Craughwell Fly-in weekend and ILAS Magnetos Workshop
Craughwell Flying Group Co Galway hosted a two-day Fly-in for ILAS on 12th & 13th August. It attracted a large variety of aircraft on Saturday with over 30 arrivals plus based aircraft which included three Piper Super Cubs, Luscombe 8F Silvaire EI-AEH,a hangared Osprey Y-11 amphibian EI-EEU and Magni Gyro M22 Voyager EI-EHK. Thanks to Seamus Coughlan Field Coordinator and all at Craughwell for their friendly relaxed welcome and hospitality.
Pilot Adrian Connaire with pilot and Craughwell trustee Peter McKenna with based Piper PA18 Super Cub EI-BID, built 1952.
This smoothly-finished Sirius TL3000 EI-FSA was flown from nearby Claregalway by owner Martin Kirrane. Made in the Czech Republic and powered by a Rotax 912 iS engine , it is the only example in Ireland.
Cathal O’Connell & Theresa Quinn brought Zenair CH601XL EI-ESE from Ballyboy.
John Todd with his Bensen B80 Gyrocopter, built in Cork 1985-87.
The Craughwell Fly-in also hosted and ILAS magneto workshop. Engineer Padraig Ford gives his hangar lecture to an attentive audience.
Andrew Fenton from Sligo makes a spirited departure from Craughwell in his aerobatic Aviat Eagle II G-CFIF