Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

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Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by Earhart » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:18 pm

Dear Flying In Ireland readers,

We would like to invite you to help us celebrate 20 years at Spanish Point with a Fly-in on the 11th/12th June 2011. After the success of Spanish Point 2010, we are delighted to be organising the 20th Birthday Party. We hope that the weather will be a little better and that all of our friends can make the journey for the weekend.

As more details become available, we will keep you updated.

This grass strip is about 550m long and the field is generally dry. It is relatively easy to find directly south of Miltown Malbay and to the east of the Spanish Point Road. The bright red wind sock pin points the spot.
Spanish Point Airfield Location:

N 52 50.813'
W009 24.871'
R 24/06
Freq: 123.30

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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by OnTheNumbers » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:22 pm

Oh woooow..

You've just reminded me that I was there 20 years ago when Brendan Smith opened EISP. It was the weekend before I was starting my Leaving Cert!! I even got a hop in an R22 in return for a sketch I had been doing there.

The Luscombe and I will do our best to be there to celebrate your 20 years.

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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by alphaLaura » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:17 am

Will be there hail rain or shine :D
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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by Earhart » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:43 pm

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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by OnTheNumbers » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:49 pm

Any from the opening?

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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by Earhart » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:59 am

Please note the date change.

New Date 11/12 June 2011

OnTheNumbers - I have some pictures, all will be available soon.

If you have any stories or memories of Spanish Point Airfield over the past 20 years, please let me know.

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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by Earhart » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:28 pm

Presentations are planned for some 'life-time' contributors to the airfield at Spanish Point on the Saturday Night. BBQ and 'refreshments' in the Armada Hotel that evening.

The Iolar has been invited to attend and a request has been submitted to the Air Corps for a similar visit to last year.

Accommodation is available in Armada Hotel and The Central (Miltown Malbay).

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David: EISP was opened by Brendan Daly, and we're looking forward to a great weekend.

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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by Earhart » Mon May 09, 2011 10:11 am

IOLAR CONFIRMED FOR SPANISH POINT FLY IN*

Aer Lingus Charitable Foundation have confirmed that Spanish Point is on the 'Iolar Schedule 2011.' Spanish Point is very proud to be the first event for the Iolar scheduled after the Aer Lingus 75th celebrations.

A BBQ is planned for the Armada Hotel on the Saturday night (20Eur a head). This will follow on from the IAA 'lifetime contribution to aviation' awards which are being presented during the evening.

See you all there,

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*(all weather and crew dependant of course)

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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by OnTheNumbers » Tue May 10, 2011 3:01 pm

Should be great...... and doh on the Minister's name.
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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by Earhart » Wed May 25, 2011 11:44 am

Please note that Spanish Point is not a licenced airfield. Visitors are very welcome, but use the strip at their own risk.

A programme is being produced for the event, which will include mentions for all our generous sponsors. If you would like to be included, please let us know.

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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by Earhart » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:57 pm

CHC, Air Corps and Iolar confirmed for this weekend. Wx looking good for tomorrow and fingers crossed for Sunday.

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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by celtico » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:03 pm

Spanish Point??,

I was not knowing this place.

The day that I visits Ireland, is obligatory to visit this place, undoubtedly.

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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by hugoj_air » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:38 am

The airfield at 1.5km SW of Miltown Malbay in Co Clare was named after the headland jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean and the village of the same name to the west of the airfield. It probably has a connection with the Spanish Armada of July 1588 which attempted to sail north along the west coast of Ireland during a severe storm which caused many ships of the fleet to founder along the rugged coastline.

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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by OSCAR BRAVO » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:30 pm

As promised EI-ABI was present along with Romeo210 and a host of others in fab weather.Any photos anyone??

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Re: Spanish Point celebrates 20 Years

Post by PaddyKilduff » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:05 pm

Bryan Hogan and I were marshalling at EISP on 11JUN11/SAT.

Some photos at:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1063023265 ... feat=email

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