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NMAI & Flying In Ireland Annual Flyin 2013

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Hi all , just a quick reminder that Limetree Airfield is hosting the NMAI and FLYING IN IRELAND flyin and B&B on saturday 3/8/13 and sunday 4/8/13.
This event will see all types of aviation in Ireland come together and have a great weekend of crack and chat in Limetree. Aircraft type will include models,microlights , classic , gyros,group a, para motors, balloons,heli’s

There will be refreshments available on site over the two days with a BBQ early saturday evening followed by a band and a bar/session in the hanger till late.
Camping is allowed on site, and a bouncing castle will be on site to keep the kids happy. There are plenty of local b&bs nearby also.
If you intent to fly in LIMETREE info is as follows,Runway 01/19 420 METERS A/G 118.075 MHz

If anyone is unhappy with our runway length, you can use CLONBULLOGUE (770 GRASS) and KILRUSH (606 HARD/GRASS AND 550 GRASS) and we will ferry fly you to and from Limetree so you get to enjoy the crack and fly in our modern microlights. To organize a FREE ferry flight call 087 7918742 or 0876617115 or 0876346775
The idea behind this event is to bring all the aviation community together at one event to chat and catch up and enjoy our great love for flying.
If your not already involved in aviation but have an interest come along and say hello and get to know how to get started in the greatest pastime of all.
NO landing fees, no hassle ,just great crack, and loads of flying followed by food and a few beers.its that simple.
IF IT FLYS bring it.
Everyone welcome, so see you there.
B&B INFO,
Hillcrest B&B 00353 (O) 5786 47026,087 6892374
The Gandon Inn 00353 (0)57 8626622
Ivyleigh House B&B 00353 (0) 57 8622081
The Hertage Golf & Spa Resort 00353 (0) 57 8645500
For more info Call John 00353 (0)87 6346775, Mark 00353 (0)87 7918742 or 00353 (0)87 6617115 or Jerry 00353 (0) 87 2510537

Just for anyone flying in Clonbullouge expect delays as the Irish parachute club are holding there annual boogie on that weekend so if the weather is good they will be very busy with parachuting call at 4 to 6 miles on 128.55 for a update and if transiting by route at least 4 miles around the field

G8 Summit – TRA Information

The G8 summit will take place in Lough Erne Golf resort in Enniskillen on the 17th & 18th June. There will be airspace restrictions from 16th June to the 18th June. Below is the TRA notice issued by the IAA. You can view the maps by clicking here.

Temporary Restricted Area (TRA) within the sovereign airspace of Ireland. 16th to 18th June 2013 inclusive.

Introduction.


The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport acceding to a request from The Department of Justice
and Equality, has directed the Irish Aviation Authority to give effect by means of an airspace
direction to any requests made by The Department of Justice and Equality in relation to the
establishment of temporary prohibitions and/or restrictions in areas of Irish sovereign airspace
associated with the meeting of the G8 Summit between 16th and 18th of June 2013 inclusive.
Following receipt of such request, the IAA has issued a direction to establish an area of temporary
restricted airspace (TRA) within which flight restrictions shall apply as detailed below.

Temporary Restricted Area (TRA)
Lateral limits: The sovereign airspace of Ireland contained within 17 nm radius of 542354N
0074136W (i.e. over parts of Counties Cavan, Donegal and Leitrim)
Vertical limits: Surface to FL100.
Duration: 1700hrs UTC on the 16th June 2013 to 2259hrs UTC on the 18th June 2013
inclusive.

ATS Units
Airspace within the TRA so established, is restricted to use by flights specifically authorised by the
controlling officer, Security and Northern Ireland Division of the Department of Justice and Equality
and under the control of Shannon Air Traffic Services.

Flight Restrictions
4.1 Flights permitted.
4.1.1 Search and rescue (operational), State and emergency air ambulance aircraft, in receipt of an
Air Traffic Control Service from Shannon ATS which are transiting, departing or landing
within the TRA;
4.1.2 Any aircraft specifically authorised by the controlling officer, Security and Northern Ireland
Division of the Department of Justice and Equality.
4.2. Other Flights than those listed at 4.1.
4.2.1 All other aircraft or flights are not permitted unless with the authorisation of the controlling
officer, Security and Northern Ireland Division of the Department of Justice and Equality.
For requests contact the Flight Operations Department of the IAA as per paragraph 5 below.
Note – For this information notice, aircraft or flights are defined as all aircraft or flight
operations, including aerial work, which are not detailed at 4.1.

