Sightseeing/Discovery flight
  • GregJ
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    Sightseeing/Discovery flight

    by GregJ » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:06 pm


    Im looking for some advice on taking a short flight when I come over to Ireland for a short trip to visit friends. I don't want to get checked out in the plane, or even fly solo, just be able to go up with an instructor/fellow pilot for a short time, see a few things, and then land. Ive never been to Ireland before, and I think it would be really neat to be able to say Ive taken off and landed an airplane in Ireland.

    Im an American with an ATPL who flies for a regional airline here in the US.

    Ill be in County Clare, arriving 16 Oct and departing 20 Oct. Could anyone point me in the right direction of a school or club that I could rent a plane for a short flight to be able to say Ive flown in Ireland?

    Thanks for any advice, quite exciting about visiting Ireland!

    Thank you,
    Greg J
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    Re: Sightseeing/Discovery flight

    by vanman » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:12 am

    Ok probably you're a bit too soon but there are plans to operate sightseeing flights from Galway which is near enough to Clare, unfortunately not this year.

    However there are now two possible options. One is the National Flight Centre (NFC) which is in Dublin. But the other and possibly more interesting is" onclick=";return false; They are operating scenic flights based on the NFC AOC in Mountshannon County Clare.

    They currently operate a C172 amphibian. Rumour has it that a C206 is on the way.

    Mountshannon is a particularly pretty spot.
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    Re: Sightseeing/Discovery flight

    by Kevlar » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:58 pm

    Hi depends on which part of the country you are visiting. National Flight Centre operating in Dublin offer scenic flights from €50 per person. This can be in a twin or single (different rates apply) check out" onclick=";return false;

    Regards, Kevlar
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    Re: Sightseeing/Discovery flight

    by Carrier Pigeon » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:15 am

    Greg, there's a small airfield near Limerick City called Coonagh and a flying Club is based there.
    They offer Trial Flights so I'm sure they would be able wx permitting to take you on a flight over the fabulous Cliffs of Moher, Aran islands and Galway Bay." onclick=";return false;

    If u fail to get up I can send u photos from my collection of these and other Irish scenic views.

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    Re: Sightseeing/Discovery flight

    by papacharlie-IRL » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:23 am

    Hi Greg

    There is a flying club called Phoenix Flying based in Shannon EINN, they fly a C172 but I think it has its annual at the moment. Coonagh in Limerick city would be next best here is there web address." onclick=";return false;

    There is a flying club in Galway which is about an hour bus ride away from Shannon airport they may be able to help too." onclick=";return false;

    Enjoy the view, Papa Charlie

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