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by tu154
Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Working in Ireland or the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 1482

Well I'm afraid there is no good news in Ireland. You may have heard of this 'credit crunch' thingy, as a result the building trade has collapsed and most of the machines in the country seem to be for sale. The only guys who are working are the very high timers with the best contacts. Traditionally ...
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by tu154
Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Instructor Only?
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

As side from the fact that training can only be done at a licensed airfield, you can only do PPL training through a course with an RTF, Registered Training Facility.
Which is not to say it doesn't happen, but the hours would not be loggable towards the licence issue.
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by tu154
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: FAA to JAA
Replies: 8
Views: 3548

Macair You could also take the view that now the Good Friday agreement has been implemented we are all 1 island etc etc. Well I suppose you could take that that view. However, deciding on your own behalf what regulations apply to you is probably not one of the qualities I would look for in a pilot.
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by tu154
Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Flight Training from Private Landing Site ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Wingflinger, well technically it also has to be done as an approved course with an approved flight training organisation, so you are more or less restricted to airfields where they exist, unless you come to an arrangement with one of the FTOs to travel for you. But from memory you have Trim and Abbe...
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by tu154
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Flight Training from Private Landing Site ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Has to be a licensed airfield at present. Rumors it may change to be less restrictive, but that's the way it is at present.
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by tu154
Tue May 27, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Polly Vacher to Visit Weston - This Friday! (May 30th)
Replies: 13
Views: 3923

First visit to down south anyway, she stopped at all the airports in Norn Iron a while back as part of her last fund raising trip where she visited every airfield in the UK, including a touch and go at Heathrow. (Very unusual, special permission was required). She's got some good stories, well worth...
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by tu154
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: End of VFR time
Replies: 24
Views: 9773

I think you are all forgetting to divide by the number of crash axes required (or was it surplus O2 masks available)...
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by tu154
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: An Englishman flying from Newtownards to Waterford
Replies: 31
Views: 7516

Re: No Transponder/No transit

In addition a transit across the zone requires a SPECIAL VFR clearance from ATC Not quite, the purpose of special VFR is to allow entry to airspace that would normally be restricted to IFR traffic, to VFR aircraft. It has a certain set of rules that apply. Crossing the Dublin zone would not normall...
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by tu154
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: An Englishman flying from Newtownards to Waterford
Replies: 31
Views: 7516

Almost all the prohibited areas up north have been removed with the exception of a remaining few above prisons. The south armagh one is no more. UK AIP has info and it may still be NOTAMed, although it's been a while since the change. One thing to watch for when flying down south as compared to the ...
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by tu154
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Opinions Wanted - Irish Heli schools
Replies: 21
Views: 8022

I can't see either the IAA or CAA allowing you to log those hours as P1 towards a JAA CPL. And I can't see any employer recognising those hours as being valid. Do a search on the LA news helicopter where people went to LA to do some turbine hour building on a 206. The CAA refused to recognise the ho...
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by tu154
Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Opinions Wanted - Irish Heli schools
Replies: 21
Views: 8022

Also Unique Helicopters in Enniskillen and Helicopter Training and Hire in Newtownards in Norn Iron. About 280 GPB per hour in a 22. They do other types though (but perhaps not the Sweitzher, er, sweitzer, er, hughes 269).
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by tu154
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Should you wear a white shirt & black tie to a flight te
Replies: 20
Views: 4991

No for PPL. (Assuming you are not at a school where you will end up with a CPL and the PPL is along the way).
Yes for CPL, FI, IR.
LPCs OPCs? Depends on the circumstances.
FI renewals. Yes.
IR renewals. Dunno yet.
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by tu154
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: New RTF
Replies: 12
Views: 4929

Always good to see.
What's the background? Who is running it?
Regards,
Nosey TU.
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by tu154
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flying to the UK
Replies: 43
Views: 32490

Flight plan mandatory when you are crossing the FIR boundary. Fuel doesn't come into it.
Friendliest airfield in the UK or Ireland.
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by tu154
Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Flightd into Irish airports without Transponder
Replies: 17
Views: 5606

Also remember when visiting the UK you are required to file a GAR form with PSNI special branch 24 hours in advance of your flight, unless you are travelling to a designated airport under the PTA Act. I'm pretty sure Aldergrove is a 'designated airport', but best to give them a call beforehand to ch...