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Old 01 September 2013, 11:56   #1
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Flares for Fun... ::shake::

Maritime and Coastguard Agency Press Office: PARTY GOERS LEAD TO FALSE DISTRESS ALERT

For those who say that setting off old flares is unlikely to cause a false alarm suggest you read this. I'd guess they thought setting 12 off in quick succession would be obvious it wasn't an emergency or that where they were no-one would see it, unless of course you are sat on the shore seeing 12 red parachutes and things "Holy cr*p something big's happened!!"
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Old 01 September 2013, 14:27   #2
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IF you were going to pop a few old flares (and before I end up being castigated on some safety forum, I'm NOT saying you should) then on a beach, beside an airport might not be the best place to do so...

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IF you were going to pop a few old flares (and before I end up being castigated on some safety forum, I'm NOT saying you should) then on a beach, beside an airport might not be the best place to do so...

Yip although I'm pretty sure the flight of the day would have gone. But still...
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"After further enquiries and investigation, it was discovered that the flares had been set off by revellers at a beach party at Eolaigearraidh, near Barra Airport."

OMG and not a brain cell between them
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"After further enquiries and investigation, it was discovered that the flares had been set off by revellers at a beach party at Eolaigearraidh, near Barra Airport."

OMG and not a brain cell between them
Not an airport as we know it though. Put it this way, you can't land at high tide as the runway is the beach.
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Barra Airport

Some shots of the "airport" at Barra, and the dog walk to the end of the "runway"...

And just like a RIB, the plane gets a good hosing down when it gets back to base at Glasgow :o)
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and a boat....

...and the airport rescue boat for good measure (though not a RIB.... )
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Curses - that picture was the right way up....
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Nice pics Copinsay, I envy you living there looks a lovely peaceful part of the world. Are there many pubs ?? and how much a pint ??
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Curses - that picture was the right way up....
FTFY. It will be the App you're almost certainly using?
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