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    Cessna replacement tender has been published. I...

    Cessna replacement tender has been published. I can't access the documents though.
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    I'm sure General Patton would've said something...

    I'm sure General Patton would've said something similar about the Mowags!!
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    I think we may be getting a bit excited here. I...

    I think we may be getting a bit excited here. I would say that this is partially related to Ireland's EU presidency during the first half of 2013. Simply some good planning for the increased...
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    Re Im assuming with the name that you were at...

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    Im assuming with the name that you were at the pointy end of the CASA. What speed does she fly at?
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    Good point. It doesn't appear that the Irish...

    Good point. It doesn't appear that the Irish machines have been grounded. Very unlike the Germans,,,,,
    Anyone hear when this HEMS is supposed to kink off?
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    Why is this in the Air Ambulance thread? Just...

    Why is this in the Air Ambulance thread?
    Just saw the Garda EC135 flying over the M50 so I guess they are still flying.
  7. Did anyone see the TV3 show Irelands worst...

    Did anyone see the TV3 show Irelands worst weather or something like that? The defence forces andthe air corps were well featured in it.
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    Are you actually comparing a naval ship patrol...

    Are you actually comparing a naval ship patrol hours on patrol to a maritime patrol aircraft? 140x24x8.......really?

    I am reliably informed that the casas are given a target each year by the...
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    It seems the casa aircraft do 1500ish hours...

    It seems the casa aircraft do 1500ish hours maritime patrols per year according to the annual reports on the department of defence website. Around 280 patrols per year by the looks of it.
  10. Positive Air Corps/Defence Forces media pieces

    A friend of mine emailed me this link the other day. A positive news story on the air corps and the wider defence forces. I also like the dig at Ivan Yeates!!

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    That's what happens on a military...

    That's what happens on a military aircraft......... in addition to other tasks.

    I assume with a name like that you would have been familiar with this. Perhaps some parachuting off the ramp? or...
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    Jesus lads......glass half empty?? Im sure...

    Jesus lads......glass half empty??

    Im sure aircraft and crews are on standby for whatever is required, just happened to be an air ambulance this time. Next time it may be transport of a bomb...
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    Nice jobs chaps!!

    Nice jobs chaps!!
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    Trying to be bland with the description of my...

    Trying to be bland with the description of my friend but im sure a smart fella like yourself can read between the lines!

    Who ever said one on call crew justified the air corps? that wasn't the...
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    jesus lads, does no one see this as a good thing?...

    jesus lads, does no one see this as a good thing?

    training a mountain rescue team in helicopter operations. You may need them one day and maybe the air corps or coastguard will get them to the...
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    Right Tadpole, i took issue with your extreme...

    Right Tadpole, i took issue with your extreme view of this point. I decided to make contact with a friend, who happens to be an air corps fixed wing crew member, to see if he wanted to meet up for a...
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    Here you go Tadpole, consider yourself corrected....

    Here you go Tadpole, consider yourself corrected. Straight from military.ie;



    Sounds like they have 24/7 fixed wing cover to me.

    Can someone define the term "availability" for me? I could...
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    By sources I mean tangible reports/figures not...

    By sources I mean tangible reports/figures not "Joe told me that X didn't respond to Y".

    I certainly did't mean announce names and addresses!!
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    Tadpole, Lets see some data and sources to...

    Tadpole,

    Lets see some data and sources to backup your statements.

    > 33% AW139 availability?
    > 6 trainee pilots for 8 aircraft makes a great sound bite. Are you forgetting other aspects of the...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTYTAOzmalg&feature...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTYTAOzmalg&feature=youtube_gdata_player


    Pretty arty video of a maritime patrol by a casa on their Facebook page.
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    Irish Times - Air Corps may operate Air Ambulance...

    Irish Times - Air Corps may operate Air Ambulance

    Anyone know when the decision is due to be made?
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    I would have to disagree with some of the points...

    I would have to disagree with some of the points made. Using NVGs, i assume, would allow a crew to fly in more marginal weather than when not using them. Im sure that most missions could be flown...
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    First topcover of 2012

    Looks like the first sar topcover of 2012. well done to both crews.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0105/breaking33.html
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    The reason a military keeps a heavy top-end...

    The reason a military keeps a heavy top-end structure during peacetime is that in the event of an emergency the military can be beefed up relatively quickly with cannon fodder!!

    The officers and...
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    Don't forget that they are 800 members of the...

    Don't forget that they are 800 members of the defence forces the same as the 900 odd naval personnel. Skilled personnel leave and use their skills in the civilian world. Pilots, technicians, air...
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