Published on July 11th, 2019 | by FII Reader0
ILAS Mid-Summer Fly-In June 22nd 2019
By Mike Ryan
Our Mid-Summer Fly-In was scheduled this year for Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of June. Saturday went ahead as planned, however due to poor weather conditions, the Sunday event was postponed, but will be rescheduled to a later date to be confirmed. Keep an eye on the website for updates.
The first arrivals came by road on Friday evening and set up camping in the field. Gyrocopter, EI-BSG, was assembled and had its first flight of the event. Volunteers were busy helping and setting up for the morning. Being the longest day of the year, a local microlight, EI-EPK, flew in around 9.30 pm for a cup of tea and chat before heading off again.
Saturday morning was a little more cloudy than expected at the field, but much better than our nearby Waterford airport friends who reported a 1000ft cloud base and were unable to fly until the afternoon. The weather further inland with headwinds gave a slower start in the morning, but by 11 o’clock aircraft started to arrive and things got underway. Runway 18 was active and the winds at the field were south easterly. As the day improved and the sun shone, pilots took advantage of this and went for flights in the local area, some towards Wexford and others along the coast.
Our new clubhouse which arrived only days before had been put in place and was up and running due to the hard work of our volunteers. Tea, coffee and buns were on the go constantly. The BBQ was fired up around 12:30 and food was served between 1pm and 8pm. Aircraft were arriving in stages throughout the afternoon and later into the evening but most were able to meet up with friends, have a chat and catch up.
A total of 25 aircraft arrived over the course of the day with the last, EI-GGE, flying in at 7:45 pm from Limetree. 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.
List of Aircraft – photos provided by Ken Meegan
EI-BDX Rollason Druine D.62A Condor https://flic.kr/p/2eqA9TX
G-CIUI Best Off SkyRanger 912 https://flic.kr/p/2eqAVKk
Visitors (Apologies for incomplete list, as some late arrivals were not photographed and are not included below)
EI-ANY Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub https://flic.kr/p/2giKsvG
EI-AYR Schleicher ASK-16 https://flic.kr/p/2giT8NQ
EI-BSG Bensen B.8O Gyrocopter https://flic.kr/p/2giNJyC
EI-DIY Vans RV-4 https://flic.kr/p/2giN71a
EI-DOB Zenair CH.701 STOL https://flic.kr/p/2giPekR
EI-FDF Urban Air UFM-10 Samba XXL https://flic.kr/p/2giPFbT
EI-FDO Jabiru UL-D Calypso https://flic.kr/p/2giU4cJ
EI-FGU Best Off SkyRanger 912S https://flic.kr/p/2giTBCH
EI-GGE BRM Land Africa Citius (no link available)
EI-GWY Cessna 172R https://flic.kr/p/2giQHyh
EI-GWY Cessna 172R https://flic.kr/p/2giTs6b
EI-JIM Urban Air UFM-10 Samba XLA https://flic.kr/p/2giNaQ5
EI-SMK Zenair CH.701 STOL https://flic.kr/p/2giMs5A
EI-SYM Vans Rv-7 https://flic.kr/p/2giMyot
EI-SYM Vans RV-7 https://flic.kr/p/2giST1H
G-BBTH Cessna 172M https://flic.kr/p/2giNqoo
G-BRTJ Cessna 150F https://flic.kr/p/2giRyoX
G-BRTJ Cessna 150F https://flic.kr/p/2giTSqi
G-CGPN SOCATA Rallye 100ST https://flic.kr/p/2giLNjR
G-ESTR Vans RV-6 https://flic.kr/p/2giLzaQ
G-FFEN Cessna F150M https://flic.kr/p/2giRKEQ
G-FFEN Cessna F150M https://flic.kr/p/2giTNny