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    We keep a crew rest module for long haul and it...

    We keep a crew rest module for long haul and it has to live in it's own box on it's own trailer, so that's two dedicated objects just for one module alone. The box it lives in is used for nothing...
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    I disagree. If it's one thing the Don does, it's...

    I disagree. If it's one thing the Don does, it's utility. It has to get the most out of it's aircraft and having a utility aircraft is a godsend. Helicopters become very expensive utility vehicles...
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    I'll call your bluff on the Casa's alleged...

    I'll call your bluff on the Casa's alleged brilliance on crosswind handling. More than once we had to replace tyres after they scrubbed the tread off them in their sponsons in crosswinds. Big fat...
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    The DoD came to the conclusion a long time ago...

    The DoD came to the conclusion a long time ago that a C 130 was the right tool for the job, for getting yizzer troops and vehicles into darkest Africa,etc,etc but also came to the conclusion that it...
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    Nothing saps the will to live like reading...

    Nothing saps the will to live like reading Gubmint regulations...who needs Dignitas? read this shit and you'll keel over in no time...
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    Well said, JJ. It is also a matter of record that...

    Well said, JJ. It is also a matter of record that there were constant arguments about who should actually pay for the operation of the G. IV and the Lear as it was tossed around between DoD, DFA,...
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    You sit in a C-27 or a 295 for longer than an...

    You sit in a C-27 or a 295 for longer than an hour and it will feel like glacial drift and quite simply, commercial airlines don't do past-midnight very well so the need for ad-hoc wings is important...
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    Too right, Dev. Our Company is prioritising paper...

    Too right, Dev. Our Company is prioritising paper quals over actual hard experience and it's a disaster. You cannot beat experience and a fresh graduate is, with the best will in the world, simply...
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    Yet Betty Windsor still retains the Royal Flight,...

    Yet Betty Windsor still retains the Royal Flight, as a back-up and the use of commercial transport by her is such a monumental pain in the ass for all concerned, that she doesn't do it very...
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    If the CAV have all the steel, what are the boots...

    If the CAV have all the steel, what are the boots left with? Mans and Scanias? No gun heavier than 12.7? Unless it's a short-ranged 40mm grenade launcher? No integrated artillery because the gunners...
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    I'll bet, after the election, a tender will...

    I'll bet, after the election, a tender will appear to replace the G.IV.........the money earned for this one? will it go to the DoD or be pissed away in general revenue?
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    Murph, the Don pilots had it right. Do your...

    Murph, the Don pilots had it right. Do your twelve, keep a clean sheet, rack up hours and Types and spend the time prepping for Lingus or Ryanair. Networking is the buzzword for using the OPA...
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    What Main Force? Everybody's too busy ISTAR-ing...

    What Main Force? Everybody's too busy ISTAR-ing away like mad to be doing grunt work. No mention of truck or jeep/pajero/4x4 numbers or the 120mm mortar...
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    The Old Pals Act, backbone of the DF since the...

    The Old Pals Act, backbone of the DF since the foundation of the Army. Also to be found in the Gardai, Fire service, Civil Service, The Gah, Airports, ports , harbours, big retail,etc,etc..........I...
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    that's it, I'd say. A six-wheeler in desert...

    that's it, I'd say. A six-wheeler in desert scheme.
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    I saw what looked like a Springer ATV being towed...

    I saw what looked like a Springer ATV being towed in a trailer, by a DF pajero, just an hour or two ago, coming back from the Glen.
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    One point that has been missed is that, these...

    One point that has been missed is that, these days, a fella with 21 years in is more than likely to have a house, an eye on a job (or a nixer) and a few quid put away, a couple of hobbies or sports...
  18. @nagromti, that was excellent! can you do one on...

    @nagromti, that was excellent! can you do one on the Don and Army as well? I have a sneaking feeling that you are doing a Masters or something?
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    RIP
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    I saw it in Flight magazine a week ago, on an...

    I saw it in Flight magazine a week ago, on an airtest . Some new iteration of the 139/149, aimed at offshore work, with lots of seats and probably a military version with green paint, winches,...
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    With regard to 139s, I would expect to see Agusta...

    With regard to 139s, I would expect to see Agusta tout their 639s as a potential 139 replacement for overseas ops. Im not overly gone on the NH 90 as the different operating countries have made so...
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    the thing about the GOC's wishlist is that the...

    the thing about the GOC's wishlist is that the Don having strategic airlift has been rubbished by civil servants in the past several times so it sounds like ti would fall at the Dept of Finance...
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    tell you what, let's annoy the kerry people and...

    tell you what, let's annoy the kerry people and put a primary head on Carrauntoohil, one on Croagh Patrick, one on whatever is the highest mountain in Donegal. That way, we'd have coverage in all the...
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    Those are line of sight issues, not coverage....

    Those are line of sight issues, not coverage. Mountains, tall buildings, manmade structures,etc. British coverage (the footprint, if you like) extends down into France and the Low Countries and vice...
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    I doubt very much if UK radar coverage does not...

    I doubt very much if UK radar coverage does not extend over Ireland. Certainly civil coverage does and has done for quite a while.............either lease from the Swedes or bite the political bullet...
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