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The first one is Birr..but the location of the lighthouse through the unmistakable Allouette glasshouse in the second is beyond me Mick!

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The lighthouse is at Hook Head.

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I understand the chequered markings on the flying Fortress was for assembly and formation keeping usually flown by a squadron or Flight Commander.
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Tony Kearns wrote:I understand the chequered markings on the flying Fortress was for assembly and formation keeping usually flown by a squadron or Flight Commander.
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The chequered markings were in honour of Ted White. :)

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Why and where are these Daks?
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Post by stovepipe »

Hi Tony,
Was it the retirement of the Daks in the 60s?....I agree with you about the bomber assembly colours, which were used on Liberator "Dazzle ships".
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My thinking on the Dakotas would be to get that many in one spot must be because they are no longer in regular service with Aer Lingus. Perhaps they are being prepared to be scrapped in the States?
It only takes two things to fly:--- airspeed and money.

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Post by Tony Kearns »

kilo delta is correct I was confusing the markings with the assembly ship markings on the Liberators :oops:

Mick and Papa8
Note the early colour schemes of the Daks ( the fifties) so not scrapping or selling off. It was Baldonnel and were there as a result of being diverted from DAP due to fog. There were a number of former Air Corps pilots flying them including the Sgt Pilots. Very handy for using the mess facilities.
Thanks to all for the tutorials for photobucket, took a while until the penny dropped.
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Hi all,
What, where, when?Image

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Waterford before extension to the hangarage. Its a Rutan Long-Eze :lol: Oh you mean the one in front of us. Bensen gyrocopter? As to year exactly I would say mid 90s or later
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Post by Mike C »

Wouldn't be around 30th August 1998 would it?

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Post by stovepipe »

Hi all,
The date printed on the photo is no guarantee.I tended to disregard the date function and eventually disabled it. The gyro is an Australian type known as a G120,(120hp Subaru engine) registered EI-COG, to Rob Fidler. The event was the Anglo-Irish/SAAC/WFC Fly-In, probably of 1998, as it happens.
I've flown in both LongEzes,too. I also flew the aircraft in the hangar.Bonus point for anyone who can identify the type.
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Post by Mike C »

Hi Stovepipe,

Couldn't resist it, though you are right the time stamp may be incorrect. Is the Hidden a/c a Pietenpol Air Camper?

Cant read the reg no matter how much i zoom in!!

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Hi there
It's a single-seater, G-reg'd.
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Post by Mike C »

Luton Minor perhaps??

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