Irish Airspace restrictions in place due state visits
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    Re: Irish Airspace restrictions in place due state visits

    by bumitch » Wed May 18, 2011 11:05 am

    the big bad boys in the big bad toys are comin' to get ya.....
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    Re: Irish Airspace restrictions in place due state visits

    by hedgehopper » Wed May 18, 2011 1:02 pm

    a well there just doing there job, cant take any risks on this one eh ! PC-9 just buzzed clonbullogue , good tail wind too....
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    Re: Irish Airspace restrictions in place due state visits

    by bumitch » Wed May 18, 2011 1:48 pm

    The irony of the subjugation of the population by our own military forces seems to be lost on most media commentators...
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    Re: Irish Airspace restrictions in place due state visits

    by StrikeCommand » Wed May 18, 2011 7:29 pm

    Bumitch, the Securocrats are just justifying their existence! It's a great excuse for loads of overtime and an opportunity to treat the public in the way in which they would really like to treat them all of the time but for most of the time can't, because it wouldn't be acceptable.

    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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    Re: Irish Airspace restrictions in place due state visits

    by trimflyingclub » Wed May 18, 2011 10:41 pm

    Even the Britten-Norman BN-2T-4S Defender 4000, 254 from the Irish Air Corps is doing circuits over the quays all evening along with 256, the Eurocopter EC135 :)
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    Re: Irish Airspace restrictions in place due state visits

    by jm2833530 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:35 am

    sent this to fod@iaa.ie half an hour ago:

    Dear Sirs
    Please lift http://www.iaa.ie/files/2011/docs/asd/2 ... 20Rest.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
    with immediate effect. For obvious reasons!
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    Re: Irish Airspace restrictions in place due state visits

    by vanman » Tue May 24, 2011 11:15 am

    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 !
    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.
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    Re: Irish Airspace restrictions in place due state visits

    by jm2833530 » Tue May 24, 2011 11:38 am

    apparently the absence of a restriction notice on today's PIB indicates its all over for now, however that file is reporting corrupted on my pooter.

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