General Aviation

Published on April 14th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


TRA at Raharney, Co. Westmeath Friday 15th April

A Temporary Restricted Area on the flying of aircraft, including Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, shall apply in the vicinity of Raharney, County Westmeath in the airspace contained within the undermentioned:

Lateral limits:             A circle radius of 2KM / 1.08NM centred on: 53° 32′ 20.23” N, 007° 02′ 08.63” W

Vertical limits:             SFC to 700 feet AMSL

Duration:                     The period of the restriction shall be from 1000 UTC to 1100 UTC on Friday April 15th, 2022

The purpose of the TRA is to ensure the safety of aircraft participating in an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) exercise and of other air traffic operating in the vicinity of Raharney, County Westmeath in the period cited. The airspace contained within the TRA shall be classified as ICAO Class G.

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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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