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Ards March 2017
« on: March 01, 2017, 12:30:31 PM »
Nice start to March, shame I missed them all!

10:30 arr / 12:15 dep P28A G-EJRS, R200 G-WAVA, P28A G-VOAR, HR20 G-WAVV ( ta! ).  Departure order was AR, VA, RS, VV.
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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 12:32:05 PM »
G-WAVV - HR20 routing to Kirkbride.

Others for Carlisle.
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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 12:56:58 PM »
Cheers gadders

Resident SREY G-CREY heading up for a jaunt at 12:55.  Up for sale I believe.  'Acoustic stealth' is not one of its sales attributes, though.

Up around 12:00 was an approved drone operating over the west of the town.
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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 06:02:18 PM »
Another you should have had in today was:

G-FLYM - C42 - f/t Tandragee.

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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 02:55:28 PM »
03-03-2017

1454 - inbound from Ronaldsway for RWY 03:

M-BONO - C172.

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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 04:45:40 PM »
16:45 arr AS55 G-PDGT from base.  That's the nice blue one.
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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 04:49:33 PM »
04 March 2017

1648 - departed Ards for Carrickmore:

G-FBTT - AP22.

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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 10:20:08 PM »
1648 - departed Ards for Carrickmore:

G-FBTT - AP22.

Along with C42 G-OSTL.

Possibly also C42 G-DMCI but I didn't get a positive ID.
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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 10:35:33 AM »
06 March


10:30 dep / 14:58 arr AS55 G-PDGT to / from the north coast

11:30  arr / 12:10 dep C42 G-FLYM


Report as of 14:00 visit:

C172 M-BONO gone.  Actually I think it might be hiding in the club hangar, will check on Tuesday.

Kitfox G-CRES in for maintenance.  Date of arrival unknown.

PA18 G-ARCT and PZ04 LY-AWV now in the eastern hangar vacated by the missing FOX G-RSSF...
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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2017, 09:00:22 PM »
I have a pic of G-ARCT at Ards from 2006.


G-ARCT Piper PA-18 Super Cub by Paul McAllister / AT Images, on Flickr

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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2017, 10:06:15 PM »
I have a pic of G-ARCT at Ards from 2006.

And the old perimeter fence!  Looks so basic compared to the 'Alcatraz'.

Those telephone poles are gone now, too.
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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2017, 10:07:54 AM »
07 March

10:05 dep / 10:18 arr AS55 G-PDGT down the Lough and back on a test.

11:05 dep AS55 G-PDGT heading west on task, rising Airwolf-style from behind the fuel tank...



'G' of the reg seems to be peeling-off in the exhaust heat.

15:05 arr AS55 G-PDGT back from the north coast.  Refuelled at EGAE.

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B06 G-CIUY past Ards around 10:25 1200ft but didn't stop.

C172 M-BONO hiding in UFC hangar.

FOX G-CRES has the fabric stripped from its wings.
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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2017, 07:33:51 AM »
2017-03-08

09:05 dep AS55 G-PDGT.

12:15 arr C150 G-BEMY, staying at Woodgate hangar.

13:20 dep resident PA31 N642P out for an engine run.

Club C172s G-UFCG and G-UFCE up after 19:00 for night flying.
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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2017, 12:23:15 PM »
09 March

12:10 arr / 12:55 dep DR10 G-EIAP

14:50 arr PA31 N642P. Must have snuck out when I wasn't watching. Ah quick air-test, up from around 14:20.

C150 G-BEMY still at Woodgate, plus the two club C152s.
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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2017, 12:07:19 PM »
10 March

10:45 arr / 11:50 dep C42 G-FLYM

C208 due in after lunchtime.  That's all I got, buddy.
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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2017, 12:48:47 PM »
1248 - inbound from La Rochelle:

G-EELS - C208.

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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2017, 02:28:29 PM »
1248 - inbound from La Rochelle:

G-EELS - C208.

Note heating panel over port windscreen.



14:25 dep, full of eels.  Or at least Boxes, Eels, UK Glass, for the use of.

Difficult to fit into the frame!

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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2017, 06:58:16 PM »
Nice one Smudge.

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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2017, 12:10:20 AM »
Eels On A Plane,(A slippery tail) starring Samuel L.Jackson  ;)  PS Don`t EVER call him Morgan Freeman!


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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2017, 11:30:30 AM »
I see Rutan Varieze G-KENZ departing EGAD on FR24 now (1130)............https://www.flightradar24.com/GKENZ/cb6e736

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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2017, 01:47:58 PM »
1347 G-KENZ at Sligo.

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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2017, 06:33:14 PM »
1832 - inbound from Ronaldsway:

M-BONO - C172.

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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2017, 06:45:48 PM »
1832 - inbound from Ronaldsway:
M-BONO - C172.

Had dep 14:45 today, having been hangared all week. 

18:03 arr resident VEZE G-KENZ  from Sligo, choosing runway 03 instead of the Smudge-equipped 33...

Resident T400 G-CGFZ up bashing the circuit as usual.  Rarely a flying-day passes without 'FZ airborne.



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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2017, 01:59:22 PM »
13 March 2017

1358 - inbound from Kilkeel:

G-BIOI - DR10 (Jodel DR 1050).

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Re: Ards March 2017
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2017, 04:12:19 PM »
1358 - inbound from Kilkeel:
G-BIOI - DR10 (Jodel DR 1050).

16:10 dep DR10 G-BIOI

Not much else happening this afternoon, quickly became overcast and rather cool.

C172 M-BONO staying.

FOX G-CRES still in hangar for work.

C152 G-UFCO back from Woodgate hangar and earning its keep with circuits & bumps.


 
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