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Thanks in advance.
Never heard of a club in Newry, but know that there are a number of Jodels based in Kilkeel, as well as some microlights.
Talking to a couple of them over the summer they seem quite active, but don't think they have a training facility.
From Kevin Glynn's book, there are 2 strips in Kilkeel, if you want contact details, I'll PM them onto you.
If you are looking to train, I'm guessing either Newtonards or Trim are thje closest to you.
Best of luck with it
Most of the members are from the Newry & Mourne area and across the border in Dundalk, at the minute I am building a web site and if anyone has a few pic's of the Newry and Dundalk area I would be glad of a copy or 2.
If there is anyone else in the forum from the area intrested in joining our merry band pls drop me an email at : firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happ to pass it on.
fast oiseau wrote:Best of luck with the club.
How do you manage with the South armagh prohibited area?
Its now nowhere near as busy as it use to be and clearences to enter the area can be got !. As I undersrtand it, people flying in that area will see big changes in 2007 unless things seriously go down hill between now and then troubles wise.
All the best with the new club.
Keep us posted on the club & website, will be great to have another location to visit.
Will the runway be grass or tarmac, presume it'll be 2000ft, 2000 mtrs is extremely long.
Looking forward to visiting when you're open & best of luck.
60 members is a great start, most clubs would love get half of that!
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I fly quite a lot around your area and strangely enough this is the first I have heard of the Newry club. I did my training with Kernan Valley in Portadown and regularly fly up to the club.
60 members is amazing, we have only 18 members at our club that has been around for years.
BTW, and off topic.... Letterkenny flying club in Donegal where I am based, has just laid 600 metres of new tarmac runway and this has transformed the strip.
Full pictures are on the site at http://www.LetterkennyFlyingClub.Com and you are welcome to come along anytime.
Quote: "Will the runway be grass or tarmac, presume it'll be 2000ft, 2000 mtrs is extremely long"
The runway is grass at the minute but hopefully with a bit of luck and fancy talking we will be applying to the EU for a grant to put in a tarmac runway with hangars and clubrooms and yes the runway is almost 2000 mtrs long, someone said it is longer than Heathrow, so we have a lot of work to do and any help will always be welcomed.
We had planned a Flyin for the August bank holiday weekend in the Nth but the DOE had advised against it due to too short of notice and safety concerns but when we organise the next one you will all be notified and we will be expecting a big turnout from everyone around the country, so watch this space for further developments.
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