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by JonKil
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Bar Bar MilliBars
Replies: 5
Views: 3105

Southern Ireland has been using hectopascal (hPa) for as long as I can remember. Nothing changes, just the name.
by JonKil
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Fly-Ins
Topic: Letterkenny, N-W Ireland, Fly-in/BBQ/Music & Dancing !
Replies: 2
Views: 3539

All the Fly-in's and events scheduled to happen at Letterkenny flying club for 2010 are cancelled. There will be no charity event for the Donegal Hospice over St.Patrick's day as planned, neither will there be our annual fly-in that was scheduled for June. I do not know if other clubs/airfields will...
by JonKil
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: NPPL Licences & Visiting Southern Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 3765

Jonkil, Just out of curiosity how do you manage with the British Special Branch, Customs etc. or is the fact that you are living in Ireland (Eire)that you do not have these restrictions to trouble you? Suppose it could be fun running the border considering the line it takes N/S, E/W No problem at a...
by JonKil
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: NPPL Licences & Visiting Southern Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 3765

Hi Welshman, I have an LAA inspector who permits my plane. I live right on the FIR boundary and fly on the UK NPPL(M) therefore I need a UK regd plane to fly in Northern Ireland/Scotland/UK e.t.c to adhere to the stipulations of the NPPL. Believe me, this country needs every penny it can get, We're ...
by JonKil
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: NPPL Licences & Visiting Southern Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 3765

NPPL Licences & Visiting Southern Ireland

Visitors to the Republic of Ireland flying on the UK NPPL(M) licences are required by the IAA to "validate" the licence. You are required to have a JAR class 2 medical, a Radio telegraphy licence 50 hours as pilot in command plus you need to send copies of your licence/logbooks/medical/RT licence an...
by JonKil
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: GAR Notification or permission?
Replies: 4
Views: 2693

I concur Brian. As a regular visitor to Scotland and England from Southern Ireland via Northern Ireland I have to submit GAR reports. I have had SB turn up on more than one occasion to "check me out" when I landed. They seem to have taken a more active front in the past 18 mts or so. The GAR is quit...
by JonKil
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Sportscruiser canopy and tall people
Replies: 9
Views: 7475

Remember an instructor once saying to a tall (6 1/2 foot) student one time, " I don't think your height is your issue, you're just an awkward shape ! " I fly a C42, I am 6'-2" and don't have an issue, my mate who is 6'-6" and also flies a C42 fits comfortably in it too, maybe we are just tall, but o...
by JonKil
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Nats Aware - GPS Airspace Warning unit.
Replies: 33
Views: 20725

Really good article on re-programming the car units on http://www.microlightforum.com where the guy goes into detail how it is done... a good read.
by JonKil
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Fly-Ins
Topic: Letterkenny, N-W Ireland, Fly-in/BBQ/Music & Dancing !
Replies: 2
Views: 3539

Letterkenny, N-W Ireland, Fly-in/BBQ/Music & Dancing !

** EVENT CANCELLED ** Letterkenny flying club, situated in Donegal in NW Ireland will hold its annual Fly-in, BBQ & Hooley in the hangar on Sat/Sun 26 & 27th June 2010. Back for the 5th year, Flying/Food/Music/dancing & fun, all rolled into one ! Be part of it and make it even bigger than last year...
by JonKil
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: We do not always get a hard time on PPRUNE!
Replies: 7
Views: 4220

I particularly like this quote from that thread

Reading this thread, if the LAA becomes much more popular it will have to be called the Popular Flying Association. :lol:

PS. LAA member who thoroughly endorses all the previous good words.
by JonKil
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: The LAA Sywell Rally 3rd-5th September 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2417

Great news, a good day for the LAA.

Jon
by JonKil
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CEO blog on Homepage
Replies: 1
Views: 1893

I believe that this is an excellent move. The Association has been, on more than one occasion, slated for not keeping members up to date on the happenings behind the scenes, so to speak. This is a move in the right direction and makes the governance of our association more transparent, and an intere...
by JonKil
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: NPPL Exemption for Jersey and Guernsey
Replies: 11
Views: 6513

Well done to all involved in getting this done. The part of the exemption that states that all NPPL holders must perform a flight with an instructor/qualified person to one of the C.I's and have his log book signed accordingly before he/she makes the flight unaided seems a ridiculous rule. This will...
by JonKil
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Membership renewals
Replies: 4
Views: 2961

Yes,
I managed to join on-line, no issues at all.
Had a look again and went right through to the payment page.
Running Windows XP Pro with Firefox 3.0.4 and all is well.

Jon
by JonKil
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA Rally 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 9667

I would like the LAA to make a commitment now to a 2010 LAA national rally. Talk to the folk at Sywell and run it along the lines of this years event. Max trade stands, demonstrations, flea market but no bells and whistles that cost the earth. A national rally really promotes the LAA is a good light...