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    Air Corps helicopter fire fighting

    Read on the phone that the air corps are involved in the gorse fire fighting. Are they using buckets or just ferrying people? Anyone any pics?

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    See thread - 'Major Forest & Bog Fires, Army Call Out?'

    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com...346#post334346

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    Seen it on the news. Looks very impressive. Well done all.

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    Air Corps helicopter called in to assist with Killarney fire



    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/envir...fire-1.2172023

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    Footage from yesterday - glad to see the fire is out now:


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    Excellent skills there by pilots who don't do that type of flying for a living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    Excellent skills there by pilots who don't do that type of flying for a living.
    Fantastic flying there ok, very proud of our Military and the work they do at home and overseas.

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    So can anyone confirm if an AC heli assisted here?

    http://www.thejournal.ie/gorse-fire-...70281-Jun2015/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meatbomb View Post
    So can anyone confirm if an AC heli assisted here?

    http://www.thejournal.ie/gorse-fire-...70281-Jun2015/
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    The local authority requested an IAC helicopter for a firefighting sortie but I was informed it didn't show up.
    No mention of it here and usually Rhodes is pretty good at highlighting these sort of stories. Just wondering what the story is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meatbomb View Post
    The local authority requested an IAC helicopter for a firefighting sortie but I was informed it didn't show up.
    No mention of it here and usually Rhodes is pretty good at highlighting these sort of stories. Just wondering what the story is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meatbomb View Post
    The local authority requested an IAC helicopter for a firefighting sortie but I was informed it didn't show up.
    No mention of it here and usually Rhodes is pretty good at highlighting these sort of stories. Just wondering what the story is.
    So when did the IAC commit to providing an aircraft on standby for firefighting duties?

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    http://www.military.ie/air-corps/org...the-air-corps/

    ATCA is a secondary role of the DF. They received a request and what I've been told is they could not supply an aircraft.
    I am just trying to figure out if that's true, or was the above news story factual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meatbomb View Post
    http://www.military.ie/air-corps/org...the-air-corps/

    ATCA is a secondary role of the DF. They received a request and what I've been told is they could not supply an aircraft.
    I am just trying to figure out if that's true, or was the above news story factual.
    What possible reason could the bastion of journalistic integrity that is the Journal have to lie about it? You can see what looks like a whirlybird in one of the DFBs photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    What possible reason could the bastion of journalistic integrity that is the Journal have to lie about it? You can see what looks like a whirlybird in one of the DFBs photos.
    Services on scene said that no aircraft could be supplied. There is no pictures or DF publicity.

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    Seriously man, you need to get a life or go into therapy ..... Survivors of Magdalene laundries have more time for nuns then you have for the AC .... Give it a rest MB ! It's not good for you ....

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    Glasshouses... stones...etc.

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    A bit harsh on the poor honkey, I don't slag off the IRCG .... They are the first people I'd call if I was drowning!

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    Give Irish Helicopters a shout. plenty of load-lifting experience...

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    Do they still exist?

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    they appear to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    they appear to...
    One of their few experienced sling loader / Bambi bucket pilots is now flying oil and gas North Sea.

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    I wonder did Coillte every award this tender?

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/docmgm...96&DVID=134723

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    The Air Corps had was back firefighting in the north again during the week in the Mourne mountains area.


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    So does the AC/Government need to talk with the UK everytime there's an overflight or could some sort of "standing arrangement" be made?

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