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Published on May 29th, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer

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Squawk 7000 – The Ballyboy Breakfast Fly-In Sunday, May 28th

The summer flying season continued this weekend with the Ballyboy Breakfast Fly-in this Sunday, May 28th. Over 40 aircraft made the trip, and funds were raised for St.Vincent de Paul. A special thanks to Bernard Cullen and the folk at Ballyboy – we spoke with Cathal O’Connell, Michael Hickey, Chairman of the Irish Historic Flight Foundation, and John Matthews. Cub Owner Stephen Ryan from Funfly. Simon Corcoran, Nathan Gray and Darragh McGuinness from Sligo Aero Club.

https://www.ballyboyairfield.com/

Ballyboy Airfield is situated 2nm northeast of Athboy Co. Meath, Ireland, only 45 minutes from Dublin by motorway.  

Ballyboy Athboy Airfield (ICAO EIMH) is situated 2nm northeast of Athboy Co. Meath, Ireland and only 40 minutes from Dublin by motorway, putting us in an ideal location to accommodate visitors from all over Ireland and overseas.

Please familiarise yourself with our guidance for pilots, including our preferred arrival/departure procedures.

GPS coordinates: N53°38’27 W006°52’72.

  • 600m grass and tarmac runway 29/11 (grass x18m, Tarmac x12m)
  • Avgas and Jet A-1 fuel
  • Mogas available in Athboy town (2 miles)
  • Ample parking
  • Hangarage
  • Tea/coffee, coffee dock and lounge area available
  • Shower facilities
  • Camping – contact us to arrange
  • Restaurants, supermarkets and services are available in nearby Athboy town, just 2 miles from Ballyboy Airfield.
  • Accommodation, taxi and car rental can be made available.
  • Licensed by the Aeronautical Services Department of the Irish Aviation Authority

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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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