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by skydiveireland
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Kilkenny Aerodrome - New Website
Replies: 0
Views: 2230

Kilkenny Aerodrome - New Website

Kilkenny Aerodrome's new website is now live. What might interest you all the most is the Video Gallery showing a 15 min video of flying at the aerodrome back in 1970. If you have any video or photos of Kilkenny Aerodrome and/or your aircraft at Kilkenny we would love to add them to the new website....
by skydiveireland
Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Kilkenny Airfield History
Replies: 0
Views: 1943

Kilkenny Airfield History

I'm looking to collect as much history on Kilkenny Airfield that I possibly can. It's one of the oldest airfields in the country and I took ownership of it in April of this year. I now own a real piece of Irish aviation history. It's 51 years old and was founded in 1963. if you have any pictures, lo...
by skydiveireland
Fri May 02, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Kilkenny Aerodrome - C-172 Aircraft Hire
Replies: 2
Views: 2863

Kilkenny Aerodrome - C-172 Aircraft Hire

As part of acquiring Kilkenny Aerodrome I am promoting the idea of providing 2 x C-172 aircraft which will be based at the airfield for hire. I can supply modern 172's (180-hp skyhawks) or older versions so it depends on the amount you budget to spend per hour. It all depends on the level of interes...
by skydiveireland
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Kilkenny Aerodrome - New Owner
Replies: 2
Views: 3718

Kilkenny Aerodrome - New Owner

Hi All, It's been open for 51 years and we are delighted to be making this post to announce that we are the proud new owners of Kilkenny Aerodrome. The Aerodrome License is now held by the Irish Skydiving Club. Private Flight Visitors are welcome but only on a strict PPR basis. On landing the Pilot ...
by skydiveireland
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 4491

Re: Galway Airport

The good news is that from April onwards the airport will be open every weekend. Your right that most GA pilots are out and about on weekends. The more interest in flying in there and using the facility the more justify able it is for the tower to open to visiting traffic. With such a terrible wet w...
by skydiveireland
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 4491

Re: Galway Airport

Thanks for well wishes :) The navigation charge is definitely gone. I think everyone agrees that was utterly rediculas. So GA now inherits the fine facilities of Galway Airport. The facilities are fantastic and we are very excited about being here. Check out our Facebook page for some nice aerial sh...
by skydiveireland
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Galway Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 4491

Galway Airport

Remember when Galway Airport was famous for not being very welcoming to GA? Well I'm very glad to report that is no longer the case. There is a new manager running the place. His name is John Madden and he's an absolute gentleman. John does not have an aviation background and so he is not caught up ...
by skydiveireland
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Support Erinagh Airfield
Replies: 80
Views: 30284

Re: Support Erinagh Airfield

The Council are trying to shut down the airfield. That is why there is a High Court Case Pending an out come.
by skydiveireland
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Accepting Applications For CPL Position
Replies: 0
Views: 1297

Accepting Applications For CPL Position

Hi All: If you are the holder of a JAR CPL(A) and meet the Experience Requirements and are interested in taking up a position of a Parachute Drop Pilot for the next 2 years please get in touch. Experience Requirements: - JAR CPL(A) - Minimum 350hrs PIC - At least 50 hours past 12 months (SEP) - Vali...
by skydiveireland
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Low Level over Boyle
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Low Level over Boyle

Nice looking aircraft! I have made several thousand skydives from FL130 from these fine machines.
Pity we don't see more of these aircraft operating around Ireland.

Anyone know what the survey is for? Ordinance, Geological????
by skydiveireland
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Support Erinagh Airfield
Replies: 80
Views: 30284

Re: Support Erinagh Airfield

Well spotted NoSig!!
Your absolutely right. It says it all...
by skydiveireland
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Support Erinagh Airfield
Replies: 80
Views: 30284

Re: Support Erinagh Airfield

Nice Quote. I like it...
and that is certainly what we hope to be the case at this stage jm2833530.

A man can only cry wolf so many times...

it should be a criminal offence in my opinion to use state resources in this fashion.
by skydiveireland
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: PART M - M.A. 201 - Aircraft Airworthiness Responsibility
Replies: 7
Views: 2635

Re: PART M - M.A. 201 - Aircraft Airworthiness Responsibility

@Stovepipe Your State: "A lot of owners believe that the responsibility lies with the engineers, but it clearly doesn't." This matter is not so "clear". We have established the owner of light aircraft (weighing less then 5700 kgs) have the right to contract a Subpart G Continuing Airworthiness Manag...
by skydiveireland
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Aerobatics course in Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 2184

Re: Aerobatics course in Ireland

As far as I know the new EASA PART regs coming into force soon will require formal training and as I understand it a certification in the license to be authorised to do Aerobatics...

That is definitely worth signing up for!! and great to know we can hopefully do it in Ireland.
by skydiveireland
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: PART M - M.A. 201 - Aircraft Airworthiness Responsibility
Replies: 7
Views: 2635

Re: PART M - M.A. 201 - Aircraft Airworthiness Responsibility

Thanks for the input Stovepipe. Your interpretation of it is helpful but rather confusing to me in another sense though. I would appreciate if you could develop a bit more on it. You say the owner is "Ultimately" responsible but the CAMO is responsible for the "proper accomplishment of these tasks" ...