General Aviation

Published on June 23rd, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer

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New Clubhouse at Limetree Airfield

The team at Limetree Airfield have recently open their brand new clubhouse. This fantastic new facility is over twice the size of the previous clubhouse and contains a full kitchen, wheelchair accessible toilet and bedroom. The front door opens up onto a seating area that overlooks the main parking area. This is usually packed at weekends with many of the 30+ aircraft based there and plenty of visitors from other airfields.

Limetree is located just outside Emo, Co. Laois about three nautical miles south of Portarlington and five nautical miles north or Portlaoise. Visitors are welcome by air and road. The grass runway is 402m orientated 01/19, and although a little short, is suitable for most general aviation aircraft. PPR is available from Jerry Deegan 087 2510537, John Deegan 087 6346775 or Mark Brereton 087 6617115.

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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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