Published on March 31st, 2015 | by Jim Lee


Video: On a wing and a prayer – The story of Knock Airport

We’re building an airport”, Monsignor James Horan told Jim Fahy of RTE News in 1981. “And I hope the Department of Transport doesn’t hear about it. Now don’t tell them … We’ve no money, but we’re hoping to get it next week, or the week after.

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Jim has had a life-long interest in military matters and aviation. Initially, he fused both of these interests together with a passion for military aviation, initially as a photographer. He has travelled extensively over the years and has been the guest of many European air forces, plus the air forces of the United States, Russia and others throughout the world. His first introduction to journalism coincided with an interest in the civil aviation industry was when he initially wrote for and later edited, ‘Aviation Ireland’, the club magazine of the Aviation Society of Ireland. Jim was a contributor to Flying in Ireland since its inception over 10 years ago and is now a key contributor to this site. He has also contributed items for a number of other aviation magazines and has produced a number of detailed contributions to Government policy documents, most recently the Irish Government’s White Paper on Defence. He is also deeply involved in the local community and voluntary sector and has worked both in local government and central government.

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