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Kilkenny / Newtwonards fly-ins - Any news?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:57 am
by holyflyer
I'm hoping to be over in Ireland with the Cessna on the weekend of 23/24 May and just wondered if there was any news / timetable of events re the Newtownards and Kilkenny Fly-Ins mentioned on the Irish Fly In website.

Especially helpful would be whether its better to visit on the saturday or the sunday? If all goes to plan, and the weather co-operates, I'll be flying in from the Gorey area.

Thanks for any help.

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:27 pm
by Papa8
For anyone attending the Kilkenny Airfield fly-in this month I have some news for you.

The fly-in is on Sunday 24th with all activity planned for this day. There will be some vintage cars, some food (private catering van I hear), some aircraft, some tales etc.

I expect the main hangar will be cleared mainly of aircraft to make a nice shelter for 'human-craft' and of course the tower will be open to all as a viewing platform cum 'talk'-room.

The field will have a meeting shortly to organise finer details but there are I think it is safe to say a few 'known' considerations. No fuel is available from the field (consideration is slowly turning towards mogas fuel provision with tanks with the right potential for approval already secured). There are on the other hand however no landing fees either.

If anyone wants further information or is diligently seeking PPR ring Peter Tawse on 0871255241

Kilkenny Fly in

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:42 am
by ptawse
Regretably, the Kilkenny Fly in due to take place on Sunday 24th May has been postponed. Will post a new date in due course.

Kilkenny Fly-in 2009

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:50 pm
by ptawse
Kilkenny Fly-in 2009
Sunday 20th September
Hosted by the Airfield Owner, Irish Aerosports Flying Club, Kilkenny Flying & Gliding Club, The Recreational Flying Club and the Private owners based on the field.
Just know it's going to be CAVOK!

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:14 pm
by cleared to land
Is this still going ahead?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:57 am
by holyflyer
Yep I'd like to know too - have the plane booked - what time does it kick off? Weather also looking good.

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:14 pm
by Flyer1
Last I heard it was going ahead. I should be there around noonish with EI-WAT :)

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:09 am
by shrtfld
Hi all

I have just had a text confirmation from Peter Tawse that Kilkenny Fly in is going ahead this Sunday.

He has some influence because as he promised way back the forecast is indeed CAVOK.

We in Coonagh are putting together a hastily arranged "Fly-out" to the "Fly-in".

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:12 pm
by cubpilot
good news to hear kilkenny is on, i plan to come over from devon for the day. first to eiwf to fly the bd5, perhaps even do a few speedy runs past kilkenny.

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:38 pm
by cleared to land
I'll be there around midday.

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:38 pm
by michael747
cubpilot wrote:Perhaps even do a few speedy runs past kilkenny

I'd love ta see that.
We should be there for 1400


Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:56 pm
by hum
Great gathering today at Kilkenny. Thanks to all involved; esp to Pat on the radio and the kind lady in the hangar with the teas and cakes :)

I left a shopping bag with a bottle of C2H5OH (=Brandy :twisted: ) against the fence at the base of the tower... If anyone finds it and can resist emptying it let me know and we'll sort out a reunification deal :)

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:22 pm
by airoshane
Thanks to all for a great day. Great displays by the gyro-copter and the RV.

Couldn't have asked for better weather.

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:56 pm
by Flyer1
Fantastic day out in Kilkenny. The food was absolutely fantastic I must say. Brilliant displays by the gyro and Hum. To anyone considering buying a gyrocopter, just buy an RV7 :D

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:43 pm
by cleared to land
Fantastic day out in Kilkenny. Really enjoyed it. Has anyone any photos my camera was on the blink.