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by Big Jim
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Low Level over Boyle
Replies: 7
Views: 2373

Re: Low Level over Boyle

Mystery solved! Thanks Vanman. The person who seen the aircraft has confirmed that your pic is the one. Indeed, I did read of this survey (ex Angelo??) in Ros Herald but that was before Christmas. Thanks again.
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by Big Jim
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Low Level over Boyle
Replies: 7
Views: 2373

Low Level over Boyle

Anyone have any information on a low level flight over the town of Boyle this morning (12 noon ish)? May have been a Cessna with a red tailfin. It seemed way below permitted flight levels, to an extent that the person who seen it left Boyle to check had it landed or indeed cleared some hills to the ...
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by Big Jim
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream over Clifden
Replies: 0
Views: 896

Gulfstream over Clifden

I noticed a Gulfstream (N543H) on Casper this morning around 9.15am comming in from North West, north of Clifden, then turn 360 degrees back up the north Mayo coast, and then turn south south east before crossing Galway Bay. It was recorded at 45,000ft and 483kts. Could this be right and did anyone ...
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by Big Jim
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing
Replies: 48
Views: 23318

Re: Helicopter forced to make emergency landing

There is a good pic of the crash on front of Roscommon Herald newspaper this morning. Accompayning report says it took place at 8pm - bit late to be out in a 44!
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by Big Jim
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Night Flight around Boyle
Replies: 38
Views: 10140

Re: Night Flight around Boyle

....and it gets better! Two weeks to the day (last night) I was again awoken, this time at 1.20am by the sound of another low flying light aircraft heading over Boyle in a south west direction - this time on the flight path used by commercial traffic into EIKN. I witnessed the aircraft this time and...
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by Big Jim
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Night Flight around Boyle
Replies: 38
Views: 10140

Re: Night Flight around Boyle

This is getting quite confusing!
If we are to accept the most recent post on this, where does that leave lorex's previous two postings when he/she claimed responsibility for being in the air that night....
There was only one aircraft out there so which one was it?
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by Big Jim
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Night Flight around Boyle
Replies: 38
Views: 10140

Re: Night Flight around Boyle

Am I correct in stating that EIKN closes after Aer Arann RE227 arrives from Dublin unless there is a charter flight due in? - It does seem doubtful that it would open at 4.30am for a light aircraft night rateing. I am well aware of the height and sound of commercial aircraft on apprach to EIKN as th...
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by Big Jim
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Night Flight around Boyle
Replies: 38
Views: 10140

Re: Night Flight around Boyle

Thanks everyone for the replies.

In my basic knowledge it definitely sounded like a single engine small light aircraft.

Indeed a similar type aircraft has been transversing the Boyle skies during daylight hours most days since Thursday - maybe the same one that was out at 4.30am??
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by Big Jim
Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Night Flight around Boyle
Replies: 38
Views: 10140

Night Flight around Boyle

I live in the general Boyle town area of Co. Roscommon. I was awoken on Tuesday morning around 4.30am by the sound of a light aircraft circling the town. My understanding would be that all airports in thsi area are closed at night, although it could have come from a private airstrip? Any thoughts??