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by scraggane
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Blackhawks at Snn
Replies: 4
Views: 2571

what's the story about them rescuing sailor?
by scraggane
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Belgian Police Detain Irish Aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 15610

I personally believe Conor Lally (irish times journalist) and Fine Gael are barking up the wrong tree with this particular campaign. Aside from the John Kinsella case, has there ever been a suggestion that irish airstrips are being used for drug smuggling? Not to my knowledge. http://www.irishtimes....
by scraggane
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Innishboffin and Clifden
Replies: 16
Views: 3576

can anyone tell me why they woud not want GA aircraft flying in and out of Inisboffin? I will definitely be writing a letter (or series of letters) to the Minister but I want to pre-empt any excuse that might be thrown at me. Fanstop, I would suggest that you don't let it rest with that refusal. Wri...
by scraggane
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Innishboffin and Clifden
Replies: 16
Views: 3576

it would be great to take a trip out to Inisboffin. What kind of facilities have been built?
by scraggane
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Mayday heard on Sunday
Replies: 38
Views: 9985

MCRO says he has been involved in 6 PFLs...most pilots will not been inloved in any...you have been very unlucky mate or some one is not minding their engines!!!SIX:o Its not like by the 3rd time you can decide this is not a reason to mayday...you are thought mayday from day 1 of training...for a R...
by scraggane
Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: JU-88 crash at Ballynacarriga Hill July 23rd 1943
Replies: 4
Views: 1776

absolutely fascinating story. Both the German writer and the translator have treated the subject with great sensitivity. There are some links to other aviation-related WW2 incidents further along the thread. Thanks for posting this.
by scraggane
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EI VII First Flight
Replies: 16
Views: 3345

Beautiful machine. Well done!

Great pics and vid too.
by scraggane
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Red Bull air race on the telly tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

saw it for real in Budapest on Thursday. Simply incredible. Aside from the race itself, it was a fantastic setting, literally in the middle of the city over the Danube. Between races there was some showing off by Mig fghters (scariest thing i've ever seen ... or heard!!), a shiny B-52 bomber, a US N...
by scraggane
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Another unhappy GA customer at Galway Airport
Replies: 18
Views: 4189

Nanolight wrote:Got my degree in NUI Galway over 4 years and tend to disagree with you there Scraganne.
No worries. It's just an opinion formed in exasperation over years of dealings with the place!
by scraggane
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Another unhappy GA customer at Galway Airport
Replies: 18
Views: 4189

Actually, Whiskey Tango, Dublin is seriously expensive to visit. But then they really don't want GA traffic. I think Shannon charge about €8. Galway airport is rather unique in many ways. Rip off Ireland for sure. If they really do have to charge as much as that then perhaps the manager ought to lo...
by scraggane
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Would you fly 5 miles out to sea at 1000 feet...
Replies: 30
Views: 8219

this is a very interesting topic. I'm still a student pilot, and it's very helpful reading the question and responses. It strikes me that this fear of flying over water is a little bit mis-placed, is it not? There was one fairly experienced pilot in our club who said that he just didn't fly over wat...
by scraggane
Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Crash In Longford
Replies: 10
Views: 3116

that report makes for pretty shocking reading. I think i'd rather have an engine failure than lose control of the ailerons.

Does anybody here know how the pilot and passenger are doing?
by scraggane
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Gliding/Hang Gliding
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

i went to a place in the Isere Valley in France, not far from Grenoble, to do a week long course. I went with a friend, and he was to do para-gliding while i was to do hang-gliding. But when i got there i took one look at the launch site for the gliding and thought that maybe the para-gliding might ...
by scraggane
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Can theory be done early and medical question
Replies: 8
Views: 2190

I am very much thinking of this route also, so would be interested to hear responses. Have you done the ppl, John? When are you thinking of going to SA?
by scraggane
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying Poetry
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

my all-time favourite poem .. High Flight Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung High in th...