Seaplane service from Galway Docks to Foynes

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Post by KeithT » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:26 pm

I would assume as it'll most likely be single pilot ops minimum requirements would be quite high, 1000 hours plus I imagine.

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Post by ADDICT » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:29 pm

surprise surprise..counts me out :( :roll:

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Post by michael747 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:18 pm

ADDICT wrote: Is there any where in ireland u can get that rating...
NFC do it too
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Re: Seaplane service from Galway Docks to Foynes

Post by scraggane » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:52 am

I saw the following article in todays Irish Times. Personally, I can't see that the proposed seaplane service would have an adverse environmental impact.


The Irish Times - Monday, January 11, 2010

An Taisce objects to seaplane plan

An Taisce’s Galway branch has described as “perilous” a business plan to provide a commercial seaplane service for tourists between Galway docks and the Aran Islands.

An Taisce has lodged an objection to the planning application for the venture, which seeks to install pontoons and associated berthing in Galway docks.

Harbourair Ireland Ltd aims to run from Foynes, Co Limerick, to Galway in its first phase, and plans to develop similar facilities in Lough Derg, where opposition has already been expressed to the project.

A spokesman for An Taisce said the proposed service would have environmental impacts on Galway bay, which has EU habitats and birds directive designations.

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Re: Seaplane service from Galway Docks to Foynes

Post by stovepipe » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:17 pm

Well, can someone explain or demonstrate how it works in Canada, which has no shortage of birds? Are our birds too delicate or something? I'd be more worried about it's financial viability or it's practical viability in the waters around the islands.
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Re: Seaplane service from Galway Docks to Foynes

Post by Sierra Papa » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:03 pm

Graet Idea,

I can't wait to get on that flight. The best of luck to all involved.

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Re: Seaplane service from Galway Docks to Foynes

Post by CK » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:53 pm

Can`t wait to see it up and running.

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Re: Seaplane service from Galway Docks to Foynes

Post by Whisky Tango » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:24 pm

Maybe in Canada they don't have a bunch of waster busy-bodies like An Taisce, who seem to automatically object to everything first off. :roll:

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