Events List

If you are organising an event or know of an event that’s not listed below please let us know! You’ll find our contact details on the “Contact Us” page.

  • Wed
    11
    Jan
    2017
    8:00 pmWynns Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin 1

    Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh will speak to the Royal Aeronautical Society Republic of Ireland Branch on Wednesday 11 January 2017 on

    An Introduction to Aer Lingus – Guests, Growth and Gateway.

    The venue is the Abbey Room in Wynn’s Hotel, Lr Abbey St, Dublin 1 at 8pm.

    All are welcome and there is no charge.

  • Tue
    17
    Jan
    2017
    Thu
    19
    Jan
    2017
    The Convention Centre Dublin

    Networking at Global Airfinance Dublin just got easier

    What's new in 2017?
    ► Open access to the ground floor of the CCD to absolutely everyone in our new AFJ Connect Open Lounge
    ► A free shuttle bus between the CCD and the Shelbourne Hotel, so you won't miss a single meeting.
    ► Free drinks reception on Wednesday 18th January hosted by KPMG, open to delegates and non-delegates.

    View the brochure to find out more.

  • Mon
    23
    Jan
    2017
    London Luton Airport

    A V I A T I O N - E V E N T........Airliner Experience have been granted permission by Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd. for an Enthusiast’s Group Visit to the Hangar & Maintenance Facility at the airlines HQ base – London Luton Airport on Monday 23rd January 2017.........

    With this special permission the group of Aviation Enthusiast's will visit the Monarch Hangar & Maintenance Facility during the busy aircraft maintenance programme, view a range of airlines & aircraft types........with Information Session and Q&A’s ........Access to the MAEL Apron......Places Strictly Limited.........Register your interest at airliner-experience@live.com

    And view www.facebook.com/AirlinerExperience

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017
    Sun
    29
    Jan
    2017
    9:15 amNewcastle Airfield - (EINC)

    A flight instructor refresher seminar will take place at Newcastle Airfield (EINC) on the weekend of January 28th and 29th starting at 09:15. Full details are available from Tim Stevens - timstevens@eircom.net

  • Wed
    22
    Feb
    2017
    8:00 pmWynns Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin 1

    SPEAKER:  Mr Gregory Dunne

                         Lecturer in Aviation Technology

    TITLE:   ‘Virtual Maintenance Training ’                                           

                      - The use of VMT Simulation in Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Training’

    DATE:  Wednesday 22 Feb 2017 8 pm

    VENUE: Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin 1

     

    SYNOPSIS:

    Gregory Dunne is a Lecturer in Aviation Technology in the Dublin Institute of Technology. During his career, he has seen a dramatic shift in training methods  from a pure theoretical level to an increased ‘hands-on’ approach to student development.

    We have seen the proven ability of simulation to enhance pilot training. The introduction of maintenance scenario simulators is attempting to replicate its success as applied to the flying community. Gregory will explain how these simulators can be used to provide engineering students with a broad range of activities to improve their learning experience.

  • Wed
    01
    Mar
    2017
    8:00 pmCrawford Art Gallery, Cork

    'King of all Balloons': the first manned ascent from Cork in 1816, and other early Irish aerial adventures. Cork Historical & Archaeological Society, Crawford Art Gallery, 8pm. Talk by Mark Davies.

     

  • Thu
    02
    Mar
    2017
    Lufthansa Technik - Hamburg

    A V I A T I O N - E V E N T........ Lufthansa Calling – A Final Opportunity............. 

    Airliner Experience has been granted permission by world class aircraft maintenance provider, Lufthansa Technik - Hamburg for an Enthusiasts Group Visit to the impressive Hamburg facility.

    This Once Off visit will take place on Thursday March 2nd 2017 and is a one day event avoiding the requirement of an overnight Hotel stay and a second day of annual leave, thus reducing costs and delivering better value for each. 

    Sadly, the world leader in aircraft maintenance, Lufthansa Technik is due to wind-up operations of the Lufthansa fleet and other third party airliners at the Hamburg facility during this year 2017. The ending of commercial airliner maintenance at Hamburg will see the company providing services for private jets only. Our visit will be our final chance to experience the famous facility.

