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Scenes from today’s Flightfest over Dublin.

From top: A Ryanair Boeing B737-800 with ‘You’ll Never Beat D Irish’ on it’s belly; Irish Air Corps PC9s and CASAs; pics 2-4 Air Corp formation taken from either the Casa CN -235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft ( the large blue aircraft) or from Eagle 4, one of the Pilatus PC-9 (smaller twin seat grey aircraft) at the rear of the formation; Irish Air Corps PC9s and CASAs; Hawker Hunter and the F-86 Sabre and the A380 800, the worlds biggest passenger aircraft.

Meanwhile,

90313892-2herculesA Royal Airforce C-130 Hercules.

Was it for this?

Brendan writes:

The Royal Air Force C130 Hercules you have posted is in fact an Irish aircraft, owned by Air Contractors, HQ in Swords, Co. Dublin…..The hint is on the underside of the wing, the Irish registration EI-JIV (The only civillian Hercules in the EU).

 

Watch the B-17 Flying Fortress (Memphis Belle) here and the Catalina flying boat here

Thanks Jonathan Benn

Pix: Irish Air Corp and Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland, Wayne O’F and Oisín Kane.

sky3Name those aircraft anyone?

Pic: Wayne O’F