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by Eddie Dillon
Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: p
Replies: 46
Views: 36035

In relation to the time the AC cadets spend with the army, it's approx 9 months, then it's a further year in Baldonnell. It's tough enough training but manageable if you're fit. And it's entirely possible you can fail exams and be given the option to become a ground officer. Good luck to any applica...
by Eddie Dillon
Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: DC-3 Dakota in Shannon
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Yeah, but a DC-3 from South Africa flies thousands of miles to Ireland for just a maintenace job? There was surely another reason
by Eddie Dillon
Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: DC-3 Dakota in Shannon
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

DC-3 Dakota in Shannon

An ex-US Navy DC-3 (C-47 if you will) visited Shannon airport yesterday. The aircraft parked outside the Air Atlanta hangar. Its registration is ZS-MRU 'Spirit of Adventure'. It was delivered to the U.S. Navy on 6 May 1942, serialled 4703 and retired in 1946. It has since led a varied corporate life...
by Eddie Dillon
Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: p
Replies: 15
Views: 4419

This year again the number was something like 350 applicants to Air Corps with (apparantly) 6 being offered places today.
by Eddie Dillon
Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Air Force One at Shannon
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Thanks for that Mark, couldn't for the life of me find out where it was coming from!
by Eddie Dillon
Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Air Force One at Shannon
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Air Force One at Shannon

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Here's two photos of one of the US VC-25s preparing fopr the approach into Shannon, taken over Limerick yesterday. Anyone know why it was there?
by Eddie Dillon
Sun May 15, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Cork-NewYork direct ............757-200
Replies: 72
Views: 19268

Obsolete hole?? One of the most famous airports in the world? The longest runway in Ireland, the home of duty-free, base to 2 An-124s and a whole host of other important cargo and maintenance operations and about a million other things. An obsolete hole you say? Maybe back in the fifties the hole bi...
by Eddie Dillon
Tue May 03, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: EUjet
Replies: 12
Views: 4520

Michael O'Leary I presume....
by Eddie Dillon
Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Infamous airman who 'jumped ship' speaks to the nation
Replies: 0
Views: 1628

Infamous airman who 'jumped ship' speaks to the nation

From the 'Limerick Leader', 16 April 2005 "THE man who stole an air force plane from Shannon Airport over 50 years ago this month shared his story with the nation on Marian Finucane's show on RTE Radio One. Alan Thornton, who now lives in Britain, told the nation how, in February 1942, he and three ...
by Eddie Dillon
Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: Air Corps Cadets
Replies: 12
Views: 10177

You should get a letter off them informing you of the date for your fitness test....
by Eddie Dillon
Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: EI A330 in Cork
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

It was around half 5 I think.Definately between 5 and 6.I was at the Limk hurling match,sorry I mean the limerick excuse of a hurling team's match.Flew out of Cork and over the city on what I think was an eastern heading
by Eddie Dillon
Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: EI A330 in Cork
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

EI A330 in Cork

Anyone any idea why an Aer Lingus A330 was departing out of Cork yesterday afternoon??
by Eddie Dillon
Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Coonagh Airshow
Replies: 4
Views: 2809

Great stuff Colm, pity I didn't know about the show, I would have love to have called across!
by Eddie Dillon
Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Wings Ireland Subs refunds
Replies: 20
Views: 5586

Hard luck Tadhg, its a pity it didn't work out but sure these things happen. I know what you mean about a trip to the bank manager re flight training. I'm making one myself soon. Anyway good luck for the future,
Shane