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by shrtfld
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: SEP revalidation at Coonagh
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

Re: SEP revalidation at Coonagh

My understanding is that those CFI's who can do the sign off must be approved by the IAA for the purpose. The SEP revalidation is signed by an "Examiner / Authorised Official".
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by shrtfld
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: SEP revalidation at Coonagh
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

Re: SEP revalidation at Coonagh

Obviously as Limerick Flying Club is an RTF, our CFI Brendan Beegan is so authorised and does the sign-off for members of the club all the time having done the one hour instructor flight with either himself or one of the club's other instructors. You will need to discuss with him the technicalities ...
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by shrtfld
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Limerick Flying Club
Replies: 4
Views: 2776

Limerick Flying Club

Hi all Limerick Flying Club plan to host a fly-in at Coonagh on 21 & 22 August 2010. Party in club house on Saturday night. Accommodation available in the Travel Lodge at Coonagh Cross about a mile from the airfield. Lifts to hotel will be provided. Watch this site for more info as the date appoache...
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by shrtfld
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Brilliant Birr!
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

Re: Brilliant Birr!

On behalf of all the crews at Coonagh who made trip over the day, many thanks. Another good Birr outing. Glad we all got the weather today - especially after the last few Birr events.
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by shrtfld
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Medical
Replies: 4
Views: 2066

Re: Medical

Hi C152 I am Type 2 unmedicated for the last seven years. About six to eight weeks before my flight medical I go to my GP and get full blood work-up - everything!! Then I bring reports to AME. She submits them to IAA as part of medical report. It saves time because AME would otherwise likely do the ...
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by shrtfld
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: FAA in Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 3053

Re: FAA in Ireland

There are many pilots flying here on FAA only licences. The big issue is your medical. Last time it was debated on this forum, the distinction was made between Class Two and Class Three medicals. JAA PPL requires a Class Two medical. It has been suggested that if you only have a Class Three medical ...
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by shrtfld
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Trouble in Birr.....
Replies: 7
Views: 2981

Re: Trouble in Birr.....

Birr is operational but the club is unattended other than at weekends. In fact most of the club activity takes place on Sunday. Try 087-2379234. That is the number used by the committee for text messages to the membership.
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by shrtfld
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: FAA 'Based on' airmen certificates
Replies: 6
Views: 2612

Re: FAA 'Based on' airmen certificates

As it happens I am going through the whole rigmarole at the moment to have the FAA licence updated to have English Language Competancy added. If one has to do it to have your ability to speak English added, I assume it will follow for a change in the number which is probably even more important. I k...
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by shrtfld
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: First Solo by Harry Humphreys
Replies: 15
Views: 6167

Re: First Solo by Harry Humphreys

As it happens I heard most of the interview in the car at lunchtime.

A great interview guys and wonderful publicity for GA. Gerry and indeed Harry made it sound so attractive and so accessible. This is the sort of good PR that GA cannot buy.
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by shrtfld
Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: First Solo by Harry Humphreys
Replies: 15
Views: 6167

First Solo by Harry Humphreys

Congratualions to Harry (Flying Cow Productions) who went solo at Coonagh today just 2 days after his 16th Birthday. Dad (Hum) sent him solo on one of the Tecnams this afternoon. Needless to say you would be hard pushed to remove the smile from both of their faces.

Well done Harry
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by shrtfld
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Microlights
Topic: Changing from PPL(a) to PPL(m)
Replies: 20
Views: 7515

Re: Changing from PPL(a) to PPL(m)

Hi all I went through this process at Birr some eighteen months ago. I hold PPL A and have reasonably decent level of hours and experience. I spoke to Kevin Glynn and Joe Davy about getting the M added to my licence. The five hours is recommened though does not seem to be cast in stone. I did just o...
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by shrtfld
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Nationwide RTE 1 - Monday Jan 4th
Replies: 19
Views: 8137

Re: Nationwide RTE 1 - Monday Jan 4th

Welcome to Forum Skylady A pity about your tongue in cheek first post. I was a pilot taking part in that event. We had a stiff crosswind of some 12/14kts about 50 degress off from the right. So the Cessnas landing technique (right wheel touched first) was in fact perfect cross wind technique. Look a...
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by shrtfld
Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The airfields in all this bad weather......
Replies: 28
Views: 8522

Hi Scraggane Lucky you. Though I'd say you will be keeping the Irish accent a bit muted after todays Rugby success over SA. Coonagh is safe and fully operational notwitstanding there is a lot of water on the airfield near the runways. There is new flood barrier in place which is protecting the Coona...
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by shrtfld
Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Runway 13/31 EINN
Replies: 12
Views: 4012

Fado Fado in a previous life (in the seventies and early eighties.) It was the runway of choice for light aircraft - land long on 14 (as it was back then) and you had a short taxi to light aircraft park. Again at that time we used to fly from Coonagh to Shannon for fuel and land straight in on the o...
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by shrtfld
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Kilkenny / Newtwonards fly-ins - Any news?
Replies: 19
Views: 8864

I would like to join the chorus of "well done" to all in EIKL especially to Pat in the tower and the good folks on the catering team and to Peter Tawse for delivering on the CAVOK he promised in early August. I was impressed with the ability of organisers to increase the parking area by getting out ...