Published on March 16th, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer


Two Weeks to Private Flyer Event at Weston Airport

There are just two weeks to go to the Private Flyer Ireland Event that takes place at Weston Airport on 1st April. In tandem with this unique aviation event, the Irish Golf Show will also be taking place so there will be lots to see and do.

We have a limited amount of free tickets left exclusively for Flying In Ireland visitors, use discount code PFF669 at this web address to reduce the ticket cost to zero.

Over 40 companies are now confirmed to be displaying, for a full list please see here. This is a unique event for general aviation in Ireland, nothing on this scale has been attempted before. This demonstrates the huge potential of GA in Ireland which has been underdeveloped for years. There will be opportunities to speak with GA organisations such as ILAS and the NMAI who provide the backbone to the airworthiness systems for permit aircraft in Ireland. There will also be an opportunity to speak with GASCI, the General Aviation Safety Council of Ireland, to raise any issues you feel are relevant to GA in Ireland.

There will also be huge representation from overseas brands such as Airbus Corporate Helicopters, Bell Flight, Heli Air and Helix AV representing the rotary side of GA. Representing fixed wing will be Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus Aircraft, Diamond, Piper, Pilatus and more. For flight training, you’ll be able to speak to FunFly Aerosports Flying Club and National Flight Centre who will be able to provide flight training advice for pilots considering learning to fly as a pastime or career.

Flying In?

If you’re thinking of flying into Weston for Private Flyer you need to book a slot. This is the only way to arrive in to Weston that day – if you’re not booked in you won’t be permitted to land. To encourage visitors by air, the organisers are covering half of the landing fees and will give you and all of your passenger’s free entry to the show! You can book here: https://fly.privateflyershow.com/book/ireland/

You will be accommodated if you book in and are delayed due to weather. Also, if you need to cancel your flight due to weather, you can still attend by road and get free entry to the show. More details are in the FAQ at the link above.

Who should come?

Anyone with an interest in aviation!

  • Aircraft owners thinking of an aircraft or equipment upgrade
  • Pilots thinking of buying an aircraft can look at the wide range of aircraft available from the big manufacturers or second-hand aircraft from WF Aviation
  • People with an interest in aviation
  • Aviation enthusiasts
  • Those considering learning to fly or a career in aviation
  • Professionals such as airline or military pilots
  • Those interested in renewing an old or expired flying licence
  • Aircraft owners considering selling their aircraft
  • Families looking for a great day out!

Private Flyer Ireland promises to be an excellent event and well worth making the effort to attend. Keep an eye on the Flying In Ireland for the latest updates as well as the official Private Flyer website at www.privateflyershow.com/ireland/

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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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