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Ards Movements January 2017
« on: January 02, 2017, 10:39:07 AM »
2017-01-02

10:35 arr DR10 / 12:30 dep G-EIAP opening the scorecard for the new year.

10:45 arr / 12:50 dep formation of DR10 G-BIOI,  CH7A G-OTOE and CH7A G-AVDT.  Departure was in reverse order .

13:30 arr / 14:09 dep PC12 G-KARE per below   due 14:30

15:12 arr / 15:50 dep C42 G-CEXL per below.

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The pair of CH7As are so old that they started life with C-for-Civil registrations:

G-OTOE: NC1070E 1946
G-AVDT: NC3594E 1947, was flying with the USAF Aeroclub in the UK in the late 1950s.

It was a different era back then:
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Between 1945 and 1950, Aeronca was producing 50 light aircraft per day and by the time production ended in 1951, the company had sold more than 10,000 Champions.
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 01:24:24 PM »
1323 - passed the IOM inbound from Biggin Hill:

G-KARE - PC12.

1409 - departed to Farnborough.
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 01:39:34 PM »
Ah bugger, a PC-12 can land on runway 33!  Whilst I was standing like a numpty gawping up the 21 approach, thinking 'surely something that size has to land on the long runway?'



So after that surprise I poddled around to the end of 33, and he promptly departed off 21...
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 02:51:50 PM »
1451 - inbound from Tandragee:

G-CEXL - C42.

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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 05:02:17 PM »
1658 - routing to Ronaldsway:

M-BONO - C172.

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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 06:56:40 PM »
"You told me this thing was a Foxbat!"



G-CWTD gives chase to EI-FID.

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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 07:07:13 PM »
"You told me this thing was a Foxbat!"



G-CWTD gives chase to EI-FID.

Hee Hee,that`s one race it will never win!

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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017, 12:04:51 PM »
2016-01-04

11:55 arr /12:35 dep CH7A G-OTOE from Kilkeel, to IoM.

12:05 arr DR10 G-EIAP, staying at EGAD for some maintenance work.

12:10 arr / 12:50 dep C42 G-CEXL.
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 12:34:04 PM »
2017-01-05

12:30 arr /13:20 dep C72R G-BHYC.  Lives up at EGAE to which it departed. 1980-built Cutlass RG, started life as N4868V for import to the Cessna dealership at Brussels-Zaventem before transferring to the UK register in the same year.


Also of note is that Volantair's NI resident B06 G-CIUY is now using correct hex of 406FAF. New Year's resolution?
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2017, 08:23:01 AM »
Not a visitor, actually the opposite.  Former Club C172 G-UFCJ was sold abroad in 2011 and it now flies in Poland with a nice nod to its heritage, registration is SP-UFC :)

http://www.epwa.pl/photo.php?photo=40401

Another ex-Club aircraft SIRA G-UFCL now appears to be based at Brimpton, near Aldermaston, but hasn't had a change of ownership submitted since departing EGAD in July 2016.

C172 G-TDRA also disappeared to Bulgaria that month and may be traceable soon as a judge in that country ruled this year that their register must be made public.
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 06:15:41 PM »
2017-01-07

12:45 DR10 G-BIOI from Kilkeel

13:20 dep DR10 G-BIOI to Kilkeel in company with DR10 G-EIAP which had arrived 2017-01-04.

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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2017, 03:26:42 PM »
2017-01-09

13:45 EC35 G-GLAA through the zone at 1100ft but I didn't see it on the ground, presumably passed on by.

18:18 arr DA42 G-DGPS after a day of calibration up at EGAA as VOR4.
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2017, 09:59:55 AM »
2017-01-10

09:55 dep DA42 G-DGPS

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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2017, 06:10:04 PM »
11-01-2017

1809 - AAC565 Gazelle just lifted from Ballykinler routing to Ards.  Whether airfield or town I'm not sure.
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2017, 06:33:39 PM »
1809 - AAC565 Gazelle just lifted from Ballykinler routing to Ards.  Whether airfield or town I'm not sure.

Touch and go and EGAD!  That still counts :D

18:30 arr / 18:33 dep GAZL ZB683
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2017, 06:55:50 PM »
Cheers Smudge.

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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2017, 04:16:19 PM »
12-01-2017

1615 - routing Magherafelt - Antrim - Stoneyford - Glengormley - Ards:

G-KELI - R44.
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2017, 05:48:33 PM »
2017-01-18

09:10 arr   C42 G-FLYM in formation with TAYB G-BPHO.

10:00ish dep C42 G-FLYM, seems to have left G-BPHO at EGAD.
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2017, 09:16:45 PM »
2017-01-19

COY2 G-BZKO up and in the circuit today, indeed looks like a resident now.

Blue X'Air G-CCVJ was also active earlier this week, hadn't noticed that one in a while.
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2017, 09:46:45 PM »
I think I saw G-CCVJ up on Tuesday afternoon around 1500 ish-I was out in works van.

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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2017, 01:48:06 PM »
2017-01-20

10:55 arr / 11:05 dep, 12:05 arr / 12:15 dep  L8 G-CHJZ

Lots of information about rebuilding 'CHJZ ( or N1901K as it was at the time ) indluding fitting the O-200 engine in place of the C-90:

http://www.neillynch.com/N1901K/Overview.php
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2017, 03:25:53 PM »
2017-01-21

14:40 arr / 15:15 dep MCR1 G-CFSK.  Noisy wee thing.

15:55 arr C172 M-BONO.

Runway 15 was active all day, passing over Smudge Manor, but the last one in blue skies was resident-again PA22 EI-EZX.



Note absence of flaps, which distinguishes the Colt from the Tri-Pacer.

Up later on an occasional flight was resident Blade 912 G-MZIT.
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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2017, 12:17:22 AM »
Cracking shot Smudge.

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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2017, 10:04:50 AM »
Cheers!  Became very grey and claggy after that, not much salvageable from the afternoon's photos.

2017-01-22

10:00 arr / 10:55 dep AP22 G-FOXB


13:15 arr / 14:30 dep AP22 G-CBGJ.

Resident Quantum G-BZSG was also out on the apron for inspection, apparently up for sale if you have 10k spare.

Familiar R22 G-LHCB  ( or 'Hilda' if you're a three-year-old spotter ).



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Re: Ards Movements January 2017
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2017, 04:16:40 PM »
Good shots Smudge-I think I have seen G-FOXB at St.Angelo before.