    Lufthansa operate all Airbus types except A319, including A380, A340-300 & A340-600, A330-300 even the latest A350-900. Known for their vast B747 fleet, of which the 400 series and new 747-8 Intercontinental are flown. And not forgetting their specialist Freighter fleet of B777-F’s and MD-11F’s of which several are still flying. Third party airliners always hold a surprise.  

    For this final opportunity to visit the iconic German Aircraft Maintenance Mega Base and view some of it’s secrets along with a possible close up inspection of an A380 or B747 during a one-day visit   ..........Don’t miss out – Act now !

    Register your interest at airliner-experience@live.com

    View www.facebook.com/AirlinerExperience

  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
    8:00 pmKinsale History Society, Kinsale, Co. Cork

    First manned balloon ascent from Cork of 1816. 8pm. Kinsale History Society, Talk by Mark Davies.

     

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    10:00 amCroke Park Conference Centre

    The pilot training journey

    Training to be a pilot is a unique learning experience, which is character-building, complex, and challenging. The training demands high levels of self-discipline and determination, across a variety of physiological and practical skill-sets. But success will reward those who meet the required high standards, with a well-respected, exciting and fulfilling career.

    Ask any professional pilot and they will tell you… despite the early morning starts in the depths of winter, delayed flight schedules and irregular work patterns, they would not change their career for any other.

    By visiting this website you could have already made the first step to becoming a pilot. Take the next step and book your tickets now. Make it part of your checklist!

    Who should attend?

    • Anyone with an ambition to be an airline or military pilot.
    • Anyone currently in education with an aspiration to be a professional pilot.
    • Career change? If you are considering a career in the skies and want to know where to start, Pilot Careers Live is a ‘must attend’ event.
    • Military pilots leaving the service, now considering a new career with the airlines.
    • School/College Career Advisors – An opportunity to gather reference material about the career.
    • Those interested in commercial helicopter flying opportunities.

    You do not need to be an expert on pilot training to attend. The exhibition will equip you with enough knowledge about the pilot training process, ensuring you get the best possible, independent advice at the start of your career.

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmSpringfield Hotel Leixlip

    The annual awards night this year to celebrate all of your achievements from 2016 is now booked!

    2017 is also our 40th Birthday..... We hope to have a great turn so book early. Names to Ops please.

    More details will follow soon but put it IN YOUR DIARY NOW! See https://www.facebook.com/events/230497320721662/

  • Mon
    06
    Mar
    2017
    8:00 pmBallincollig Rugby Club, Co. Cork

    'One of the most daring efforts of human enterprise': two hundred years since the first air balloon ascent from Cork.Muskerry History Society, Ballincollig Rugby Club, 8pm. Talk by Mark Davies.

  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2017
    6:00 pmSt Patrick's College, Dublin

    'King of all Balloons': Belvedere House and the first aerial journeys across the Irish Sea. Drumcondra campus, 6pm. Talk by Mark Davies.

  • Wed
    08
    Mar
    2017
    6:00 pmCity Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin

    'King of all Balloons': the first flight across the Irish Sea to Holyhead in 1817, and other Dublin aerial escapades. Old Dublin Society. City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, 6pm. Talk by Mark Davies.

  • Fri
    10
    Mar
    2017
    Edenderry Historical Society

    Descent into the Bog of Allen by Windham Sadler, first man to fly across the Irish Sea, and other early aerial adventures in Ireland. Talk by Mark Davies.

  • Sun
    26
    Mar
    2017
    2:00 pmSimtech Aviation, Dublin Airport Logistics Park

    Further details available at http://professionalpilotcoaching.com/

    We will meet at 13.45 at reception and then enjoy 2.30 hours of interactive and innovative presentations of how professional pilot coaching works.

    We will take time for a coffee, to catch our breathe, and have a chance to view the available simulators at the conclusion of the day.

    The fee for the entire day will be €50 and will include all materials required for full involvement to maximise your experience.

