Heli formation

Anything to do with the Air Corps...

Moderator: mark

Post Reply
Delta Whiskey
Unverified User
Unverified User
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:58 am
Location: Louth

Heli formation

Post by Delta Whiskey »

last thurs morning 17 june saw IAC alouette 3 and dauphine flying North over N Louth. They proceeded across the border over carlingford lough. Very unusual to see dauphine up this neck of the woods. Alouette returned later in day and followed same route the following day. Heard of no important meetings in Belfast. Are the alouettes still used for VIP transport?

Unverified User
Unverified User
Posts: 56
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:36 pm
Location: Ireland

Post by Vmax »

Something to do with crossborder SAR between The irish aer corp and the RAF.It included a visit to an integrated school in the greater Belfast area, the corp had to leave their heli's at Aldergrove and hitch a lift with the RAF.Stange one considering the Irish coastguard heli based in Dublin has been doing alot of work for the Belfast coastguard for quite a while because the RAF have no SAR aircraft based in NI. :wink:

Dublin Spotter
Unverified User
Unverified User
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:15 pm
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Post by Dublin Spotter »

That is probably because the Irish Coast guard helicopter is a civilian registered aircraft, may be an issue with Foreign Military aircraft landing outside of Military designated airports.

Remeber a post a while back, reading something like RAF nimrods on SAR call outs still have to get diplomatic clearance to overfly Irish Air Space.

Could be wrong though.

Unverified User
Unverified User
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:26 pm
Location: West Africa, Europe

Post by Hawk »

Bet Your Right, Though! :lol:
Fly Safe & Prosper

Post Reply