DonalMW wrote:I think you shouldn't pull the site. You should put a banner on top with a detailed disclaimer, absorbing you of any responsibility or possible litigation.
Back when I used to tour the country at the weekends it was a valuable (and well known) website for the Microlight and GA community.
It seems harsh to punish flyers that are "IAA compliant"
Just my 2 cents,
Letterkenny looks well from the club page. The hangars look well, I haven't been up there in about 18 months or so. Lovely spot, recommend to anyone.
thought about that too, but I do not want to be partly responsible for pilots and crews being targeted, and it is harsh for all that are IAA compliant, I myself am compliant with paperwork e.t.c.
As far as the Letterkenny club is concerned it is the death of any organised event, sad really as it was the biggest event in the country and probably the biggest club in the south, we always attracted a lot of the UK/Scottish folk, over 50 at the fly-in last year, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-PX7CVEKqM
The club will continue as an airfield without any formal gatherings in the future.
I wanted to try and bring back the Island-Hop event for 2010, it was a big promotion for the microlight fraternity, I even had sponsors talked to about it, I wont be going ahead with it at this stage either.
I am looking about promoting a few events in the UK where N.Ireland and NPPL holders can travel as an organised group, we have Popam in Hampshire in May, Ince Blundell in Lancashire in June, as well as the annual LAA rally in Sywell in Northamptonshire and a few others in Scotland like Strahaven to the south of Glasgow and the Scottish Islands too. Should still be good fun, but the Irish ones were always the best.
Maybe in the future things may change, but for now this is how it is.