Queries
Any queries may be addressed to the Flight Operations Department of the IAA by email at fod@iaa.ie
or telephone +35316031117 / 1148 / 1410) between the hours of 0900hrs and 1700hrs local Monday
to Friday.

Warning

All aircraft flying within the confines of the TRA in contravention of the flight
restrictions may be subject to interception or interdiction by the Defence Forces.

Castrol Oil Recall

Click here to view the Castrol Recall Documentation

Castrol is recalling some of its two-stroke (2T) product, sold in Europe from 3 September 2012. We believe some of this product may be contaminated with water and may cause engine seizure.

Castrol have been made aware some customers may purchase the product for this use. Castrol is recalling the product as a safety precaution. Castrol would like to reiterate that customers should only use approved lubricants for their engines.

WHAT TO DO

If this product was purchased from 3 September then Castrol recommends you drain down the engine, thoroughly flushing, check the engine manufacturers manual and replace with an approved product. Affected batch numbers and locations can be found below.

Product Description (size)
Batch Number
Castrol Act>Evo 2T 1L
C0000126486
C0000150755
C0000135401
Castrol Power 1 Racing 2T 1L
C0000141735
C0000143802
Castrol Power 1 Scooter 2T 1L
C0000147997
C0000119990

CONTACT DETAILS
If you have any queries please contact Castrol on 0800 046 9260 (UK) or 1800 932 600 (Ireland), Castrol apologises for any inconvenience caused by this oil not meeting our usual rigorous product quality standards.

 

 

NMAI AGM 2013 & BBQ

It’s that time again. The 2013 AGM will be held at 5pm on Sunday the 28th of April at Limetree Airfield in Laois. Fly-in or drive in. Weather permitting there will be plenty of flying and the NMAI will be hosting a BBQ from 3pm so a good day should be had by all.

We are requesting as many members to attend as possible. As usual, your voice counts and there are many issues to discuss.

Memberships can be renewed on the day.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Regards

The Committee NMAI.

GASCI Safety evening Fri 22 March 2013

GASCI Safety evening Fri 22 March 2013 NB New time 19:30!

Our UK ‘sister’ organisation GASCo has kindly offered to put on one of their highly regarded Safety Evenings for us here in Ireland.
The event will take place on Fri 22 March 2013 at 19:30 in Bewlewys Hotel, Leopardstown.
check on http://www.gasci.ie then go to the ‘events’ page
All are welcome, admission is free. see you there!

Spanish Point Flyin 1-2 Sept 2012

Spanish Point is hosting its annual Fly In on Saturday and Sunday next (1/2 Sept) and I would like to extend an invitation to you and your members of course. The event spans both days, weather depending and there is some socialising in Miltown Malbay on the Saturday night.

This grass strip is about 550m long and the field is generally dry.

However, if there is prolonged rain during the days preceeding the event, it may be too wet ‘under-wheels’ to hold the event. It is relatively easy to find directly south of Miltown Malbay and to the east of the Spanish Point Road. The bright red wind sock pin points the spot.

Camping areas are provided and festivities shall continue after the end of VFR in the town of Miltown Malbay!

Spanish Point Airfield Location:

N 52 50.813′

W009 24.871′

R 24/06

Freq: 123.30

Carrickmore Flyin 22 & 23 Sept 2012

Carrickmore Flying Club near Omagh in N. Ireland are hoping to run a charity fly-in event on Saturday 22nd-Sunday 23rd September 2012.

Should the weather on the Saturday be unsuitable the event shall be moved to the Sunday.

Carrickmore Flying Club is situated near Omagh in N. Ireland.

Airfield details are as follows:

2 NM S of Carrickmore, co-ordinates:
N 54:34.276
W 007:02.654

Freq: 129.825
Elev: 541ft

RW MTRS SURFACE
08/26 505 Hard

All circuits are performed to the north of the field so it’s a left-hand circuit on RW 08 and a right-hand circuit on RW 26.

Landmarks which may be useful to you are a windfarm with 12 turbines to the SW and a second windfarm with 6 turbines which is situated just to the south of the strip in the deadside area. There is also quarry on short finals to RW 26 at around 500 feet.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Ian
C-More Flying Club

Wobbly Weekend Review

On the 11th & 12th August 2012 Limetree Airfield Co Laois became the focal point of weight shift pilots in Ireland. Despite the strong winds there was still a great turnout. Suited and booted; pilots flew in from all over the country. Over the weekend there was plenty of interest from the public about weight shift flying. Hopefully this event will encourage people to take up weight shift flying. Michael Doyle, the event organizer, would like to take this opportunity to take all those who attended and a big thanks to Limetree Airfield for all their support.

You can view the photos of the event by clicking here.