    To meet everyone's needs, I will combine some of the above aspects of Coaching to touch on some of the tools that can enable you to maximise your pilot career development.

    To review I will include a reminder of the agenda of the day....

    1. Maximising your Personal Strengths and manage your Weaknesses through SWOT*analysis.

    2. Focus productively on your Professional Goals, using SMART* and GROW * models.

    3. Develop your Interview Skills, through Confidence and Authenticity.

    4. Recognise what is happening when you are at your Peak Performance.

    5. Use your Emotional Intelligence, EQ* to develop your CRM skills.

    6. Identify, and mature your Leadership Style and Aptitudes.

    For best results, I limit the numbers who I can facilitate for the best learning experience for those present.

    Further details available at http://professionalpilotcoaching.com/

  • Mon
    03
    Apr
    2017
    Tue
    04
    Apr
    2017
    AFTA, Cork Airport

    Flight Instructor (FI/A) Refresher Seminar - 3/4 April 2017 at AFTA, Cork Airport

    AFTA is holding a two-day Flight Instructor Refresher Seminar (Aeroplanes) on 3rd / 4th April 2017 at its HQ at Cork International Airport. This event is an IAA / EASA - approved seminar, meeting one of the requirements for renewal / revalidation of the FI(A) rating. For further information or to book a place, email AFTA at info@afta.ie, or telephone +353 21 488 8737.

  • Sun
    09
    Apr
    2017
    9:30 amBirr Airfield (EIBR)

  • Tue
    18
    Apr
    2017
  • Thu
    20
    Apr
    2017
  • Tue
    25
    Apr
    2017
  • Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017
    Listowel Racecourse

    See full article and details HERE.

  • Sat
    06
    May
    2017
    Sun
    07
    May
    2017
    9:00 amCarrickmore Airfield

    Carrickmore Flying Club near Omagh in N. Ireland are hoping to run a fly-in event on Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th May 2017.

    Carrickmore Flying Club is situated near Omagh in N. Ireland.

    Airfield details are as follows:

    2 NM S of Carrickmore, co-ordinates:
    N 54:34.276
    W 007:02.654

    Freq: 129.825
    Elev: 541ft

    RW 08/26

    Length: 375 x 5 metres (plus 105 metre run-off area at 26 end of the runway)

    All circuits are performed to the north of the field so it's a left-hand circuit on RW 08 and a right-hand circuit on RW 26.

    Pilots familiar with STOL operations welcome.

    For those of you who may have further to travel here are some suggestions for local guesthouses, etc in the local area. Camping is also available at the strip for those that like to get close to the elements!

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=slugga ... 24&bih=644

    http://www.an-creagan.com/accommodation.asp

    http://www.sperrinviewcottages.com/

    http://www.google.co.uk/m/place?cid=777 ... e%2C+Omagh

    sluggan cottages - Google Search
    http://www.google.co.uk/

    http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/ ... 64%2C19478

    Discover Northern Ireland
    http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

  • Thu
    11
    May
    2017
    Fri
    12
    May
    2017
    Powerscourt Resort, Co. Wicklow

    CAPA’s Airline Leader Summit in Dublin gathers the C-level executives of the region to explore the key transformational issues confronting the aviation industry, as airlines metamorphose to adapt to change:

    • How can FSCs regain their short haul markets from LCCs? - A CAPA “Boardroom” discussion in two parts
    • Disruption: Distribution and engagement – can airlines survive in their current form?
    • Are metal neutral JVs good for the industry, the travelling public and airports?
    • Do airline industry associations have a future? - and where do LCCs fit?
    • Can airlines and airports realistically continue to project high growth unless there are substantial breakthroughs in alternative fuels?
    • Are airlines on the wrong track with branding strategies?

    CEOs from all regions and business models will debate the disruptive forces at work over the coming decade at the CAPA Airline Leader Summit

    -                      Gain inspiration from the industry’s key thought leaders

    -                      Be supercharged by the trailblazers of companies who aim to disrupt the airline business

    -                      Revise your way of thinking

    You will leave the Summit with new perspectives on the outlook for airlines globally. Plus, new insights into strategy options!

