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Published on August 21st, 2020 | by FII Reader


Irish Historic Flight Foundation moves to new home

Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF) has a new home in a hangar at Ballyboy Airfield, Athboy, Co. Meath. The purpose-built hangar provides a base for the 3 DHC-1 Chipmunks, the Boeing Stearman, and all IHFF’s equipment. In conjunction with the building of a new hangar, the airfield has also seen a tarmac runway being installed.

Speaking today 20th August 2020, Michael Hickey IHFF chairman said “we are delighted to be moving into this brand new, purpose-built hangar at Ballyboy. This new facility provides us with a centre of operations for our 3 chipmunks and one Stearman aircraft and gives us the opportunity to build a maintenance base to support these and other aircraft as we look to grow our fleet over the coming years. We would especially like to thank Bernard Cullen and his family for their ongoing support of the IHFF.”

Airfield owner Bernard Cullen said “we are delighted to have the IHFF move into their new hangar here in Ballyboy. In addition to this new hangar, we have recently completed the installation of a new tarmac runway and we look forward to welcoming other vintage aircraft operators from the UK and beyond in the near future.”

Founded in December 2014 to promote the historical aspects of aviation in Ireland, IHFF has restored vintage aircraft and displays them at air shows around the State.  In addition to operating aircraft, IHFF owns a unique collection of documents and paraphernalia related to the history of Irish aviation.

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