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by Raven 912
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: English Language Proficiency
Replies: 96
Views: 18625

Re: English Language Proficiency

One of the main problems here is that the IAA appear to confuse issues. They seem to be confusing RT with ELP on this one. English Language Proficiency is self explanatory for me................Can I proficiently speak English? I really dont see the need to prove my flying ability to a Flight Examin...
by Raven 912
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: English Language Proficiency
Replies: 96
Views: 18625

Re: English Language Proficiency

I was given level 4 when I applied for my UK RT licence. My UK RT Examiner said that on renewal of the RT licence the UK CAA will be issuing automatic level 6. The renewal is just a paperwork exercise and no further testing is required. Problem is that my RT licence is valid till 2015. I have been p...
by Raven 912
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Radio Telephony
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Radio Telephony

We have been overwhelmed lately with requests for RT training and licences. Unfortunately, it has not yet been possible to address this issue within the State despite chasing it very hard to try to get someone over from the UK as we did before. However, EGAST, published an electronic, interactive bo...
by Raven 912
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Flexwing Training or Shares Near Carrick on Shannon
Replies: 6
Views: 3260

Re: Flexwing Training or Shares Near Carrick on Shannon

Not sure about that one Jim. I've never known anyone to rig a wing upside down with the A frame in the air. The problems arise when you turn it over. The Kingpost is a bit tricky to insert and without the top rigging in place the wing has no support. It places unacceptable loads on the nose brackets...
by Raven 912
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: PFLs for PPLs -Practicing Forced Landings for PPLs
Replies: 13
Views: 2647

Re: PFLs for PPLs -Practicing Forced Landings for PPLs

Yes, we are involved mainly with microlights and you make some very valid points but with less options for forced landings, should GA pilots actually practise more? You make a very good point about the terain GA fly over but even with more options a large portion of our training is is about flying o...
by Raven 912
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: PFLs for PPLs -Practicing Forced Landings for PPLs
Replies: 13
Views: 2647

Re: PFLs for PPLs -Practicing Forced Landings for PPLs

One of the big problems here is the 500 ft rule. As most know the rule is very different to that in the UK. Training on microlights in the UK practise forced landings were all the way down to roundout before power up. How many of us have had actual engine failures near or over airfields? I have had ...
by Raven 912
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Familiarisation Day. Limetree. Sunday
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Re: Familiarisation Day. Limetree. Sunday

Just a special note of thanks to one of our members. At the very last minute we encountered issues with the catering. All those people needing feeding would have caused quite a considerable problem. It turned out we needed a BBQ............and quickly!!!! As some of you may already know, Mattie Torm...
by Raven 912
Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Familiarisation Day. Limetree. Sunday
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Re: Familiarisation Day. Limetree. Sunday

Hi Mark It was a very successful day considering the weather on Sunday morning. This prevented another 25 aircraft, mainly flexwing, from attending from the north and the UK. The weather however, improved significantly before lunch and the aircraft started arriving. There was 1 flexwing, a GT 450, w...
by Raven 912
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Familiarisation Day. Limetree. Sunday
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Familiarisation Day. Limetree. Sunday

As most of you know by now, the Microlight Familiarisation Day in Limetree is this coming Sunday. The day will start at 13.30 with a short address and will be an informal day to familiarise non microlight people with all aspects of microlight aircraft and typical microlight operations. The IAA are c...
by Raven 912
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Validations for NMAI Familiarisation Day
Replies: 0
Views: 413

Aircraft Validations for NMAI Familiarisation Day

This notice concerns people who have already submitted paperwork for their aircraft in particular but also those who have yet to submit paperwork. Most people have just submitted the BMAA Certificate of Validation which is required and not the actual permit to fly for the aircraft. The IAA have info...
by Raven 912
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Familiarisation Day
Replies: 18
Views: 4168

Re: Microlight Familiarisation Day

Hi Hedgehopper No. You are not reading it wrong. If your aircraft is classed as homebuilt then you do NOT require validation for it under Aeronautical Notice A19. The same applies for the UK and many other EU States where an agreement exists to allow homebuit aircraft to visit without validation or ...
by Raven 912
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Support Erinagh Airfield
Replies: 80
Views: 32563

Re: Support Erinagh Airfield

Hi Hum

NMAI will draft up a letter and send it on to Alan Kelly.

All the best
Paul
by Raven 912
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Familiarisation Day
Replies: 18
Views: 4168

Re: Microlight Familiarisation Day

Under Aeronautical Notice A19 homebuilt aircraft do not require validation
by Raven 912
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Familiarisation Day
Replies: 18
Views: 4168

Re: Microlight Familiarisation Day

hi Ian.
These are 2 separate issues. You only require 1 validation for your aircraft permit. You don't get validated to fly a particular aircraft. If your licence is validated then you can fly any aircraft which has either had its permit validated or is on the Irish reg.

All the best
Paul
by Raven 912
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Familiarisation Day
Replies: 18
Views: 4168

Re: Microlight Familiarisation Day

The validations have started coming in. Some are scanned as jpeg and as such the computer cant process them.
We would be grateful if you could please scan them as PDF

Thanks

All the best
Paul