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by Michael Traynor
Mon May 14, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Philip Bedford Contact
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

Re: Philip Bedford Contact

Hello David, Sorry, only seeing your message re Philip Bedford. If you have not yet contacted Philip I have his number. I'll not post it here, but if you ring me I can forward yours to him and ask him to contact you. He is doing an incredible job in Dromod and deserves all the support he can get. Re...
by Michael Traynor
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Jarlath Conerney RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 1977

Re: Jarlath Conerney RIP

Very sorry to hear of Jarlath's passing. Just to add to the comments about one of life's gentlemen. He was so facilitating, obliging and always grateful for the slightest thing that anyone did for him. He was a truely dedicated member of RAeS for many years longer than I can remember, never ceasing ...
by Michael Traynor
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Hayden Lawford RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 3368

Re: Hayden Lawford RIP

Hayden's funeral service will be held at Tunbridge Wells crematoriumin Sussex on Thursday, 21 June 2012 at 11:30AM. A notice about his death will appear in The Irish Times tomorrow (Thursday, 14 June 2012). If anyone wishes to send a message to the family they can address their correspondence to Eve...
by Michael Traynor
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Hayden Lawford RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 3368

Hayden Lawford RIP

Regrettably we are recording the passing of another legend of Irish aviation. Hayden came to Coonagh in July 1961 conducting aerial photography work. In November 1964, having been checked out by Arthur Wignall, and with Bill Howarth as CFI, Hayden commenced operations as Shannon Flying Services. In ...
by Michael Traynor
Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: ARTHUR WIGNALL
Replies: 1
Views: 1148

Re: ARTHUR WIGNALL

Hello, A commemoration was held on 25 April 2009 at Sligo airport to mark the 25th anniversary of Arthur's death at that location. He was remembered by many colleagues and friends. Unfortunately, strong cross-winds on the day prevented many aircraft attending. The only aircraft that successfully neg...
by Michael Traynor
Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Irish Air Corps exhibition
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Irish Air Corps exhibition

An exhibition of the Irish Air Corps is currently on view at Rua Red beside the South Dublin County Council offices in Tallaght. (See below promo). The display traces in pictorial format the history of the IAC. Numerous models of aircraft are on display along with aircraft engines dating back to the...
by Michael Traynor
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Arthur Wignall, 25th Anniversary Commemoration
Replies: 1
Views: 2111

Arthur Wignall, 25th Anniversary Commemoration

Hello, A commemoration is planned to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Arthur Wignall. Arthur was Ireland's premier aerobatic display pilot until his death in an accident in his HARP Pitts Special at Sligo airport, 1st April 1984. On Saturday, 25th April at Sligo airport an informal gatherin...
by Michael Traynor
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Arthur Wignall - video footage
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Thank you both very much for replies. I have a piece from an RTE programme where Dave Heffernan interviewed Arthur & then they went for a flight.

Much appreciated,

Michael.
by Michael Traynor
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Arthur Wignall - video footage
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Arthur Wignall - video footage

Hello. Would anyone know where there might be a piece of film / video footage featuring Arthur Wignall.

Please reply via the forum or send me a private message.

Many thanks,

Michael Traynor.
by Michael Traynor
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 69202

Tony, you're in the right area alright. In 1932 Arthur Westcott-Pitt formed Irish Air Lines. EI-AAM was an Avro 504 as was EI-AAN that he used. While he had a field near his home at Dunmore East, Co. Waterford he did most of his flying from the beach at Tramore. Irish Air Lines was the second commer...
by Michael Traynor
Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 69202

Papa8...... ya know your stuff. The year is indeed correct & the aircraft has been in use for a few years at that stage. You are also correct in saying there is sand on the tyres!!!! Just have another shot at the location and that will lead you to who the owner / operator is!!! Good luck, Michael.
by Michael Traynor
Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 69202

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv182/traynorm/avro504001.jpg While we are waiting for stovepipe to tease us with a pic, I'll just throw another one up. As the reg is clearly visible, no peeking at reference books or internet for the answer !!!! Just have a guess at the location & owner / op...
by Michael Traynor
Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 69202

Excellent.... well done lads. It is indeed the time the Shannon burst its banks during the 'Debbie' storm and high tide on 24 October 1961. The water level rose to 4 feet in the hangar at Coonagh. The aircraft is the Shannon Aero Club's Auster EI-ALJ. At the prop is 'Col' Arthur Toppin. I think the ...
by Michael Traynor
Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 69202

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Would anyone have a guess what caused this aircraft to become a 'sea-plane'? Where was it and when? For a megga bonus point, what was the aircraft!!!

Michael.
by Michael Traynor
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Historic Irish Aviation Photo Quiz
Replies: 294
Views: 69202

Left to right: Chris Bruton (95), Michael Traynor, Pearse Cahill (92), Brig. Gen Ralph James, Terry Rowan & Ivan Hammond. Ivan's father, also Ivan, was one of Iona's pilots & in 1936 he became the second pilot to join Aer Lingus. Pearse presented a replica of the first commercial aircraft, E...