Other Private Airstrips
  • hugoj_air
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    by hugoj_air » Mon Oct 04, 2004 10:21 pm

    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.

    Regards
    Hugo.
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    by RickL » Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:53 pm

    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.

    Rick Larkin
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    by hugoj_air » Thu Oct 07, 2004 9:09 pm

    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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    by RickL » Fri Oct 08, 2004 7:56 pm

    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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    Re: Nenagh airstrips

    by Rallye EIBFP » Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:23 pm

    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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    by MCRO » Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:36 pm

    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

    Maurice
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    by Rallye EIBFP » Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:55 am

    Well now thats something! Its a 100hp is it
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    by MCRO » Sat Oct 09, 2004 5:01 pm

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

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    by Rallye EIBFP » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:55 pm

    I despise Zulu tango- The flap operating switch. I am now loyal to hotel yankee (Like a rocket)
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    by MCRO » Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:53 pm

    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

    Maurice
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    by Frosty » Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:19 pm

    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 :!:
    Regards,
    Aidan
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    by Rallye EIBFP » Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:01 pm

    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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    by MCRO » Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:09 pm

    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

    Maurice
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    by Rallye EIBFP » Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:40 pm

    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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    by MCRO » Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:53 pm

    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

    Maurice

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