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by lorax
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Light aircraft crashes off Wexford coast
Replies: 30
Views: 6829

Maurice Kirk see http://kirkflyingvet.com/ filled his cubs fuselage with pingpong balls for bouyency and had aluminum tape on his empenage (to act as a radar reflector)
Interesting guy!

Incidently the gentleman in the avid was wearing a 3/4 length 5 mil wetsuit under his clothing.
by lorax
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: AOPA Ireland
Replies: 22
Views: 5954

I for one never understood what went on with aopa, never could follow all the implied but left unsaid stuff, If some one would like to post a potted history or PM me i would be gratefull

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by lorax
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: rotax 582 crank shaft casing leak
Replies: 4
Views: 6318

Hi Just a bit more info, was the crankcase split at the 150 hour? the small plastic oil reservoir feeds a small gear box which contains the worm gear to drive the cross shaft which in turn drives coolant pump and the rotary intake valve and oil injection pump(if fitted)-because it is a worm type gea...
by lorax
Wed May 13, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: You dont see Rescue 115 like this most days!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2286

I was told that most of these S-61s ard actually older than the Alloutte IIIs that the AirCorps have retired,
by lorax
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Need Career Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 8385

"PS: some of what constitutes "pay" for aircraft maintenance personnel would make your hair curl.You might be better off staying as a spark."

I suppose thats why you sport such a long mane then stovie !!!

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by lorax
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Commercial Pilot Survey - Fill it in PLEASE!
Replies: 7
Views: 1725

Hi April I had a look at your survey. The first part is taken almost directly from an Epworth test (used normally to diagnose sleep apnoea in patients) and not used to determine work related fatigue. The rest of it seems to me to be some type of physiological profiling method again unrelated to asse...
by lorax
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aircraft activities at regional airports & airfields
Replies: 37
Views: 15813

Ok Ok, I know that I will probably be shouted down at this comment, but I never understood the need to post aircraft movements, in fact when I come across a picture of my aircraft “spotted at EIXX” I sort of consider it a bit of an invasion of my privacy, On the same level as if some one posted a si...
by lorax
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Oil Prices
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Mr. O Leary of Ryan air must be very relieved, remember he failed to hedge on fuel prices a few months back, Lucky beggar would seem to be off the hook As an aside anyone have any gossip on how Arran are doing, a friend who had recently considered doing a type rating has decided that they are too mu...
by lorax
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Rotax Maint
Replies: 7
Views: 7032

Hi
What do you need doing,
There’s a guy based in kilrush who operates a Rotax 582 has helped me out on a few occasions, he does all his own work but considers it a “Busman’s holiday” as his day job also involves spanners and such- perhaps if you ask nicely!
by lorax
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The cost of maintenance???????
Replies: 18
Views: 3457

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You also get free management if you use them for all maintenance!!!

Are They Part m approved?
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by lorax
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: microlite down near birr ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5517

In reply to Mr. Cross swords, (good pun!) I have many times flicked off the mags and dead sticked my machine as I did on Sunday, not at birr into a field but not a million miles away, it is not unusuall for someone to come running to see what is wrong, and it can cause alarm to the uninitiated-incid...
by lorax
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: microlite down near birr ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5517

For those who are missing out on the fun to be had in a microlight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqhtFz5Xcps&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzSjj64X ... re=related

Not Filmed at Birr !!
by lorax
Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: microlite down near birr ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5517

Perhaps you mean a practice dead stick landing that occurred in that area around that time, No X-Airs were harmed in the making of that program, footage on u-tube as soon as someone shows me how to upload. :wink:
by lorax
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL Exam Question?
Replies: 14
Views: 2822

on the subject of exam questions, is there a published database of questions.
or past papers available anywhere?