Luscombes in Ireland

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Luscombes in Ireland

Post by OnTheNumbers » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:18 pm

I was having a chat with the guys in European Luscombes and the question came up of how many Luscombes are there in Ireland? Obviously, there's mine in G-BSHI and there's on in Limerick but does anyone know of others, either in the Republic or oop North.

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Re: Luscombes in Ireland

Post by Rudy » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:12 am

G-BSTX is another Luscombe, an 8a, which is based in Kilkeel, co. Down
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Re: Luscombes in Ireland

Post by OnTheNumbers » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:07 am

Hi Rudy,

Just came across TX in the last couple of days. I think there's another one up there too.

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Re: Luscombes in Ireland

Post by hibby » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:41 pm

There was one sadly destroyed in an accident in 2006. From the report it was a Luscombe 8A, N2837K.

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Post by OnTheNumbers » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:34 pm

Thanks Hibby,

Any others out there?

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Re: Luscombes in Ireland

Post by hibby » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:32 pm

This is probably of no direct interest to you, but anyone who trained at Ormond Beach Aviation in Florida may remember a dark green Luscombe parked on the apron alongside the OBA training aircraft. It was covered all the time I was there though and I never saw it flying.

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Re: Luscombes in Ireland

Post by OnTheNumbers » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:10 pm

Hi Hibby,

Not surprised by the OBA machine. Unused, unloved Luscombes were apparently quiet a common sight in the past - thought people have gotten wise to their charms now.

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