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    Was asked in a boozer a few questions bout the Air Corps, to which i tried to answer to the best of my knowledge, but heres one that the jury is out on!

    Can anyone provide me with the highest maximum altitude of the Aer Corp helicopters please?

    and any other strange or startling facts!

    much love,
    WilcoOut
    Last edited by WilcoOut; 26 November 2008, 14:17.

  • #2
    These are the only figures I could get for the various helicopters in the IRISH AIR CORPS[note spelling ]

    AW139 -5931 meters
    EC135-3045meters
    Dauphine-5865meters
    Gazelle-5000meters
    AIII -3200meters
    Puma-4800meters
    S-61-3787meters

    These figures are only to give you a general idea, as different engins and different max take off weights will affect proformance.
    "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
    Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
    Illegitimi non carborundum

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    • #3
      All of that information can be found on military.ie HERE

      Choose your craft, and then you are looking for "service ceiling".
      Support the Search Function.

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      • #4
        20,000 Feet
        Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
        Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
        The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
        The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
        The best lack all conviction, while the worst
        Are full of passionate intensity.

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        • #5
          One little aside, if the aircraft are not equipped to carry crew oxygen they will NEVER exceed an altitude of 10,000 feet.

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          • #6
            thanks for that boys!! much appreciated

            any weird or wonderful stories or facts on any of them?

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            • #7
              Yes

              In the Garda Helicopter

              it is illegal to blow bubbles and inhale helium






              NB- the bubbles refered to is NOT the Simian that was alleged to have been blown by
              a multi coloured singer
              Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
              Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
              The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
              The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
              The best lack all conviction, while the worst
              Are full of passionate intensity.

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              • #8
                sorry hedgehog, ya lost me!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
                  Yes

                  In the Garda Helicopter

                  it is illegal to blow bubbles and inhale helium

                  Hedge.

                  Is that since they transported President Bubba Clinton and his young intern, He claimed he never inhaled and she kept her mouth shut after they landed.

                  "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."


                  Marcus Aurelius Roman Emperor (161 to 180 A.D.)

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                  • #10
                    You aren't allowed eat in the Garda Heli either.....


                    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                    • #11
                      Not even doughnuts.
                      Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.sigpic

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, your eyes might "glaze" over and not be able to read the reg on the Honda Civic on the camera screen
                        regards
                        GttC

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                        • #13
                          and your not allowed to put the blue light on top
                          while in flight...........
                          you might lose the digits on your handies

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                          • #14
                            The belly-mounted loudhailer is equipped to translate human speak into gardaspeak; "Have ye no light on yer bike?". There is also a super-secret people sniffer which detects the presence of soap, hence the helicopter targets skangers, winos, students, lorry drivers and the odd culchie or two.
                            regards
                            GttC

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