Air Corps 161 returns to Ireland

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Air Corps 161 returns to Ireland

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Hi guys,

The star movement of the year for Weston arrived at 1800 this evening..... Ex. Irish Air Corps Spitfire 161


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And some more......

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Very nice photos Mark!! :lol:
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Was there a display or airshow on with the 3 Yak 52s in the background and the apitfire being there?

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the bray airshow is on - Sunday...

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Where abouts in Bray? Is it it Newcastle airfield?

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bray seafront in the venue.
www.brayairshow.com
I see they got a jet provost in there.
and Kieran O Connor is flying a beech 18...

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A JP?! JP?! yey :]
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yep and two extra displays... hehe.
Ill be spinning around in one of those things next Summer. cant wait...

Is that you doing the souvenir programme Mark???

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Did the airshow go ahead today with this typical Irish weather?

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Yep, went ahead alright. Weather wasn't too bad, just a couple of light showers (though there we were lucky to avoid the heavy squals that passed over Dublin to the north). Light wasn't great for taking pictures though. The Spit, the Aerostars and the Casa ("what flight-line?"!) were the highlights for me.

IAC B200, the Aer Arann ATR72 and the two Extras were no shows - saw Mark Jefferies' rehersal on Saturday though. Was out of range of the public address so don't know if any reason given. Dutch PC-7 performed twice.

Interesting moment with the last act, the Jet Provost was in a vertical climb at one pont with an Iberian(?) A320 passing overhead directly above at fairly low lelvel. The TRA ceiling was 7,500ft for the show, the Airbus must have been at 7,510ft. Might have gotten it on film.
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i saw that also it looked fairly close! the spitfire was defo my favourite part just for being able to see it in flight! then the aerostars! it was a great day overall! i enjoyed it to the fullest!

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Agree about the Jet Provost display and the Passenger, jet I wonder if any reports have been filed, it was a very serious incident when the Iberia plane passed overhead but holding an airshow near a very busy airport such as Dublin is a problem, I am sure that there would have been IAA inspectors at Bray today so it would be intresting to see what happens although I doubt if we will ever hear about it, as for the show itself there were a lot of long delays between the acts which was a pity but otherwise it was ok.

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Post by baw676 »

TRA was NOTAM'd to 7500ft but was flexible as the postioning of the airshow was poor and caused serious restrictions on D.A.T.C.C's ability to hold and SID's. So most of the day it's activity was below 4000ft in the TRA so traffic crossed above at 5000ft.

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Post by buzz »

Conflict with Dublin traffic will make or break that show. Fast jets need lots of airspace and in those terms the airshow is on top of Dublin airport.

Salthill's advantage is that it is well away from all the traffic. I hope Bray becomes a feature but I doubt it.

Incidentally the spitfire is still at Weston as of Thurday 25th. In one of the new hangars. Not sure why.

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