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    I was in Bray this afternoon and upon hearing a loud roaring noise overhead looked into the sky. I observed five small jet fighter type thingies flying in a V formation with a larger Hercules type thingie in the middle.They were flying north and low.
    Later on the five fighter thingies flew by without their big friend.

    Anyone know what and why?
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  • #2
    Well I suppose our secret Air Force we've been hiding on Lambay island had to be discovered eventually...

    Ahem..

    You're pretty sure the large aircraft was a Hercules, you saw the 4 Turboprops? I'd suggest it might be an RAF Hercules with either Hawks or Harriers. Although the RAF dont use the Hercules as a tanker anymore, the last time I checked

    As to what they were doing? No idea. Wasnt something similar to this reported a few years ago?

    Could you give us an approximate altitude?

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    • #3
      Salthill airshow is Sunday...
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      With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

      Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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      • #4
        Ah yes..that. We were invaded by Luxembourg last week, only nobody noticed, and the DF didn't react, it being 12.30pm and the Messes were chocka, so the Luxies took a huff and went home.
        regards
        GttC

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        • #5
          Hi Joshua,

          The formation you saw was 6 PC-9's and a CASA doing a photo shoot & flying training.


          Regards,

          Frank.
          IrishAirPics.com - Your source for thousands of Irish Aviation Photographs
          http://www.irishairpics.com

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          • #6
            In fairness,at first glance,the Flir on the chin of a Casa does make it resemble a Hercules...at first glance...
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            Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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            • #7
              You hardly expected accurate reporting from anyone who described aircraft as "small jet fighter type thingies"
              I don't believe in love - just friendship + sex

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              • #8
                Should've gone to specsavers.
                To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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                • #9
                  Thank you Frank.
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                  • #10
                    Saw them myself

                    Nice bit of formation flying, I saw them fly over 3 times on my way to the bank

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Earhart
                      You hardly expected accurate reporting from anyone who described aircraft as "small jet fighter type thingies"
                      Oh for us all to as 'in the know'........
                      "Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied."

                      Otto Von Bismark

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                      • #12
                        It was 6 PC-9s and a CASA as frank says they flew from the SW of Bray, out over the seafront turned North and then turned South, flying the length of the seafront and on towards Greystones. They then the exactly the same circuit of Bray as described.

                        They were flying at less than 206 metres as they were hidden by Bray Head and very fast.

                        More likely to do with - http://www.brayairshow.com/ than Salthill

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                        • #13
                          saw 3 PC-9's flying over my house in Kilkenny on tuesday 2 weeks ago. Don't know what they were doing in Kilkenny though
                          What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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                          • #14
                            Being the Irish Air Corps,you are likely to see them anywhere in ireland. Don't take it as an insult.


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

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                            • #15
                              Hi all
                              they must be "strafing" a Course in the Glen lately, as I live a few miles from the Glen and there have been PC-9s making low runs all week.
                              regards
                              GttC

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