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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish
    They still have not decided whether the new machine wil replace the squirrell or whether it will operate alongside it.
    this is the information on which i based my idea.....just a POSSIBLE idea

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    Your last post makes no sense.

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    what i meant to say was that when i read your thread i picked up (maby i was wrong) that the squirrel would be replaced (possibly) meaning it would be no longer in use by GASU. Then i just thought of a little idea for it IF it was no longer in use.

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    If they decide to get rid of the squirrel it'll be sold off, not given away.
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    Is it Department of Defence property or that of the Department of Justice?

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    It belongs to the Gardai, it's merely operated by the Air Corp.
    "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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    i wouldnt call operating the aircraft a "mere" task.....isnt it stationed, operated and maintained by the AC?....what do the guards do?...look out its windows/IR cameras(i even doubt that)??.......i hope they pay the AC handsomely for this facility...

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    The Garda heli has assisted in the prevention of many crimes, and assisted in the capture of many criminals since its introduction in 1997.
    The Dept of Justice, are quite happy with its service, otherwise they wouldnt have added a second heli to the fleet. Please reserve your flippant remarks for something you know something about.
    In the meantime, use the search function, read about things, build up your knowlege of matters relating to Police aviation in Ireland, the training of its crews,and the operation of its aircraft.

    All this information is already available here.

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    Question for ye do you think they will ever do what they planned and eventually all districts(i.e 1 for each of the provences and Dublin & 1 Apache for Limerick?) will have a garda chopper resource or or is that overkill.
    Jsut going on an older post.
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    Eventually. There was a time when only the Big towns had a patrol car, Nowdays every village station has access to one even when there are only 2 gardai stationed there. Mobility is everything, and the GS have realised you cant be everywhere at once. However the Heli does have the advantage of letting the potential criminal think you are watching him. The deterrant value of every heli is impossible to quantify. I would expect to see them being dispersed per Region, in line with the Garda command structure. Though the DMA and South would need to poach those from other regions, due to the Concentration of Population, and crime in those areas.
    I would rule out an apache for limerick though. There are already too many cowboys there, not safe for indians.

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    Ah shucks was hoping to see d'island get a shot up(Well more than usual).
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    Perhaps co locate with the coast guard heli's...both need 24 hr facilities..atc,fuel,fire services.

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    What about one of these for limerick?

    I appreciate that you're my employer, and an old man besides....

    But if you don't take your goddamn hands off me, I will cut you in half.

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    I never said it was a 'mere' task, I said they merely operated it - there's a difference.
    "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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    one of these would probably be the safer option....
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    ok FMolloy, im not an english teacher so il take your word for it. now will you moderate my msg??am i like a bad boy on this site? im not leaving....i only found this site and i love this stuff especially when its in relation to Irish aviation...... although id say you can ignore me.....i think we got off on the wrong foot...you caught me on a bad day lets say...

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    Delievery Date????

    Any dates on when this is actually to arrive?
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    The cops were in Germany some time in may when Eurocopter were handing their new overweight 135 to McAlpine. They hope to have it by the end of the year. Speaking of McAlpine tech support for the cops, one of their reps is leaving and their is some doubt about who will maintain the garda 135's in the future. strongest rumour is that the air corps will get it

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    Thumbs up Garda Air Force

    For all you aircraft buffs out there, I include profiles of the 3 Garda Aircraft.
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    Hi Panzer Joe,
    Should they now break away and form the "Aer Forsa an Gharda Siochana"? I think so.
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    GTTC,

    Any word on the new EC 135? Taking a long time to deliver? Is it the P2 version and does it have the Air Corps EC135 engine types?

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    Quick question...and a little off topic but

    Garda air support unit...are the pilots air corp or private or garda?

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    Hi there
    nip over to Frank Grealish's Irishairpics for all the answers. The engines are the same.The pilots are Air Corps.
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    Hi all,
    Spotted the new Garda 135 today at Oxford airport. It was being towed into McAlpines hanger. I'm afraid to say it had no rotors, no interior, or doors fitted. Anyone know what tail number she will get?
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    There are spare numbers in the sequence....
    Were 268 or 269 reserved?

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