The 172 was back on station on his standing patrol over Wicklow again today (although Wednesday is their usual day for covering the weekly cash convoy anyway, so presumably their attention was divided!).
I suppose the standing patrol makes sense in that, I would have thought (and I could be wrong and maybe someone else will enlighten us) that radar at Dublin and certainly at Baldonnel, would not be able to detect a light aircraft at say 1500ft or less over Wicklow. As we know, radio communication with Dublin Information (118.50) is completely lost anywhere between Tullow and Arklow (i.e. anywhere south or southeast of the Dublin/Wicklow Mountains) if you're at under 2000ft. So presumably the only way to police the TRA is to have standing patrols. So "Patrol Wicklow at Angels 2" is probably the order of the day.
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It's gets better, Birr was visited by an armed response unit and and what was clearly a member of Special Branch in an unmarked car on Friday during parachute ops. Had a nice chat with them. Pure coincidence of course.hedgehopper wrote:possibly the same air corps 172 headed in the direction of limetree and then buzzed clonbullogue airfield for 30 mins yesterday evening , there keeping an eye on the busy airfields !
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