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Published on April 15th, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer

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Birr Breakfast Fly-In 2018

A little late, but here’s the report for the Birr Breakfast fly-in that took place on Sunday 8th April at Birr Airfield. Hosted by the Ormand Flying Club, this event is traditionally the beginning of the Irish fly-in season. Surprisingly the weather relatively good but prolonged rain in the weeks leading up to the event meant that many aircraft were stranded at unusable runways up and down the country. The Irish Historic Flight planned to have 3 aircraft there however only Chipmunk 168 (EI-HFA) made it. 169 (EI-HFB) was stranded at Ballyboy while Boeing Stearman EI-HFD was stuck at Lyons. There were 29 visitors in total in addition to the aircraft based at Birr. Our thanks to Paddy Kilduff for supplying the list of aircraft that attended and the selection of photos. Well done to the crew at Birr for an excellent breakfast. The next fly-in is the ILAS Breakfast fly-in on Sunday 29th April at ILAS Field in Wexford.

VISITORS

EI-AEF – Cessna 120

EI-AEH – Luscombe 8F

EI-BCM – Piper J3C-65

EI-BIO – Piper Cub J3C-65 (480361)

EI-CFH – Piper PA-12

EI-DGT – Urban Air Lambada UFM-11UK

EI-DXA – Ikarus C42

EI-DXP – Cyclone Aerosports AX3 503

EI-DZS – BRM Land Africa

EI-EPP – Piper PA22-160

EI-FFV – True Flight Holdings AA-5 

EI-FLH – BRM Land Africa

EI-FLK – BRM Land Africa

EI-FLS – Ikarus C42

EI-FXZ – Roko Aero NG4 UL

EI-GDJ – Piper J4E

EI-GEO – ICP Savannah S

EI-GER – Maule MX-7-180A  

EI-HFA – DHC1 Chipmunk 22 (168)

EI-HUM – Vans RV7

EI-JOR – Robinson R44 II

EI-JPK – Tecnam P2002-JF

EI-WIG – Skyranger 912 

G-CEEW – Ikarus C42

G-CETT  Eurostar

G-CWAY – IkarusC42

G-PIPR – Piper PA-18

G-WALI – Robinson R-44 II

N239MY – Hughes OH-6A Cayuse (17172)

 

BASED (all in Hangar except G-CCYC)

EI-BBC – Piper Cherokee PA-28-180

EI-DGA – Urban Air Lambada UFM-11UK

EI-DKW – Evektor EV-97 Eurostar

EI-DUL – ALPI Aviation – Pioneer 300

EI-EHL – Tanarg 912S

EI-FEW – VANS RV-7

G-BBTH – Cessna F172M

G-CCYC – Robinson R44

 

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About the Author

Mark Dwyer

Mark is an airline pilot by profession flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He also instructs on them including tailwheel differences training and is a UK CAA Examiner. He also 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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