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by dowlingm
Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Midlands Airport at Horseleap
Replies: 73
Views: 24383

p8 - was being a tiny wee bit tongue in cheek there.
by dowlingm
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Lingus Pull Shannon-Heathrow Route
Replies: 8
Views: 3129

balanced regional development is a myth. The Spatial Strategy was a fiasco. Ironically if it had been implemented properly somewhere like Shannon would have been a good candidate to become a proper conurbation with Limerick and be a real contender but no, we have have hubs and all sorts in every fec...
by dowlingm
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Midlands Airport at Horseleap
Replies: 73
Views: 24383

any word on A380 compatibility and Heathrow slots?
by dowlingm
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Lingus Pull Shannon-Heathrow Route
Replies: 8
Views: 3129

I blame Clare County Council principally. An intercontinental ETOPS diversion airport should be surrounded by a bustling city at least the size of Limerick providing catchment whereas Shannon is still largely dullsville, entirely dependent on the public funding from Shannon Development. Development ...
by dowlingm
Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Derry airport extension moves a step closer
Replies: 5
Views: 2736

don't suppose moving the railway was considered :D
by dowlingm
Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:57 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Derry airport extension moves a step closer
Replies: 5
Views: 2736

Where is the CPO land - at the south end of 08/26? Has a 12/30 ever been considered or is the topography to the west unsuitable?
by dowlingm
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: A320 Hydraulic Trouble?
Replies: 18
Views: 7968

When I hear people are going to travel on a BA 744 I always tell them about the bang and shudder that happens at/around rotate - the first time I heard/felt it I was a bit concerned!
by dowlingm
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Sale of Dauphin/Gazelles
Replies: 10
Views: 5312

short lifespan? How many hours had they up? I thought the gazelle would be fairly old at this stage, and the dauphins aren't spring chickens either?
by dowlingm
Mon May 28, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Flyglobespan
Replies: 2
Views: 2046

runner - have not heard good things about on time performance. Try flyertalk.com or airlinequality.com for more info maybe?
by dowlingm
Tue May 22, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Waterford's New Runway Still Too Short?
Replies: 12
Views: 4955

Isn't it also that FR bought low rated engines for the 738 fleet since they have a longer lifespan? I seem to remember something about that when LDY was at issue.
by dowlingm
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Cork Airport new ATC facility
Replies: 4
Views: 3055

is there access to that site that doesn't involve crossing 17/35 or 07/25
by dowlingm
Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Transatlantic Flights for Kerry
Replies: 4
Views: 2685

doyler

I realise the world outside the M50 is a scary place but Kerry is nowhere near Knock :wink:
by dowlingm
Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Arann anounce Waterford base
Replies: 49
Views: 18602

dutch, flyer1 - if DUB/SNN get all the dosh what's this then? ec.europa.eu/community_law/state_aids/transports-2006/n353-06.pdf EUR65,500,000 of taxpayers money to subvent the Capital programmes of a bunch of airports that between them only have 1.3m pax. That doesn't include PSO money which goes to...
by dowlingm
Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Developing a new defence policy?
Replies: 15
Views: 9842

If we can have Naval Service HQ at Haulbowline we can have Air Corps HQ at SNN, NOC or KIR - given current US activities in SNN it might be advisable to have a secure section of SNN. It could also justify upgrades like an extended and refurbished 13/31 for when crosswinds rule out 06/24 and retentio...
by dowlingm
Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: SNN and ORK second runways
Replies: 8
Views: 3839

SNN and ORK second runways

Has an extension for SNN 13/31 or ORK 07/25 (northwest and west respectively) to give more options to 32x/73x traffic in x-wind situations ever been seriously planned? I know turboprops use ORK 07/25 sometimes.