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by tu154
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: RT Licence
Replies: 5
Views: 2368

Yes needs to be done as it's a separate insert in the CPL license. I believe it's a UK requirement only though. It's also required for PPL in the UK. It's not that difficult. But does need a little work. In the test you would do an SVFR entry, mayday relay, and a simulated flight involving MATZ tran...
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by tu154
Tue May 15, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Class 1 Medical, with Asthma
Replies: 5
Views: 3403

Depends. You should be fine though. Better to declare it rather than it get turned up later on at some point, remember you are making a legal declaration here. If your asthma is mild and 'well controlled' you will probably pass on the day. You will have to do a 'spirometry' test which is a lung func...
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by tu154
Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: Atlps with Sigmar Aviation
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

I'd do it direct with Bristol. You do need to go over for the ground school, and then the exams, but it's well worth it. That's what I did and it worked for me. Doesn't for everyone though. Different circumstances etc.
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by tu154
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: p
Replies: 9
Views: 3865

Excellent notes, the brush up was the business. Does exactly what it says on the tin, highly recommended as far as I was concerned.
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by tu154
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Competitive rates to rent helicopter for debs in the Summer?
Replies: 3
Views: 2724

I presume you mean hiring including a pilot to bring you and the burd to the do. Nice idea, but complicated. But here's whats needed: The company you use must have an Air Operator Certicifate (AOC) as this would be classed as a public transport flight. I don't believe there are any R44s on an AOC in...
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by tu154
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: The Dumbing Down of the Pilot Job
Replies: 13
Views: 4863

I don't know about dumbing down in the pilot workplace, but some posts could definitely have done with a spoll chucker before posting.
I just liked the irony.
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by tu154
Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Rotorheads Helicopter Pic's
Replies: 142
Views: 90170

Did the seaplane trip out of there myself in 2005. Ah the memories.
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by tu154
Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway nav Charges
Replies: 97
Views: 27908

I may as well charge 6 yoyos myself for the helicopters that fly over my house. I have the same right to (i.e. exactly none). Airports are already paid for providing ATC services in several ways, there is currently no facility for abritrarily charging aircraft so called navigation charges in this wa...
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by tu154
Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Its got very boring here....
Replies: 41
Views: 13523

All I can say is that lovely runway at Weston is a waste of a very wide Helipad.
:lol:
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by tu154
Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: student pilot
Replies: 9
Views: 4269

There is also a school of thought that a CAA PPL(H) is a better taught pilot than one who went through the IAA system. Personally I went through the IAA system for PPL and CAA for CPL, I struggled for a while to get up to speed with certain items on the CPL course. Possibly related to the school, or...
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by tu154
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aircraft rental questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

A bit harsh Seamus. The challenge of trips like this is why some people choose to fly themselves. In general yes, you only pay for the time you fly, however lots of places don't want you taking an a/c off for a week say, and you only putting two hours on it. Also some rental places have an insurance...
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by tu154
Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Heli Hire for weddings
Replies: 6
Views: 3642

Quite a nice EC130? available from Metroheli. No sitting facing each other, every seat facing front. No contact I'm afraid, possibly Golden pages maybe? Dublin area, being the closest not really an issue.
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by tu154
Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: DC3
Replies: 8
Views: 3362

DC3

Cool ass DC3 (or whatever the mil variant was) flew over Rathfarnham late sat afternoon. US army colours. Great sound.
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by tu154
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Helicopter Books
Replies: 2
Views: 1841

Ah books, the bane of my life. Many bought, some read. The best technical reference is Walter Wagdendonk's Principles of Helicopter Flight. It's the reference for most principles of flight classes. Probably less dry is Shawn Coyle's More Art and Science of Flying Helicopters. Less dense all round ar...
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by tu154
Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: 6.5 Hrs Training Left To Do
Replies: 6
Views: 3060

Sounds about right. Your post is a bit it misleading when you say you can do it anywhere in the world but Weston, as this is not the case as I undestand it. JAA does not necessarily mean that you can chop and change where you do your training. Individual states still closely regulate training, and i...