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by hugoj_air
Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EI-BJO
Replies: 14
Views: 2895

Re: EI-BJO

You can still post photos to the forum,but they are being cropped (about a fifth of each photo is missing). Mark is aware of this and is working on a fix.Something to do with the new software the website now uses. OK v003, Perhaps the Gallery is the best place for photos anyway, if we gan get easy ...
by hugoj_air
Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EI-BJO
Replies: 14
Views: 2895

Re: EI-BJO

Hope you have better luck than I've had on this section. Cannot find any mention of the two photos I placed on the Gallery. I put them in the "light Aircraft" section and was informed that both have been sucessfully uploaded. For the second time I tried to bring up a pic I know is on the Gallery but...
by hugoj_air
Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: EI-BJO
Replies: 14
Views: 2895

Re: EI-BJO

Hi Oscar Bravo,

I've placed two pics of EI-BJO in the Photo Gallery for your perusal. They have to be cleared for insertion before you can see them. I tried searching for a photo that I know is there, but I couldn't bring it up. Very complicated search system I think.

Hugo.
by hugoj_air
Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: January 2010 FII Magazine Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1524

WT beat me to it with the correct answer Donal. Some of you may not realise that Enniskillen/St Angelo Airfield started life as a military airfield during April 1941. There were two runways. The active one you see in the excellent photo in "Flying in Ireland" is 15/33 1264m x 30m and the second 06/2...
by hugoj_air
Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The airfields in all this bad weather......
Replies: 28
Views: 5496

Vanman asked But there was plenty of footage on TV of soldiers helping out. Don't know how you missed it. Simple answer is I dont watch TV 24/7. I STILL think the Defence Forces COULD have been used MUCH more than they apparently were. It's amazing the impression you can create with a dozen people ...
by hugoj_air
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The airfields in all this bad weather......
Replies: 28
Views: 5496

I do watch RTE news ocassionally and sometimes read the Indo. I'm sure all the activity you mention did happen. But I certainly missed it. Any time I happened to see the news, it showed fire officers, ambulance crews or local people helping. The only time I seen any military activity was Mr Cowan ar...
by hugoj_air
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The airfields in all this bad weather......
Replies: 28
Views: 5496

Fair enough Stovepipe. Good to see some use is been made of the defence forces in the flooded areas. It wasn't highlighted very much on TV news or in the press, not that I've been paying that much attention, so could have missed any mention. But I still get the impression that more could have been d...
by hugoj_air
Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The airfields in all this bad weather......
Replies: 28
Views: 5496

One of the three services helping!!.... Great. As I said the Aer Corps were TOO busy helping our illustrious goverment and the navy may not have suitable inshore equipment, but they DO have the expertise to operate on water, at least I hope so.

Hugo.
by hugoj_air
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The airfields in all this bad weather......
Replies: 28
Views: 5496

If you mean the Aer Corps, dont be daft, they are FAR too busy shuffling the Taoiseach, his ministers and their followers around the flooded areas to be used for the help of those in desperate need. On the news a couple of days ago a farmer pleaded with a camera crew for fodder for him animals. It w...
by hugoj_air
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: R44 RAVEN 2 WANTED
Replies: 1
Views: 4438

by hugoj_air
Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: The airfields in all this bad weather......
Replies: 28
Views: 5496

Here in North central Donegal we have been very fortunate because we have ONLY had slightly above the average amount of rainfall. I know as you head S that amount increases. But even with our average rainfall most small grass strips would be unusable until the frost arrives. Letterkenny had that pro...
by hugoj_air
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aviation Fair - 29th November
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

I've got a spare you can borrow C152 :D :D

Hugo.
by hugoj_air
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: islands off the irish coast
Replies: 8
Views: 2202

Thanks Guys. It's gems like this that I'm always looking out for to add to my database of Irish aviation sites. No strip there now Bates106. Probably over grown, none showing on the o/s aerial photos. Good call on the Messanger Roll_your_own. I'll do a follow up on the two names, Lakin and Caslett, ...
by hugoj_air
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: islands off the irish coast
Replies: 8
Views: 2202

As you probably know there are two Saltee islands Little and Great. All the info I have is that in 1955 the Aero Club of Ireland paid a visit to the "Saltee Islands" I think probably Great Island only because it's bigger. No other details were given.

Hugo.
by hugoj_air
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: islands off the irish coast
Replies: 8
Views: 2202

Hi JR, At present the Aran Islands possess the only regular ofshore airstrips. Inishbofin will join them when their strip officially opens, whenever that will happen. Aircraft have landed on a few other islands around the coast. They used (not always) suitable grass areas as none have propertly laid...