    Event website: www.capaevents.com/AIT17

    Contact Name: CAPA- Centre for Aviation

    Contact Details: Phone: +61-2-9241-3200 Email: events@centreforaviation.com

  • Sun
    14
    May
    2017
    10:00 amILAS Field, Co. Wexford

    More details closer to the time.

  • Sun
    14
    May
    2017
  • Sun
    28
    May
    2017
    12:00 pmLimetree Airfield

    Details will be sent out to members. www.nmai.ie

  • Mon
    29
    May
    2017
    Fri
    02
    Jun
    2017
    Trim Airfield (EITM)

    An Instructors Seminar will take place during the week of the 29th of May and 2nd of June (exact dates to be confirmed). Anyone interested in attending should contact William Treacy (willliamtreacy@gmail.com - not there are three 'l's in the William). The venue will be Trim Airfield, however this is not in association with the TrimFlying Club.

  • Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017
    12:00 pmKernan Aviation, Tandragee

    Kernan Valley Flying Club are holding their annual Fly in on Saturday 3rd June. BBQ lit from around 12.00 to 18.00 all welcome. Click Here for details. 

  • Sun
    04
    Jun
    2017
    Ballyboy Airfield, Co. Meath

    Ballyboy EIMH Annual BBQ Sunday June 4th 2017.

    More details to follow!

  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    11
    Jun
    2017
    Enniskillen Airport, Co. Fermanagh

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    25
    Jun
    2017
    ILAS Field, Co. Wexford

    More details closer to the date.

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    Bellarena Airfield

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    10:00 amWeston Airport. Co. Kildare

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017
    1:00 pmDerryogue Airfield, Kilkeel, Co. Down

    Fly-in information 15th of July 2017!

    As it stands the weather looks to be in our favour for our Charity Fly-In BBQ this year.

    Information for Pilots:

    NOTAM:
    Runway Designation is now 01/19, and the North side has been extended giving a total length of 790m.

    Freecall 123.450 for airfield information and joining instructions. Derryogue is an uncontrolled airport so all communications from the ground are for information purposes only, all manoeuvres are at pilot discretion. We will be as helpful as possible with setting up the circuit and assisting all aircraft on arrival and departure. As with previous fly-ins maintain a good visual awareness, the circuit can be very busy with up to 5 or 6 aircraft at any given time. Maintain good separation and do 'S' turns if necessary to delay the approach. Be aware aircraft may also be backtracking. Most aircraft will be arriving about 1300 local time.

    All circuits will be done to the WEST of the airfield. Left hand circuit if 01 is in use and right hand circuit if 19 is in use. Please try to avoid overflying the small village on the left of the 01 approach and the houses to the East of the runway, our neighbours will greatly appreciate this. Please find attached a photo of airfield and areas to avoid.

    On the ground there will be marshallers to assist with parking.

    For departures and Go-Arounds we would ask that runway heading is maintained until 500ft AGL for noise abatement then make a left or right turnout as required.

    An alternative airfield is "Aughrim", which is 1.8 miles North of Derryogue landing on runway 35 only.

    Enjoy the fantastic the scenery the Mournes have to offer on the way! As well as the top notch BBQ and deserts. Please give generously! Check out the photos below of our great airfield and the fantastic turnout in 2016!

    Information for everyone else:

    We ask that dogs are not brought to the day, as they can run into harms way and cause problems.

    Also aircraft can be dangerous and fragile. Never approach an aircraft that has a running engine, propellors can become invisible when turning. Please respect people's airplanes, do not touch any aircraft or any propellor, propellors can start without warning if moved. Do not cross the runway unless escorted at the designated crossing point.

    Please give generously on the way in as we do this every year in aid of charity. The BBQ is guaranteed to be one of the best in the country so you don't want to miss out! We hope you enjoy your day as you see a vast range of aircraft from all over the island of Ireland.

