Aircraft Flying at a Low Altitude Over Parts of Tipperary

by admin on 22/03/2016

The Geological Survey of Ireland is undertaking two surveys this year that will involve an aircraft flying at a low altitude over parts of Tipperary. The work is part of the Tellus survey, which is collecting geochemical and geophysical data on rocks, soil and water across Ireland.

The first survey, due to commence in mid-April, will be undertaken in eastern Co. Waterford, southern Co. Kilkenny and neighbouring parts of Cos. Tipperary and Wexford. The survey will include a small area of southern Co. Tipperary around Carrick-on-Suir. The survey is due to continue for 3 weeks, weather permitting.

The second survey is due to commence in mid-May, across Co. Galway, southern Co. Mayo and neighbouring parts of Roscommon, Offaly, Clare and Tipperary. The survey will include a small area of the northern part of Co. Tipperary. The survey is due to continue for approximately 7 months, weather permitting.

The aircraft will fly at an altitude of 60 m over rural areas (approximately eight times the height of a two-storey house), rising to 240 m over urban areas. The sound of the plane is similar to that of a passing lorry. For identification purposes, the white, twin-propeller plane has a red tail, black stripe and registration number C-GSGF.

The work is being undertaken in accordance with Irish Aviation Authority permits for aerial work and low flying.

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1 Marie Lynch October 1, 2018 at 10:52 am

Hi a plane with those markings is flying low around our area this am but 2 other planes also flew quite low earlier why ?

Yours truly
Marie Lynch

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