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Pilot moving to Cork

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:54 pm
by RogWhat
I am a British JAR PPL (ca 150 hours) and looking to fly when I move to Cork in the New Year. Does anyone have any good suggestions for where I might join a flying club? I won't have motor transport when I first move.

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:10 am
by Dutch Roll
atlantic air and south aer are both cork based and located next to each other.I think south aer is cheaper and i have have flown with them without a hitch,i cant speak for atlantic air because i havnt flown with them,but south aer are very good outfit and im sure most would recommend them.

www.southaer.com

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:12 pm
by danelane2000
As I've flown with atlantic for the past year and a half, I myself would reccommend them. No problems, aircraft are widely available and have a good range to choose from , C172SP (EI-DDX), G115A (EI-DJY) and a Piper Seneca PA34-200T (EI-CMT).

They also have a spacious environment, with free tea and coffee making facilities and a comfortable seating area while waiting.

Website is Http://atlanticair.ie

Regards,
Patrick O'Leary

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:05 pm
by Frosty
There are no longer any flying clubs based at Cork Airport. The last one went out of existence about five years ago.
The two organsiations mentioned above are the two fixed wing flying schools based at Cork.
There are also two groups as far as I know. G-TAIT C172S and G-AVIC F172H. Also there is a privately owned Cirrus Sr22. I don't know if any shares are available in these aircraft.

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:00 pm
by danelane2000
yeah, but aidan, Atlantic and southaer dont just train, you can rent the aircraft from them aswell, once you complete a checkride with an instructor.

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:33 pm
by Frosty
My point being neither is a "club" as per what RogWhat is requesting. No doubt aircraft can be rented out, but not on a club basis.

Thanks

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:36 pm
by RogWhat
My thanks to all of you who have taken the trouble to reply to my request. It is really helpful Google didn't turn up either of the flying schools, which I will be very happy with, I am sure. I am pretty flexible - just want to keep flying - and probably do some more training. I'll look them up in Jan. Happy Christmas!

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:38 pm
by RogWhat
I should add that Goodle has found them both, now I know what I am looking for!

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:02 pm
by GJC
Currently doing my PPL in Cork, pity that there isn't a flight club