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Private Airfields?

Post by Lambada Crazy » Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:35 pm

Does anybody have/or know of private airstrips around the country to let a small aircraft fly into? If you do could you please e-mail me at appowerap@eircom.net or send me a pm. Thanks,,,
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Post by Flyer1 » Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:47 pm

How small an aircraft ?

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Post by Lambada Crazy » Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:13 pm

The ones with the little wheel on the back :D
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Post by shrtfld » Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:54 pm

Andy

I presume you are talking about airfields that are not listed in Pooleys or indeed AIP. What sort of specs do you need? I am aware of a couple which I'll PM you with. However they are strictly PPR from the owners. With PPR you should find a welcome on the mat or threshold so to speak.
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Post by Lambada Crazy » Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:08 am

Thanks Shrt Field, That would be great, about 450-500m roughly or thereabouts, pm me with thoses, and if anyone else has any too????
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Post by YoYo » Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:00 pm

Lambada

I think you should have a close look at your aircraft - the little wheel at the back has swoped ends!!!!

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Post by Lambada Crazy » Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:57 pm

I wont be going there in a lambada unfortunatly, But tthanks anyway,
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Post by GJOYT » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:38 pm

Speaking of airfields does anybody know why Castleforbes in Co. Longford closed? And what is the story with it now? It says in the old Pooleys guide that it had a grass runway of 1215mx37m and runway numbers of 15/33. What a waste for an airfield with a runway like that to be closed.
The same with Britts bay, Moneygall and Gowran Grange if yous know? Up until when were they open to? And why did they close?

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Post by hugoj_air » Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:32 am

Speaking of airfields does anybody know why Castleforbes in
Co. Longford closed? And what is the story with it now? It says
in the old Pooleys guide that it had a grass runway of 1215mx37m
and runway numbers of 15/33. What a waste for an airfield with
a runway like that to be closed.


The airstrip was on a private estate 2k NNW of Newtown Forbes. It
was constructed in 1975, but the airstrip licence was revoked due to
the death of the owner, the Earl of Granard in 1992. It closed shortly
afterwards. You flew in by invitation ONLY. A small fly-in of invited
guest's took place once a year. No aircraft were known to be based
there, but the Earl flew/owned the following aircraft:
EI-ALV Lockheed 12A 21.03.1961 00.11.1975 Earl of Granard
based Toussus-le-Noble, France
EI-BBL Rockwell Commander 690A 11.12.1975 31.09.1991
Earl of Granard based Toussus-le-Noble
EI-CCR Gulfstream Commander 690D 13.12.1990 27.01.1994
Earl of Granard based Toussus-le-Noble

The same with Britts bay,

This airfield was owned by Liam King who flew EI-BXU/G-BYXU
Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee. I'm not completely sure as to why
Brittas Bay closed mid 1999, but it could be something to do
with his personality. He is very sharp. On one occasion a group
of aircraft had gathered at the airfield for fly-in and he was annoyed
about something or other, so he told them all to leave right away.

Moneygall

I believe old age caught up with the owner so he decided to sell the
the farm and the strip was closed about 2002.

and Gowran Grange if yous know? Up until when were they open to?
And why did they close?

Gowran Grange has been active since 1937 and is still very active. In
fact it is the main gliding field in the country, but also accept's aircraft
of all type's. I dont know why it's not in the 2005 Pooley's. It is in the
2003 AOPA flight guide.

Hugo.

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Post by GJOYT » Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:25 pm

Thank you very much for that hugo! I was always curious about those airfields. Isn't there another airfield called Moyne not too far away from Moneygall? Spanish Point isn't on the map but it is in the Pooleys guide though. Did it use to have a licence but then lost it?

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Post by hugoj_air » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:24 am

Thank you very much for that hugo! I was always curious about those
airfields. Isn't there another airfield called Moyne not too far away from
Moneygall?

Moyne is 13k / 7NM southeast of Templemore and Moneygall is the
same distance to the northwest of Templemore. It's in Pooleys', what
else do you want to know about it.

Spanish Point isn't on the map but it is in the Pooleys guide though.
Did it use to have a licence but then lost it?


It was licensed at one stage, as EISP and as far as I know, it's the
actually the runway/s that are licensed, usually for training. The
license could go for any number of reason's. The club could have
stopped training, so does not require licensing. Or whatever.
The strip can still be used, but cannot be recorded in the logbook for
training.

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Pity

Post by Lambada Crazy » Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:02 pm

Its a pity that Airfield Licences get revoked, Theres not that many ICAO published airfields around nd you dont see them popping up around the country, and these Authoritys are making them fewer, Theres nothing i hate more than arriving at a field and coming to see a lonely place with nobody there and the grass 3 foot high,

MORE AIRPORTS,
LESS CHATTING,
AND MORE PEOPLE LIKE MONSIGNOR JAMES HORAN!!!!!
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Post by hugoj_air » Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:33 pm

Hi Andy,

I could be wrong, but I believe a licence is issued on a yearly
basis and would generally be revoked on the request of the
owner or the operator, or in some case's allowed just to lapse.
It would be a very rare for the IAA to revoke a licence, unless
it was shown that some serious breach of the rule's took place
or for some reason the airfield became unsafe for training.
And as I said before, withdrawl of the licence does not mean
that the strip/airfield has to close. About 70/80% of all airstrip's
operate very well without one.

Hugo.

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Post by JimC » Sun Sep 04, 2005 11:48 pm

Are there any airstrips near Dungannon?
Thanks,
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Post by hugoj_air » Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:33 am

There are a couple of strip's JimC, I'll post them tomorrow
evening.

Hugo.

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