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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #50 on: May 25, 2016, 08:37:39 PM »
I haven`t seen that beastie out flying at Ards for ages-I thought it might have been sold on.

After a quick check on G-INFO,same owner since 1985 and he is a local.
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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #51 on: May 27, 2016, 03:31:09 PM »
2016-05-27

15:20 C172 M-BONO arr
17:55 VEZE G-KENZ arr
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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #52 on: May 28, 2016, 08:22:00 AM »
2016-05-28

A pair of pheasants on apron early this morning but I think they're residents...

08:05 R44 G-JKAY arr from SW.  Dep 08:25, then again 13:05 / 13:20.

16:00 WT9 G-CFYS arr along with a flex-wing
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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2016, 09:35:45 AM »
G-CFYS was actually the vanguard for a squadron of microlights that arrived on Saturday evening.

Quick pano from Sunrise this morning:



Over to our man NISPOT for the letters on the wings.

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2016, 09:46:27 AM »
Getting ready to head down for my trial flight :)

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2016, 09:54:04 AM »
2016-05-28

A pair of pheasants on apron early this morning but I think they're residents...

08:05 R44 G-JKAY arr from SW.  Dep 08:25, then again 13:05 / 13:20.

Bimbled down to Aughrim

16:00 WT9 G-CFYS arr along with a flex-wing

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #56 on: May 29, 2016, 10:31:27 AM »
29/05/2016
G-SHED PA-28-181 due in around 1 pm

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #57 on: May 29, 2016, 11:04:42 AM »
I haven't seen one of these up-close before. 



Looks a bit like a downscaled Firefly.
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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #58 on: May 29, 2016, 11:42:43 AM »
29/05/2016 - Log from a quick visit this morning

Visitors parked on the grass (all arrived yesterday):
G-CFXX  P and M Avation QuikR
G-CFYS  Dyanamic WT9 UK
G-MYTY/63  Streak Shadow Series M (Modified)
G-CEZF  EV-97 TeamEurostar UK
G-CFLL  Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar
G-GTRX  P and M Avation Quik GTR

Plus visiting M-BONO  Cessna 172N Skyhawk on the Main Apron

A few items of interest in Main Hangar:
G-AWYL  Robin CEA DR.253B Regent (D253)
G-BPHO  Taylorcraft BC.12D Twosome (with wings off)
G-STRG  Cyclone AX2000  (New Resident, Arrived 28/05/2016)
WG469/72  D.H.C. 1 Chipmunk 22 T10
XX550/Z Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 (G-CBBL)
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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #59 on: May 29, 2016, 12:03:14 PM »
G-CFYS was actually the vanguard for a squadron of microlights that arrived on Saturday evening.

Quick pano from Sunrise this morning:



Over to our man NISPOT for the letters on the wings.

From left to right: G-CFXX, G-CFYS, G-MYTY, G-CEZF, G-CFLL, G-GTRX

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2016, 12:23:57 PM »
Busy morning

ZEPH EI-EGV arr 11:20 dep 13:50

D150 G-AYUT arr ? dep 12:40



P28R G-GPMW arr 12:20 dep around 13:20, blistering departure that had everyone in the park looking skywards!



13:50 PA28 G-SHED arr   

16:20 BE76 G-GBSL arr

Both the latter appear to be staying for the night
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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #61 on: May 29, 2016, 12:24:42 PM »
All stations, maintain watch for C172 G-UFCE currently airborne containing one friendly ghost.

Returned 12:35
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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #62 on: May 29, 2016, 01:01:13 PM »
I wasn`t able to make it down today,hope all went well with the flight Casper,and it wasn`t too misty to take piccy`s. 8)

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #63 on: May 29, 2016, 01:08:44 PM »
13:05 P28R G-BNVT on approach.  Dep 15:30
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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #64 on: May 29, 2016, 05:02:27 PM »
They flew over my house on departure,very considerate of them ;)

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #65 on: May 29, 2016, 05:10:58 PM »
last two, unfortunately no charlie echo

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #66 on: May 29, 2016, 06:09:25 PM »
Good stuff!  Indeed only five went for a jaunt this morning, the other EV97 stayed at EGAD

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #67 on: May 29, 2016, 08:51:46 PM »
I wasn`t able to make it down today,hope all went well with the flight Casper,and it wasn`t too misty to take piccy`s. 8)
It was very hazy when we got up so the instructor suggested just doing a 30 minute flight today and the rest another day, so another flight to look forward too :)

Smudge it was great to finally meet you :) Always nice to put faces to names on the forum :)



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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #68 on: May 29, 2016, 09:11:54 PM »
Another visitor today G-GBSL Beech 76 Duchess Arr 16:23

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #69 on: May 30, 2016, 07:59:27 AM »
2016-05-30

Good morning, Dolly  Departed 14:30.



09:50 PA28 G-SHED departed.  1978 Archer II, arrived on Sunday from Stornoway.



The microlight contingent spent another night camped at EGAD in their tents.  I think they're now accustomed to me arriving early to take photos though this morning I forgot to put the shutter onto silent mode  :o  sorry!

16:05 GAZL ZB693 just went over at 600 ft, seems to be outbound... touch and go according to the logs.  Webcam just caught a glimpse of it, too!
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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #70 on: May 30, 2016, 07:28:37 PM »
Busy Newtownards Apron from early this morning - full marks to smudge if he can identify them all!  ;D

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #71 on: May 30, 2016, 07:34:09 PM »
17:25 C172 G-BEZV arr from EGAC.  Departed 19:00 heading up the Antrim coast.  73.70 litres on the pump, at 1.69 per gives... 124.55 for a top-up.


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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #72 on: May 30, 2016, 07:44:02 PM »
+VAT!

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #73 on: May 31, 2016, 08:06:19 AM »
Busy Newtownards Apron from early this morning - full marks to smudge if he can identify them all!  ;D

Nice shot! Around 09:30? That gave me something to do over coffee time...

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Re: Ards Movements May 2016
« Reply #74 on: May 31, 2016, 02:25:17 PM »
2016-05-31

10:50  R44 G-JKAY arr, dep around 11:30
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