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by mini
Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Developing a new defence policy?
Replies: 15
Views: 9844

Interesting points, Moving to NOC is out due to weather, SNN could certainly be explored though. Base role stated (in the press) for the AW139?s is ARW mobility so basing in the Curragh would make sense. Allouettes were based in Monaghan during the ?troubles? so there shouldn?t be any precedent issu...
by mini
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Arann anounce Waterford base
Replies: 49
Views: 18606

This is good news. I hope it succeeds.

'Scuse my ignorance (and laziness...) but what length is the runway at Waterford? can it take a 737? Any nav aids?
by mini
Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Air Corps receive first AW139
Replies: 29
Views: 14675

Thanks for the definitive info Mark.

Given that the EC 135 seems to find my house as a POR and a place to initiate a tight turn, I look forward to seeing the AW.

It will be interesting to compare the noise levels, the EC is a real stealth machine.
by mini
Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Air Corps receive first AW139
Replies: 29
Views: 14675

So can anyone confirm that it has been delivered - i.e. keys handed over? Are they camo like the EC135?
by mini
Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Developing a new defence policy?
Replies: 15
Views: 9844

On a tangent, an issue brought up by Turkey's post;

What is the max operational (including taxiways etc.,) runway length possible within the existing Baldonnel perimeter?

i.e. is it actually feasable as a second commercial airport?
by mini
Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: User Moderators?
Replies: 15
Views: 4349

"With the increasing number of unwanted posts, many of them pornographic in nature,"

I didn't notice any of these... Any chance of my money back?

mini - obviously will never be a moderator... :shock:
by mini
Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Newbie........some questions on irish aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 3912

MAL, if you can, I'd counsel that you stay put in ZA to build hours, the aviation community down there is exceptional in terms of comaraderie etc. You'll get great experience and meet all levels easily. The US can be first class for technical training but its strictly commercial. The usual rules on ...
by mini
Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Heli Hire for weddings
Replies: 6
Views: 2813

"The contact I used there is a Ms Kate De Witt."

... she's no doubt in a bad mood after last Saturdays result...
by mini
Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Newbie........some questions on irish aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 3912

Hi MAL, Your post is a little unclear as to exactly what you want the aircraft for, you need to be a little more specific in terms of hours/month you will fly it for starters. Where are you now in terms of training and where are you heading? What type of a/c are you talking about? You mention having...
by mini
Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Eirjet Grounded
Replies: 8
Views: 3057

As it happens two AJ flights from Larnaca last Sunday were combined and a 747 flew them to DUB. No idea of the operator.
by mini
Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Belgian Police Detain Irish Aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 15155

Does anyone know the status of these guys now? were they released (as per Buzz's post) or are they still being held (as per c nimbus post implies) ?

Getting tied up with the Judiciary on the Continent can involve being held for ages...

(don't get caught doing 126MPH on a Belgian road)
by mini
Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Ryanair launch Aer Lingus takeover!
Replies: 11
Views: 5561

Mark, FR may have bags of money, that they have accumulated due to their habit of not paying dividends to their shareholders. The shareholders regard this cash as "theirs" and will want to see a reasonable return on it from this escapade. It now looks like the FR take over bid will fail an...
by mini
Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Ryanair launch Aer Lingus takeover!
Replies: 11
Views: 5561

I'm still mystified by this. At this stage I can't see how FR will emerge from this without a black eye, forgetting the hype, it just doesn't make sense. :shock:
by mini
Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Eirjet Grounded
Replies: 8
Views: 3057

AndyMax, do you know what routes Alphajet are taking?
by mini
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Ryanair launch Aer Lingus takeover!
Replies: 11
Views: 5561

I'm suprised at how little traffic this topic has generated, is it due to the general confusion over why FR launched this bid in the first place? it would seem that most people just can't figure out the compelling reason for FR to try this stunt in the face of overwhelming odds? Dermot Desmond has n...