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Black AS355 out of Ards 09:30
« on: November 28, 2012, 10:49:46 AM »
It's back... the black Ecureuil with lateral booms departed from Ards around 09:30 today heading NW.

Looks like some sort of geo-magnetic sensors on the ends of the booms.

Here was a snap of it from March:


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Re: Black AS355 out of Ards 09:30
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 12:19:34 PM »
Hi I have seen G-PDGR on the boxes for a couple of days. I think it's a Dark Purple colour maybe involved in Line checking?
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Re: Black AS355 out of Ards 09:30
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 04:36:14 PM »
G-BXGA was flying out of 'Ards yesterday - and the equipment is for LIDAR surveys.

It's a maroon / brown helicopter (AS350B2)

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Re: Black AS355 out of Ards 09:30
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 05:16:41 PM »
Thanks guys - I was up the Lead Mines as it lifted-off from the airfield so no registration ID, sorry.  Pretty much a black blob with sticky-out bits at that distance.

Didn't hear it sneak back in later, either.