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by hedgehopper
Sun May 01, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Cost of ppl training
Replies: 33
Views: 32445

Re: Cost of ppl training

hi railto and james5, if your only planning on flying for recreation ,go the microlight route but if you have lots of dosh to spend ,go the light aircraft route . i would highly recommend crossing the border and doing your microlight flight training with kernan aviation in tandragee or take 2 weeks ...
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by hedgehopper
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: English Language Proficiency
Replies: 96
Views: 21096

Re: English Language Proficiency

if we dont like the system then why not try and change it ? mount a picket on aviation house and show the public how stupid the system is . surely the aviation reprensentatives bodies could organise a picket to highlight the stupidity of it all. just dont organise it for the 25th of this month, ill ...
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by hedgehopper
Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: RT licence
Replies: 4
Views: 5981

Re: RT licence

hi folks , ive downloaded the e book so thanks for the tips, padraig, is the elp course limited to a certain number for each course ?
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by hedgehopper
Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: RT licence
Replies: 4
Views: 5981

RT licence

hi folks , can anyone recommend a home study package for RT licence and seeing as im gonna do a bit of study for it , is there any updates on when or where UK nppl holders can do the exam in Ireland , thanks in advance !
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by hedgehopper
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Support Erinagh Airfield
Replies: 80
Views: 34854

Re: Support Erinagh Airfield

might be worth posting this thread on the bmaa forum website , uk pilots may have taken off or landed at erinagh and are unaware of the situation but are always eager to help in keeping airfields open.
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by hedgehopper
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: bing 54 rebuild kits
Replies: 6
Views: 6818

Re: bing 54 rebuild kits

thanks lads, ill give them a go.
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by hedgehopper
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Microlights
Topic: bing 54 rebuild kits
Replies: 6
Views: 6818

bing 54 rebuild kits

hi folks , can the standard bing 54 rebuild kit be bought in europe (like the ones advertised in aircraft spruce or 800 airwolf for about €30 each) i dont want to get the ones in skydrive as there very overpriced, about €100 each. i asked skydrive would they sell a standard kit but they insisted the...
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by hedgehopper
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: wanted altimeter
Replies: 0
Views: 567

wanted altimeter

wanted ....second hand 3 and 1/8 inch altimeter , nothing fancy as long as its reasonably priced and in working order, thanks folks.
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by hedgehopper
Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: need gps on tight budget..
Replies: 10
Views: 2846

Re: need gps on tight budget..

the gps we are using is called a navman s-series, we bought it off e bay for about €90, works perfectly fine.
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by hedgehopper
Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: need gps on tight budget..
Replies: 10
Views: 2846

Re: need gps on tight budget..

i second what willo says. we have been using an ordinary car sat nav with pocket fms on a sd card for 2 years trouble free and its a super piece of software. so if ya have a car sat nav give it a go , with a free months trial its a no brainer.
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by hedgehopper
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Familiarisation Day
Replies: 18
Views: 4794

Re: Microlight Familiarisation Day

hi stovepipe, im aware validations are required for foreign aircraft but my confusion was with homebuilt aircraft, so its good news for us homebuild owners , one less layer of paperwork to deal with,thanks for the clarification paul .
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by hedgehopper
Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Familiarisation Day
Replies: 18
Views: 4794

Re: Microlight Familiarisation Day

so a uk reg homebuilt microlight with a current permt does not need permit validation from IAA . so permission to fly is only on the pilots licence and not on the homebuilt aircraft, is this correct or do i have it all wrong !
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by hedgehopper
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: unusually illuminated aircraft? 17 Aug 2215
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

Re: unusually illuminated aircraft? 17 Aug 2215

i can explain as im the guilty party ! i let off a sky lantern east of clonbullogue at about that time , exactly as you explained, orange glow, consistant airspeed and quite impressive ! The wind really carried it off into the distance and the further it travelled the glow turned to what looked like...
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by hedgehopper
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Microlight Familiarisation Day
Replies: 18
Views: 4794

Re: Microlight Familiarisation Day

hi paul, ive just zipped my paperwork off to ya , your gonna make a lot of microlight pilots happy ! ps if mr o leary wants to come for a spin in an x air , hes only allowed 5 kg baggage...tough :twisted:
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by hedgehopper
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: GAR form abolition...anyone ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

GAR form abolition...anyone ?

hi folks, while reading through the bmaa mag i came across this article "ulster flying club chairman john hughes has used deputy prime minister nick cleggs call for a reduction in unnecessary legislation to raise an online petition to call for the GAR s abolition. you can find it at http://www.tinyu...