in particular the "memory lane" section. Slightly dissapointed
that the register review was'nt included. Massive improvement
since the first issue. Keep this up and it will soon rival the UK
Pilot. Keep up the good work and worth every penny or should
I say cent.
That was my fault there was no register review this month. My computer was taken out by a virus and I couldn't submit the register before the publishing date. You'll be happy to know its in the next issue along with photgraphs of additions to the register for last month aswell.
I suppose I'm stating the obvious, but maybe you should take
out a subscription as I did. At the very least it saves you the
bother of looking for a copy every month and missing out. I
agree that it has a long way to go to be as good as Pilot, but
the mag has made a good start in that direction. Give it a
couple of years and we'll see. I case you'er wondering, apart
from buying a copy, I have no connection to the mag what so
The Memory Lane photos brought back certain memories for me. The PA28 EI-BDR at Coonagh was flown in there by me from Cork. I had a share in it at the time when I lived in Cork and have fond memories of many hours of flying in it including several across to the UK. Most adventurous trip on it was a solo ferry flight from Biggin Hill to Cork via Cardiff and Dublin (weather divert) following an avionics refit.
I know BDR was involved in a mishap about a year ago during I believe a weather related precautionary landing. Is it flying again and if so where is it based? I'd love the opportunity to fly it (or in it) again. I have about 135 hours on it.
If such an opportunity is available, the current owners / operators might please PM me. Thanks
Seems to be the only one that turned out like but if there are any others drop me a line.
Thanks for the kind words guys. November issue is with the printers at the minute-will give you notice of an on shelf date. Subscriptions are the best way to go. Easons have given us maximum shelf space available and the mag now sells 15 times more than any imported aviation publication, but they are still sold out within two weeks. Will more than likely deliver two batches next month.
There is a subscription special on the www.wingsireland.com at the moment(until the 31st) and that works out Eur 10 less than buying at the shops over a year.
Other plans at the moment are the production of a magazine sized "Essential Guide to Flying in Ireland 2005". Since the demise of AOPA, no airfield handbooks have been printed and this is designed to fill that gap-in a much higher quality publication. These will retail at Eur 10 and will be available to order directly through the magazine and the website and on general sale at retail outlets(for a limited period). They will also be on sale throughout the UK(hoping to get Bord Failte involvement).
Will also be moving into the area of pilot supplies(GPS,Headsets,Logbooks,Scanners etc) in the coming weeks-for sale on the website and through the magazine.
The credit card facility will finally be up and running on the site in the next few days.
Other plans at the moment are the production of a magazine sized "Essential Guide to Flying in Ireland 2005". Since the demise of AOPA, no airfield handbooks have been printed.
Excellent, I for one will be in the queue for the guide when it appears.
But I think you've got it slightly wrong about the AOPA Irish flight guide.
The one I'm looking at was published in 2002, it's the 21st edition, so I
assume it's still on the go. Although the information contained would
appear to be mostly copied directly from the 20th edition, which was produced in 1998. For instance, the diagram for the airstrip at
Letterkenny shows the a/c parking at the western end of the strip. To
my knowledge this pratice was discontinued at least 8 years ago, when
the hangars were constructed at the eastern end and aircraft parked there.
Your guide, on the other hand, should be bang up to date. Good luck
with the proposed pilot supplies idea. A local supplier is badly needed.
A superb publication and sets the standard you will have to meet Taj.
It includes Visual Approach Charts for all the airports with Control Zones. It is also worth pointing out that the AOPA guide has for Weston all the grass runways - long since gone whereas Pooleys has a slightly more accurate version. It obviously does not include "25R" and associated taxi-ways. It does however have the arrival and departure routes for Weston. Nice and handy and fits on a standard knee board.
Cost ? Ten sterling. Have seen it in Easons in Dublin some time ago. Available from Transair and the like.
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