Aero L-29 Delfin

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Aero L-29 Delfin

Post by Heliops » Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:12 pm

A few years ago @ Salthill there was supposed to be an Aero L29 Delfin Jet appearing but for Op Reasons could not attend now im just wondering is it still Airworthy? Based in the South possibly Waterford?Cork?

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Post by GJOYT » Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:20 pm

Is that ES-YLK? This aircraft was based at Enniskillen back in 1997/98 but then as far as I know was soled to some guy in Cork possibly??..

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Post by Heliops » Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:43 pm

a businessman...

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Post by Heliops » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:41 am

Thats her........ :(

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Post by GJOYT » Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:16 pm

Ah God no!! What happened to her?? Such a sad pic! She has a different paint scheme than the last time I saw here? I think I may have a pic of it some where? When was the last time it was flying?

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Post by Heliops » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:20 am

same paint job, never changed.....

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Post by mark » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:01 pm

Hi guys,

Both the Delfin and the An-2 (seen in the background of the photo on Airliners.net) were both at Dolly's Grove last time I saw them and to the best of my knowledge they are still there. Neither are in flying order. The An-2 does not have the wings attached while the Delfin is in one piece and last time I saw it looked in reasonably good condition.

There's a bit of info about the airfield in Kevin Glynn's VFR Guide but remember visitors by invitation only :cry:
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Post by michael747 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:40 am

Hey :D

AN2!!!!!!!

Thats the biggest single engine airplane people can get signed off in if you've a
PPL, just imagine flyin one of them things on a PPL,
5 hours - thats all ya need :D :D HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :D :D lol lol

Twould be hilarious, anyone on this forum have a rating on one- wouldn't say so..... :shock:

The size of em: take a look
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1 ... _id=NEXTID


hahaha Mickey D :D

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Post by Frosty » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:22 pm

The Delfin was based at Cork since the late 90's. It was owned by a local pilot and was stored for a few years in the hangar seen in the background of the above photo. It flew for a few years in Cork but then its Estonian CofA lapsed and at the time Estonia was outside the European Union so engineers from the there had to do the work. It was either too costly or the owner never got around to it, but in the end it was left sitting.
There were two AN2's at Cork around the same time. The first one was the aircraft Mark mentioned as being in Dolly's Grove, the other (pictured) was used for spares and was always in that condition whilst based in Cork. The good AN2 flew for a good few years, but again I think it fell into the same hole as the Delfin, where it's CofA lapsed. I last saw it running (if thats the right word) in about 2001, but it was not flying. Unfortunately it toppled in a storm a few years ago and severly damaged the wing. Then in late 2003 or maybe early 2004 both aircraft were dimantled and moved to Dolly's Grove.
The other AN2 (pictured) still resides at the airport fire ground and is used for fire training...
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Aidan

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Post by Flyer1 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:48 pm

Such a shame they were all left to rot. Until you see an AN-2 being started you haven't seen anything. I remember at last years PFA rally. 4 people on the prop pulling through each cylinder to check for hydraulic lock. Lambada and myself were quite amused at the Pilot. He must have had the best set of lungs ever. He ROARED " clear prop ". We both had the pleasure of getting to see inside the aircraft. Massive machine.

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Post by Cros » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:35 am

terrible...

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Post by Flyer1 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:26 am

indeed

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