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by shamrock/heavy
Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ATPL school rep
Replies: 19
Views: 4689

I don't disagree with you at all Buzz, if a company has targets to meet flight crew wise then for sure they should go about hiring whoever fits the job regardless of where they come from. All i was wondering was, is there a sort of hidden preference for Irish pilots in the airline. For example the f...
by shamrock/heavy
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: ATPL school rep
Replies: 19
Views: 4689

Can i just ask a quick question now that we are talking about what airlines look in pilots. Is there a preference in Aer Lingus for Irish pilots? Granted if you are from another country with a 320 type rating and a bag load of hours their not going to be too fussy where you come from, but if you wer...
by shamrock/heavy
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Laurence Dwyer 1959-2007 RIP
Replies: 46
Views: 15847

My deepest condolences Mark for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

Andrew
by shamrock/heavy
Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Flight Test How Long?
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

Leo, It totally depends on the availability of examiners. My flight examiner was an airline pilot so his availability was dependent on his roster. When you apply to the IAA they will get back to you within about 2 weeks or so with the name of your examiner and saying that he will be in touch with yo...
by shamrock/heavy
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: FTE Aptitude Tests!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 9793

Hey Michael,

I just got the same e-mail :roll: I think if you pay the deposit before March you can get it at the old price.Still very expensive.
by shamrock/heavy
Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Additional Training for PPL??
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

I have just done my class 1 medical in Gatwick last week. It is a CAA medical but i think the requirements are the same. At the initial exam refractive error shall not exceed +5.00 to -5.00 along the most ametropic meridian with no more than +/-2.00 dioptres astigmatic component and no more than 2.0...
by shamrock/heavy
Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Multi-Crew Pilots License
Replies: 17
Views: 5337

"If it's not broke don't fix it" That hits the nail on the head really. I personally don't like the whole thing, i would prefer to learn how to fly "the old way" because i love flying and everything that goes with it, the fact that you only do 50h or so in real aircraft doesn't p...
by shamrock/heavy
Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Multi-Crew Pilots License
Replies: 17
Views: 5337

The fundamental premise behind the licence is that the traditional FATPL + Type rating route to the right seat of an airliner is not as focussed on that task as it could be because it has to equip the licence holder to fly single crew, public transport, in command. The MPL premise is that if all the...
by shamrock/heavy
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Multi-Crew Pilots License
Replies: 17
Views: 5337

This topic has been discussed in detail for the past few years on PPRuNe.

Have a look its interesting reading:
http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209230
by shamrock/heavy
Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Ab Initio
Replies: 14
Views: 3801

Yes Cosmic i would agree that the licenses and ratings issued are exactly the same, however the saving for me would be much less than 30k if you take into account my personal circumstances rent (dublin) car tax +insurance(20 year old male,$$$) petrol etc all this costs alot for 18 months and i am no...
by shamrock/heavy
Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Ab Initio
Replies: 14
Views: 3801

I have a great deal of respect for what Cosmic and FLYbyWIT have to say, i understand you have been through it all already and have achieved the goal of getting into the right hand seat, so credit where credit is due. I am not saying that FTE is the cheapest place to train for, if the debate was the...
by shamrock/heavy
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Ab Initio
Replies: 14
Views: 3801

This thread is turning into the old modular vs integrated debate. FLYbyWIT makes integrated students sound like a crowd that lack motivation and can just pick 100k out of there back pocket, this is not the case. The choice of where you do your training should not be based on price alone but on the q...
by shamrock/heavy
Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Injuries?
Replies: 5
Views: 1946

I would think that your basic pay would continue to be paid but your sector pay would not as your not flying any sectors. Three to four weeks of sector pay can add up to a lot of money. I once heard of a guy for Ryanair who had his 900h flown 5-6 weeks before the end of the year and he recieved no s...
by shamrock/heavy
Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Oxford Aviation PPL CD-Rom
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

The PPL CD-Rom package by Oxford does contain theory that is applicable to the Irish PPL with the exception of Air Law, however the questions that they contain are different than the ones that you will take in Ireland. What your looking for is the theory on the CD's which has to be relevent after al...
by shamrock/heavy
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:29 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: A320 Hydraulic Trouble?
Replies: 18
Views: 8405

Would be very strange for an aircraft to pull into the gate with flaps extended. A320 after landing checklist: FLAPS.............................UP ENG MODE SEL...............NORM RADAR..........................OFF SPOILERS.......................DISARMED ANTI ICE........................ON/OFF LIGHTS...