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Step forward for EI-AEN

Postby gobrien » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:57 am

Morning all,

Quick update. EI-AEN, formerly N4180V, went on a road-trip yesterday. It was a bit stressful! She is now hangared at an airfield rather than in my workshop. She has her radio station license and once the rest of the vinyl goes on, her registration will be completed. There is a bit more work to do before she is airworthy at which point the IAA will verify the ILAS (http://www.ilas.ie) inspection.

Interestingly the IAA registration people were very accommodating; normally you don't get to choose, you get the next reg on their list, unless you pay an extra fee (about $1,000). Because the C170 is a classic, they assigned, at no extra charge, a 1940s era registration from a range that I'm told Aer Lingus (then the national airline) had block booked, but never used. There are now a series of permit aircraft in Ireland, Taylorcraft, C120, C140, Luscombe, etc. that all have period-correct Irish registrations, which is nerdy, but cool!

Pictures below.

Hopefully flying in May, all going well.

Gareth.
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Re: Step forward for EI-AEN

Postby rschreiber » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:40 am

Great news! Thanks for the update. Looking forward to seeing her with the wings on.
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Re: Step forward for EI-AEN

Postby GAHorn » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:04 pm

Gareth, THANKS for the Pics! Very nice to see!
Question: Is “LOW LOADER SERVICES” your company? Or is that your truck also? (The similarity of paint begs the question.)
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Re: Step forward for EI-AEN

Postby c170b53 » Sat May 01, 2021 12:58 am

Wish I had had a machine like that for a few of my aircrafts moves, sweet.
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Re: Step forward for EI-AEN

Postby gobrien » Mon May 10, 2021 2:54 pm

I really didn't see the truck before-hand. In fact I was so busy stressing out about the potential for wing damage, that I didn't really notice until someone pointed out the perfect match afterwards! 8O

I'm hoping this is the last time she is ever on the back of a truck!

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