General Aviation

Published on May 16th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


Kilkeel Spot Landing Competition

Kilkeel Airfield in Co. Down hosted a very popular spot landing competition on Saturday 11th May. The event was originally scheduled for late 2018 but was postponed due to weather. The idea was simple, four lines on the threshold, land before the first line 0 points, before the second line 25 points, the third 50 points and the fourth 100 points. If you land past the fourth line, 0 points! The winners were Rhys Kellett for tailwheel aircraft in G-PIPR Piper Cub and for nosewheel the winner was Thomas Alderdice in G-ARFD Tri-Pacer. There was a great turnout and we thank Ian Thompson for kindly supplying us with these pictures.

G-REVO Best Off Sky Ranger 912(2)

G-CECH Jodel D.150 Mascaret

G-ARFD Piper PA-22-160 Tri-Pacer

EI-DFM Evektor Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar

G-CFKW Alpi Pioneer 200-M Sparrow

G-CCFI Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six (PA32)

EI-SMK Zenair CH-701

G-BIOI Jodel DR1050-M (Modified) Excellence

G-CBDO Raj Hamsa X’Air 582(1)

G-CEEW Ikarus C42 FB100 (C42)

G-BPHO Taylorcraft BC.12D Twosome Spirit of Missouri

EI-BBV/480762 Piper J-3C-65 Cub (L-4J-PI)


G-CFKW Alpi Pioneer 200-M Sparrow

EI-EPP Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer 160 (Ex. G-ARAI)

G-CIZU EV-97 Eurostar SL Microlight

EI-BBV/480762 Piper J-3C-65 Cub (L-4J-PI)

EI-SMK Zenair CH-701

G-PIPR Piper Cub

EI-EOU Evektor Aerotechnik A.S. Eurostar SL

EI-GEN Best Off Skyranger Swift 912

G-CBDO Raj Hamsa X’Air 582(1)

G-CDCT Aerotechnik EV-97 TeamEurostar

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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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