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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2016, 06:02:25 PM »
Was AAC569 - ZB683 down here?

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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2016, 06:07:14 PM »
Was AAC569 - ZB683 down here?

I hear it overhead now ( 18:05 ) at about 1500ft

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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2016, 06:13:07 PM »
I just caught him mentioning Ards on the radio.  Thanks Smudge.

Headed down to the Mournes from Ards.
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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #53 on: October 11, 2016, 07:34:20 PM »
Md500 N500L due in 1710

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17:05 arr / 17:19 dep H500 N500HL heading towards north coast.




For those who are interested: f/4.0 1/80th ISO640 150mm.  Yep, pretty gloomy day.


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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2016, 09:28:00 AM »
2016-10-12

09:30 arr / 17:15 dep C150 G-BEMY

Had spent the day hiding in the Woodgate hangar.
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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2016, 09:30:30 AM »
Picking up G-HYND R44.  Is it heading this way Smudge.

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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2016, 09:35:54 AM »
Picking up G-HYND R44.  Is it heading this way Smudge.

Haven't spotted it as yet. 

Shouldn't the reg be reserved for a Mi-24?  ;)

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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2016, 09:38:55 AM »
I think you're right.  On sbs but haven't heard him on radio.

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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #58 on: October 12, 2016, 09:45:19 AM »
2016-10-12

09:30 arr C150 G-BEMY

Also FDCT G-GCRB heading this way across the channel looks like a candidate.  Nope, kept on trucking inland.
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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #59 on: October 12, 2016, 12:56:25 PM »
11:50 arr C310 G-FFWD

It is difficult to describe how  brilliantly-white this aircraft is, so perhaps a photo will help.



1976 310R aka 310 II.  Started life as G-EURO and through acquisitions of the owning companies it passed through Kwik-Fit's hands!  The 'FFWD' mark was its third reg and was associated with a TV production company... fast-forward, see?  Perhaps only makes sense to those of the VHS / Betamax generation.
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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #60 on: October 12, 2016, 07:36:18 PM »
Four months after being exported, former resident R44 ex-G-ONEP c/n 11363 has emerged on the USA register as N7921C.  After all that time I'd assumed it was a g-oner...

As a recap, other exports of former EGAD Robbos included:

R44 1559 G-TBTB dereg 2016-02-02 -> N164SA Spur Aviation

R44 1436 G-GILI dereg 2015-11-30  -> N303SP Spur Aviation subsequently cancelled 2016-09-15 and exported again, to Mexico.

R44 10212 G-OHVR dereg 2013-08-02 -> RA-????

R22 3018 G-BYZP dereg 2015-10-23 -> F-HGTT


R22s G-BOCN and G-EMAC, R44s G-GSPY and G-DORM are still on the UK register. 
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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #61 on: October 12, 2016, 09:28:23 PM »
11:50 arr C310 G-FFWD

It is difficult to describe how  brilliantly-white this aircraft is, so perhaps a photo will help.



1976 310R aka 310 II.  Started life as G-EURO and through acquisitions of the owning companies it passed through Kwik-Fit's hands!  The 'FFWD' mark was its third reg and was associated with a TV production company... fast-forward, see?  Perhaps only makes sense to those of the VHS / Betamax generation.

Maybe it`s so extra white in reference to "white balance" ,yet another old video term that is still in use with digital cameras. :)

Nice looking aircraft and pic.
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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #62 on: October 13, 2016, 10:04:52 AM »
2016-10-13

10:05 dep C310 G-FFWD heading SE, what a noise!

11:15 arr / 14:30 dep AP22 G-CGSX

16:00 P28A G-ISAX did at least three touch-and-goes before departing, presumably to EGAA.  Didn't seem to land.
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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #63 on: October 14, 2016, 01:31:16 PM »
2016-10-14

1330 on 130.85:

M-BONO - Cessna 172N routing Ards to Ronaldsway.

1714 - M-BONO - on the way back from Ronaldsway.
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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #64 on: October 14, 2016, 03:28:28 PM »
1528 - heard N509MV - BE20 on the radio.

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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #65 on: October 14, 2016, 04:04:33 PM »
1528 - heard N509MV - BE20 on the radio.

Yep, 15:10 dep to some-place to do some-thing.  I had called-by on the off-chance that the Castle A109 would call through but instead had an earful of PT6As.  Nice!

14:30 arr / 15:40 dep EV97 G-CDIY

16:49 arr PA31 N642P  back from England

17:20 arr C172 M-BONO
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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #66 on: October 14, 2016, 04:14:37 PM »
I think that N509MV landed at Retford/Gamston.

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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #67 on: October 14, 2016, 04:19:38 PM »
N642P seems to come from Henstridge.

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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #68 on: October 16, 2016, 06:21:22 PM »
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16:15 dep C172 M-BONO to Ronaldsway.  Only thing that moved today.

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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #69 on: October 17, 2016, 09:58:53 AM »
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09:40 dep PA31 N642P.  I had given-up waiting and assumed it wasn't moving today!

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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #70 on: October 18, 2016, 03:50:09 PM »
2016-10-18

15:50 arr  AS55 G-BPRJ as PDG61 pursued by a black band of cloud and rain.
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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #71 on: October 19, 2016, 09:23:42 AM »
2016-10-19

09:10 dep / 17:55 arr AS55 G-BPRJ PDG61

11:20 arr / 12:10 dep UH1 G-UHGB. Heading NW.  heard it winding-up as I approached the airfield and barely reached the fence as it lifted.
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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #72 on: October 19, 2016, 03:20:53 PM »
Nice one Smudge.

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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #73 on: October 19, 2016, 03:28:13 PM »
That's a great shot :D

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Re: Ards Movements - October 2016
« Reply #74 on: October 19, 2016, 04:21:22 PM »
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09:10 dep AS55 G-BPRJ PDG61

11:20 arr / 12:10 dep UH1 G-UHGB. Heading NW.  heard it winding-up as I approached the airfield and barely reached the fence as it lifted.


Wonder what it was in to do?