Seaplane service from Galway Docks to Foynes

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Seaplane service from Galway Docks to Foynes

Post by Whisky Tango » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:23 pm

Do you think this idea will "fly"? (I'll get my hat....)

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ire ... 32596.html

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Post by inverted » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:43 pm

Best of luck to them but its a brave move in the current enviornment !

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Post by dara » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:27 pm

Very brave, but I for one am gonna try get a flight :D

Where in Dublin would they land?
If you are asking me if this old plane is safe to fly, how do you think it got to be this old?

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Post by DonalMW » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:15 pm

? What ?

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Post by Whisky Tango » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:43 pm

Here's their website http://www.harbourair.ie/

Their route map shows Dublin-Inismór....that would be a popular tourist flight wouldn't you think? :wink:

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Post by DonalMW » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:47 pm

Ahh, ok, I thought it was a Galway - Foynes route from my initial read through. It'd be nice if this was a success.

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Post by KeithT » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:21 am

Wonder if they need any pilots :roll: :D

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Post by michael747 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:48 am

KeithT wrote:Wonder if they need any pilots :roll: :D
It's worth a shot.....
U dont have any amphibious time logged though :wink:
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Post by Bates106 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:41 pm

great idea
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Post by vanman » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:42 pm

Look forward to seeing that and sending them my CV :D Although February does seem an odd time to start the service. I'd love to fly Otters single or twin.

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Post by GoGoGadgetGoAround » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:13 pm

I think it's a great idea.

This service should get people closer to destinations. For example on a Dublin to Galway flight your biggest headache is the airports. Getting rid of this requirement would save a relatively large amount of time, stress and money. Then on top of that you have the novelty factor from folks here and tourists. Plus it has the backing of a company already offering this service which comes with expertise, cash etc. and they wouldn't do it if they expected it to fail!

Good on them, looking forward to seeing this in operation.
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Post by Whisky Tango » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:48 am

I wonder what their fares will be like. The Maltese service isn't cheap at all for their 10 minute trip to Gozo.....€48 one way!

http://www.harbourairmalta.com/harboura ... x?id=45952

30 minutes to Foynes, over an hour Dublin - Aran Islands.....it's going to be tough to keep prices attractive...it'd be nearly as cheap chartering a helicopter!? (yes I know, they're two different countries so maybe not comparable)

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Post by ADDICT » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:40 pm

some how doubt they will take on low hour guys with no aqua time..lol..but no harm trying!!
is there any where in ireland u can get that rating...
landing in irish waters during choppy winter might be fun!!! :D

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Post by DonalMW » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:53 pm

I'm pretty sure you can get that rating @ EGAB in NI

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Post by ADDICT » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:00 pm

can i get a job with this new company then :D lol wonder how much experience they want?

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