Flying in Ireland meet up Sunday 1st March EIAB airfield

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Flying in Ireland meet up Sunday 1st March EIAB airfield

Post by Flyer1 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:57 pm

Hi all,

I know this was talked about before, but it never materialised so here goes again ! It's January, the days are short, the weather generally isn't great and it's not great for flying.

As mentioned last time, maybe a general fly-in/drive-in just for everyone to meet and greet, admire the hardware ( and the software ), tell tall tales about flying and most of all, have a great time. I know I could easily round up 5 or 6 forumites from the South East direction and 2 or 3 planes.

Just wondering what everyone would make of this ? Great opportunity to put faces to names.
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Post by airoshane » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:29 pm

Yes sir.
Count me in. I'm always looking for excuses to fly. I'll grab a 172 for the day.

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Post by hugoj_air » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:30 pm

Once again I'm up for it. I think I'm one of the most northerly members
of the forum and I believe Abbeyshrule is the most central airfield for everyone. That would be a 300 mile round trip by road for me and would be far enough as far as I'm concerned.

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Post by Bearcat » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:05 am

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Post by mr crow » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:11 am

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Post by paulwal » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:33 am

COunt me in....
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Post by damienair » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:49 am

Thats a great idea and I am definately in also. Unfotunately it's hard to plan with our unreliable long term forecasts. But a flyin/meetup could be called at short notice the Wednesday or Thursday before a weekend.

I'd love to take part.

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Post by GJOYT » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:18 pm

Yea definitly I'll get the Archer out. What airfield though?

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Post by alphaLaura » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:49 pm

This is a great idea - I'm in.

I think we should choose a "central" airfield as much as possible. There is a good 'cluster' of fields in the middle of the country - Coonagh, Abbeyshrule, Hacketstown. EIAB is probably the most geographically central!
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Post by jonkil » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:28 pm

I am up for it too, an overnight in EIAB would be good.... Friday night or Saturday night? ... Rustic inn ?

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Post by ifty » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:35 pm

As a lowly student PPL :cry: a central location would be good for me to drive too as I would go too :lol:
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Re: Flying in Ireland meet up

Post by Nanolight » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:36 pm

Flyer1 wrote:I could easily round up 5 or 6 forumites from the South East direction and 2 or 3 planes.

Shotgun!
Just wondering what everyone would make of this ? Great opportunity to put faces to names.

You already know my name but I'd imagine you still want to see my beautiful face :)

Go on, name a date so.
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Re: Flying in Ireland meet up

Post by jonkil » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:35 pm

Nanolight wrote:Go on, name a date so.


January 31st in EIAB, only if the weather is good, cause I ain't driving there.
We could make a final call next Thursday regarding the meet-up & post here if it is go/no-go, if the weather is forecast "middling" then we could go for it. At least it is a date to provisionally plan things.
Anyone else give a vote for this date?

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Post by damienair » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:09 pm

Please don't pick the bloody one week I can't make. I'll be in Galway on my friends stag on the 31st. It probably does'nt matter anyway. my wife is populating my calender also, the following weekend is Cork to see her friends. She always has a nack of organising things when the weather is perfect, and her weekends away always clash with flyins. Last year we sat down and organised weekends away around the Irishflyin calender, flyins were all cancelled due to crap weather and Nicola's weekends were always blessed with sunshine.

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Post by airoshane » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:59 pm

I need a bit more notice than that to get a plane for the weekend! The plane that nobody wants to fly is even booked out for then!

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