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Irish Helicopter Exhibition

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:23 pm
by Buzz Lightyear
I hear a Helicopter Exhibition is on the cards for Ireland next year, is this a Helitech or different event does anyone have any info? Please post.

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:29 pm
by JFH

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:34 pm
by Sticksforward
I heard of the exhibition through a agent in the UK, due to take place at Punchestown Exhibition Centre next year. The guys in the UK are all very keen to exhibit with the strong sales in Ireland at present.
I will see if i can more info + post.


Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:13 am
by Lofty
May dates next year so i hear! i also heard it through a operator in the UK. link not live yet.

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:40 am
by Sticksforward
I would say Agusta will have a strong presence with the civil + military sales of the 139 and 109 of course!! DS the man to talk to Loft :wink:

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:07 pm
by Buzz Lightyear
About time the suppliers in Europe realised the Heli boom in Ireland wasnt just a blimp......hope it is well supported by all and it showcases Ireland as a serious marketplace.
Thanks for the information guys.

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:27 am
by Sticksforward
Lofty, the date is actually June 2007 a 3 day showcase at Punchestown. I see its on Punchestowns website as 6 to 8 of June, website not live yet?

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:48 pm
by Lofty
See the website is live and looks like Premier Aviation Weston are also involved hence the 109 on the homepage :lol:

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:53 pm
by casper
Looks like it's an 'invitation only' event :(

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:27 pm
by Vertical T/O
Why is it an invitation only event. There should be a Public Day. I know people who want to go from Aberdeen and England but can't get invites. Not a good idea.

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:34 pm
by Buzz Lightyear
Hey V/O they must be listening, You can now apply online there is a limited number of invites avialable :D

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:29 pm
by Dauphin_Army
If it is a Private Event (Invitation Only), it does not require planning permission, it is is a public event (open to the general public) does.

Lessons have obviously been learned by past experiences.

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:38 pm
by Buzz Lightyear
I dont think exhibitions fall into the category of the said licence its private to detract the timewasting element i think :!:

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:21 pm
by Dauphin_Army
Hi Buzz,

They do when you are holding them in a location that is not built for the purpose of what it is proposed to accomodate.

One practical example that springs to mind is the Rock Concerts at Slane Castle on Co. Meath, not an exhibition I know but still requires a license as it is attracting the public onto private property for an event that the property/holding was not intended for.

The planning/license issues are there in an (attempt) to ensure that all rules and regulations are enforced in order for the safe and orderly running of such an event, if not a refusal usually ensues.

I'm just using the above example to illustrate the different responsibilites that must be introduced once you attract a public audience to an event in a location that is not purpose built for such an occurance.


Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 2:04 pm
by I.H.E.
Irish HeliExpo 2007

A limited number of private invites are available for the Irish HeliExpo please forward your request to

If you intend to fly to Irish HeliExpo please complete the booking form @ and fax back with relevant details and the joining instructions / breifs will be issued. The Irish HeliExpo is Strictly PPR only.

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