A guide for UK Registered Aircraft & Pilots Visiting Ireland

The NMAI has worked closely with The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to make it easier for UK registered aircraft and pilots to visit Ireland.  As a result of those talks the IAA has recently introduced new rules which  make it easier for UK licensed recreational pilots to visit Ireland on short visits. Since 25 May 2012 Ireland is accepting the use of a UK issued NPPL with a Simple Single Engine Aeroplane (SSEA), Self Launching Motor Glider (SLMG), or Microlight Class Rating for use in Ireland which meet the following criteria;

  • The licence holder is not a resident of Ireland; (Proof of residency such as a valid passport. UK DVLA drivers licence or National Insurance Certificate must be provided to the Irish Aviation Authority upon demand.)
  • The licence and ratings are valid for use in the UK;
  • The pilot holds the appropriate medical certification for the licence held;
  • The pilot has at least 50 hours experience in flying aircraft covered by the licence; (evidence of which must be provided to the Irish Aviation Authority upon demand or within 10 working days of being requested.)
  • The pilot is restricted to operation in Class G airspace unless in possession of a valid radio telephony rating and an English Language Proficiency of 4 or higher endorsed on the licence;
  • The licence shall not be used for the purposes of commercial air transport, commercial operations or aerial work. Additional privileges of the licence such as flight instruction, testing or display authorisation may not be used.
  • The licence is restricted to operation only in accordance with daytime Visual Flight Rules.
  • Any conditions, limitations and restrictions applicable on the licence which exceed those listed here shall also be observed.
  • The pilot shall have all required documents available for inspection when operating in the Republic of Ireland including suitable photographic identification document
  • The pilot is familiar with, and adheres to, the requirements detailed in Irish Air Law. See GAM 05-10 for details on the potential differences.
  • The pilot shall report any aviation related accident or serious incident to the Air Accident Investigation Unit (contact details can be found at http://www.aaiu.ie/) and also to the Air Accident Investigation Body of both the State of Issue of the licence holder and the State of Registry of the aircraft.

The UK registered aircraft is allowed to stay in Ireland for a period of no greater than 28 days per visit. So you can fly in once a week if you like as long as each stay doesn’t last longer than 28 days. So what if i want to stay for longer than 28 days? Well then you will have to get permission from the Irish Aviation Authority. Please send a brief outline of your proposed visit to  GApermissions@iaa.ie and they will advise you.

For more detailed information click here to read the IAA A19 If you need any further information please contact us at info@nmai.ie

Irish Aviation Authority to accept UK issued NPPL

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has introduced new rules which  make it easier for UK licensed recreational pilots to visit Ireland on short visits. Since 25 May 2012 Ireland is accepting the use of a UK issued NPPL with a Simple Single Engine Aeroplane (SSEA), Self Launching Motor Glider (SLMG), or Microlight Class Rating for use in Ireland which meet the following criteria;

  • The licence holder is not a resident of Ireland; (Proof of residency such as a valid passport. UK DVLA drivers licence or National Insurance Certificate must be provided to the Irish Aviation Authority upon demand.)
  • The licence and ratings are valid for use in the UK;
  • The pilot holds the appropriate medical certification for the licence held;
  • The pilot has at least 50 hours experience in flying aircraft covered by the licence; (evidence of which must be provided to the Irish Aviation Authority upon demand or within 10 working days of being requested.)
  • The pilot is restricted to operation in Class G airspace unless in possession of a valid radio telephony rating and an English Language Proficiency of 4 or higher endorsed on the licence;
  • The licence shall not be used for the purposes of commercial air transport, commercial operations or aerial work. Additional privileges of the licence such as flight instruction, testing or display authorisation may not be used.
  • The licence is restricted to operation only in accordance with daytime Visual Flight Rules.
  • Any conditions, limitations and restrictions applicable on the licence which exceed those listed here shall also be observed.
  • The pilot shall have all required documents available for inspection when operating in the Republic of Ireland including suitable photographic identification document
  • The pilot is familiar with, and adheres to, the requirements detailed in Irish Air Law. See GAM 05-10 for details on the potential differences.
  • The pilot shall report any aviation related accident or serious incident to the Air Accident Investigation Unit (contact details can be found at http://www.aaiu.ie/) and also to the Air Accident Investigation Body of both the State of Issue of the licence holder and the State of Registry of the aircraft.

Holders of UK issued NPPLs who are resident in Ireland must comply with the requirements of GAM 06-10. Refer to Aeronautical Notice A19 for aircraft requirements and amended version of Aeronautical Notice P21 – Acceptance of Flight Crew Licenses.