General Aviation

Published on July 11th, 2021 | by Gabriel Desmond


Irish Coast Guard Exercise at Spike Island

Recently The Irish Coast Guard S92 helicopter from Waterford held a rescue exercise with ground units from Crosshaven ICG, watched by a group from Scouting Ireland, at Spike Island in Cork Harbour.

Photos – Dave Crowley, Marc Lake

A composite photo above shows the arrival and lift-off paths (from right to left) of the Sikorsky S92 EI-ICS flown by Capt Barry O’Connor. Seen from Camden which is 3km away. In the background is the cathedral town of Cobh, 5km distant! Photo – Gabriel Desmond.

Thanks to Vincent Farr and others at ICG for their help.

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Cork based Gabriel Desmond has been documenting aviation in Ireland and around the world for over 50 years. A regular contributor to Flying in Ireland, his photographs and articles have been used in a wide range of aviation publications as well as news and corporate media

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