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  1. The idea of a unit in each large town may not be...

    The idea of a unit in each large town may not be a runner, but there should still be a physical presence of some sort. Otherwise you limit your recruit pool to the area in the vicinitynof your...
  2. Ah, that changes it a bit, you want to utilise...

    Ah, that changes it a bit, you want to utilise "skilled" reservists, who may already have had training on type. I know many years back I was offered casual work changing seat pitch on certain...
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    The usefulness of the AOR as a force multiplier...

    The usefulness of the AOR as a force multiplier should not be under-estimated. Another asset we lack on these shores, unfortunately.
  4. There is no issues with Naval vessel paint. The...

    There is no issues with Naval vessel paint. The reserve is not the army corps of skivvies. As former Air Corps, would you be happy letting a reservist do maintenance on a Casa? If not, why would you...
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    If the rest of the public sector can manage it,...

    If the rest of the public sector can manage it, why not the DF?
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    RAN just took delivery of their newest vessel, to...

    RAN just took delivery of their newest vessel, to be named HMAS Supply.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">New <a...
  7. I have recently come to the conclusion that the...

    I have recently come to the conclusion that the local centres need to be brought back. Not necessarily as a full parade room, but at least a manned office of some sort.
    My opinion is that...
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    Some people have settings to avoid views by those...

    Some people have settings to avoid views by those without profile pictures etc.
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    Very Naval looking....

    Very Naval looking.
    https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/products-and-solutions/military-helicopters/nh90/NH90-Spain.jpg?wid=1920&fit=fit,1&qlt=85,0
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    Now do fixed wing.

    Now do fixed wing.
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    I'm sure the next time they go for a repaint a...

    I'm sure the next time they go for a repaint a new colour scheme can be applied without breaking the bank.
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    It would be nice if all our fixed wing were the...

    It would be nice if all our fixed wing were the same colour(s). No reason why they couldn't be.
    Someone (who isn't colourblind) should use their photoshop skilz to show us what that would look...
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    PC12-NG continues to earn it's keep in Irish...

    PC12-NG continues to earn it's keep in Irish service.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On the ramp at Carrickfinn Airport after unloading COVID-19 vaccinations. 104 Squadron...
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    Oddly enough, Tony Kearns.

    Oddly enough, Tony Kearns.
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    Not much has changed. The P50s arrived without...

    Not much has changed. The P50s arrived without armament, 2nd hand 76mm were delivered shortly after. They were in service for many years before the 20mm was added.(Again, 2nd hand).
    From Staffing,...
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    Tony (A.P) Kearns

    I learnt today of the passing of one of our own.
    A sad loss to the Irish aviation community, and those of us who frequent sites like this one. He was an active member here, guaranteed to provide an...
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This day 42 years ago – 8 January 1979 – 50 people were killed when the oil tanker Betelguese caught fire and exploded on Whiddy Island, Co...
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    Could the delayed introduction of 2 new types...

    Could the delayed introduction of 2 new types onto frontline service have contributed to this?
    The F35 is arriving in very small quantities, only 20 of the 138 ordered delivered by December just...
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    Yeah, the DoD created a new Assistant Principal...

    Yeah, the DoD created a new Assistant Principal post in their office to do the same thing. How's that working out?
    It makes so much sense to coordinate recruitment and training into one command...
  20. Rest in Peace.

    Rest in Peace.
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    Who would have thought waterproof garment being...

    Who would have thought waterproof garment being waterproof was actually a requirement.
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    Weston is a short hop away from the don. Civvy...

    Weston is a short hop away from the don. Civvy contractor does EFT out of weston. SORTED.
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    9500 for a 2 brigade Army, Air Corps and Naval...

    9500 for a 2 brigade Army, Air Corps and Naval service you mean. With a NS establishment that remained unchanged in spite of the fleet being increased from 7 to 9 ships? You MUST increase the...
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    EFT on a side by side piston prop is a lot more...

    EFT on a side by side piston prop is a lot more practical than in a tandem armed TP, don't you think.
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    I'm no pilot but I have been told it's like going...

    I'm no pilot but I have been told it's like going from a motorcycle to a quad. The instincts you have developed on 2 wheels work against you on 4. The question begs though, is FW screening any...
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