Events

Two Successful Flight Tests at Tibohine Flying Club

Two Successful Flight Tests at Tibohine Flying Club

Congratulations to Shane Kelly from Co. Roscommon and Shane McGirr from Co. Donegal who both passed their flight tests at Tibohine Flying Club in the last couple of weeks. Both flight tests were conducted by IAA Examiner Jack Ledwith. For more details about Tibohine Flying Club visit here.

Examiner Jack Ledwith and Shane Kelly

Shane McGirr with Examiner Jack Ledwith

NMAI AGM 2016

The NMAI AGM will take place in The Irish Parachute Club, Clonbullogue, Co. Offaly on Sunday 08/05/2016. Every member is requested to attend this meeting as there are a few changes coming and we want you all to have you say . Can members also inform us if you intend on flying to this event as we will have to arrange aircraft parking. If attending by air please text Mark Brereton on 087 6617115 just to let us know.

The AGM is your chance to improve how your sport is run. The NMAI Committee work hard to keep the sport safe and we are rapidly growing, with more and more aircraft joining our books each week, so attend and show your support.
If the weather is good there will be a BBQ in Limetree Airfield later on that evening and all are welcome to attend.

Inspectors Meeting Cancellation

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Inspectors Meeting scheduled for the 7th of November has been postponed. A new date will be issued shortly. Apologies for any inconvenience caused to our inspectors and members.

Class II Medical

Class II Medicals will be available on Saturday, the 31st of October in Abbeyshrule Aerodrome. Places are limited, so contact Mark Brereton on 0876617115 or by email to techoffice@nmai.ie to reserve a place.

Registration Marks

Notice to all aircraft owners – please ensure that the registration marks on your aircraft adhere to the guidelines. In particular, the hyphen should be two-thirds the height of the general letters and the markings under the wing need to read from left to right, and be at least 50cm in height. If you are changing the registration marks of your aircraft in the near future, consult IAA (Nationality and Registration Order) SI number 107 of 2015. This document is available on the IAA website, or simply follow the link [Go to pages 16-17]:
https://www.iaa.ie/index.jsp?p=100&n=107&a=406&pp=422&nn=439&lID=275

Inspectors Meeting, 7th November

There will be an inspectors meeting on Saturday, the 7th of November. This meeting is compulsory for all NMAI Inspectors. The meeting will be held in Limetree Airfield and will commence at 10:30. If you have any issues and/or queries, contact the Tech Office by email to techoffice@nmai.ie. If you cannot attend on this date please let us know in advance.

Temporary Restricted Airspace

The NMAI would like to alert it’s members of the upcoming TRA’s:

1) Bray Airshow on the 17th & 19th July 2015

2) Monavullagh Mountains, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford on the 21st July 2015

3) Foynes County Limerick, Sunday 26th July 2015

If you are planning on flying in the vicinity of the effected areas, it is advised to take these restrictions into account prior to departure. The full details of the restrictions are available on the IAA website, or simply follow the link provided; https://www.iaa.ie/Temporary_Restricted_Airspace

Revision of Check Flight Certificate

The latest revision of NMAI/AW/007 R2, ‘Certificate of Fitness for Flight,’ was approved by the IAA on 01/07/15.

Revision 2 was updated to include a provision for ferry flights. This revision is to facilitate the transport of aircraft to testing centres.

The latest version of the form is now live on the website, look for Form No.007 in, ‘Download Documents,’ in the Technical section, or simply follow the link; http://www.nmai.ie/documents/

Limetree Fly-In 2015

Limetree Airfield will host their annual fly-in event to coincide with the end of the ‘Round Ireland Air Rally. The fly-in will commence on the 2nd of August with live music and a BBQ in the hanger. On the 3rd of August there will be various flying activities for all the family, including parachute displays, the Coast Guard Helicopter, BBQ and bouncing castles for the kids. Also on the 3rd there will be competitions for the pilots, such as spot landing competitions, with free entry to all NMAI members.

2015 New Fly-In Updated

MANDATORY PERMIT DIRECTIVE

Attention Eurostar Owners

Mandatory Permit Directive for the Inspection of the Wing Flap Actuator Pins on the following aircraft types:

Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar

Aerotechnik EV-97A Eurostar

Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar SL

EV-97 teamEurostar UK

EV-97 Eurostar SL Microlight

This is a Mandatory Permit Directive, it is imperative you carry out the required inspection of your aircraft.  Follow the link for full details of the required inspection: http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/MPD2015001.pdf