Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

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Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by ptawse » Mon May 17, 2010 1:22 pm

Kilkenny Airfield will be hosting a Fly-in on Sunday 1st August 2010. For info contact 087-1255241.

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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by Dakota » Wed May 19, 2010 6:48 pm

Will Kilkenny be charging the €10 landing fee on the day of the fly-in?

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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by ptawse » Wed May 19, 2010 7:35 pm

What €10 landing fee? Generally there is no landing fee for private flights. Contributions towards running costs are of course always welcome.

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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by Flange Bracket » Fri May 21, 2010 11:05 am

I flew in from Weston on the sunday before last and was charged ten euro. I payed it but I'll go to birr next time.

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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by Dakota » Fri May 21, 2010 1:08 pm

Also charged €10 last weekend.

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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by dreamer1 » Fri May 21, 2010 5:28 pm

So you had to pay a tenner.
Bunch of tight arses.

You go and cut the grass see how long it takes you.

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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by StrikeCommand » Sat May 22, 2010 1:50 am

Waterford charges €15 and they don't have to mow the tarmac! :D

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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by jonkil » Sat May 22, 2010 7:44 am

I/We have never been charged in Kilkenny. However I would pay the fee as it is a superb airfield in a great location and I/We always get a friendly welcome there.

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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by Dakota » Sat May 22, 2010 10:12 pm

Not being a tight arse Dreamer1, just curious if they're charging on the day of the Fly in.

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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by stovepipe » Sun May 23, 2010 1:21 pm

Hi there,
Under the old crowd, it used to be a fiver and several times, it was waived after I bought fuel. Cheap for access to a 900m runway,all the tea you can stand and no bullshit. Still cheap at a tenner.If you've just spent a hundred eus in fuel and sweat, why are you griping over a tenner, that will help to keep the place going.
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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by milob » Mon May 24, 2010 10:32 am

Flange Bracket/Dakota
Would be interested to know who charged you a landing fee at Kilkenny. As ptawse quite correctly states, there is no formal landing charge, - voluntary contributions are accepted but solely at the discretion of the visitor.
Milob

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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by hibby » Mon May 24, 2010 3:57 pm

I flew into Kilkenny two weeks ago and nobody charged me a penny. I called ahead PPR and the person I spoke to met me after I landed, and called a taxi for me to take me into town.

I think there is no call for calling anyone tight-arsed. Either there is a landing fee or there isn't, and if there isn't then there are legitimate questions to be asked about who is asking people for money and why.

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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by RYR144 » Tue May 25, 2010 12:30 am

Flew into Kilkenny a bit ago after hopping into Newcastle. Lovely people and strip. Wasn't charged a penny but threw a tenner into the kitty in the tower as it was well worth it.

Wont be able to make it to the fly in lads but the best of luck.

Safe Flying,
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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by holyflyer » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:09 pm

Just checking - is this still happening (weather permitting)? Gotta book the cessna, do the GAR etc etc., arrange a bed at the folks.

I for one have always found the folks at KK very welcoming. I have no problem paying a landing fee. A common practice across the water for fly-ins, where the landing fee is waived, is for donations to be made to a local worthy charity (hospice, etc).

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Re: Kilkenny Airfield Fly-in 2010

Post by holyflyer » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:36 pm

Big thank you to Peter and the folks at KK for a lovely afternoon last Sunday. Good to see and chat to a few familiar faces. Lovely BBQ - you really should have a charity bucket, always feel embarrassed not putting a few euro somewhere. The cousin who accompanied me is now a firm GA supporter.

Popped into Newcastle on the way back to Co. Wexford to find a number of pilots who had been chewing the cud about getting to KK but the weather put them off. Ah well. Final approach to EINC was good - the train coming towards me flashed his lights so I flashed mine!

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