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Newtownards / Re: EGAD March 2019
« Last post by smudge on Today at 01:49:37 PM »
21 March

C172 M-BONO
12:25 dep

P28R N129EW
13:44 dep

AP22 G-FBSS
13:56 arr
15:28 dep


Residents:
AP22 G-CWTD
C152 G-UFCN
C172 G-UFCE
C172 G-UFCI
EV97 G-CESV
RV7 G-CEID
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Belfast City Airport / EGAC 21 March 2019
« Last post by Alertbot on Today at 12:04:31 PM »
BE40 G-FXDM
a 11:41 FLJ55 from EGKB Biggin Hill
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Belfast International Airport / EGAA 21 March 2019
« Last post by Alertbot on Today at 09:21:26 AM »
TBM9 N910LA
a 08:25 from LFBT Tarbes
d 09:34 continuing on delivery to USA
First visit, c/n 1277

BE30 N627GB
Had arrived 20 March
d 09:21 to BIKF Keflavik

BE20 G-IASM   
Had arrived 19 March
d 10:56 BRO36 back to EGWU Northolt

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EGAL:
BE20 G-BGRE MBE01
a 09:29
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Historical Military Aircraft / Re: The slightly less well known
« Last post by Angry Turnip on Yesterday at 05:54:09 PM »
Grumman AF Guardian

The original design concept for what would become the Guardian,the XTB2F of 1944,was a twin-engine aircraft with a 3,600lb weapons load and a range of 3,700 miles,but it was considered to be too large for practical use from an Essex-class aircraft carrier,and was cancelled in 1945.

The XTB3F-1S carried a crew of two seated side-by-side and an armament of two 20 mm cannon and 4,000 lb of bombs,torpedoes and/or rockets,and made its first flight on 19 December 1945.Then on 24th Dec 1945,the Navy changed the role of the aircraft from torpedo-bomber to anti-submarine warfare.The required equipment could not be fitted into a single aircraft,so two variants would be produced, one as a hunter and another as a killer.

The hunter aircraft would not carry any armament,but instead two extra crew members and a ventral radome for APS-20 radar and ECM.This aircraft,the XTB3F-1S first flew in November 1948.The "killer" deleted the cannon of the torpedo bomber,but retained the bomb bay,added a third crewmember,a searchlight,and short-range radar,and as the XTB3F-2S first flew in January 1949.Powerplant was a single Pratt & Whitney R-2800-48W "Double Wasp" radial of 2,400 hp.

Redesignated as AF-2W and AF-2S,they entered fleet service on 27 September 1950 with three aircraft delivered to VS-24,with full service introduction shortly after with VS-25. A total of 193 AF-2S Guardians were built.In 1952,the AF-3S (hunter) was introduced,fitting a magnetic anomaly detector (MAD) for the detection of submerged submarines; 40 of this variant were built.The last Guardian was delivered to the Navy in March 1953,with a total of 389 built.

The Guardian saw service in the maritime patrol role during the Korean War,however it proved unpopular with pilots,underpowered and heavy on the controls;the aircraft suffered from a very high accident rate.Just after the Korean War ended,it began to be replaced by the Grumman S2F Tracker,the U.S. Navy first purpose-built ASW airplane to combine the hunter and killer roles in a single airframe.The Guardian remained in service with the US Naval Air Reserve until 1957.
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General Aviation Discussion / Re: Problem at IOM ?
« Last post by Angry Turnip on Yesterday at 05:27:22 PM »
That would do it,thank you very much for the info.
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General Aviation Discussion / Re: Problem at IOM ?
« Last post by acw347 on Yesterday at 05:20:15 PM »
Looks like fog
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General Aviation Discussion / Problem at IOM ?
« Last post by Angry Turnip on Yesterday at 05:12:39 PM »
May be some problem at IOM,judging by FR24,Loganair Saab 2000 G-LGNP has been orbiting SE of the island for a while now.Also a Sobart ATR42 orbiting at 4000ft.
Any ideas folks?

https://www.flightradar24.com/CFE21E/1fde61f8

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Belfast International Airport / EGAA 20 March 2019
« Last post by Alertbot on Yesterday at 03:20:19 PM »
BE30 N627GB
a 15:05 from LFML Marseille
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Belfast City Airport / EGAC 20 March 2019
« Last post by Alertbot on Yesterday at 03:18:54 PM »
BE20 G-FLYW PYN01
a 11:27 from EGFE Haverfordwest
d 13:00 to EGPH Edinburgh

PC12 M-GETS
Had arrived 19 March
d 15:09
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Newtownards / Re: EGAD March 2019
« Last post by smudge on Yesterday at 11:41:18 AM »
20 March

P28R N129EW
11:31 arr
Covers on, presumably staying overnight

C172 M-BONO still in


Residents:
C152 G-UFCN
C172 G-UFCE
C172 G-UFCI
D6CR G-AWSN as SCRABO61
EFOX G-CIML
EV97 G-CESV
JAB4 G-CCEL
R22 G-LHCB
Thruster G-CGFZ

Still in the black hangar are:
COY2 G-SHUC


PA22 G-ARFD
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