About Gabriel Desmond

Gabriel Desmond Cork based Gabriel Desmond has been documenting aviation in Ireland and around the world for over 60 years. A regular contributor to Flying in Ireland, his photographs and articles have been used in a wide range of aviation publications as well as news and corporate media.



Author Archives: Gabriel Desmond

New Helicopters for “Helimed 92”

February 13th, 2023 | by Gabriel Desmond

The helicopter air ambulance service operating from Rathcoole, Co Cork, is changing hands. Two  EC135s of Maltese Gulf Med Aviation Services


OSRL Boeing 727 Visits Cork

May 6th, 2022 | by Gabriel Desmond

On 4th May Cork had another welcome overnight visit by the Boeing B727-200 used for maritime oil spill response. This


Cork Runway Reopening Ceremony

November 21st, 2021 | by Gabriel Desmond

Cork’s refurbished runway 16/34  was officially opened on 20 November prior to the first aircraft landings two days later. The


Runway Calibration at Cork

November 17th, 2021 | by Gabriel Desmond

Prior to the reopening of the refurbished runway 16/34 at Cork on 22nd November, certification flights for the landing systems have



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