After a fantastic weekend in 2011 it is time to do it all again.
All welcome (Come by Air, Road or even Rail) Camping or Hotel available.
Music Disco and some live music.
Loads of flying, a few Aeros and a large BBQ on Sunday.
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Ardfert Airfield Information:
Co-Ordinates: N 52.20.46 W 009.45.46
Flyin Airfield Freq. 123.45
Restriction: On approach to 33 (over quarry)
N.B Please use a tight RIGHT hand base for 33 and avoid flying over pink house
Also Rwy33 is slightly downhill.
Status: Unlicensed Private airfield, strictly PPR by telephone.
Elevation: 100 feet AMSL
Circuit Height: 800 feet QFE/900 feet QNH
Runway orientation: 15 / 33
Runway Length: 400 metres x 10 metres
Radio Freq: N/a
Operating Hours: SR / SS
Operator: Mr Brendan Gurnett
PPR: By Telephone on 0872214648 or 0871234546
Landing Fee: absolutely none
Fuel: Mogas available from nearby village of Ardfert.
Taxi: Yes Please View Taxi list on Hanger Door
Hire Car: Available in Tralee. 7km
Preparations are going well and it promises to be a good wk end.
Hum will be here with the flying cow, Harry flying in with the mig, Dave with the Sbach, and maybe the new cub will make it down, Paramotors, model aircraft display, a selection of world war 2 military hardware incl an anti aircraft gun (not used at the wk end) ! among other things.
Camp fire, Music, food, drink !, etc etc etc !! in the hanger Sat night.
Pilots flying in please call 123.45 five miles out, arrive over field at 1,500 ft, and expect instructions for joining and landing.
Cans of fuel will be available for those that may need it
As already mentioned above plenty space for camping.
Pilots familiar with the strip, note the wire fence at either side of strip has been removed and a section of fence at 33 threshold has also been removed.
Re the (pink house) !, if 33 is the active runway, just keep slightly right of the quarry as you approach and you avoid it, simple.
The strip is marked on the Google map in the events section by a green arrow
So looking forward to meeting you all, and have an enjoyable and safe trip to the Kingdom.
correction to entry = the runway hdgs are in the OPPOSITE direction in this guide, (ie 33 threshold should be at the quarry end).
Also in William Floods Aviators guide of Ireland page 25.
Missing entry from both guides is the fence at the 33 threshold has been removed.
Think the fence change is much newer than any flight guide....
One less fence for me to clip ha ha....
Nobody's trying to hijack anything. Despite what you may have read, a formal decision by ILAS's Committee to go ahead this weekend has not yet been made. In case you have forgotten, ILAS has a long history of moving it's fly-in to accommodate other people's events, both as ILAS and in it's previous iterations as SAAC and CAACI. Most years, we have had to adjust our event date due to weather and other factors and this year is no different. Kindly reel your neck in. Again, no final decision has been made by ILAS.
ILAS Committee member
a very disappointing post to read
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of July.
The proceedings kicked off Saturday evening with a few aircraft flying in and a few other enthusiasts arriving by road. As the large hanger doors closed, classic hits from the Disco filled the air and of course the obligatory hanger chat.
Sunday began with bright skies and a firm breeze straight down the runway. It wasn’t long before a C42 sprung into action. As the day progressed planes from Clare, Offaly and Waterford graced the airstrip. Though the Sun Gods worked their magic in Kerry unfortunately this was not the case for other parts of the country. Many of our friends and fellow pilots from places around the country were unable to attend due to adverse weather conditions.
We were delighted to welcome families from all over Kerry and beyond. They came to see and experience flying up close. Some of the aircraft on the day were busy giving young and old short trips over Banna beach and Tralee Bay.
It was great to see Ex CFI with Kerry Aero Club Darby Finnerty present as well as many of the Ex instructors and members. With such enthusiasm still evident perhaps there is a future for Flying in Kerry.
The blue skies remained all day and as the evening closed in we said farewell to the Aircraft departing. We would like to thank Fritz and Pat for their great marshalling skills. Thanks to Martin who handled the Radio and thanks to the other Martin for setting up the Flight Sim in the hanger. Thanks to Joe for keeping the music going on Saturday Night. Thanks to Tim Counihan for his support and ability to get things done and to Paudie Fuller with his “Burger Boutique” Yum Yum. Thanks to Donie Horan (our newest group member) for his ongoing support. Special thanks to Brendan and Anne Gurnett without whom the event would not happen.
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