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Published on April 3rd, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Birr Breakfast Fly-In Photos – Part 1

The annual Birr Breakfast Fly-In took place at Birr Airfield on Saturday 2nd April and was attended by over 100 aircraft. The event raised over €20,000 for St Vincent de Paul Birr. Here is a selection of photos taken from the day. We’re still receiving lots so we’ll publish more tomorrow. You can send your photos to for inclusion. A list of visiting aircraft can be found below the photos.

Frank Grealish
Frank Grealish
Frank Grealish
Frank Grealish
Frank Grealish
Frank Grealish
Frank Grealish
Frank Grealish
Frank Grealish
Jamie Dundon
Jamie Dundon
Jamie Dundon
Jamie Dundon
Jamie Dundon
Jamie Dundon
En route to Birr. Ruth Bagnell.
Finbarr Lynch
Garry Smith
EI-ABSBoeing B75N1 Stearman “27” ex G-CJYK
EI-AEFCessna 120
EI-AEIAeronca 65TAC “C1661TA”
EI-AFZde Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk “WK642/94”
EI-AHIde Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
EI-AIICessna 150F
EI-ANYPiper Pa18
EI-AOOCesnna 150E
EI-BBVPiper J3C-65/L-4 Grasshopper “480762”
EI-BJBAeronca 7DC
EI-BJKMorane Saulnier Rally 110ST
EI-BJOCessna R172K
EI-BKCAeronca 15AC (based)
EI-BMORobin R2160
EI-BUCJodel D9
EI-CDPCessna 182L (para drop)
EI-CFHPiper Pa12
EI-CGPPiper Pa28-140
EI-CIGPiper Pa18-150
EI-COTReims/Cessna F172N Skyhawk
EI-COWICP Savannah S
EI-CUJCessna 172N
EI-DGAUrban Air Lambada UFM-11 (based)
EI-DKWEvektor-Aerotechnik EV97 (based)
EI-DTSPiper Pa18
EI-EDIIkarus C42
EI-ELMPiper Pa19 (mod)
EI-EMVCZAW Sportcruiser
EI-EOUEvektor-Aerotechnik EV97 Eurostar SL
EI-ERMIkarus C42B
EI-ESEZenair CH601XL
EI-FFZMagni M16 Gyro
EI-FMFBellanca 7GCAA
EI-GCPSkyranger 912
EI-GENSkyranger Swift II
EI-GERMaule MX-7-180
EI-GHIPiper Pa22-150 Pacer
EI-GHRICP Savannah S
EI-GIOMagni VPM M16 Gyro
EI-GMHWAG Aero Sport Trainer as L-4 “39624/D-39” USAAC C/S
EI-GPHBell 206L-4 Longranger
EI-GPRNoble Hardman Snowbird Mk4 (hangar)
EI-GRGSauper J300 Joker
EI-GSMCessna 182S
EI-GTBICP Savannah S
EI-GUIRobinson R44 Raven
EI-GUZICP Savannah S
EI-GVGRockwell Commander 112
EI-GVTBeagle A61.3 Terrier “VX924”
EI-GWIICP Savannah S
EI-GWUReims/Cessna F172N Skyhawk (based)
EI-GXXAeroprakt A22L Foxbat
EI-GYDICP Savannah S
EI-GYLPiper Pa22-160
EI-GYNICP Savannah S (floats)
EI-GZOAeroprakt A22L Foxbat
EI-HHARobin HR200/120B
EI-ICPICP Savannah S
EI-ICUSikorsky S-92A CHC/Irish Coast Guard
EI-PROAirbus Helicopters AS365N2 Executive Helicopters
EI-WFDTecnam P2002-JF
EI-YLGRobin HR200/120B
271    Eurocopter EC135P2+ Irish Air Corps, 302Sq
276    Agusta Westland AW139 Irish Air Corps, 301Sq
F-BNRRZlin Z-326 Trener “32”
G-AVICReims/Cessna F172H Skyhawk
G-BIOISAN Jodel DR1050-M
G-BSTXLuscombe 8A(Hangar)
G-BTDTCASA 1-131E-2000 Jungmann
G-CCYCRobinson R44 Raven II
G-CDCTCosmic Aviation EV97 TeamEurostar UK
G-CERECosmic Aviation EV97 TeamEurostar UK
G-CFIFChristen Eagle
G-DMCIIkarus C42 FB100
G-GGZZAviat A-1B Husky
G-JTBXBell 206B Jetranger III
G-KONGSlingsby T67M-200
G-ONYXBell 206B Jetranger III
G-USKYAviat A-1B Husky
N1033YCessna 172S (172S10598)
N172AMCessna 172M (17264993)
N5264QMcDonnell Douglas 369E (0126E)
N67195Boeing A75N1(PT17) Stearman (75-1755) “67195/578” as USN N2S-5
N89NB Cirrus Design Corp SR22 (3680)
N999RLRobinson R44 Raven II (10614)
SP-MSOMaule M-5-235C Super Rocket

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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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