( I'm 27 so flying for a living is probably out of the question now so all questions are pleasure related)
(unless I go be a bush pilot )
1) PPL or Microlight PPL.. what's the main difference bar price and size / usability
2) Can you study, sit exams then fly..or study in segments and fly in-between...helps save a few quid up for block lessons.
3) Area of clubs as in radio communication with controlled airspace...no radio is like driving down the M50 blindfolded
On a more serious note....after talking to other Irish Pilots and browsing the net I have some
What about well able pilot's not being passed to sit there flight test..heard a few stories over the years..
Or instructors not giving proper lesson and just being there to build hours towards cpl / atpl
Now before we start, This is what I've read and been told so please no smart answers or people losing the plot, Simply want to know what's what!!
I live here and want to fly here and contribute to Irish recreational flying but I want proper training for my money. So many pilots I talked to have go state side or across the pond because of problems here and a kind of elitist attitude.
Personally I think as long as you have the passion to fly and the means to do so who cares who or what you are.. A pilot is a pilot in my mind and no matter what your experience we should all get along and pass that knowledge.
Im a biker myself and we all get along and be friendly...apart from Harley and bmw riders Ah no im kidding
Anyway thanks in advance for your reply's
decide on whether it's regular metal like Cessnas that you want to fly or microlights. There are enough outlets for both, really. The microlighters have the NMAI as their main organisation and the Schools and clubs deal with the spamcans. people go to the UK and USA because they offer all-in-one packages that don't exist here, as well as having better weather. You pays yer money...Try Weston or Newcastle or Trim for Cessnas and give the NMAI a buzz for the lighter stuff.
One place you definitely won't get that is at the Leinster Aero Club, based out at Trevet near Dunshaughlin. Really experienced instructors there and are purely doing it for the love of flying.LeftSeat wrote:Or instructors not giving proper lesson and just being there to build hours towards cpl / atpl
Can't recommend the club enough...and there's also a great social/community feeling there which is harder to find in other flight schools.
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Have a meeting tomorrow with Flighwise in Weston but ill Give Aero Club a shout to....any idea of prices??
Anybody sit the flight test yet?? Trying to get an idea of what the testers are like
Heard story's of a 'Cartel' like group who run the Flight test...again its what I've heard so any feed back is gratefully appreciated
Regards , S.P.
Ps. If you need prices, look up respective websites.
Was just in with Brian from Flightwise..seems to be a pretty good place to fly. Nice aircraft, plenty of study material and there syllabus seems to be laid out pretty well.
They have a C172 and a Grob 115...Students start off with the Grob then onto the C172 later in your training.....great when you get your PPL as your rated in 2 aircraft
No yearly fees apart from the monthly payments which are very cheap..surprising as i thought it being in a controlled airport that fees would be higher.
Have email Leinster and East Coast so ill see how i get on
Location, availability, cost, aircraft, friendliness all box's ticked here.
http://recreationalflyingclub.blogspot. ... -club.html
Well after Looking and chatting to a few schools ive decided on one...anyone take a guess who it is??
Free flight test in this today thanks to ??? ..very nice to fly
Starting my training on this
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