I think you're wrong about circuits at Kilrush.As a long-time user of Kilrush, I and my flying friends do not carry out circuits at anywhere near the scale of the Weston operation,i.e; doing a dozen-per-hour Weston-style circuits at Kilrush will soon bring the ire of the sensitive locals to Ian's ears.I have seen Weston pilots being sent off with a flea in their David Clarks for presuming that circuits at Kilrush are the same elsewhere. We take care not to wind up the neighbours because, as you are aware, Ian's work is too valuable to Irish GA to jeopardise by thoughtlessness. As an aside, I much prefer the atmosphere of Kilrush to Weston anyday.
So what's SOP at Kilrush so I/anyone else doesn't upset anyone. I would have assumed circuits were the same as anywhere, since I didn't know any better, pooleys give a little guidance but not much.
It was my first trip there. Didn't feel any warmth in the DCs. Don't want to either.
North/South is the longer runway with the tarmac fillet [01-19]. It was frequently unusable in winter, but additional drainage and the fillet have fixed that particular problem. Patterns are overhead the field in either direction, i.e. left-hand on 19 but right-hand on 01.
The folks to the south of the 01 threshold are the most noise sensitive and particular care must be taken. When departing 19, hang a left as soon as it's safe and climb to height over the field. If you make a mess of it or forget, bear left and head for the GAA pitch to minimise grumbling. On your way in to 01 try to follow the road on base and final. Yes it's tight but it sets you up lovely for finals and if you're driving a Citation you should be up at Weston anyways!
Traffic frequency is 123.425, but some aircraft are non-radio. There is a winsock at the 19 threshold, so join overhead, have a gawk and then decide which runway you'ld like. Bear in mind yours may not be the majority decision, so keep a good look-out.
The official guidance is on a big board in the control tower and visitors should acquaint themselves with it before departure.
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