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31-08-2011, 00:21   #1
 
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Search is on for crazy pilot who flew model plane at Croker game.

"AN investigation has been launched after a model aircraft was illegally flown over a packed Croke Park.

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is attempting to find the pilot of the remote control plane that could have caused a tragedy, the Herald can reveal.

The model aircraft was flown over the Kerry v Mayo game on August 21. It was estimated that at least 50,000 people attended the game and, according to the IAA, such an amateur stunt could have ended in tragedy.

Aviation experts said a fan or one of the GAA players could have been killed or serious injured if the aircraft had failed.

A spokesperson for the Model Aeronautics Council described the pilot as "some maverick" who did "everything that must not be done when flying a remote controlled craft".


Since when did those that fly model planes become pilots?

They obviously don't need a license.

This case seems serious enough to involve the IAA.

http://www.herald.ie/news/search-is-...e-2861471.html
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31-08-2011, 01:18   #2
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A spokesperson for the Model Aeronautics Council described the pilot as "some maverick" who did "everything that must not be done when flying a remote controlled craft"
"Tower, this is GhostRider, requesting a flyby......"
"Negative Ghostrider, the pattern is full...."

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31-08-2011, 04:28   #3
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A video of the craft being flown over the stadium has since been posted on YouTube, and angry aviation enthusiasts have condemned the incident.

In response to the video, one person wrote, "Okay, now you're just looking for trouble."

In response to online comments, the person believed to be behind the stunt said: "Get over yourself. I'm not a pilot. Pilots fly real planes. This is a toy."


Anyone see a link to the vid? Youtube blocked in work for me.

I wonder where it took off any landed from, there arent many flat open areas near Croker are there?
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31-08-2011, 04:56   #4
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxvhqK7wyrc


Didnt look too dangerous...

Took off and landed from a nearby GAA pitch
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Didnt look too dangerous...

Took off and landed from a nearby GAA pitch
Crap landing
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31-08-2011, 07:36   #6
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Yeah not the best landing Seemed to stall twice over croke park as well. Guess it doesnt matter that high up but still pretty silly thing to do. They'll probably find him from the evidence in his other vids on youtube.
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pity it wasn't the Dub-Donegal match, it would have been the only entertaining thing to have happened
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Yeah not the best landing Seemed to stall twice over croke park as well. Guess it doesnt matter that high up but still pretty silly thing to do. They'll probably find him from the evidence in his other vids on youtube.
What can they realistically do to him?
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It didn't fly over the stadium at any point
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I dunno. Take away his batteries maybe and call him naughty.
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Can't see much of a story here tbh. Model plane flies in the air in the general area of Croke Park for a couple of minutes and returns to land on a grand big pitch. Didn't go over Croker or try and 'buzz' the Hill,all in all it was what other model aircraft have probably done many times in the past in urban areas.
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that wasn't anywhere near the pitch at all, storm in a teacup as usual from the press and garda. since when is it illegal to fly model planes?

also, there was a full sized plane pulling a banner in shot briefly in the video, so it's not like it was a no fly zone.

also, on a related note, it looks like he's using one of the keyring cams from the BA thread to record it, so he might well be a boardsie.
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Yeah not the best landing Seemed to stall twice over croke park as well. Guess it doesnt matter that high up but still pretty silly thing to do. They'll probably find him from the evidence in his other vids on youtube.
If this was in England his IP address would have been tracked and hall door would have been kicked in by now.
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Its made me really want an RC plane. Must resist and spend money on flying actual planes that don't need batteries....
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Well who ever it was ,they drive a white ford focus van(that looks a little battered)
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