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Island Hop 2007 Microlight event.

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:27 pm
by jonkil
Guys,
A big microlight event has been organised for 2007.
The ISLAND HOP will happen on the First weekend in July 07, full details HERE

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:01 pm
by DonalMW
Hi guys..... I was REALLY looking forward to this event...... But I've just found out that it clashes with the Oxegen festival :cry:
I know this will effect no-1 here only me but I feel it's worth a mention..... I've NEVER missed an Oxegen festival......
I was thinking of possibly flying to Oxegen @ Punchestown.... Probably a long-shot tho... Busy weekend there...
Best wishes to all involved, I've personally flown to All the Islands and I rate them highly as a very nice place to visit... Also I feel it deserves a mention that EICM <Galway> isn't as GA un-friendly as everyone makes out, I'm sure on the day everyone who makes the trip will find that out...
Anyways... That's my 2 cents!!!!

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:53 pm
by Nanolight
How could you fly to oxegen? Would you not need a heli to get in there?

Won't be going this year, the line up is.... substandard to say the least (except for Daft Punk of course, but I saw them in Marley Park in August).

It will be Electric Picnic in Laois for me again this year. I saw someone fly over it in a green X'Air last year on the Friday evening.

Me: "Oh Look! An X-air"
My Friends: "Shut up about planes, we don't care."
Me: "OK"

So anyway: Island hop. Yeah loads of po=eople have registered. It is looking good. Is this held in addition to Birr's fly-in? :shock:

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:18 pm
by hum
Forget about flying into Oxegen... I tried last year when I was bringing my son; the airfield is closed for the event.

(weather is always crap anyway!)

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:27 pm
by jonkil
Hi Guys,
The Island Hop event is a seperate event to the Birr Fly-in. It is an event to promote microlighting in the country and in essence it is a fun event that sets a bit of a challange and something different. We have over 40 registered crews at the moment and quite a few more to come along from the UK if they can sort time off from work/family commitments. Birr have been extremely accomodating regarding the use of the field and with organising camping/toilets e.t.c............... it is all looking good at the moment for the event and should present a good showcase for microlighting in the country.

Best regards,
Jon Kilpatrick
http://www.IrishFlyin.Com

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:37 am
by bean_ian
I'm a recent PPL(A) but im looking to get into microlighting and have never flown in one before, so if anybody has a spare seat in one for the Island Hop I would really appreciate it and would be willing to share any costs incurred etc
Cheers
Ian

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:18 am
by OnTheNumbers
On that point - what does PPL(A) have to do to be able to fly 3-axis microlights?

David

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:50 am
by bean_ian
You need to do a 5 hour course to get a 3 axis Microlight rating on your license.

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:45 pm
by jonkil
Where abouts are you Ian ?
Welcome to get a run in the C42 if you are anywhere near any airfields I visit.

Jon
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bean_ian wrote:I'm a recent PPL(A) but im looking to get into microlighting and have never flown in one before, so if anybody has a spare seat in one for the Island Hop I would really appreciate it and would be willing to share any costs incurred etc
Cheers
Ian