This is new to me. Have'nt heard of any strip in that area.
Could you give some more details. Is it N or S of the village,
also is it E or W of the N11 and alongside the road itself?.
Co-ords or grids would be a big help.
I had a look at the Wicklow Co Co aerial photo's of the area
along the N11 from Wingfield in the N to Kilmurry in the S,
but nothing showed up.
On a side note, is there anywhere in that locality or even a slight bit further down the coast that could be used to hanger a Helicopter???
Need to find somewhere, even basic to leave it when it comes rather than using the garden as i dont want to be upsetting the neighbours
C152 wrote:There's an airfield in Newcastle Co. Wicklow owned by Eric Hopkins
Yea i know of Newcastle, but i get the impression that Helicopters are not wanted down there and im not sure if there is any space available either!!!! Location wise it would be perfect though!!!!!
Is there anywhere else either public or private in the area??
Hi there, I work for an Irish company that among other things manufactures aviation GPU's and engine start packs. (Please mark, this is not a commercial posting ) . Not long ago I was asked to "help start" a turbine heli near Wicklow town. I can help you to investigate this location for potential. There is one heli operating from a hangar at this location and in the other shed (Doors not wide enough for 3 blade head!) was the other heli I was helping to start. It is not for me to offer you storage but could assist you with contacts if the location is attractive to you.
WRT the wind-sock near the N11. I live near enough and am not familiar with heli ops in the area. I could find out for certain for you but guess it may be a private residence in the area of Quill road.
One problem that EH may have in Newcastle is the "change of use" implications of buildings on the airfield. I know there is not universal local support to the operation of the airfield (to put it mildly!) so getting anything done or developed is a nightmare. There is a "Hangar" with some fixed wing stored but the bigger "Agri" shed which would accommodate several aircraft I suspect would have to be formally designated as a Hangar which I guess would have the air-rade sirens ringing among the locals.
have to do is find the Quill Road.
Interesting to hear that the old strip at Brittas bay is still in use
as a helipad. Any idea of the types and reg's of the two heli's.
G. I tried to post a PM to you but it seems reluctant to go??. I'll
I got your PM and replied this morning...hope it gets to you OK seems to be sitting in the Outbox and not Sent items
I have a pic of the downed Enstrom on my desk here from the local paper. Heli is on its left side, photo is of the underside. Totally destroyed by fire with exception of aft 1/2 of tail boom e.t.c.
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