  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    Foynes, Co. Limerick
  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    23
    Jul
    2017
    Bray Seafront, Co. Wicklow

    The Bray Air Display 2017 dates have been announced for the weekend of July 22nd and 23rd. Details from the website at www.brayairdisplay.com

  • Sun
    23
    Jul
    2017
    Newtownards - (EGAD)

    This summer we would like to invite all aircraft around Ireland and

    the UK to come and visit EGAD, Newtownards.

    Landing Fees will be waived throughout the weekend and we have AVGAS & JETA1 available. Runway lighting is available for those who wish to arrive early or depart late. Cloud Nine restaurant will be open with the possibility of an outside BBQ subject to weather. FREE Parking and campers are welcome to stay overnight.

    Sunday 23rd July 2017 -

    • Airfield Open Day Activities for the public
    • A great meal from Cloud 9 restaurant
    • Static Aircraft Display
    • Static Model Aircraft Display
    • Model Air Display
    • Flight Simulator
    • Bouncy Castle
    • Various Kids activites
    • Light Airplane Trial Flights
    • Helicopter Flights
    • Ulster Aviation Society
    • Newtownards Royal Air Force Association
    • To book in, please contact the club and we look forward to seeing you then!

    www.ulsterflyingclub.com

    028 9181 3327

    manager@ulsterflyingclub.com

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017
    Newcastle, Co. Down

    The B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight 2017 will once again launch a full programme of thrilling events in Newcastle, County Down 4th & 5th August with the airshow taking place on Saturday 5th August 2017.

    The airshow is the centre piece of the Festival where the crowds watch in awe as the sky over Dundrum Bay is filled with the roar of engines. There will also be a programme of amazing displays throughout the afternoon with the Aviation Village so come early and book your space!

    The B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight is one of the major highlights in Northern Ireland’s event calendar, attracting many thousands of visitors.

    Keep an eye on the website for full programme of events.

  • Sun
    06
    Aug
    2017
    Lough Sheelin Airfield, Co. Cavan

    Sheelin Airfield will be having a fly in & barbecue at Lough Sheelin on August 6th 2017. All are welcome. More details from Gerry Lynch on 0872394411

  • Mon
    07
    Aug
    2017
    12:00 pmBirr Airfield (EIBR)

    So far Team Ravens are confirmed to display with more to be displayed closer to the event. See event page at www.facebook.com/events/394699257549804/

  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    13
    Aug
    2017
    Coonagh Airfield - (EICN)

    Details to follow closer to the date. LFC Facebook page can be viewed here.

  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    13
    Aug
    2017
    Craughwell Airfield, Co. Galway

    ILAS  are having a fly-in to Craughwell in mid-August to coincide with their workshop on magnetos planned for August 12th & 13. Many thanks to the members in the Craugwell Flying Group for organising this.

    Details:  Runway 160/340, length 600Mtrs;  N 53.14.792 W 08.41.300; Radio: 122.50MHz. Field coordinator Seamus Coughlan (087 1208393). Fuel (AVgas&Avtur) will be available on the field.  A straight-in approach is preferred for noise reduction reasons. For those wishing to make a weekend it, camping is permitted on the airfield and there are local guesthouses.

  • Sat
    26
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    27
    Aug
    2017
    ILAS Field, Co. Wexford

    New Arrangements for the EIIF Summer Rally Fly-in

    Having been unlucky with weather this June, we have decided to hold our Summer Rally Fly-in on the weekend we had previously flagged for the Harvest Breakfast Fly-in: so the Summer Rally Fly-in is now slated for 26th and 27th August. All of the other arrangements remain the same: Food and shelter, in the form of a marquee, will be provided.  People living in the immediate locality will be invited and usually like to attend, so this is our chance to show them what we do and make them welcome.

    This year will feature a  spot-landing competition with a prize of a €50 voucher for the most accurate full-stop landing.  Announce your intention to participate and receive instructions from EIIF radio on approach.  If you are not happy with the first one, you can take off again for another go!

