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by shrtfld
Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Kilkenny / Newtwonards fly-ins - Any news?
Replies: 19
Views: 8864

Hi all

I have just had a text confirmation from Peter Tawse that Kilkenny Fly in is going ahead this Sunday.

He has some influence because as he promised way back the forecast is indeed CAVOK.

We in Coonagh are putting together a hastily arranged "Fly-out" to the "Fly-in".
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by shrtfld
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: GPS system
Replies: 10
Views: 3102

The Garmin 196 is monochrome. The 296 has coloured graphics and maps. The 496 is next up and obviously more expensive. The advantage of these over car GPS is they have terrain warnings and airspace marked (eg in Ireland - Military, Class C, Prohibited etc). I took my 296 to the USA last year. Very l...
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by shrtfld
Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: PLANE CRAZY DAY for LAPSED PPL's
Replies: 8
Views: 3476

Hi Anto Nice concept. Speaking as one of those aviators who was lost and was found I would be happy to try and help out. I allowed my PPL lapse in 1986 for a variety of reasons including family, work and medical. Sounds familiar??? With the encouragement of my wife I took a one hour flight in Florid...
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by shrtfld
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: BIRR
Replies: 4
Views: 2066

Over the course of the afternoon 20 plus aircraft. Some wonderful cross wind landing skills on show. A couple of others made the wise decision not to push their luck, wag their wings and headed for home. Well done to the Birr crew for their hospitality as always. For the effort they put in they did ...
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by shrtfld
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Light aircraft crashes off Wexford coast
Replies: 30
Views: 9962

There was dramatic additional footage of the rescue on TV last night and again this morning taken by the crew of an English boat which called in the rescue services. It would "appear" the very lucky pilot was wearing very dark clothing but no life jacket! Refering to other thread about the VFR route...
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by shrtfld
Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: this weekend.
Replies: 5
Views: 2631

On Sunday Limerick Flying Club is hosting Young Eagles Day 2009. Plan is to introduce 40 or so seven to seventeen year olds to the joy of flight. Wx looks as though it is going to play ball with us. If anyone is passing near EICN do drop by.
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by shrtfld
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Oshkosh 2009
Replies: 21
Views: 6407

On Sunday I logged on to the live ATC feed for Runway 36 with webcam for over two hours. The performance of the controllers was amazing. To see and hear so many aircraft being handled in such a short space of time. While I was watching they dealt with the mass arrival of 29 commanches. They also had...
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by shrtfld
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Clifden Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 9939

I suppose turning the runway around is not an option!!!!!! Jokes aside - does anyone know when this becomes operational? It is a fantastic strip in a great location and it would be really nice to be able to use it before the summer ends. It has after all been built to encourage amongst other things ...
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by shrtfld
Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Clifden Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 9939

The numbers are 02/20. The way they are painted means that which ever way you look down the runway both numbers appear the same and vice versa. However more interesting are white crosses which are supposed under ICAO guidelines to indicate the runway is unfit for the movement of aircraft. Very obvio...
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by shrtfld
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft rental overseas
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

Overseas rental

Hibby I have done this on a number of occasions. If what you want to do is simply fly an hour or two then you are as well off bringing an instructor anyway. He/She can do radio (often not in English) as well as act as a local guide. In a four seater I have never had a problem bringing my wife or kid...
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by shrtfld
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Touch & Go's on Inisheer, Inishmaan, & Inishmore
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Visitors are welcome at own risk. PPR required. I have a number for Aer Arann at Inverin 091-593034. The numbers listed in Pooleys are EIMN 099 73010 EIIM 099-61109 EIIR 099-75008 Inishmore Radio is used as Unicom 123.00 Landing Fees normally paid as a voluntary donation to the Life Boat service on ...
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by shrtfld
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Group Share
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

and the costs - initial capital, fixed monthly and per hour - wet or dry. Also how many in the group already?

Any major expenditure planned - eg CoA or Engine replacement?

All relevent to making an informed decision.
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by shrtfld
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Hour Building
Replies: 17
Views: 8752

Whatever about the pros and cons of hour building in Ireland or the USA I have to endorse Homer Jay's recommendation of SunState in Kissimmee. A great outfit and a great fleet of new or almost new C172's with both glass and six pack versions available. I have used them on three occassions over the p...
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by shrtfld
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: 2008 as a flying year
Replies: 16
Views: 6049

2008 was disappointing for the dreadful weather especially at the times I was free to fly. Visited EICN (home) EIWF EIWT EIBR EIBN EICK EIKL EIAB EIER Brittas EGAD Jersey CI Kissimmee FL Orlando Executive FL Winter Haven FL Dunnellon FL Lake Wales FL Templehof Germany Schonhagen Germany Types Flown ...
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by shrtfld
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: kilkenny tecnam
Replies: 15
Views: 5610

While we are organising group phots we could add LFC and JPK. Fox Charlie in Woodgate after mishap in April but nearly ready. We have similar style colours to Waterford but in red and light blue.