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Published on August 29th, 2016 | by Joe McDermott

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ILAS Harvest Festival Fly-In, Taghmon, Co. Wexford – 28th August

ILAS (Irish Light Aviation Society) Harvest Fly-In at Taghmon in Co. Wexford enjoyed some great weather. There was lots of craic & chat for all those that attended. Follow Me-Aircraft Marshallers had a five man team on the ramp led by Dermot Canavan. Thirty five visiting aircraft. Visitors in from Abbeyshrule, Coonagh, Craughwell, Gorey, Killeen, Letterkenny, Navan, Shinrone, Waterford & Weston to name a few. Apart from so many faces not seen for a while (great to see John O’Loughlin back in town) it was very nice to see James Smiths Gardan GY-80 Horizon  & the late Brian Douglas’s Condor present.

ILASAug002Piper Clipper in from Letterkenny

ILAS - EI-ELMPiper L-18C Cub in from Craughwell

ILASAug010John Kent’s RV-4 looking very well

ILAS EI-AYBGardan GY-80 Horizon 180, a rare type these days. James Smith spent years rebuilding this little French gem! And very smart it looks to

ILASAug013This D.62B Condor belonged to a great flyer, Brian Douglas., he flew it as G-ASRB. It has now been reregistered EI-BDX, a tribute to Brian, a real gentleman aviator! it is now flying from ILAS Field, Taghmon

ILASAug014Eddie Nolan enjoying the Sunny South East

ILASAug015Mark McDermott ready for next arrival into Park Bravo

ILASAug018

Dermot Canavan & Paddy Kilduff take a quick tea break

Attendees at ILAS Harvest Fly-in 28AUG16/SU 10:30 to 17:30

(31 Visitors + 2 Based + 4 in Hangar)

On Airfield:

ILAS D-EKMYD-EKMY  Bolkow 208c Junior

EI-AEH  Luscombe 8F

EI-AEL  Piper PA16 Clipper

EI-AYB  Gardan GY80-180 Horizon

ILAS - EI-ANYEI-ANY  Piper PA18 Cub

ILAS - EI-BCJEI-BCJ  Falco F8L Series 3

ILAS - EI-BCMEI-BCM  Piper J3C-65

EI-BDX  Rollason Druine D.62B Condor (based)

ILAS - EI-BENEI-BEN  Piper J3C-65

EI-CFH  Piper PA-12

EI-DGA  Lambada UFM-11

EI-DIY  Vans RV-4

EI-DJM  Piper PA28-161 Warrier

ILAS - EI-DOYEI-DOY  PZL-Koliber 150A

ILAS - EI-ECKEI-ECK  Raj Hamsa X’air Hawk

EI-ELM  Piper L-18C Cub

EI-EMV  CZAW Sportcruiser

EI-EPN  Jodel DR1050

EI-EYJ  Cessna F172N

EI-FBY  Land Africa

EI-FCA  Lambada UFM-11

EI-FLH  Land Africa

EI-JPK  Tecnam P2002-JF

EI-SMK  Zenair CH-701

G-AWYL  CEA DR253B

ILASAug011G-AZFF  Jodel D112

G-BVJN  Adam N. Europa

G-CGPN  MS880B Rallye

G-COUZ  X’air (based)

ILASAug009G-ESTR  Vans RV-6

ILASAug004G-PARI  Cessna 172RG

PH-BIT  Reims Cessna F172N

ILAS SP-MSOSP-MSO  Maule M-7-235C Orion

In Hangar:

D-KIAH  Schiebe SF25C Motorfalke

EI-EPK  Pegasus Quantam

EI-EWZ  Colobri MB2

G-MYMP  Rans S6 Coyote 11

Photos by Joe McDermott and Paddy Kilduff

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About the Author

Joe McDermott

Joe has worked in operations & business development with a number of Fixed Based Operators (FBO) including USA based companies Landmark Aviation & Universal Aviation. As founder of business airport/FBO focused consultancy Global FBO Consult he has worked on projects in Bahrain, France, India, Ireland, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Tanzania, UAE, United Kingdom & USA. The company specializes in providing cost effective solutions to assist airports, FBOs & ground handling companies grow efficiently & deal with the competition head on, allowing them to attract new customers, keep existing customers & generate maximum revenue. He is a contributor to many BizAv magazines including Business Airport International, Bluesky Business Aviation News, Globalair.com & has written feature articles for P1, historic aircraft magazine FlyPast and a regular contributor to Flying In Ireland. He is a founding member & CEO of the Irish Business Aviation Association (IrBAA), Honorary President of Runway Aviation Club Ghana, founder of Follow Me-Aircraft Marshallers & a “patched” member of the Commemorative Air Force Marshallers-Detachment in the USA.



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