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Published on August 21st, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer


Craughwell Fly-In 2018

The Craughwell Fly-In took place on Saturday and Sunday 4/5th August and was extremely well attended considering the number of other events taking place over the weekend. Craughwell Airfield is located 5 NM northwest of Loughrea and has a 580 metre grass runway orientated 16/34. It has a single large hangar that is home to a number of Piper Cubs, some gyroplanes, a Luscombe and homebuilt Osprey 11 amphibian. Thank you to Graeme Dunne for the photos and David Kelly for the video of the Chipmunk formation arriving overhead.

Irish Historic Flight Chipmunks arriving at Craughwell today!!!

Posted by David Kelly on Sunday, 5 August 2018

Chipmunk section arriving overhead Craughwell lead by 170 flown by Mark Dwyer, 169 flown by Frank Lawless and 168 flown by Farrell McGee. Graeme Dunne.

Ikarus C42 EI-FLL. Graeme Dunne

TL 3000 Sirius, EI-FSA. Graeme Dunne.

Luscombe 8F Silvaire G-BWOB. Graeme Dunne.

Czech Sport Aircraft Sportcruiser, EI-GCJ. Graeme Dunne.

Vans RV4 EI-DIY. Graeme Dunne.

Chipmunk 170 (EI-HFC) of the Irish Historic Flight. Graeme Dunne.

Cessna 172 EI-BJO Graeme Dunne.

Private Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer G-APZX. Graeme Dunne.

Cessna 210N EI-BUF. Graeme Dunne.

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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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