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Published on September 2nd, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


TRA Over Stradbally this Weekend

A Temporary Restricted Area applying to aircraft, including Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), will apply in the vicinity of Stradbally, County Laois this weekend over the Electric Picnic festival. The details are as follows:

Lateral limits:              Circle radius of 2.0 NM centred on 53o 00’ 33” N 007o 09’ 58” W

Vertical limits:             SFC to 2000 feet AMSL.

Duration:                     0500hrs UTC September 02nd to 0800hrs UTC September 05th 2022.

The airspace contained within the TRA shall be classified as ICAO Class G. The ATS Service within the TRA will be a Flight Information Service (FIS) provided by Shannon FIS on frequency 127.500 MHz. Pilots should be aware of the proximity of this TRA in relation to EIP 8 (Prohibited Area) and its location within Military Operating Area (MOA) 4.

Any exemptions, alleviations or permissions, granted to civil general air traffic by the Authority, are not valid within this Temporary Restricted Area during the period cited.

State aircraft and aircraft of the Irish Coastguard Service and the National Ambulance Service/ICRR (aircraft callsign Helimed 92) employed on an operational mission shall be exempt from the restriction. Queries may be addressed to the Flight Operations Department of the IAA by email at or by telephone +353 86 043 5508.

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About the Author

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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