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Post by -Al- » Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:07 pm

Flew into abbeyshrule for the 1st time on saturday, (well didnt so much fly in as done a fly pass over the runway).

Nice little airport though, seemed like a lot of activity going on there, look foward to going back again when I do my cross country.
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Post by EIDEL » Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:42 pm

:) Its a real pity you didn't stop there its a great airfield with great people . Also some of the best veteran aircraft I have seen in Eire. Well worth a visit and as far as I can remember no lc's :)

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Post by Nanolight » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:57 pm

Is this site a pisstake?

http://abbeyshrule.tripod.com/

It has to be. If not, I am worried.
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Post by Flyer1 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:07 pm

Abbeyshrule is a beautiful little spot. Be sure to call over to the lads in Ultraflight.

err, that website must be a pisstake.

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Post by alphaLaura » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:48 pm

Abbeyshrule is lovely - and the Ultraflight hangar is by far the nicest hangar I've ever been in.

I reckon its a joke... "Warplanes out of Longford" pretty much gives it away... :D
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Post by Nanolight » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:22 pm

alphaLaura wrote:Abbeyshrule is lovely - and the Ultraflight hangar is by far the nicest hangar I've ever been in.


Indeed. The hours I've whiled away walking around there gawping at various flying machines. And then you can go upstairs and watch sky. SKY!

I love Abbeyshrule.
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Post by RV BLUE » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:26 pm

alphaLaura wrote:Abbeyshrule is lovely - and the Ultraflight hangar is by far the nicest hangar I've ever been in.

I reckon its a joke... "Warplanes out of Longford" pretty much gives it away... :D


I spent a couple of days there while I was home on vacation. Its a great place...beats the socks off Weston. Its so friendly. I had a great time with Jack, and Matt and also took a trip with Jack in one of the Sambas. You cannot beat this kind of welcome you recieve there.
As for the website, they are all over the world...disgusting misinformed idiots, all it takes is one to lead the others to think 747's are going to land there etc etc. Anyway its the place to go, coffee is always on.....

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Post by Nanolight » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:29 pm

Ya the ultraflight lads are bang on! So easy going...

Had to stop training there cause a 2 and a half hour journey each way by car made it a serious bit of effort. Looking forward to popping up for a visit when I get to that stage.
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Post by Mike C » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:39 pm

Hi all,

I remember a few years back that website doing the rounds. I believe the idea at the time was to cause a bit of mischief for the Indymedia lads after a bit of trouble in Shannon.

Cant believe its still on the net. There were pics of C130's and C17's taken from other sites. Dont know if anyone fell for it. :D :D

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Post by inverted » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:17 am

The website is right. eiab is full of big war machines. There are rumours that some lambadas are being secretly fitted out at night with sidewinders.
The samba is set to replace the A-10 tankbuster.. trying to find a place to mount the cannon at the moment....
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Post by RV BLUE » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:00 pm

I did here that there was a "Skunk Works" there....they fly in the dead of night. While I was there during the day, three fighters from the Don flew by in what could be suggested as a recon mission, but no luck!!One of the Lambadas felt a little hot to touch, but my lips are sealed. Great place....

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Post by EIDEL » Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:29 pm

:lol: yeh the place is built like an aircraft carrier. Dave's hanger is the lift roof and when that rises the Raptors can be seen underneath in the hold :lol: :lol: night ops only

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Post by Flyer1 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:18 pm

Highly manouverable aircraft and all

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Post by willo » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:35 pm

With the new Scramjet installed on the Samba, I'm afraid we will have to increase training costs!!

Oops, said too much!

I don't mind the regular C-17 flight and the Hercs but the downwash from the Apaches can be a little offputting.

As for skunk works, didnt think we smelled that badly!

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Post by EIDEL » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:41 pm

:lol: ssssssssoooooooo thats where the scorchmarks come from 8)

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