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by kitty
Tue May 18, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Cabair
Replies: 1
Views: 1367

Re: Cabair

Hi Mullingar, In my research to choose whom i was going to go through my ATPL with, i seriously considered a UK branch of Cabair. They have very decent facilities for students at many of their locations. The staff seemed to take an interest in each and every one of their trainees. However i eventual...
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by kitty
Tue May 18, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Beware of Volcanic Ash
Replies: 79
Views: 17678

Re: Beware of Volcanic Ash

Love the Joke Hum!

The over-reaction by those in authority reminds me of the "Boy who cried wolf!"
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by kitty
Mon May 17, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Beware of Volcanic Ash
Replies: 79
Views: 17678

Re: Beware of Volcanic Ash

We are receiving many questions regarding the GA use of Shannon airspace while the IAA are posting notices of "Airspace Closed" Here is the official view of AOPA UK and AOPA Ieland. Stated by AOPA UK . The position of the UK CAA for VFR GA flights as private operations its up to the individual pilot...
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by kitty
Sun May 16, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Beware of Volcanic Ash
Replies: 79
Views: 17678

Re: Latest NOTAM

Looks like we've 'gone nuclear' ... No flying 'at all at all' for everyone in the Shannon FIR north of a line approx galway to Dublin.. According to "Jim" IAA do not have any authority to close airspace to traffic, They have authority to close "Controlled airspace" only. ONLY the Dept. of Transport...
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by kitty
Sun May 16, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Beware of Volcanic Ash
Replies: 79
Views: 17678

Re: Beware of Volcanic Ash

Yes it appears the predictions in my earlier post are about to happen (Going to get worse) Present situation. AIRPORT Dublin Open until 1900hrs local today Cork Open until 0100hrs local Monday 17th Shannon Open until 2300hrs local today Donegal Remains closed Sligo Remains closed Ireland West (Knock...
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by kitty
Sat May 15, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Beware of Volcanic Ash
Replies: 79
Views: 17678

Re: Beware of Volcanic Ash

Hum!
I believe AOPA Ireland made a representation to the IAA about 3-4 Weeks ago regarding the NOTAMS situation and it seems we are still awaiting an answer from them!
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by kitty
Sat May 15, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Open Day
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: Galway Open Day

I used to fly in there in the Eighties when it certainly was a great place. But, I for one certainly wont be there on the 5th June and thats for sure! I have nothing against the folks that work there. Just Never could bring myself to support rip-off establishments. I may fly in there when i finish m...
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by kitty
Sun May 09, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: For attention of our microlighters
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Re: For attention of our microlighters

Yes! The Medical and RT regs remain unchanged. However, the situation is that they are introducing a syllabus for microlight pilots which obviously will have a life span of one year, as, any microlight pilot or many ppl (A) pilots would would benefit from conversion to the forthcoming LAPL with less...
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by kitty
Sun May 09, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Technical Log ?
Replies: 29
Views: 6032

Re: Aircraft Technical Log ?

While i agree there are conflicting issues,
i would also state the within the EU area, "EASA ecr2042/ 2003 annex 1 ma.306" over rules all others.

e.g.
EASA over-rules ICAO regulations if they differ.
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by kitty
Sun May 09, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Airshow 100 cancelled??
Replies: 7
Views: 2417

Re: Airshow 100 cancelled??

Hmm!
Threats of a ramp check, and an excuse needed for avoidance of the inevitable!
The arrows pulled out some time ago!
Perhaps the cancellation of certain fly-ins were were a recognized sign of times to come!

How much further can a situation such as this go? (If it exists)
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by kitty
Sun May 09, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Beware of Volcanic Ash
Replies: 79
Views: 17678

Re: Beware of Volcanic Ash

Jim's contact with the IAA and the airports closed seems to be on conflicting terme! The IAA states the Airports "CLOSED" are closed to to all traffic, Then jim contacts the airports mentioned and they state they are closed only to commercial passenger traffic. Jim is "Airborne" and radio traffic is...
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by kitty
Thu May 06, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Beware of Volcanic Ash
Replies: 79
Views: 17678

Re: Beware of Volcanic Ash

The following is the position on an airport by airport basis for tomorrow Friday 7th May 2010: AIRPORT & Flight Operations: Dublin Open Cork Open Shannon Closed from 0300hrs to 1300hrs Donegal Closed from Midnight to 1200hrs Sligo Closed from Midnight to 1300hrs Ireland West (Knock) Closed from 0300...
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by kitty
Thu May 06, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Beware of Volcanic Ash
Replies: 79
Views: 17678

Re: Beware of Volcanic Ash

So sorry to hear that RV, My guess is you would have been diverted to Cork as that was open until midnight, as was Kerry too. Incidentally, the analysis from VAAC indicates this may be only the doorstep of the drama. Eruption is presently continuing but the ash is becoming more dense. A prediction h...
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by kitty
Thu May 06, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Beware of Volcanic Ash
Replies: 79
Views: 17678

Re: Beware of Volcanic Ash

Due to the absence of Jim (Family Ilness) here is the present situation from AOPA Ireland and the IAA. The following is the position on an airport by airport basis for today Thursday 6th May 2010: AIRPORT Full Operations from: Dublin 0400 hours local Waterford 0400 hours local Donegal 0400 hours loc...