since this is my idea i am going to say my No 1 view is to look East at the Cliffs of Mohr when at about 800ft AMSL. and No 2 would be when flying over the Burren on a crystal clear day.
(I wonder, will there be an addendum to the flight guides?)
there are dozens of coffee-table books of Irish scenery, usually taken from helicopters, usually featuring pstcard stalwarts such as the Rock of Cashel and the Cliffs of Moher and so on. Usually, these books are generated with a view to attracting tourists or for photographers to show off their wares or for flogging aerial photos of people's houses.Mostly, the pilot is just on hand to get the snapper off the ground.Con Brogan, NMAI stalwart, is an exception, as he is a professional photographer who photographs for State organisations and is a microlight owner. His excellent photos, quite often of the less touristy locations, can be found in every tourist office and tourist-tat shop in the country, on Duchas calendars and the like.He can also be found in Kilrush, fooling around with a Thruster, which he claims is an actual aircraft, capable of committing flight;)
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Seriously...... stunning scenery from Carrickfinn right round the coast and right up to Antrim..... fabulous. I have done this trip many times and it never ceases to amaze me, not to mention the many passengers that have flew it with me.
There is many places in Ireland with stunning scenery, the South West is very nice, as is the N/E up in Co.Down.
If you like cliffs, check out Slieve League in Donegal, they are the highest cliff faces in Europe, breathtaking indeed.
Have to correct you there Jon. I believe it's Croaghaun on the coast of Achill Island that holds the title of highest sea cliffs in Ireland and they are only second highest in Europe. With only 85m between Slieve League and Croaghaun, you weren't far off though. Haven't seen Croaghaun myself but Slieve League is most definitely an impressive sight and well worth a visit as is Donegal in general.jonkil wrote:If you like cliffs, check out Slieve League in Donegal, they are the highest cliff faces in Europe, breathtaking indeed.
Next on my list is the west coast of Galway and Mayo which I'm hoping will be special and also Fastnet Rock off the SW coast.
A sightseeing flight from Navan to the coast along the Boyne has lots of interesting things to see including the Hill of Slane, Newgrange and Dowth, Boyne bridges (old and new!) and Baltray beach.
The low-level Lambay route through Dublin's CTA gives you a spectacular view of Lambay Island from 500' agl, which is something not many people get to see.
Not sure if it counts as scenery, but flying over Dublin City Centre along the Liffey from Poolbeg to Weston is pretty special as well.
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I love that view.
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