Wings Ireland Magazine
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    Wings Ireland Magazine

    by Taj » Wed May 05, 2004 4:08 pm

    Hi Guys,
    I have been a regular reader on this board and this is my first post.
    For the past few months I have been working on an Irish Aviation Magazine due to go on sale in the shops very soon.
    Hope Im not stepping on toes by plugging this-just giving a heads up.
    Here is the web address:
    http://www.wingsireland.com
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    by Clrd2Land » Wed May 05, 2004 4:14 pm

    Looks good. I'm guessing it will be on sale in Eason's and the like?
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    by Taj » Wed May 05, 2004 4:18 pm

    The magazine will be on sale in easons and all major bookstores.
    6 and 12 month subscriptions are available through the website.
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    by hugoj_air » Wed May 05, 2004 8:32 pm

    Hi Taj,

    As you can see I live in Donegal. Not exactly next door to Eason's or
    any other bookshop that is likely to sell the mag. Because of that could
    you please give a brief rundown as to the content. Will it for instance, have an Irish aircraft register review and will it cover all aspects of aviation in Ireland, heavy, light, training and so on. Also what price
    per issue/subscription. I tried the link to the website, but could'nt get through.
    I would be very interested in a subscription. Good luck with the mag.
    I hope Mark does'nt get annoyed with this "Commercialism" Sorry Mark.

    Regards,
    Hugo.
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    by mark » Wed May 05, 2004 9:14 pm

    Hi Taj,

    Absolutely no problem posting your info here, remember this board is for the benefit of aviation in Ireland and i'm more than happy that you have let us know about your new magazine. May I take this oppertunity to wish you the best of luck and I look forward to becoming a regular reader.
    Regards,
    Mark Dwyer
    www.flyinginireland.com

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    by Flyer1 » Wed May 05, 2004 10:28 pm

    Hi Taj

    Just wanna take this opportunity to wish you the best of luck with it. Can,t Wait for May 20th.

    Will you be covering all the Irish Aviation events?????
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    by Taj » Wed May 05, 2004 10:39 pm

    Hi Guys,
    Thanks for the support,
    I have edited the above url. Sorry bout that!
    Try here:
    http://www.wingsireland.com
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    by Taj » Thu May 06, 2004 12:39 pm

    Hello all,
    Sorry I couldn't answer all questions in my last post-I was in a bit of a hurry. The magazine is designed to cover all aspects of Irish Aviation, as long as it flies or has flown it gets in.
    The first issue centres around these sections:

    News
    General Aviation(Weston Airport)
    Event(Salthill Airshow)
    Military(Irish Air Corps-interview with GOC Brig Gen Ralph James)
    Flight Training(Eirecopter Helicopters)
    Commercial(Volga Dnepr AN-124's in Shannon)
    Website Review(IrishAirPics.com).......flyinginireland.com in Issue 2
    In Irish Skies(Airbus A330-Aer Lingus)
    Overseas Visit|(USS Intrepid,New York)
    Irish Airfield Directory

    A register update is not included in Issue1 but is planned for Issue 2.
    Also, from Issue 2 all non commercial aviation/flying clubs and organisations(voluntary) can submit their news to be included in a dedicated section free of charge.

    All suggestions are welcomed.
    Thanks again
    Tadhg
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    by Biturbo » Thu May 06, 2004 2:04 pm

    Best of luck in this venture, Taj!

    Some well-meaning amateur advice - there was an Irish aviation magazine called Aero Ireland, edited out of a 3rd floor boxroom in Lower Abbey Street which ran for a while in the 1980s. (First lesson: Keep your costs low!). When choosing whether to spend my heard earned pocket money on it or some glossy UK magazine, one of the prime factors for me was Aero Ireland's store of local Irish news that I would never otherwise come across (e.g. an airshow in Sligo, a new airline into Shannon, etc.). A lot of this local interest is now adequately catered for on the internet, not least thanks to our munificent host, Mr. Dwyer, but this local focus is what will differentiate your product from more established UK product.

    Have a look at www.cockpit.aero which is a Swiss aviation magazine with much the same aims. It competes with German aviation magazines (which similarly have a much larger home market than it does) by an extensive coverage of Swiss (and Austrian) happenings - airport developments, airforce changes and profiles, commercial industry news, annual surveys of flying schools, airtaxi, helicopter and maintenance organisations, etc.

    Lastly, may I suggest including a section on flight simulation. Over the winter I use FS2002 to keep in practice when the weather is rotten outdoors. It may be an area of interest to a broader target audience and the Irish flight-simming community may well provide you with a ready source of content.

    Best of luck!
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    by Taj » Thu May 06, 2004 2:40 pm

    Thanks for the advice Biturbo!
    The aim of the magazine is to be uniquely Irish, giving an insight into all aspects of aviation industries and hobbies that exist in Ireland-as you say things that otherwise we might not get to know about.
    If any readers would like to submit personal reviews of software types and PC simulations we would be happy to run them.
    Also if there are people who would like clarification on certain issues, for example IAA regulations, the magazine will now provide a public forum where questions by readers can be asked and we will get the answers.
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    Heads up

    by Taj » Mon May 10, 2004 11:47 am

    Just a heads up guys, there is a special offer, limited to number, commencing today on subscription to the magazine.

    http://www.wingsireland.com/subscriptions.html



    Cheers

    Taj
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    by buzz » Mon May 10, 2004 1:16 pm

    One other piece of advice. Aero Ireland used to try to sell magazines through aero clubs. But it was almost impossible to get any money back as the magazines either disappeared or the money was pocketed by the clubs themselves. You need to get a couple of copies in newsagents in major towns all over the country.
    Good luck with it and I will subscribe. It's time there was another magazine than the Irish Air Letter, if you can call that a magazine. It's amazing that with all the technology available now that the Air Letter is still a photocopied, stapled bundle of pages.
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    by Dogbiscuit » Mon May 10, 2004 11:48 pm

    In fairness to Irish Air Letter it is not a magazine and has never tried to be one,that is probably why it has lasted so long. The quality of the articles and information in it is second to none for Irish Aviation.

    I hope that "Wings Ireland" will be a huge success,look forward to seeing it in the shops.
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    by aidanmurphy » Thu May 20, 2004 7:53 pm

    Will this mag be available in newsagents ? If so can you advise of the publisher & distributor so I can reserve a copy ?

    Alsom what dats does issue ONE hit the news stands ?

    Thanks,

    Aidan.
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    by Clrd2Land » Thu May 20, 2004 8:13 pm

    Aidan,

    I believe it was due to be available yesterday, Wednesday the 19th. Not

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