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by XPIH
Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aerfort Atha Cliath New Peir D
Replies: 21
Views: 7415

ceatach and anyone else interested,
the linked pdf file below shows the location and various phases of the development. Note that detailed building design has not been completed so the exact shape of things to come is a bit fluid but you'll get the idea...
http://www.dublinairport.com/AR_Dublin/ ... Final1.pdf
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by XPIH
Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 9
Views: 4796

As reported on the Irish Spotters list, the aircraft was apparently a survey-equiped Dash 8 200Q, VH-LCL of the Australian Coastguard. Long way from home. Don't know where it was operating from or what exactly it was looking at/for and for whom but it was apparently conducting some sort of survey so...
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by XPIH
Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Air Corps 161 returns to Ireland
Replies: 17
Views: 8091

Conflict with Dublin traffic will make or break that show. Fast jets need lots of airspace and in those terms the airshow is on top of Dublin airport. They managed when there was a show at Baldonnel which is a lot closer (but perhaps that's partly why Baldonnel is not used anymore?) Lots of airshow...
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by XPIH
Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Dub - Route News
Replies: 4
Views: 2590

dowlingm wrote:kind of a curious day to launch a route when the airport is closed the next day!
Since its a weekly flight, the status of the airport on the following day isn't really relevant. Peak ski season is from Christmas week onwards so that's the reason for the choosen timeframe.
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by XPIH
Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Air Corps 161 returns to Ireland
Replies: 17
Views: 8091

Yep, went ahead alright. Weather wasn't too bad, just a couple of light showers (though there we were lucky to avoid the heavy squals that passed over Dublin to the north). Light wasn't great for taking pictures though. The Spit, the Aerostars and the Casa ("what flight-line?"!) were the highlights ...
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by XPIH
Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: SNN-US - CO or AA?
Replies: 13
Views: 4608

The ONLY thing that bothers me about flying T/A is that 757's seem WAY to small for the job.....well they make it! Not sure if you mean that as tongue-in-cheek or seriously but either way you are propagating a false perception as size having anything to do with the T/A capabiliy of an airliner. A 7...
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by XPIH
Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: online AIP
Replies: 25
Views: 7916

While its great to see this database on the web at all, it has to be said (and I speak with some qualification here) that it is one of the most God-awful, user-hostile java applications ever put on a website. A search facility for a library of documents, which is what this is, is not exactly bleedin...
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by XPIH
Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: This has to be fake??
Replies: 7
Views: 3358

The domain name 'eireair.com is registered to an individual with an address in Bristol via a web service apparently offering free domain names. Could well be just someone doing a makey-uppy business website as a project for a web design course though they usually don't go to the bother of setting up...
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by XPIH
Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:34 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: More nonsense at Weston
Replies: 11
Views: 6244

Re: More nonsense at Weston

...From the Indo: ... dangerous flights as low as 100ft and 150ft... I'd be interested to see how they argue that the act of landing the aircraft, being an inherent part of all flights, is "dangerous" when carried out within the bounds of the various regulations. ...He was personally aware of sever...
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by XPIH
Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:32 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Whats in a name
Replies: 2
Views: 1988

The VATRY, LIFFY, BOYNE and TOLKA fixes off the east coast on the border of the Irish-London FIR are named after the rivers Vartry, Liffey, Boyne and Tolka which all flow into the Irish Sea. The Vartry one is stretching credability a bit as its much further south than the river's mouth which flows o...
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by XPIH
Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:02 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Pilot pleads temporary blindness in Dublin near-miss
Replies: 10
Views: 5390

Yes, they're bright alright. I could see the flash clearly from Bray today in bright daylight. However, having seen them from up close at night too talk of 'midnight sun' seems a bit over the top. But I just wonder what the effect is in foggy conditions, given that its common switch off aircraft str...
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by XPIH
Thu May 13, 2004 7:48 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Jet Green
Replies: 5
Views: 2909

XPIH wrote:... and done other clever things, like actually acquired an aircraft!


Obviously didn't do enough clever things! :roll: I think they actually clocked in at eight days in operation. What a bunch of cowboys! Wonder what they'll cal next summer's outfit - "Third Time Lucky Airways"?
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by XPIH
Sat May 01, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Jet Green
Replies: 5
Views: 2909

You're confusing JetGreen, this year's contender with last year's no-show, Freshaer. JetGreen has obviously risen from the ashes of the shambles that was Freshaer, having some of the same personnel behind it and a similar setup but they appear to have parted company with the individual who had certa...
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by XPIH
Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Magazine and Website Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: White Background/Black Text
Replies: 16
Views: 10999

Hi Mark, Lots of good schemes on that page (and a few awful ones). You'll notice that pale blues and greys are quite common for backgrounds for the good reason that they're easy to read. Of course, your site will look like alot of others if you go with that. The "Iris" scheme is a bit more distincti...
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by XPIH
Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:15 am
Forum: Magazine and Website Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: White Background/Black Text
Replies: 16
Views: 10999

Hi, Bravo on taking on the task of providing this service. I hope you have a good solicitor . I would echo the sentiments above regarding the colour scheme. While some may consider it to have a certain 'cool' factor, it is horrendously taxing on the eyes when reading text for any length of time. You...