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    Its OK, Customs and the SFPA will still be available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetjock View Post
    Looks like Sept 15th is a good day for illegal fishing and/or smuggling etc.
    Why?

    They are likely to be involved for all of 30-45 mins and then if they climb to altitude they can start working or return to the don for a top up and start a mission.

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    The only thing that video would have benefited from more than new music was some missile launches.
    "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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    Just like every other day. they can't be everywhere at once;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetjock View Post
    Looks like Sept 15th is a good day for illegal fishing and/or smuggling etc.
    AFAIK only one CASA will take part in FlightFest, unless things have changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    AFAIK only one CASA will take part in FlightFest, unless things have changed.
    why are they bothering with the formation flying so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    why are they bothering with the formation flying so?
    Not 100% sure but they might send both CASA's if they are available.
    A CASA was formation flying with the PC-9's today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Not 100% sure but they might send both CASA's if they are available.
    A CASA was formation flying with the PC-9's today.
    I'd say that's what the plan is - provided one of them isn't tasked with another operation, they'll send both. In the meantime, they keep the would be smugglers guessing

    Got a quick glimpse of the 4x PC-9's forming up with the CASA earlier - nice flying.

    Pair of 172's were also busy doing circuits overhead too.

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    Hope they have a few more flights and get quite a bit closer if it's a two-ship, that's not impressive flying for pilots who've done formation flying in their training.

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    @tempest, given that practising formation flying in a Casa would be as rare as hen's teeth, they're allowed to be sloppy initially.That kind of flying gets very rusty very quickly unless you do it often.....
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    Ireland's Search and Rescue on RTE 1 at 8.30pm tonight will be on a Maritime Patrol with the Air Corps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Ireland's Search and Rescue on RTE 1 at 8.30pm tonight will be on a Maritime Patrol with the Air Corps.
    Or as the Indo TV guide put it , The Irish Aircorps
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Or as the Indo TV guide put it , The Irish Aircorps
    Copy and paste from RTE.

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    Meet the hi-tech crews who keep our seas safe from drug dealers, illegal fishermen and smugglers

    http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish...o-keep-4306036

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    " run twice-daily patrols out across our economic zone in the Atlantic and the Celtic sea."

    "one of around 300 maritime patrols each year."

    A well timed article. But, which is it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helihead View Post
    " run twice-daily patrols out across our economic zone in the Atlantic and the Celtic sea."

    "one of around 300 maritime patrols each year."

    A well timed article. But, which is it ?
    Both.
    2 aircraft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmit View Post
    Both.
    2 aircraft.
    I know there are 2 Casa`s. Is it 300 patrols per aircraft or 300 patrols in total each year ?

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    CASA total (ie both aircraft) operational hours 2013

    Air ambulance 94 hrs
    ATCA 9 hrs
    SAR 71 hrs
    Martime Patrol 1466 hrs
    MATS 11 hrs

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    Time to start reporting them in terms of best or busiest year EVER for Maritime or Squadron ops if you know what I mean.

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    An Air Corps Casa was sent today to find and make contact with a yacht 483km off the west coast.

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/1022/654207-erkan-gursoy/

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    A very nice looking Portuguese Air Force C-295M in Baldonnel.

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    Test drive perhaps?
    Time for another break I think......

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    Interesting looking schnoz - is that a MAD on the side of the port fuselage?

    Looks like it has provision for missile warning too.

    Also worth bearing in mind that the Portugese operate P3C's in addition to the 295's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pym View Post
    Interesting looking schnoz - is that a MAD on the side of the port fuselage?
    I'd heard that it was Synthetic Aperture Radar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pym View Post
    Interesting looking schnoz - is that a MAD on the side of the port fuselage?
    Its a SLAR, Side Looking Airborne radar. Normally used for Pollution detection.

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