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Published on April 25th, 2016 | by Mark Dwyer

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Birr Breakfast Fly-In Photo Report

The Irish fly-in season got off to a great start yesterday (Sunday April 24th) with a great attendance for the traditional Birr Breakfast fly-in. Thanks to Joe McDermott (Follow Me Aircraft Marshallers www.marshall-follow.me), Ian Thompson and Malcolm Nason for the photos below.

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EI-FBY, Land Africa Citius. Malcolm Nason

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EI-HFC of the Irish Historic Flight. Malcolm Nason

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EI-HFB of the Irish Historic Flight. Malcolm Nason.

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EI-FBW, Land Africa. Malcolm Nason

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The Chipmunks of the Irish Historic Flight Foundation. Malcolm Nason.

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Bryan Hogan from Follow Me Aircraft Marshallers. Joe McDermott

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EI-DZS Land Africa. Malcolm Nason

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One of the IHFF Chipmunks gets airborne off runway 36 at Birr. Joe McDermott

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Limetree based Land Africa EI-FLH. Malcolm Nason.

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EI-HFC departs Birr. Joe McDermott.

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EI-CFH Piper Super Cruiser. Malcolm Nason

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EI-HFC of the IHFF. Joe McDermott

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Sligo based Cub, G-BTSP. Malcolm Nason.

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A collection of aircraft from Birr including Ikarus C42 EI-ERM. Joe McDermott.

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Limetree based Cub EI-BIO. Malcolm Nason.

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Slingsby Firefly G-KONG being marshalled by FMAM. Joe McDermott.

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G-CHJZ Luscombe 8E Silvaire. Malcolm Nason.

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The tail of RV-8 G-JBTR. Joe McDermott.

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Auster 5Je G-AIRC. Malcolm Nason.

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Ormand Flying Club Eurostar EI-DKW. Ian Thompson.

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A very appropriately registered Vans RV-6! Joe McDermott.

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Aeronca Sedan EI-BKC. Malcolm Nason.

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G-CCFL Jabiru UL-450. Ian Thompson.

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A selection of the aircraft that attended. Joe McDermott.

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Chipmunk EI-HFB climbs of runway 36. Malcolm Nason.

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EI-SYM Vans RV-7. Ian Thompson.

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G-BZGH Cessna 172N with C42 EI-ERM and RV-7 G-CECV. Joe McDermott.

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Chipmunk 169 EI-HFB. Malcolm Nason.

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Atec 2000 EI-DGV has recently returned to the air after a period of storage, it’s now based at Limetree. Ian Thompson.

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Alan Murphy and Odhrán Murphy from the IHFF get ready to depart. Joe McDermott.

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168 backtracks runway 36 at Birr. Malcolm Nason.

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G-BVJN Europa. Ian Thompson.

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The crew of RV-6 G-ESTR. Joe McDermott.

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Mark Dwyer

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.



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