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    Well, they have done FAC courses so it's not lack...

    Well, they have done FAC courses so it's not lack of knowledge and pilots have probably done exchange trips abroad and in a small air arm, the fixed wing people can't avoid the stuff going on in the...
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    Contracts like this usually have penalty clauses...

    Contracts like this usually have penalty clauses agreeable to both sides but if you start dicking around...
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    That's true but conducting AG in a benign...

    That's true but conducting AG in a benign environment is better for first timers. If they have an existing protocol that demands a high cloudbase/clear viz/no granite, then they should stick to it...
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    @client, this is a three-way event, with DoD and...

    @client, this is a three-way event, with DoD and the Naval Service allegedly on the same side against the builder. When it starts to go pear-shaped, stand by to watch the hasty backing away and the...
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    ...and when he starts the run, he's in and out of...

    ...and when he starts the run, he's in and out of cloud, gets a quick look at the target and makes his run, gets maybe two seconds worth off and then on his pullout, has to roll to avoid going into...
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    The potential for running into granite is much...

    The potential for running into granite is much greater at the Glen than any other range, as is the possibility of low cloud. A pilot cannot make a diving run with cloud below him....the weather at...
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    At this time, there is probably a lot of swearing...

    At this time, there is probably a lot of swearing and finger-pointing going on between buyer and builder, with both watching the clock and the wallet, with the ever-present eyeball of the DoD...
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    The Glen was rejected as an air firing range...

    The Glen was rejected as an air firing range because of the danger of ricochets and the fact that it is often under cloud. You need a cloudbase of something like 3500 feet, which is rare in the Glen.
  9. Turkey played the long game and stayed neutral...

    Turkey played the long game and stayed neutral and bought war material from both sides and kept access to the Black sea open. Suited everybody.
  10. back to reality; as long as the IRA and their...

    back to reality; as long as the IRA and their offshoots exist and people are prepared to look the other way, then the border will continue to be essentially porous and undefended. This is the era of...
  11. I think the British, once they survived 1940,...

    I think the British, once they survived 1940, were quite happy to leave Ireland alone, as they had plenty of voluntary Irish manpower in it's Army and factories and had the reasonably safe industrial...
  12. Everyone is of the opinion that the Royal navy...

    Everyone is of the opinion that the Royal navy would have done the business but everyone is also forgetting the hammering the RN suffered in the Med and elsewhere when Stukas were allowed a free...
  13. True. Plenty of pols and civil servants have eyed...

    True. Plenty of pols and civil servants have eyed up the Defence budget with a view to seizing it and using it for their own political gain........why don't commentators pick on Switzerland and ask...
  14. so did crossed fingers and some weapons-grade...

    so did crossed fingers and some weapons-grade ass-kissing.
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    you could end up with a need to hire in a...

    you could end up with a need to hire in a floating dock, if they are not prepared to fix the graving dock. Nothing beats having your own facility.
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    Just fit a 2.8 Isuzu coupled to a Range Rover...

    Just fit a 2.8 Isuzu coupled to a Range Rover gearbox and decent seats...and a decent heater...and, and, and....
  17. ....the DoD will trot out the usual line that the...

    ....the DoD will trot out the usual line that the DF has been provided with the equipment required to do it's job,etc,etc...
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    Time to ask the SS reenactors for some of that...

    Time to ask the SS reenactors for some of that Splinter A and B;)
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    they could have built a range easily at...

    they could have built a range easily at Baldonnel, when the site is a mile long. Most barracks had pistol ranges until they were done away with or repurposed as sheds. This stuff isn't hard to...
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    the problem is that all of the different European...

    the problem is that all of the different European militaries insist that their individual colours/shades are the best and most appropriate for their countryside/environment and then they up stakes...
  21. The Govt couldn't find the political will over...

    The Govt couldn't find the political will over thirty years to stop (a) the free transit of the IRA/INLA/dissidents across the Border (b) smuggling of cattle and pigs, especially when it meant...
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    @dev, the Don was dragged into the modern age as...

    @dev, the Don was dragged into the modern age as far as aviation regulation and legislation as a result of a couple of thorough reviews, some of which were driven by crashes. The legacy internal...
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    Suggestion: bring a bigger gun.

    Suggestion: bring a bigger gun.
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    After five minutes in the field, all uniforms,...

    After five minutes in the field, all uniforms, regardless of original colour scheme, end up covered in dust and dirt and look the same. Look at Afghanistan. Everything gets sand-coloured and faded in...
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    I agree with 252. It won't do anything better...

    I agree with 252. It won't do anything better than what is already widely available, is certainly less efficient and would simply increase already excessive costs. You want to do something useful for...
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