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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2016, 07:09:22 PM »
Ta!  Might even catch them in daylight tomorrow :D

G-GLAA did several night approaches and low-level hovering / touchdowns, then headed off NW on a nightex as PDG70 out to around EGAA before returning.  G-GLAB remained tied-down, skids-deep in a spooky inversion fog.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2016, 12:07:15 AM »
I heard on 130.850 that ship transfers were taking place.  Could these have been involved?

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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2016, 09:13:25 AM »
I heard on 130.850 that ship transfers were taking place.  Could these have been involved?

Perhaps involved with the CIL vessel Granuaile, currently anchored at the mouth of Belfast Lough.

http://shipfinder.co/ship/250191000

http://www.irishlights.ie/safety-navigation/ilv-granuaile.aspx


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09:10 dep / 11:10 arr EC35 G-GLAA as PDG70.  Being tied-down after returning.
 




09:35 arr / 10:25 dep B407 G-DCDB.  Operated for the owner by... PDG! 

12:05 dep EC35 G-GLAB as PDG71.  Every little helps.



Same variant as 'GLAA ( EC135 T2+ ) but built in 2008 by Eurocopter versus 2015 by Airbus Helicopters.  Cruising away SE at 5000ft at 12:50 so it looks like he's gone.
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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2016, 01:19:09 PM »
Lovely shot Smudge.  I like the scheme on it.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2016, 03:42:10 PM »
Great shots Smudge-good to see you got them both.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2016, 09:09:34 AM »
2016-12-12

09:10 dep EC35 G-GLAA as PDG70.

I didn't make it down to see it depart but instead here's the customary night-stop shot.



Down in the right-hand corner there's an Oyster Catcher sleeping on one leg, he stayed remarkably still for 2.5 minutes!




Resident TAIL G-CFON was up for a jaunt in the early afternoon.
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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2016, 11:37:30 AM »
Very nice, especially the Lapwing variant.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2016, 03:56:14 PM »
2016-12-13

14:20 arr AS50 G-PDGI as PDG54, parked on the north pad to stay overnight.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2016, 04:00:07 PM »
Haven't seen that for a while.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2016, 04:02:13 PM »
Haven't seen that for a while.

Indeed and has squirreled himself away out of sight.  sorry, sorry...

Last visit was 2015-01-26.  Parked in the same spot, but facing the other way :)

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Incidentally Mystery Machine BE20 N509MV is now in Bournemouth, having moved down from Retford on 2016-12-02.

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Had departed EGAD 2016-10-24.
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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2016, 09:35:56 AM »
2016-12-14

08:45 dep AS50 G-PDGI as PDG54 heading north.  Tory Island air bridge again this winter?

12:05 arr / 14:05 dep AS55 G-NETR as PDG62 from Larne to the north-west

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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2016, 02:15:41 PM »
15-12-2016

1415 - PDG70 - G-GLAA - EC35 - inbound shortly.

Flight seems to have originated near Kerry.
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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2016, 07:02:36 PM »
1415 - PDG70 - G-GLAA - EC35 - inbound shortly.

15:20 dep EC35 G-GLAA

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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2016, 11:26:01 AM »
Just a heads up that there are around 10 aircraft due to arrive at Ards tomorrow (Sat 17th Dec) as part of a breakfast fly-out from Weston. They are expected to arrive between 10:00 - 11:00  :)

Update: total aircraft expected now is 14 including the following:

Mooney, Baron, Cirrus x2, Bolkow, Robin x2, C172
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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2016, 01:01:47 PM »
2016-12-16

10:25 arr / 10:50 dep PA27 G-CALL from / to IoM.

14:45 arr AS55 G-NETR as PDG62.  Tied-down  to stay.



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https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-investigation-to-piper-pa-28-181-cherokee-archer-ii-g-rnch
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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2016, 05:09:52 PM »
That's a lovely shot.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2016, 05:45:54 PM »
Thank you!  I had to keep shifting after every couple of shots to keep the Sun behind the rotor mast, pesky planet Earth kept rotating.


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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2016, 07:18:11 PM »
Nice shot Smudge-very atmospheric. :)

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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2016, 10:03:56 AM »
2016-12-17

09:25 arr / 12:25 dep L8 G-CHJZ from Kilkeel, did plenty of circuits.

09:55 arr / 11:15 dep EV97 G-CDCT

For fly-in visitors from Weston see post #44 below.
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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2016, 12:47:58 PM »
1245 - 1351 routing Ards to Navan (unless otherwise noted):

PH-BIT - C172

G-AWYL - D253

N6632L - BE23.

G-FFEN - C150.

D-EKMY - JUNR.

EI-DDC - C150 - to Trim?

N938AC - SR22 - to Weston

N840CD - SR20 - to Weston

EI-GSM - C182 - to Enniskillen

G-JAKI - M20P - to Enniskillen

EI-AEM - C140 to Weston

EI-EYJ - C172

EI-FBC - C172 to Weston.
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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #45 on: December 17, 2016, 12:51:07 PM »
09:25 arr L8 G-CHJZ from Kilkeel.

1250 - heard this changing to Kilkeel local frequency.
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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2016, 12:58:08 PM »
1255 - Just lifted Rathfriland and inbound:

G-SCII - A109.

1420 - lifted and routing to the south.

1505 - routing in from Bangor direction.
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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #47 on: December 17, 2016, 01:34:31 PM »
Cheers for the visitor list, saves me typing :)
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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #48 on: December 17, 2016, 01:45:28 PM »
You're welcome.  Put them up as they called up between 1245 and 1320.

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Re: Ards Movements December 2016
« Reply #49 on: December 17, 2016, 02:53:51 PM »
Nice selection of aircraft in Ards today,and met up with a few from the forum.
Pics will be added shortly. :)