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Low Flying Aircraft Warning

25 March 2016 Latest News Local News News

An aircraft will fly at a low level of 60m across eastern Waterford, parts of southern Tipperary, Kilkenny and western Wexford collecting geological information. The aircraft will rise to 240m over urban areas. You may see the plane pass at 240m on its way to survey areas. The white, twin propeller plane has a red tail, black stripe, and registration number C-GSGF. The sound of the plane is similar to that of a passing lorry, however it may startle sensitive animals, such as horses.

This is part of the Tellus survey which is collecting geochemical and geophysical information on our rocks, soil and water. The data will be freely available to all. The information will be used by the Geological Survey to make new geological maps, supporting environmental management, agriculture and natural resources assessment.

Due to commence in April, the survey aircraft will fly during spring 2016. Please note, the flight schedule is weather-dependent and is subject to change. Please contact us for up-to-date flight plans. www.tellus.ie

The survey is being carried out by the Geological Survey of Ireland using Sander Geophysics Ltd. It is being funded by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and Unicorn Mineral Resources. If you have sensitive livestock, particularly horses, and you are concerned about the low-flying aircraft please contact tellus now by phone ~ 1800 303 516 Web~ www.tellus.ie Email ~ tellus@gsi.ie or Tweet ~ @TellusGSI



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