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Anyone need a pilot?

Post by Michael Jackson » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:52 pm

If there are any cessna 150/152/172 owners/operators or the like's out there that need a JAR PPL holder to ferry their aircarft in Ireland or for what other reason I am available!

PM me for details 8)
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Post by GoGoGadgetGoAround » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:47 pm

Obviously not for hire or reward???
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Post by Michael Jackson » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:23 pm

For that I would need a CPL.
So, no.
But I am free if anyone needs a pilot for whatever reason or evan just to act as a safety pilot!
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Post by Flyer1 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:27 pm

Just a man who wants to get into the sky....

MJ, why not ask around any of the gliding clubs to see if they need tug pilots ( provided a CPL isn't required ) or any of the parachuting firms. Could also be worth your while having a chat to training schools that have to fly places for maintenance.

Asking is the only way.

Best of luck.

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Post by Michael Jackson » Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:23 pm

Thanks Brian
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Post by FLYbyWIT » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:11 pm

Ah sure god loves a tryer.

Well its gonna be difficult to get anyone to hand you an aircraft to position for one reason or another unless they know you well.
If its hours you want your just going to have to join a club or rent off a school. Some have a good number of pilots with whom you can go fly together and stagger legs to go to further places, but of course its a your financial cost. The people who might want a safety pilot would be post PPL course also just like you so unless you have plenty of experience safety pilot work would not be viable.....in its true sense of the word anyway. Paradrop/glider-banner tow is generally the domain of CPL holders looking to build hours etc etc so thats a slim chance.

Is it just that you want to be in the air all the time or build hours??

Just get involved in your chosen club or school and the odd position flight might occur but rarely, But you probably get more luck meeting others and sharing the cost of a trip somewhere in a rental.

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Post by buzz » Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:56 pm

To be honest, your best bet is as said. Get to know the local flyers. Make friends. But frankly, you will be competing with all sorts. If someone wants an aircraft ferried. He will be crushed with volunteers.

I believe the Irish Parachute Club in Clonbulloge still uses PPL's. Not sure how they get away with it. But there will be a queue there too, not to mention CPL's with lots of hours.

Make friends, it's always the best way in Ireland.

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Post by GoGoGadgetGoAround » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:37 am

They were debating weather to allow PPL to fly for the IPC and decided to keep them as CPLs don't hang around long, this was around a year ago anyway.
It's legal to fly for them with a PPL as it's a 'not for profit' organisation and your not getting paid for it, only downside was you needed around 150 or 200 hours before they'll let you near the plane.
Sure what's the worst that could happen, everyone has a parachute and they intend on jumping out anyway!!!!
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Post by Michael Jackson » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:07 pm

Thanks for the PM's guys and the posts. 8)
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