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by scraggane
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway airport, whats going on?
Replies: 17
Views: 3543

can regional airports reasonably expect to bring in a whole lot of revenue from GA? I wouldn't have thought so.
by scraggane
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ppl despair
Replies: 22
Views: 4963

I started training for my ppl in Coonagh in 2004. Between then and 2006 I made relatively solid progress and accumulated around 30 hours, including about 3 solo hours. But since then things have ground to a halt. Due to weather (mostly) and other constraints in the club and my own life I decided abo...
by scraggane
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Arann Islands
Replies: 37
Views: 4900

I flew onto each of the islands in January 2007. I seem to remember one of the runways having a fairly steep hill on it!! Can anyone confirm?
by scraggane
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The End of Coonagh.
Replies: 22
Views: 4373

The airfield is located in the village and townland of Coonagh (hence the name of the airfield)on the western side of the city. It is hemmed on by the main road west out of Limerick, the river Shannon to the south and west and the city to the East. When it was originally picked as a location for a ...
by scraggane
Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Scanners
Replies: 10
Views: 2424

is there any good website for reading up on the technology? Or will the Trevor Thom book cover all i need to know about radiotelephony!?
by scraggane
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: 1/500000 map
Replies: 51
Views: 18055

ceatach wrote:EICN

ahem ... Coonagh is still in County Limerick!!
by scraggane
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Lingus Pull Shannon-Heathrow Route
Replies: 8
Views: 3403

i find it cringing all the lobbyists coming out complaining looking for a U-turn,its a business not a charity.Fair enough heathrow is a gateway and a vital link but all the talk of dropping a cork/dub flight for a slot is a joke,hasn't shannon been on the receiving end of some ''gifts'' over the ye...
by scraggane
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: 2 fatal.
Replies: 10
Views: 4985

Condolences to John's family and friends. I can't say i knew John as well as others in Coonagh, but he was truly an inspiration. His flying was one of the most enthralling things I've witnessed and one of the main reasons I wandered by Limerick Flying Club a few years ago and subsequently got into f...
by scraggane
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:18 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Weston airport - FIVE flying schools threatened with closure
Replies: 40
Views: 13881

the news report can be found here. It'll probably be up there until tomorrow (11th July).
by scraggane
Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: FAA private pilot licence
Replies: 7
Views: 3331

Declan Go fly on your FAA PPL(A). The only extra Irish requirement you need to comply with is you will need to get a FAA Class 2 medical before you fly PIC. Have fun is it then a case of applying to the IAA to get JAR license or is it just that one can fly in Ireland with just the FAA PPL(A) once y...
by scraggane
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: PPL in South Africa??
Replies: 6
Views: 2799

PPL in South Africa??

Hi, I am a current student pilot with about 30 hours flying time up already. But for various reasons (personal, flying club and weather) it's proving difficult to get consistent training where i live and the whole process is dragging out, so i've been thinking about spending a week in a flying schoo...
by scraggane
Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Question
Replies: 33
Views: 8673

does one require the PPL to fly a microlight? I was under the impression that this was not the case.
by scraggane
Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Excellent Weather Website
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

i use this site all the time for windsurfing mostly, but also for flying. They only recently started to charge for the service, but it is well worth it, in my opinion. It predicts up to 2 days in advance, and from experience it is very accurate. It is simple though, so don't expect a whole lot of we...
by scraggane
Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Headset
Replies: 20
Views: 7456

buying a headset soon. Somebody at EICN tells me the Dave Clarke ones are all the rage, but I know nothing about them really. Anybody care to give a brief synopsis - what type are recommended, cost, advantages, diasdvantages, etc.? Thanks.
by scraggane
Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: experience of Coonagh
Replies: 25
Views: 6641

hmmm basically they dont want for example a 5 hour student flying her.............a PPL who has been around for a while I would imagine Ex N150AZ i would say any ppl who shows they are competent and able to fly it and respect it will be permitted to. It will basically take hotel yankees place as th...