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by Xacto
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aerial Photography in Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: Aerial Photography in Ireland

The instructor’s exact words may have been misquoted but I think he may have been trying to convey the essence of the relevant section of the Defence Act 1954. See the relevant AIC here and note the emphasis on the word ALL in paragraph 2 2.2. As an ATCO many years ago I remember I could not authori...
by Xacto
Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: JU-88 crash at Ballynacarriga Hill July 23rd 1943
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Brilliant KD. A fascinating read, thanks for posting!

Xacto.
by Xacto
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Arthur Wignalls's Pitt's EI-BKA
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Here's one taken at Newtownards

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Xacto
by Xacto
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 84130

Tony, you have to leave your photos on the photobucket site for them to appear here. If you rename, delete or replace them in photobucket then they will disappear from this site.

I didn’t see your first picture so I’ll take a wild stab based on the second one.

Gormanston??

Xacto.
by Xacto
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 84130

How about contributing a photo or two to the thread Michael? You must have a fine collection.

Xatco
by Xacto
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 84130

Not only the same place but the same time.
The place looks completely different now.

Shall we let it run to see if anyone can put a name on it?
Otherwise your turn again for correctly naming the venerable ‘Oly’.

Xatco.
by Xacto
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 84130

Great photo. I love the WW1 runners.

It’s the same place as dis :mrgreen:

I'll let someone else put a name on it, and for a bonus can anyone name the glider type?

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by Xacto
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 84130

Tony, Gentle slap? Heavens no, a gentle ribbing maybe! Why wait when you know the answer? It moves the thread along quickly to the next photo. I’ve a feeling you might have a fine collection of photos which would be interesting to see here even if none of us recognise the subject matter. So join up ...
by Xacto
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 84130

Yes Tony, correct again, although Papa8 and Stovepipe were on the right track! Don’t tell me you were on board that day as well?? Thanks for the link Hum. How's Portugal? Didn't take you long to get online! The pilot in the photo is Charles Blair himself. He was unfortunately killed the following ye...
by Xacto
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 84130

Enjoy the holiday!

No, not a Stratocruiser although you’re in the right league.

Here’s another view.

Tony Kerns will surely know.

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by Xacto
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 84130

No takers so I’ll nip in with another one to keep the show going.

The year is 1977 and we’re flying down the East coast approaching Courtown Harbour.

What is the aircraft type?


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Xatco.
by Xacto
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 84130

Yes, you’ve all got the general idea. Heath Robinson would have been proud of this machine. A little bit of its history... In the sixties and early seventies the Dublin Gliding Club used a reverse pulley method of launching gliders at Baldonnel. The photo shows the pulley component of the system. It...
by Xacto
Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 84130

Thanks for the story and links.

Here’s one from the early seventies.

What is this wonderful contraption? Where is it and what has it to do with aviation? For a bonus point, what has just happened?


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by Xacto
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 84130

Papa 8,
It’s Liavan Mallin. She holds two certified world records for Hang Gliding. 10th July 1989, 107 miles straight distance to a declared goal. 13th July 1989, 132 miles straight distance to a declared goal. Flights took place from Horseshoe Meadows, Owens Valley California.

Xatco.
by Xacto
Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 84130

Thirteen minutes! That didn’t last long! You are correct of course Tony. Full story in these videos. YouTube Video 1 YouTube Video 2 I was watching the show from a line of aircraft parked just to the right of the impact site in the videos. It was a most sickening thing to watch, I felt sure the poor...