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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2017, 11:27:56 AM »
2017-02-14

10:45 dep / 13:05 arr / 14:20 dep / 16:35 arr AS55 G-NTWK as PDG63
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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2017, 04:56:58 PM »
2017-02-14

10:45 dep / 13:05 arr / 14:20 dep / 16:35 arr AS55 G-NTWK as PDG63



He was nice and low over apple greens on the m1 today while I had my lunch.

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2017, 10:02:36 AM »
2017-02-15

09:05 dep / 11:35 arr / 13:35 dep / 15:20 arr AS55 G-NTWK as PDG63.
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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2017, 09:19:53 AM »
2017-02-16

08:50 dep AS55 G-NTWK, more local work.  Back through the overhead at 09:20 transiting to the other side of the Peninsula.

10:10 arr / 11:50 dep AS55 G-NTWK.  Heading away NW to EGAE.
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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2017, 06:05:24 PM »
2017-02-17

No visitors to report today but COY2 G-BZKO was up for the first time since several weeks, now resident and change-of-ownership complete.

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Not au revoir but farewell this week to the Crepe Weavers chimney after 60 years standing to the north of the airfield.  It wasn't brought-down elegantly by a steeplejack, as had been hoped, but hacked-down by an excavator which climbed a big ramp of rubble.

As seen from Scrabo back in August 2015 with runway 22 ( now 21 ) in the background.



Bizarrely enough, its demolition reminded a friend that he had been on holiday several decades ago and met the man that was responsible for erecting it...
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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2017, 08:09:13 PM »
Ah the less glamorous tower at Ards  ;D - I noticed it had been chopped when I was past on Tuesday,also the sheds onsite are now just empty shells.

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2017, 11:55:47 AM »
2017-02-18

11:15 dep / 17:30 arr  resident VEZE G-KENZ day-trip to Sligo.

11:58 arr AS55 G-NTWK with a cracking pass over Smudge Manor at 350 ft. 

13:45 arr / 15:00 dep C42 G-CIIN.

13:55 arr / 15:20 dep C42 G-CJAP, G-CEEW and G-DMCI in trail.  Departure order was AP, MI, EW.

I haven't seen 'CJAP before, nice stripes suitable for a Tiger Meet.



Couldn't get an angle on 'CEEW but it's plain white now without reg, stripes or stencilling.  Probably spec-ops ;)

15:25 arr / 16:45 dep C172 G-THYA.  Seems to be doing a tour of Irish airfields this week.


Also up for a jaunt around lunch-time today was resident DHC1 G-BWJY, perhaps for a prospective buyer...?
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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2017, 04:48:46 PM »
2017-02-19

Grey day with cloud down to 700ft, resident DHC1 G-BWJY was up for a jaunt around 14:30 and was flitting in and out of the cloud.



Apparently it has now been sold but I don't know whether it will be remaining resident or departing.  Presumably we'll find out when the CoO goes-through on G-INFO.

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2017, 10:31:03 PM »
Looks like vintage aircraft guru,and former owner Noel O`Neill in the front seat.

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2017, 11:06:02 AM »
2017-02-20


11:10 AS55 G-NTWK powering-up, unusual Monday departure. 

12:00 dep AS55 G-NTWK as PDG63 heading NW.
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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2017, 11:26:52 AM »
That's a super Chippie shot.

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2017, 03:21:34 PM »
1520 - routing from the northwest via Ballymena and Cullybacky to Ards:

PDG63 - G-NTWK - AS55.

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2017, 03:26:58 PM »
Lapping Coleraine at the minute

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2017, 04:10:27 PM »
1520 - routing from the northwest via Ballymena and Cullybacky to Ards:
PDG63 - G-NTWK - AS55.

Seems to have refuelled at EGAE around 12:00 and was airborne again 13:15.


16:33 arr AS55 G-NTWK
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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2017, 12:24:01 PM »
10:30 dep / 10:55 arr AS55 G-NTWK, just a local flight.  Now tied-down for the day.  When I called by there was a big rook sitting on the rotor-head!
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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2017, 11:29:39 AM »
09:35 dep AS55 G-NTWK, heading south-west at fairly high level.

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2017, 12:51:07 PM »
G-NTWK operating around Newry.  Routing to Ards on completion.

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2017, 02:24:15 PM »
1423 - inbound:

OY-HZE - R44.

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2017, 03:39:12 PM »
15:00 dep R44 OY-HZE

15:10 arr AS55 G-NTWK

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2017, 05:17:07 PM »
2017-02-23


17:15 EC35 G-PSNI through the zone at 1,500ft as UKP441 towards Donaghadee.

That's all for today...

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2017, 09:20:14 AM »
2017-02-24

09:10 dep / 10:50 arr AS55 G-NTWK up towards EGAE and back,

13:10 dep AS55 G-NTWK back home to Cumbernauld for a week's rest.
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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2017, 01:17:38 PM »
25-02-2017

1316 - routing Dungannon to Ards:

M-IDAS - A109.

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2017, 03:30:00 PM »
15:25 dep A109 M-IDAS

Weather rotten here but better out to the west

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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2017, 03:32:02 PM »
Resident SeaRey G-CREY has just landed after a jaunt with G-CCEL.



Can't remember the last time I saw that airborne. Quite a noise!

Up again 17:00 and 18:00.
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Re: Ards February 2017
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2017, 07:26:28 PM »
Very nice Smudge.