General Aviation

Published on June 8th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


Leinster Aero Club Offer for Expired Licences

Leinster Aero Club, based at Weston Airport, have announced a special offer for pilots who have an expired Single Engine Piston (SEP) Rating and would like to get flying again. The offer, which costs €895, includes 4 hours of ground school and 4 hours of flying including the Licence Proficiency Check (LPC). The offer also includes all landing fees, up to 10 touch and go’s, and 6 months membership of the Club.

The Club operates one training aircraft, a Robin HR 200 (EI-YLG), which is fully IFR equipped, including Garmin 430 GPS. The Leinster Aero Club was founded in 1956 and originally based at Weston Aerodrome. In 1964, the club re-located to Dublin Airport, where it existed until relocating back to Weston in 2004. In 2006, the club moved to a strip near Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. Since March 2016, the club has returned to its original base at Weston Airport. The Leinster Aero Club is a Declared Training Organisation (DTO) and offers courses for:

  • Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) (Ground & Flight Training)
  • Single-engine Piston Class Rating (SEP (land))
  • Night Rating

More information is available from the Club website at

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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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