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Published on July 30th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Birr Airshow Airspace Restrictions for Bank Holiday Monday

The IAA has published details of the Temporary Restricted Area (TRA) that will be in place over Birr Airfield for the Airshow that will take place there on Monday 1st August. The TRA, which includes the use of drones, applies as follows:

Lateral limits:              Circle radius of 5.0 NM centred on 53o04’15” N, 007o53’55” W

Vertical limits:             SFC to 3500 feet AMSL.

Duration:                     1100hrs UTC to 1630hrs UTC on Monday, August 1st, 2022.

The airspace contained within the TRAs shall be classified as ICAO Class G.

Birr Ground Frequency will provide the Communication Service within the TRA on 122.950MHz. Information about the activity is also available from Shannon FIS on 127.500 MHz.

Full details about the TRA can be found here.

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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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