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  • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
    And they are part of the Heavy Airlift Wing. They also use the PC9 as well as the PC6 (predecessor of the PC12 single engine utility aircraft), have a dozen assorted helis and a biz jet. What did they see that we didn't?
    The DOD chequebook...

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    • If this doesn't show that we need a dedicated transport aircraft/long range aircraft I dont know what will this aircorps PC12 hex :4CA41C

      Took off from casement aerodrome on a Saturday(27th) at 6am and went to Zagreb refueled. https://i.imgur.com/sVUuOxE.png (side note the air-corps Learjet was just in Zagreb a 12 hours earlier and im not sure it has left yet, not sure if related https://i.imgur.com/fjRiLim.png)

      After refueling made its way to Ankara, Turkey and refueled yet again https://i.imgur.com/xqXSGGJ.png

      Then finally made its destination at Antakya airport , Turkey near the syrian border https://i.imgur.com/nG489LD.jpeg (picture of it taking off today the 28th jan)

      So all in all a 2 stop flight to get to its destination a time of near 9 hours flight time not including ground stops along the way, Imagine just what 1 c130 could do for flights like this turning a 2 day long flight back and forth into 1.

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      • Originally posted by Quinn View Post
        If this doesn't show that we need a dedicated transport aircraft/long range aircraft I dont know what will this aircorps PC12 hex :4CA41C

        Took off from casement aerodrome on a Saturday(27th) at 6am and went to Zagreb refueled. https://i.imgur.com/sVUuOxE.png (side note the air-corps Learjet was just in Zagreb a 12 hours earlier and im not sure it has left yet, not sure if related https://i.imgur.com/fjRiLim.png)

        After refueling made its way to Ankara, Turkey and refueled yet again https://i.imgur.com/xqXSGGJ.png

        Then finally made its destination at Antakya airport , Turkey near the syrian border https://i.imgur.com/nG489LD.jpeg (picture of it taking off today the 28th jan)

        So all in all a 2 stop flight to get to its destination a time of near 9 hours flight time not including ground stops along the way, Imagine just what 1 c130 could do for flights like this turning a 2 day long flight back and forth into 1.
        I believe that was a MATS trip by the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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        • Yeah it seems it was, was doing that flight and the learjet track over and over in my head thinking what was all that about it driving my self mad thanks for pointing me the right direction. More info here from the the Turkish MFA about it http://www.mfa.gov.tr/no_-37_-irland...reti-hk.en.mfa

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          • https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crim...77397?mode=amp

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            • Nothing new there. I saw one of those fly-on-the -wall documentaries on the cops in the UK dealing with emigration offences and they liaise with the Polish Air Force to shift a Casa load every week. Every week, just of Poles. How's that for maintaining currency?

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              • Good article in the RACO "Signal" magazine (Winter 2020 issue) here on this subject:
                https://en.calameo.com/read/0061942696613bd9e1467
                "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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                • Here we go again...
                  https://www.thestory.ie/2021/02/23/d...ion-in-africa/

                  Ken playing a blinder here.
                  German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                  German 2: Private? I am a general!
                  German 1: That is the bad news.

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                  • When you see the news of what happened to the Italian ambassador and his his two companions in Goma, it shows the seriousness of the situation in that area. Thankfully the two officers were able to be repatriated safely however this does highlight that we place people in danger without the will and/or ability to extract them in emergencies. One can only hope that this latest development will be studied at the highest level and long range transport aircraft will be acquired before the next emergency arises. Also one would hope that instructions will be put in place that Irish personnel abroad must be repatriated at soon as is necessary.

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                    • The thing that is most unsettling is the "we know what's best" attitude on display by some in the DoD.
                      The circles they went to get a civvy contractor (only 2 months later, when the DF got seats on a scheduled flight for those being repatriated, to abandon same) instead of starting the process to clear the Lear to do the trip.
                      Why couldn't they get the two observers on the scheduled flight?
                      German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                      German 2: Private? I am a general!
                      German 1: That is the bad news.

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                      • Plenty becoming available across the sea
                        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-grounded.html

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                        • Originally posted by apc View Post
                          Plenty becoming available across the sea
                          https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-grounded.html
                          But we have nowhere to park them.....
                          I'm wondering what costly upgrades were required to keep them in service until 2035. The negativity around the A400 is questionable. Interesting how the official document mentions refers to them as C130J and A400 instead of the official RAF titles of C4 & C5 for Herk J and Atlas C1 for the A400.
                          I recon the "Military source" quoted was someone on ARRSE.
                          German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                          German 2: Private? I am a general!
                          German 1: That is the bad news.

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                          • It is the Mail. Even Wiki banned using it as a reference.
                            'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
                            'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
                            Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
                            He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
                            http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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                            • Originally posted by Flamingo View Post
                              It is the Mail. Even Wiki banned using it as a reference.
                              Reading between the lines I think the Daily Fail is insinuating Airbus = EU = Spawn of the Devil.
                              It was the year of fire...the year of destruction...the year we took back what was ours.
                              It was the year of rebirth...the year of great sadness...the year of pain...and the year of joy.
                              It was a new age...It was the end of history.
                              It was the year everything changed.

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                              • Any chance the RAF would give us the C130J they are getting rid of on Tuesday? All have at least another 15 years left in them.
                                German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                                German 2: Private? I am a general!
                                German 1: That is the bad news.

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