Yes, I fully agree, the staff at Weston couldn't be friendlier, it has done something really quite amazing- become a corparate airfield, but still retained the "flying club appeal" that Weston always had, and hopefully will continue to have far into the future of Irish Aviation...
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it has done something really quite amazing- become a corparate airfield, but still retained the "flying club appeal",
how can you have flying club appeal when weston has driven out the GA scene through huge hangarage fees?
If you have a problem with the level of hangarage fee's at Weston, I suggest you do not keep your aircraft there, but nearly 80 owners and operators are happy doing so, and over 15,000 pilots are happy using Weston, so the evidence speaks for itself that Weston is clearly being run effectively, and as I said before- with much approval of the majority of the Irish aviation scene, and since Weston's management is trying to address problems such as our heritage, as well as trying to preserve a healthy aviation scene, by offering Ireland a facility that will be one of Europes most advanced training and corporate aerodromes.
I think we should be very grateful... I certainly am happy flying in Weston anyway, as are many others - try and find another aerodrome with EIWT's facilities at lower fee's in the UK and Ireland, and you will struggle to do so, Weston is leadinf way for Irish Aviation to a great extent...
I dont consider parking on grass (outside to the elements) as a facility called hangarage....thats called parking facilities. A lot of us vacated EIWT pre your sworded suggestion to vacate and departed to other facilitites that are consistent with keeping GA alive and well in our country.
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I think you're way off the mark there. The price been asked for hangarage at Weston is crazy money and you'll find there are less that 20 private SEP owners now basing their aircraft at Weston. Why would you pay that money when you can base the aircraft somewhere else, insure it, hangar it and fuel it for the year for less than the price of hangarage at Weston. I really don't think you can call that 'Supporting GA'. The flying club atmosphere is definetly gone. It's a huge pity to see that the cubs are gone too.
try and find another aerodrome with EIWT's facilities at lower fee's in the UK and Ireland, and you will struggle to do so
Kilrush. By far the best airfield in this country. Two decent sized runways, one tarmac and one grass and both long enough for most GA types. Ian has done a wonderful job with the airfield over the past few years and it's latest facilities including Pilot Lounge are excellent.
It's great to see how Weston has developed so much over the past few years but it's dissapointing to see that it's at the expense of GA in the Dublin area.
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Unfortunatly it drives out the smaller aircraft at these airports, history and all. I think the laws of supply and demand will generate another airport for this type of flying. The drive will be longer, the people the same and the athmosphere the same, its such a shame, my love of flying began there, like many others, the long summer evenings although not many movements, were so enjoyable.Times change.
Another good thing about the place is they actually have IAA Air Traffic Controllers now and are very professional about everything unlike the NFC controllers before: eh, just land at pilots discretion lol
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