PPL training in Galway
  • one-ill
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    PPL training in Galway

    by one-ill » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:49 pm

    Living in Galway and interested in an introductory flight. Any information on local flying clubs would be greatly appreciated?

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    by buzz » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:05 pm

    Galway flying club at the airport. Last heard it was 1000 Euro to join and there's was a waiting list for PPL training. Anyone know different?
    Lack of instructors. Same problem as all over the country. Which explains so many Galway people are learning to fly in Weston.

    You could also look at the Connaught aero club in Knock. That's not too far.
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    by Nanolight » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:21 pm

    Knock? From Galway? Are ya mad??! :P

    Is Skywest AeroClub still Active? This is/was a microlight training facility based in Galway Airport. Deffo worth a look into one-ill.

    Alternatives would be Abbeyshrule in Co Westmeath for PPL(A) and Microlight training and also Birr, both about 1.5 hours from Galweh.
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    by alan.byrne » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:36 pm

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    by buzz » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:46 pm

    Yes, I am mad :? but I think Knock is only about an hour and a half's drive from Galway. Less even. Abbeyshrule would be a longer drive but in all probability a better option for learning to fly.
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    by Nanolight » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:51 pm

    Having driven the Galway Knock road a number of times Ican safely say that any other option is preferable.

    Talk about the road that time forgot!! Half of it doesn't even have a basic white line..

    What about that place just outside limerick?
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    by alan.byrne » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:17 pm

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    by JFH » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:16 pm

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    by alan.byrne » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:30 pm

    ok JFH, your the expert, my mistake! sorry!
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    by kirwan27 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:37 pm

    JFH wrote:Other options for you if you just want a trial lesson is give skywest a call, they still operate out of galway airport despite what other people have said in this form!

    cool, so you have their number? I heard they're closed too and he hasnt been flying in ages....are you sure their still open?

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    PPL in the west

    by delta victor » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:57 pm

    One-Ill,

    I can offer you a trial flight lesson, Sligo Flying school is based in Strandhill, Co. Sligo. We opperate a Grob 115 and a brand new cessna 172 SP with the Garmin G1000 glasscockpit is on its way.

    There are no membership fees and I offer training 7days a week.

    I have one student who drives for Galway each weekend, perhaps ye could car share?

    visit sligoflyingschool.com

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    by buzz » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:35 pm

    Delta Victor, ignore the debug error. That I presume is the reason for the triple post.

    I know you're a Sligo man but why don't you set up an outstation in Galway?
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    Re: PPL training in Galway

    by KK Flyer » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:21 pm

    I am currently doing my PPL in waterford.However i have a friend in Galway aero club who has his PPL and I dont think it is alot to join and i would think that you would have no problem getting an instructor for lessons....

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