Hi Shrtfld, Cosmic and Spitfire,
Firstly, Shrtfld, about Tony Doyle’s strip. Do you know the area or
townland name in which the strip is located, also would you know
when it was first used and if there are any aircraft based.
Secondly, Cosmic, Shrtfld mentioned Mr Hanley as the owner of
the Capparua airstrip. Well he may not be too enthusiastic about
computers, but fair play to him, he seems to be enthusiastic about
flying, when he went to the trouble of developing the strip. You can
tell him thank you from all, for his effords. It’s land owners like him
that help to keep light aviation affordable for the many. Does he fly
himself. Again, would you have any idea when the strip was
opened and is there anything based.
Last but not least, Spitfire, you lucky so and so. You have achived
my dream of owning/part ownership of an airstrip. But first I will
have to win the lottery and with the price of land, probably the new
European one. I assume you fly yourself. If so is it the Shadow in
the photograph. Thank you for the info you have given and if you
don’t mind, I have a couple of more question’s for you also.
What are the runway headings and when was the strip first used.
I’m sure your all wondering why all the questions. well I think I
have mentioned already that I am attempting to locate every site
in Ireland used for an aviation purpose since 1784, the first balloon
era. Again if you know of any site past or present, I would like to
hear from you. By the way, all the info I have on my site’s database,
will not be for general publication. I will oblige individuals who make
requests for details.