General Aviation

Published on April 9th, 2017 | by Joe McDermott


Ormand Flying Club Spring Fly-In

Ormand Flying Club held its Annual Spring Breakfast Fly-In at Birr Airfield today with 20+ visiting aircraft popping in for the clubs famous Irish Breakfast, the craic & to catch up with fellow flyers.

Low visibility in some areas kept many flyers from airfields across the country grounded, including Craughwell & Navan.

Follow Me-Aircraft Marshallers had a team on the ground keeping parking tight, if the WX had been better, judging from previous years, visiting aircraft through the day could easily have exceeded 50 & with the overflow field behind the hangar not available space would have been very much at a premium.

We had three trainee marshallers under instruction on the field today so a big thanks to all the pilots who cooperated with the training, specially as it may have seemed to some that there were as many marshallers as aircraft at times!


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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, & 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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