Consuming Passions : Plane Crazy - on RTE One Wednesday 9th
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    by Papa8 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:01 pm

    I have emailed Wildfire Films to see if they plan to release it on DVD or perhaps make it downloadable. It would be a nice thing to have sold on online pilot supplies stores for instance. However I expect if they do do anything it will be for the whole series rather than just one episode.
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    If you missed it

    by hum » Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:17 pm

    Looks like you can watch it on line....

    http://www.rte.ie/tv/consumingpassions/s2ep1.html
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    by stovepipe » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:29 pm

    Hi all
    I'm surprised there was no mention of Kevin Glynn's book, which is a very noteworthy achievement in it's own right.
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    get the programme

    by highflyer1000 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:32 pm

    If you have the latest version of Real Player you can download it to your laptop from the RTE website. 82Mb in size.
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    by dhblewis » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:57 pm

    I want to download it from rte but cant. when I click the file The pop over comes up but with just red arrows.

    Any ideas?
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    by Nanolight » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:32 am

    It's not a download per se but rather a video stream. Also, it's GEO-Blocked. Are you in Ireland? Have you got an up-to-date version of Real Player?

    I really don't know why RTE have the hots for Real Player format, but I have noticed that they do, so you'll have to procure a copy.
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    by dhblewis » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:20 am

    Cheers Nanolight.

    Got it working now.

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    by angelshigh » Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:24 pm

    Hi

    Just to echo everyone else here....great program and you all represented GA superbly.

    Laura...very impressed with with your degree modules...

    Hum.....My other half loves the Flyng cow, I think she understands now !

    And Kevin just seemed to be having a ball all the time.

    Well done

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    by Papa8 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:07 pm

    I received a reply from Wildfire films who say:

    "At the moment, we're not 100% sure on whether there will be a DVD release of the doc, but I am sure we will be arrange to something. It may be a few weeks before there is any real movement on this, but somebody will get back to you then".

    So if anyone else is looking to retain a copy of this documentary and is without access to the stars copies :lol: then I suggest emailing the company to show the interest that is potentially out there for them.

    I can't imagine another documentary of this quality with a focus on Irish GA coming out again anytime soon.

    Email is info@wildfirefilms.net
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    by alphaLaura » Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:59 am

    This is the list of media coverage which I received today from the producer -

    CONSUMING PASSIONS (Rayna Connery)
    Programme Two: Plane Crazy
    Sunday Independent Life (06/07) – Large TV Highlight with photo of Gerry
    RTÉ Guide (05/07 –11/07) – Contents page photo of Kevin
    RTÉ Guide (05/07 –11/07) – TV Highlight with photo of Gerry
    TV Now (05/07 – 11/07) - TV Highlight with photo of Gerry
    Sunday Tribune Magazine (06/07) – TV Highlight with photo of Kevin
    TV Week The Irish Mail on Sunday (06/07) - TV Highlight with photo of Laura
    Star Chic Magazine (05/07) - TV Highlight with photo of Laura
    News of the World Fabulous (06/07) – TV Highlight with photo of Gerry
    The Star (09/07) – Large TV Highlight with photo of Laura
    The Irish Sun (09/07) – Large TV Highlight with photo of Gerry
    Irish Daily Mirror (09/07) – Side column article on Gerry with photo “Gerry in full flight to reveal passion”
    Irish Examiner (09/07) – TV Highlight photo of Laura
    The Irish Times (09/07) – TV Highlight with photo of Gerry
    The Irish Independent (09/07) - TV Highlight with photo of Kevin
    Irish Daily Mail (09/07) - TV Highlight with photo of Laura
    Limerick’s Live 95FM (09/07) – Interview with Gerry on Limerick Today talkshow
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    by EI KEV » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:56 pm

    Hi All,

    Bet you were wondering wher I've been ..

    I'm typing this (with difficulty) from Russia. I'm on holidays here with the family - Kaliningrad.

    I havn't seen the program myself yet but I'm so excited by all the very kind comments. As I'm sure the others feel, it is nerve wrecking - hoping you will come across OK on TV. Not too much like a big head - know it all or not too much like 'Captain Chaos' (in my case)

    Now I can relax (a bit) it seems and I hope that I have been sent a DVD to view the program when I return (sat 19th)

    In the meantime - I have been dropping parachutists from an AN2 at an airfield in Russia. :lol:

    NO SEAT BELTS, the dash falling on your lap, and the P1 treating this HUGE biplane like an X-Air ... not kidding. :shock:

    I can't find a grin huge enough to represent my face ... :D

    Its flying jim ... but not as we know it ...

    Thanks again for the comments on the program, but sur I knew ye were a good lot ...

    Kev
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    by stovepipe » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:53 am

    Hi there
    You brought your family to Kaliningrad??!! Even Russians don't go there! She must truly love you :lol:
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    Limerick’s Live 95FM (09/07) – Interview with Gerry on Limer

    by 35 green » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:40 pm

    Limerick’s Live 95FM (09/07) – Interview with Gerry on Limerick Today talkshow

    is this avilable for download anywhere ????

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    by ceatach » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:27 am

    alphaLaura wrote:This is the list of media coverage which I received today from the producer -

    CONSUMING PASSIONS (Rayna Connery)
    Programme Two: Plane Crazy
    Sunday Independent Life (06/07) – Large TV Highlight with photo of Gerry
    RTÉ Guide (05/07 –11/07) – Contents page photo of Kevin
    RTÉ Guide (05/07 –11/07) – TV Highlight with photo of Gerry
    TV Now (05/07 – 11/07) - TV Highlight with photo of Gerry
    Sunday Tribune Magazine (06/07) – TV Highlight with photo of Kevin
    TV Week The Irish Mail on Sunday (06/07) - TV Highlight with photo of Laura
    Star Chic Magazine (05/07) - TV Highlight with photo of Laura
    News of the World Fabulous (06/07) – TV Highlight with photo of Gerry
    The Star (09/07) – Large TV Highlight with photo of Laura
    The Irish Sun (09/07) – Large TV Highlight with photo of Gerry
    Irish Daily Mirror (09/07) – Side column article on Gerry with photo “Gerry in full flight to reveal passion”
    Irish Examiner (09/07) – TV Highlight photo of Laura
    The Irish Times (09/07) – TV Highlight with photo of Gerry
    The Irish Independent (09/07) - TV Highlight with photo of Kevin
    Irish Daily Mail (09/07) - TV Highlight with photo of Laura
    Limerick’s Live 95FM (09/07) – Interview with Gerry on Limerick Today talkshow


    Another one here:
    http://www.independent.ie/national-news ... 28507.html

    which says:

    "Figures from the Irish Aviation Authority reveal the number of high flyers with-private pilot's licences -- mainly for planes, along with helicopters and a handful of hot-air balloons -- went from 96 in 2003 to 1,007 this year"

    When in fact the following was the number of non-commercial licenses:
    2002: 2274
    2003: 2576
    2004: 2043
    2005: 2294
    2006: 2345

    with the following being the spl component:
    2002: 609
    2003: 868
    2004: 1185
    2005: 1352
    2006: 1354

    Some pretty bad reporting there.

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