Published on May 9th, 2019 | by FII Reader0
ILAS Breakfast Fly-In May 5th 2019
Our first fly-in of the year took place a week later than planned, rescheduled due to the aftermath of storm Hannah which had previously hit the country. On the morning of the fly-in we had winds and cloud base better than expected and runway 36 was active. It was a beautiful crisp morning at the field and Aidan was busy being contacted for PPR. The Condor and the Motor Falke were started early and the first on the field. The first of the arrivals came around 10:30 with a Rallye G-CGPN. People arrived from near and far, and our longest GA enthusiast on the day was Dick Cole flying from Waterford airport in his Sportcruiser. A total of 19 aircraft visited the field for the fly-in.
The clubhouse was well manned for the arrival of the visitors. Many thanks to our helpful volunteers who provided us with breakfast, tea, coffee and buns as usual for all who came. The weather allowed breakfast to be served outside for those who wished. The usual chat, banter and shared stories could be heard all around. The meeting up and getting together is one of the highlights of any fly-in.
The condor attracted interest for some pilots who took a flight in it down to the coast with beautiful views. The Chipmunk was another which had a good deal of interest and the lucky few got to experience the joy of flying it.
Later in the afternoon we were fortunate to have a fly-by of EI-ICS (Rescue 117). We were delighted to see them and thank them for their support. Thanks to all who came and supported us on the day and everyone who helped in making this such a successful event. Hope to see you all for our next fly-in on June 22nd and 23rd.
Words by Mike Ryan
List of Aircraft – provided by Ken Meegan (click reg for photo)
EI-BDX Rollason Druine D.62A Condor
EI-DDR Bensen B.8V Gyrocopter
G-CCBR Jodel D.120A Paris-Nice
G-CIUI Best Off SkyRanger 912
EI-AFZ DHC-1 Chipmunk T.22
EI-ANY Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub
EI-BJB Aeronca 7AC Champion
EI-BKC Aeronca 15AC Sedan
EI-CFH Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser
EI-DIY Vans RV-4
EI-EMV Czech Aircraft Works Sportcruiser
EI-EOC Vans RV-6
EI-FFV Grumman-American AA-5 Traveler
EI-FSA TL Ultralight TL-3000 Sirius
EI-GHI Piper PA-22
EI-SMK Zenair CH.701 STOL
EI-VII Vans RV-7
G-AWYL Robin DR.253B Regent
G-AXXC Piel CP.301B Emeraude
G-CGPN SOCATA Rallye 100ST
G-OJCS BRM Aero Bristell NG5 Speedwing
N172AM Cessna 172M Skyhawk