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Ards Movements December 2015
« on: December 01, 2015, 07:01:05 PM »
I refuse to believe that it is December already, but thanks as ever to NISPOT for the monthly summary and mattyni for the frequent  heads-ups.  Head-ups?  Heads-up.

Here's a movement I missed earlier in the year, but which would explain occasional small crowds that appeared on the webcam...

http://www.larnetimes.co.uk/news/larne-news/islandmagee-rocket-man-aims-to-smash-land-speed-record-1-6917791

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“The bike is designed to travel at speeds of up to 250mph, but we think it is capable of reaching 280mph,” he told the Times.

“We have been carrying out tests at Newtownards airfield and are pleased with the results. The bike is basically finished and we are just tweaking it at the moment.”

Apparently they were aiming to head to Bonneville in late September.  Haven't been able to find anything subsequently.

Also have a website:

http://projectvelocity-bonneville.com/

that doesn't provide any further updates.




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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 02:23:44 PM »
2nd

14:20 red AS50 inbound, probably N330MG

14:35 another Ecureuil, more like an AS55 from a distance.  Dark gunmetal or black.  Dep 15:00 to NE.  Edit: G-PDGT, also in earlier 11:23 dep 12:25.
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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 12:33:04 PM »
N916AD due at 130

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 12:41:09 PM »
Is it N926AD? As its appearing on FR24 heading this way?

http://www.flightradar24.com/N926AD/828096f

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 12:50:17 PM »
N926AD, twitchy fingers

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 12:57:44 PM »
On FR24 over iom, maybe 15mins

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 01:05:42 PM »
Should be on the ground at Ards soon.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 01:26:47 PM »
I'll have to make-do with the webcam today :( 

Rain is bonkers, Smudge Family are staying close to the fire.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 07:50:47 PM »
Latest weather forecast says a load more rain to come tomorrow,coming in from the west 30-50mm on top of what has already fallen.
I was out in works van today around Dungannon/Coalisland area,many fields are totally flooded. :(

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2015, 09:08:01 AM »
Re: N509MV

Now that it has departed...

The lion decal aft of the cockpit is the logo of Unity Resources Group.  DO Systems Ltd also in the mix. I'm sure you can do some Googling. 

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2015, 10:16:45 AM »
4th

10:00 PA46 N926AD dep heading SE

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2015, 12:56:40 PM »
6th

10:45 R44 G-ONEP arr.  Dep 11:20.  Back 12:30 dep 12:40.  Busy!

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2015, 03:36:44 PM »
8th

13:35 R44 G-PIXL arr from England.  Dep 15:20.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2015, 04:01:46 PM »
GPIXL is doing some filming along the Giants Causeway and dusk/night shots of Belfast.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2015, 04:02:42 PM »
Cheers!  Appropriate reg.

Up around the Causeway at 16:15

Back at Ards 17:15
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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2015, 10:49:08 AM »
9th

10:00 R44 G-PIXL dep heading homewards

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2015, 07:08:02 PM »
Thinking of derelict aircraft, has anyone noticed G-TOPO down by the Woodgate hangar recently?  I haven't been down the Comber Road in a while; not much reason to head that direction* ;)


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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2015, 12:20:08 AM »
Thinking of derelict aircraft, has anyone noticed G-TOPO down by the Woodgate hangar recently?  I haven't been down the Comber Road in a while; not much reason to head that direction* ;)


* localised joke

It had been sitting outside most of the summer,apparently for sale.

COA expired Jan 2015

I haven`t seen it for a few months,so perhaps it`s moved indoors or it`s gone. :-\
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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2015, 01:02:29 PM »
Found G-TOPO tucked in at the back of the Woodgate maintenance hangar

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2015, 06:58:07 PM »
16/12/2015
G-CEXL  Aerosport Ikarus C42 FB80  (Arr 12:23)

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2015, 08:05:45 PM »
Found G-TOPO tucked in at the back of the Woodgate maintenance hangar

Did you make an offer for it?  ;)

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2015, 09:46:35 AM »
Did you make an offer for it?  ;)

Nah I only had an old receipt and a piece of string in my pocket, which seemed over-the-odds ;)

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13:15 AS55 G-BPRJ arr and parked-up.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2015, 05:24:21 PM »
21st

12:30 AS55 G-BPRJ emerged from its slumber and departed

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2015, 06:38:26 PM »
Off to do shuttle runs to/from Tory Island

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Re: Ards Movements December 2015
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2015, 03:40:44 PM »
Think I heard a gazelle fly over ards there now anyone confirm? ? Sounded low