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    Poll: Tabloids this morning saying it was fine to...

    Tabloids this morning saying it was fine to Charter a Gulfstream to Extradite a criminal to the USA for the sale of Rhino Horns.
    And yet our 2 officers remain stuck in Africa...
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    The buildings behind the church have become very...

    The buildings behind the church have become very unloved of late. There was a time FORST had an office here, not sure if they still are, but I think once people move to better accom, their old...
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    Given that block 4 is still standing (braced)...

    Given that block 4 is still standing (braced) after a fire that destroyed all but its limestone walls, I doubt that. They were fine buildings in their time, and have only fallen into disrepair in the...
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    Isn't Block 8 the one where it is said grain was...

    Isn't Block 8 the one where it is said grain was stored, and rotted, from non use, during the Famine?
    All that is currently stored in Block 8, where will that end up? I thought the plan was to...
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    Don't grey ships get priority transiting Suez...

    Don't grey ships get priority transiting Suez also?
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    That's why you need a bigger aircraft capable of...

    That's why you need a bigger aircraft capable of bringing a group of people capable of expediting the safe delivery of these two officers from their current location to a safe aircraft for immediate...
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    In passenger configuration, the AW139 also...

    In passenger configuration, the AW139 also carries 12 passengers, plus crew. Three rows of seats 4 abreast. Not ideal for anyone other than someone with medium build, wearing shorts and T Shirt. (and...
  8. At least if they washout during flight school,...

    At least if they washout during flight school, they'll still make a good transport officer.
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    We need to go bigger. Merlin/NH90/S92 size,...

    We need to go bigger. Merlin/NH90/S92 size, though not necessarily those types (the NH90 is a particular disaster, hopefully the MTT will sort out all the teething problems with that design). Going...
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    One of the issues identified by Dh248 accident...

    One of the issues identified by Dh248 accident report was that though the heli was fitted with avionics capable of an ILS approach to waterford by autopilot, which would have put the aircraft in a...
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    Already...

    Already...
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I swear to god I started getting memes on that Clondalkin helicopter thing before it even hit the news <a...
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING - Investigation under way after side door of an EC 139 Irish Air Corps helicopter fell from 800ft and landed in a park in south...
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    Reports coming in that an Air Corps heli has lost...

    Reports coming in that an Air Corps heli has lost (another) door while in flight.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Investigation underway after door falls off Air Corps...
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    France just recently stopped using the Alouette...

    France just recently stopped using the Alouette III as an SAR aircraft working from their Aircraft carrier.
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    At the time the UK, France and the BENELUX navies...

    At the time the UK, France and the BENELUX navies were all using naval lynx, as were the Scandanavians, which were a joint project by Westland and Sud Aviation, The same SA who had provided us with...
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    He got elected on the joint platform of Health or...

    He got elected on the joint platform of Health or Defence. Either position is a poison chalice. By that definition i'd say the chances are quite likely. The only thing is, with him being local, he...
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    So there is something like carzone for aircraft...

    So there is something like carzone for aircraft in the US.
    I can get you a 1998 A321 with 66000hrs for just under €7m, now it is missing one engine, but otherwise roadworthy...
    A better option...
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    What the Taoiseach actually said in the dail last...

    What the Taoiseach actually said in the dail last week:


    https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/2020-05-14/2/
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    Poll: Well one that is still flyable is a lot better...

    Well one that is still flyable is a lot better than one that is destined to be used as a ground based training unit for fire & rescue or the ARW.
    I think though, that it might take five or six trips...
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    Do you think that naval aviation failed because...

    Do you think that naval aviation failed because of aircraft availability or a reluctance of air corps to take the aircraft to sea? Would, in hindsight, the lynx have been a better naval heli, given...
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    It's in lough derg now according to Ais.

    It's in lough derg now according to Ais.
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    I saw this post early this morning, and decided...

    I saw this post early this morning, and decided to sleep on it before I responded.
    25 years ago the Air Corps had a fleet of 15 helicopters that were carrying troops into remote border locations,...
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    Poll: Belgium has a nice A321, introduced in 2014. One...

    Belgium has a nice A321, introduced in 2014. One of it's first jobs was a trip to Mali. Belgium leased it from HIFLI.
    Ireland has a long history of aircraft leasing. Surely government could get a...
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    Excellent timing.

    Excellent timing.
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    The Irish County Class, had we got them, were not...

    The Irish County Class, had we got them, were not a bad little ship to start out with. A shame the 1927 conference never amounted to anything in the end, but if it had, these ships would have had to...
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