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Ards Movements April 2016
« on: April 05, 2016, 06:26:45 PM »
Thanks to NISPOT for the March round-up!

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Not a resounding start to a new month, I only have a couple of unids today!

A C172 went out around 14:45, didn't look like one of the club ones as it had a dark decal along the fuselage side ( perhaps a dragon, long and undulating ). 

Around 17:40 a Gazelle passed low through the zone but it was one of the shy ones with the Mode-S off...

Also P28A G-BTAM dep 11:15
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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 05:59:15 AM »
An unusual C172 to be sure smudge, it seems to have arrived at 13:19  ???

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 02:15:28 PM »
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AS50 F-GZEN will be in around 15:00.

Being a fair-weather spotter I'm not likely to go out in that rain to greet it :)

C172 G-TDRA airborne at 14:35, looks like it did arrive here earlier in the week.
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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 08:20:46 PM »
Blimey, should have stayed in Franceland by the looks of their weather!


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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 08:24:45 PM »
I take it that F-GZEN is in to cover the Circuit of Ireland Rally,or is there other heli`s coming in for that.?

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 08:38:40 PM »
Yes COI flying on Friday and Saturday.. It's not departing until Monday afternoon.

The weather in France was great virtually CAVOK and 15 degrees

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 04:24:29 PM »
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15:55 R44 G-CLII arr, dep 16:15

17:00 RV7 G-CFTT arr, haven't seen that one in months.

Took a wander down to EGAD today and watched F-GZEN being kitted-up for the job.  It has its blankies on ( and a cover for the TV ball on the nose ) to protect it from the nasty April hail-storms...
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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 06:11:12 PM »
Ah,but has it got a low voltage electric fence around it to keep Smudge from having a nosey. ;)

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2016, 09:33:26 AM »
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09:25 AS50 F-GZEN airborne

10:10 PA31 N642P dep heading SE.  Not unexpected as it had been out for a run-up on Wednesday.  Returned around 17:30, to / from Blackpool.
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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 11:41:26 AM »
G-UFCL landed at 930 this morning from BFS

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2016, 01:11:51 PM »
G-UFCL landed at 930 this morning from BFS

I wondered where it had gone!  Aldergrove to Ards would be a handy route, how much are seats?  :)

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09:15 CRUZ G-MUTT arr.  Dep 17:00.

10:20 RV7 G-CFTT dep.

15:30 R44 G-CLII arr.  Quick slurp and away 15:45.

Also noticed that the EXC Express lorry was back at F-GZEN around 15:30, presumably all the filming is done now.

19:20 Kitfox G-RSSF up for a flip.
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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2016, 09:53:28 AM »
Just the one to add to the smudge list for 09/04/2016

G-DMCI  Aerosport Ikarus C-42A FB100  (Arr 14:29/Dep 15:04)

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2016, 02:43:15 PM »
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Webcam seems to be stuck at 07:36 this morning.

AS55 G-VGML passed near the zone around 13:15 heading up to the north coast coastal.  Was that the one that TTF was expecting?  Headed back past Ards around 17:00, landed down south a bit and then headed across the channel.

13:35 A109 G-SCII arr, dep 15:45

14:25 R44 G-DORM arr, dep 15:45 as well

15:50 CRUZ G-MUTT arr, dep 18:50.  Someone should build it a kennel in Ards.

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2016, 01:14:59 PM »
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13:10 AS50 F-GZEN airborne.  Byeee!

Hope 'HWKS is catching some good photos ;)

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2016, 01:24:48 PM »

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15:30 R44 G-CLII arr.  Quick slurp and away 15:45.

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Seems to be based outside Mossley. It was parked up outside the house of the owner of DMG Helicopter Sales.

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2016, 10:09:47 AM »
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09:00 P28A G-AYPV arr.  A 1970 Cherokee 140D.  Dep 16:05

13:15  C182 G-ZBTL arr, dep 14:40.

16:30 RV6 G-KELL dep

A couple of phone-snaps of today's three visitors.  Credit to Small Smudge for pushing the button.


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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2016, 01:04:55 PM »
14/04/2016
G-KELL  Van's RV-6 inbound 12:32

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2016, 09:06:43 AM »
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09:05 PA27 G-CALL inbound from Ronaldsway

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2016, 08:18:20 PM »
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09:00 P28A G-AYPV arr.  A 1970 Cherokee 140D.  Dep 16:05

13:15  C182 G-ZBTL arr, dep 14:40.

16:30 RV6 G-KELL dep

A couple of phone-snaps of today's three visitors.  Credit to Small Smudge for pushing the button.




Well Done small Smudge-get them interested early-Interesting to see G-ANDP in a nice new colour,was red and yellow before.

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2016, 04:21:56 PM »
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12:50 Customary Sunday visit for A109 G-SCII.  Dep 15:45

16:15 PA27 G-CALL departing, had been parked since arrival on Friday
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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2016, 04:33:41 PM »
Cabri G2 due about 5

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2016, 04:40:11 PM »
Cabri G2 due about 5

Nice!  G-CHAG currently near Dumfries, would that one suffice?
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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2016, 04:51:13 PM »
It is indeed

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Re: Ards Movements April 2016
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2016, 06:17:26 PM »
A few pics from today:

G-CALL  Piper PA-23 Aztec 250F
G-JCUB  Piper PA-18-135 Super Cub (in main hangar)
G-CBTG  Ikarus C.42 FB UK Cyclone  (Arr 11:15/Dep 12:35)