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by 500 fan
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 54068

The IHL website has a photo of the upper half of the fuselage of EI-ILS. Not sure if it carries the Commissioners of Irish Lights badge though.

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by 500 fan
Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 54068

If this thread has strayed from the original topic than that is my fault, with my request for photos of the past IHL fleet. I have just read that IHL are under contract to commence operation of the EC135 for the Commissioners of Irish Lights on the 1st of December this year so its arrival must be im...
by 500 fan
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 54068

Hoss, you are probably correct about this going off-topic. If I get a few photos of the EC135 I'll post them here. If anything new comes up about Irish Helicopters Ltd, I'll start a new thread.

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by 500 fan
Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 54068

By some kind of an uncanny coincidence, there is a brief article on the Mountjoy Prison Break from Halloween 1973 in the current issue of the 'Garda review' magazine that a friend has shown me. A black and white photograph accompanies the article. It shows Irish Helicopters' Alouette II, EI-AWC, in ...
by 500 fan
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 54068

It's great to see so much interest in IHL. Here are a few links to a couple of photos of some of the past fleet; m The 'Papal' Bell 212 from 1981 with the Papal Crest still on the engine fairing. m Same helicopter in slightly different markings in 1988. m Here is Bell 212 EI-BAM in 1977. m The short...
by 500 fan
Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 54068

Here is a link to an article on the Mountjoy Prison Break;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Mount ... ter_escape

Thankfully, those bad ole days appear to be gone.

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by 500 fan
Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 54068

The Mountjoy prison break was carried out by a hijacked Alouette II. Thompson Boyes was the pilot unlucky to be flying that day. Again the pilot and helicopter were released after the assigned 'task' was completed. Not sure which of the two IHL Alouette IIs was involved in this particular incident. ...
by 500 fan
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Pilot charged for taking helicopter shopping.
Replies: 16
Views: 4938

Thanks Stovepipe. It was just a suggestion but as I have yet to fly in american conditions, I can only comment on what 'might' be a problem as regards the slight differences in training between the two systems. Having an FAA licence doesn't make you a bad pilot (or a reckless one as the papers would...
by 500 fan
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 54068

Here's another photo of an older IHL BO-105, this time their first one, EI-AWB in all-yellow! Scroll down the page a little and you'll see it (It's actually the second yellow BO-105 photo on that page). m I think this might have been the only yellow helicopter that Irish Helicopters operated. It was...
by 500 fan
Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Pilot charged for taking helicopter shopping.
Replies: 16
Views: 4938

Extra training for FAA pilots.

The issue of FAA-licensed pilots training in sunny Florida and then returning to fly in wind and rain here in Ireland is an interesting one. I obtained a JAR PPL and then an FAA PPL. Everything I learned on the JAR course has been invaluable and I'm not sure anyone who trains solely in Florida and r...
by 500 fan
Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 54068

EI-BLD Photo 86'.

Bolkow, you would be amazed how many commercial pilots aren't "really interested" in helicopters. You could ask many of them to identify four or five different helicopters and some wouldn't be able to tell you a Mil Mi-2 from a Dauphin. I guess it takes all sorts! Hugo, thanks for that pho...
by 500 fan
Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 54068

Hugo, no problem. Hopefully Pontious de Pilot will post a few more photos soon. At the risk of hijacking this thread, if any can help with this; m it would be greatly appreciated. I have come across a couple of photos since I first posted this appeal but any additional photos of any of the IHL fleet...
by 500 fan
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 54068

Re: Irish Lights EC135.

you're probably correct about BLD being retained as the back up machine as I heard _LIT is due a main transmission change costing so 70.000 Euros and could probably be bought currently for 200.000 euros. BLD is the previous unstretched bolkow whilst LIT has the stretch and was only acquired in 96, e...
by 500 fan
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Rotorheads
Topic: Irish Lights new EC135
Replies: 82
Views: 54068

Irish Lights EC135.

As far as I know the heli is due to arrive next month. As soon as it does I hope to visit Westpoint to get some photos. Bolkow, I'll send them on to you when I get them, hopefully sometime before Christmas. I heard somewhere as well that EI-BLD is going to be retained as a back-up machine for the EC...