of the NMAI and an open invitation to anyone who flies an airplane in this country, whether big or small. The night is purely educational, not political. There are hundreds ...
by damienair
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ppl despair
Replies: 22
Views: 4669

Well you are all a lot stronger than me, I would'nt be able for that, I think I would have given up or gone foreign if it were me. I was lucky, I got my licence in 4 months during the winter, just 4 years ago here in Ireland. I think that was the last good spell of weather. I lost very few days of t...
by damienair
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Airport/Aerodrome/Airfield/Airstrip...when to use??!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1982

I would usually call an Airport or an Aerodrome a licensed facility. After that it's really up to the owners of the unlicensed airfields. Most are called Airfields any way , whether or not there is tarmac. A strip is usually just that, a strip of grass cut out of a field, farmstrip is the same and t...
by damienair
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Incident
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Ryanair Incident

A Ryanair jet carrying 166 passengers to Frankfurt has landed safely in Rome after being forced to make an emergency landing. Skip related content Related photos / videos Ryanair Jet In Emergency Landing The Boeing 737 grounded just before 7am (GMT) at Ciampino airport, Italy's civil aviation agency...
by damienair
Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Weather from EIKK
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Well done, that is a great service, every airfiled should have something similar. I think the best weather station I have ever seen is one at a small grass airstrip in Yorkshire called Eddsfield. It came in very handy a few times last year when a group of us toured around the Yorkshire area. You can...
by damienair
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times
Replies: 14
Views: 3142

Sunday Times

From The Sunday TimesOctober 5, 2008 American aircraft face crackdown The Irish Aviation Authority is clamping down on American planes and helicopters after the number of accidents involving them increased. UP TO 100 helicopter and light plane owners are under scrutiny from the Irish Aviation Author...
by damienair
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Insurance (Full Hull)
Replies: 25
Views: 5834

It's great that you got sorted out, I found Onrisk very personable and easy to deal with. It's hard paying a premium now knowing that another crap winter is on the way, summer was'nt much different this year. Loved seeing your plane last saturday, it's a cracker.

Damien.