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Cosmic,
I just use the townland name in which the airstrip is located,
not always the same as that used by the owner's or locals,
but it does make it easier to find. As for a visit, it would only
be by road, as I dont fly myself. I have a few hours training
training under my belt, but that's it. For verious reasons I had
to knock it on the head, back in 1994. So any information on
any strip would be most welcome.

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Further clarification re Dolly's Grove. There is no part owners, there is a single owner. Further more, no matter who you are or who you know, permission CANNOT be obtained to land there, not even if you are a cousin of Jesus himself. We would ask that all parties respect our private property and do not attempt to approach or land at Dolly's Grove.

I have pm'd Spitfire about this matter and he/she should refrain from making such comments again.

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Post by hugoj_air »

Hi Rick,

Thanks for the information. For whatever reason's he/she
had for making such statments, Spitfire should be careful
about making claims like that. It may seem like a bit of fun,
but could have very serious implacations. So Spitfire please
grow up.

Hugo.

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Post by RickL »

I fully agree Hugo, of course everyone using this board knows that all posts can be traced if nessecary.

Thankfully the site's excellent administrator has removed the message and hopefully that'll be the end of this matter.

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Post by Rallye EIBFP »

shrtfld wrote:Hi Hugo

tony keeps his MS 880 at Coonagh for now.

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Yes he has a Rallye (EI-BNU) however it has not flown in about a year, perhaps it needs its C of A renewed.

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EI-BNU

Actually very active

I have seen it flying four or 5 times recently

People probably don't notice it because it is the best kept of the Rallyes and has a motor like a sewing machine - disturbing no-one

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Well now thats something! Its a 100hp is it

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As were most of the Rallyes imported into Ireland 1962 (EI-AMD) to 2001 (G-BXZT)

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Post by Rallye EIBFP »

I despise Zulu tango- The flap operating switch. I am now loyal to hotel yankee (Like a rocket)

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You're wrong about ZT's flap Fox Papa

A Pilot needs to know that his flap is going where he intends it to go, at the moment he needs it and cannot afford to risk that some electro-energised bellcrank is taking it elsewhere

HY is indeed a great little goer but its flap switch is the least satisfactory of them all

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Post by Frosty »

EI-BHY (Hotel Yankee) is a lovely craft to travel in. I've spent many an hour flying up and down the country in it before it went to Coonagh. Nice 150hp engine, leaps into the sky :!:
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Post by Rallye EIBFP »

Well maybe yes but standing up is not ideal to have to raise the flaps after takeoff is not ideal. Naturally the "Cessna" style selector wouldbe ideal so the switch does not have to be constantly depressed.

Can I ask a small favour of you Maruace?
I am compliling an article for Wings Ireland and could you give me some histroy on Coonagh? If so, PM me email or post here.

Colm.

P.S- Hi Titan Airlines

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Post by MCRO »

Don't understand your reference to "stand-up" flaps.

Nothing very critical about flap raise after take-off

It is flap selection on the approach that needs positive placement at required moment.

Fo Coonagh History - Joe Hennessey jkhlimk@yahoo.com

I am only a 20-yr blow-in

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Post by Rallye EIBFP »

I mean having to "Leave the Seat" and pull up the lever! Approach is fine as gravity assists. I have emailed, him cheers.

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Post by MCRO »

Obviously you have taken ZT to a planet with reversed forces.

To raise flaps after take-off you PUSH ZT's lever - and sllipsteam provides most of the necessary force.

How do you get assistance from gravity on approach - actually more forced is likely to be necessary

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