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Published on November 20th, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer


TRA in the Vicinity of Bangor Erris, Co. Mayo Extended

In August the IAA published details of a Temporary Restricted Area (TRA) near Bangor Erris in Co. Mayo. The TRA was due to take effect until midnight tonight but has now been extended until Tuesday 20th February 2024. It’s located southwest of the village at 54° 07′ 33.1” N, 009° 46′ 59.5″ W and extends in a radius of 0.6NM from the surface to 3100ft AMSL. The TRA is operated by a company called Enevate BV, a Dutch company that is developing kites that generate electricity as an alternative to wind turbines.

The TRA will remain Class G airspace for the duration and will apply to all aircraft including drones. State aircraft, aircraft of the Irish Coastguard Service and HEMS Aircraft Operators employed on an operational mission shall be exempt from the restriction. More details are available 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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