General Aviation

Published on April 16th, 2017 | by Mark Dwyer


Full line up announced for Westport Airshow

There are just four weeks to go until the first Irish Airshow of the year which will take place in Westport on 14th May. The full line up has been announced and is shown below. As always the displays are subject to change for a variety of reasons such as weather, operational requirements etc.

Eddie Goggins

This flying Dentist is no stranger to Airshows.

Team Raven

RV formation aerobatic display team

The Breitling Wingwalkers

Who are the world’s only aerobatic formation wingwalking team.

Pitts Special

A homebuilt plane by UK aerobatic champion Neil Parkinson

Sukhoi 26M

A high performance single-seat aerobatic aircraft

Catalina Flying Boat

The most-built flying boat of World War II.

The Irish Parachute Club

They are the only parachute/skydiving club in Ireland.

Christen Eagle
Described as a true sports car of the sky, which is flown by Andrew Fenton

The Strikemaster

A British jet-powered training and light attack aircraft.

Irish Historic Flight Foundation

The Boeing Stearman Biplane and The Chipmunks will be showcased by the Irish Historic Flight Foundation.

Gerry Humphreys

The Flying Cow will makes it way to the Westport Airshow.

More information about the Westport Airshow can be found on their website at

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About the Author

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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