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Published on October 9th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer

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Birr Breakfast End of Season Fly-In

The Ormand Flying Club based at Birr traditionally closes the flying season with one of their famous Breakfast Fly-Ins. This year’s event was held last Sunday 6th October and attracted 24 visiting aircraft. The event had been scheduled for 22nd September but a poor forecast forced its cancellation. The Follow Me Aircraft Marshallers were present to help on the Apron and one of them, Paddy Kilduff, very kindly provided the photos below from the day. Some additional photos also by Ian Thompson. While most of the flying events are now finished for the year, there are still plenty of aviation related events taking place around the country. Keep an eye on the FII Events page for more details.

EI-HUM Van’s Aircraft RV-7. Paddy Kilduff.

EI-DGP Urban Air UFM-11UK Lambada. Paddy Kilduff.

Paddy Kilduff with Mark Brereton of FunFly Aerosports in front of ICP Savannah S demonstrator EI-ICP.

EI-FMF American Champion Bellanca 7GCAA. Paddy Kilduff.

EI-DIY Van’s Aircraft RV-4. Paddy Kilduff.

EI-GIR Skyranger 912S. Paddy Kilduff.

EI-FNC BRM Land Africa (Citius)

Aerial view of Birr from Savannah S EI-ICP. Paddy Kilduff.

EI-GER Maule MX-7-180A Star Rocket. Paddy Kilduff.

27/G-CJYK Boeing B75N1 Stearman (ST75). Paddy Kilduff.

G-BPHO Taylorcraft BC.12D Twosome. Ian Thompson.

EI-ELM Piper PA-19 [L18C]. Ian Thompson.

EI-BJO Cessna R.172K Hawk XP II. Ian Thompson.

EI-FBY BRM Land Africa Sport (Citius). Ian Thompson.

EI-GEN Best Off Skyranger Swift 912. Ian Thompson.

G-AVIC Reims Cessna F172H Skyhawk. Ian Thompson.

List of Visitors

EI-BJO Cessna R172K
EI-DGP Urban Air UFM-11 Lambada
EI-DIY Vans RV4
EI-DKW EV-97 Eurostar
EI-ELM Piper PA19
EI-FBY BRM Land Africa
EI-FEW Vans RV4
EI-FMF Bellanca 7 GCAA
EI-FXW Sky Ranger Swift
EI-GEN Skyranger 912
EI-GER Maule MX-7-180A
EI-GGE BRM land Africa Citius
EI-GIR Skyranger 912S
EI-HUM Vans RV7
EI-ICP ICP Savannah
EI-LFC Tecnam P2002JF
EI-MCF Cessna 172R
G-AVIC Cessna F172H Skyhawk
G-BBTH Cessna 172M Skyhawk
G-BPHO Taylorcraft BC12D
G-CJYK Boeing 75NS Stearman (27)
G-CLBJ Cessna 172S
G-CWAY C42 Ikarus
G-OFSP Czech Sportcruiser
G-PIPR Piper PA-18
N1033Y Cessna 172S Skyhawk

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About the Author

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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