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  1. No shortage of ex AC who would go into an Air...

    No shortage of ex AC who would go into an Air Corps Reserve and no shortage of aircraft mechs in general, who would join a Reserve, if they thought it would keep them current and expand their...
  2. Generate an Air Corps reserve. There are plenty...

    Generate an Air Corps reserve. There are plenty of tasks that could be achieved with an aviation-oriented Reserve unit.
    Man one of the inactive NS ships with a 50% NSR crew, if you need to generate...
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    An awful lot of the repaint cost is in the...

    An awful lot of the repaint cost is in the preparation such as the protection of transparencies, the stripping of old paints and decals and the sheer amount of hands-on manhours involved in sanding...
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    An A320 repaint. I might have mentioned it.

    An A320 repaint. I might have mentioned it.
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    I asked him about McCarrons book and he was a tad...

    I asked him about McCarrons book and he was a tad impolite about the inaccuracies. He had good time for Paddy Cummins but the needle went to twelve about Mr.Horgan. He was also amusing about the...
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    My good friend and neighbour is his nephew. The...

    My good friend and neighbour is his nephew. The Air Corps attended the funeral.
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    The advantage of painting them a darker grey is...

    The advantage of painting them a darker grey is that they would be more visible. Right now,PC-9s are very hard to see against a cloudy background. You can hear them from miles away but they are very...
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    Just his own name. An encyclopedia about the...

    Just his own name. An encyclopedia about the historical Air Corps, he could be very short with anyone who got the facts wrong or tried touting inadequate or incorrect facts about things like dates of...
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    I only just heard from a family member and posted...

    I only just heard from a family member and posted it in thew AC page. RIP.
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    Tony Kearns has passed away.

    Tony Kearns has passed away, after a short illness, on Saturday last . A gent and a fount of knowledge on all things Air Corps and the Emergency years in Ireland, especially the RAF and Luftwaffe...
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    That's the thing;there was always a spare...

    That's the thing;there was always a spare aircraft around for a pilot to keep his or her hours up, even a jet provost or a J31 or something rotary. These days,a pilot would have a to mortgage a...
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    the RAF pilot stream appears to be in some...

    the RAF pilot stream appears to be in some difficulty, with a backlog of accepted candidates waiting for training slots and units short of qualified crews so the entire system is in disarray. This is...
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    Every potential pilot has to be screened and...

    Every potential pilot has to be screened and that's what initial fixed wing training is about. It also includes instrument flight training, which is the same regardless of FW or RW. Remember,it's the...
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    I heartily agree. I've flown over water many...

    I heartily agree. I've flown over water many times and the prospect of ditching in the Irish Sea or the Atlantic is not to be taken lightly. Any time I fly over water, we go through the emergency...
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    I had a instructor who worked for one of the...

    I had a instructor who worked for one of the screening companies, flying the T-67-M200, which didn't last long in US service. For American candidates, the system was very regimented and a lot of the...
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    Some cadets were kept on and retreaded as ATC...

    Some cadets were kept on and retreaded as ATC candidates;others went straight to the Army. It wasn't about getting the message, it was about utility. A failed cadet was effectively a fish out of...
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    Yes and no.Some of the "real soldiers" who are...

    Yes and no.Some of the "real soldiers" who are transferred in detest the place and can't wait to get out and make their feelings plain and others fit right in and make a good and valid contribution...
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    You'd wonder why pilot and tech retention is so...

    You'd wonder why pilot and tech retention is so bad, when the aviation industry is operating at a shadow of it's former self and will take months to reinvigorate itself. Pay for all grades and ranks...
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    I managed to avoid being sent there,for a turbine...

    I managed to avoid being sent there,for a turbine job but friends have spent many years there on the oil rigs and in helicopter operations and the Western concept of preventative maintenance is,...
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    they revived some of the Alpha jets recently for...

    they revived some of the Alpha jets recently for air strikes on the Boko Haram up North.....the rest are only fit for scrap. Nigerian military are not known for their attention to decent maintenance.
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    SOFEMA still have our old ones.

    SOFEMA still have our old ones.
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    Poll: well, look at what the neighbours are using for...

    well, look at what the neighbours are using for EAS. It's all 135/145 variants, because of the need to operate in quite confined spaces. Would you risk it with a 139?
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    Poll: A similar turboprop to a PC-12 is housed in a...

    A similar turboprop to a PC-12 is housed in a hangar not a million miles from Dublin Airport and said hangar and hardstanding was built in a matter of days. You can do it quickly, if you want to. It...
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    Poll: two or three "consular" flights mentioned on the...

    two or three "consular" flights mentioned on the News at 6.
  25. This appears to be a swearing-in ceremony, maybe...

    This appears to be a swearing-in ceremony, maybe that's why.
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