    PPR required and available  from Aidan Power (Tel 087 676 5207) and aidansec@gmail.com. An updated airfield information sheet is now available at this link and in the Downloads section. Further updates will be posted as comments to this post.

    Our intention is to plan a replacement date for the Harvest Breakfast Fly-in later on towards the end of the flying season, and to announce it here and by email bulletin in due course.

  • Sun
    27
    Aug
    2017
    Lough Conn Airfield, Co. Mayo

    *** CANCELLED ***

    Saturday August 27th

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017
  • Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017
    11:00 amAbbeyshrule Airport

    Abbeyshrule

    Fly-in / Drive-in BBQ

    Date - September 3rd 2017

    Time - 11:00

    Location - main terminal building

    Friends and family’s of Abbeyshrule airfield,

    You are invited to the annual EIAB event.

    BBQ 13:00

    No landing fees

    No parking fees

    So fly/drive or even walk-in to meet old and new friends even if the weather is bad, you can chat and be with like minded people, we will be there.

    Let us know by 26th August if possible how many will be in your group so we don’t disappoint anybody (BBQ)

    For further info contact

    John-      087 27 15 167

    Matt-      087 15 13 344

    Ned         087 22 17 834

  • Fri
    08
    Sep
    2017
    9:00 amIrish Aviation Authority, The Times Building, Dublin 2

    Organised by the Irish Aviation Students Association

    DESCRIPTION

    Join us for our first Career Slingshot Event. Learn about Cadetships and flight schools with Capt. Steve Kelly, Interview & CV prep and what to expect from your future career with industry expert Margie Burns, and learn how to look after you during training and your career, with fitness and wellbeing instructor from AvioFit, Valentina Fitzpatrick.

    Join us for a fun and informative event which will help your career take flight!

    More details at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/pilot-career-slingshot-tickets-36898724077

  • Tue
    19
    Sep
    2017
    9:00 amHilton Dublin Airport

    SEMINAR LEADER

    Rob Watts, Managing Director & VP Financial Solutions, Aerotask

    AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

    - Introduction to Aircraft Appraisals

    • What is an Aircraft Appraisal?

    • Uses of Aircraft Appraisals

    • Sources of Aircraft Appraisals

    • Aircraft Appraisal Community & Governance

    - Key Aircraft Appraisal Definitions

    • Half-life vs. Full-life Value

    • Base Value

    • Market Value / Current Market Value / Fair Market Value

    • Distress Value, Forced Sale Value, and Liquidation Value

    • Securitised Value or Lease Encumbered Value

    • Salvage Value and Scrap Value

    - Types Aircraft Appraisals and Valuations

    • Desktop Appraisal

    • Extended Desktop Appraisal

    • Full Appraisal

    • Comprehensive Appraisal

    • Financial Appraisal

    - Aircraft Appraisal and Valuation Scenarios / Case Studies

    • New Aircraft

    • Mid-life Aircraft

    • End-of-life Aircraft

    • Lease Encumbered Aircraft

    - Aircraft Appraisals: Art or Science?

    • Sample Size and Value Ranges

    • Economic Lives

    • Single Unit Sales

    • Last Off the Line Effects

    • Future New Technology

    • Reconfiguration Costs

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017
    9:00 amHaverfordwest - (EGFE)

    Pembrokeshire Flying Club (PFC) is holding its 5th Fun Rally at Haverfordwest (EGFE) on Saturday 23rd September 2017 with a reserve day of Sunday 24th. It involves a challenging 60 nm navigation competition around the picturesque Pembrokeshire countryside terminating with a powered spot landing. This year PFC is pleased to welcome members of the British Precision Pilots Association (BPPA) who will also be entering. So come to see how you fare and this might be the start of a new flying journey. The main prize is for non-BPPA members. There is no entry fee but PFC is raising awareness of Prostate Cancer and will be looking to raise some funds for Prostate Cymru. Providing there is any uplift of 100LL AVGAS landing fees have been waived by Pembrokeshire County Council for entrants. For more details and an entry form please email Malcolm Evans at mde@totalise.co.uk or check the Fun Rally page at www.pembrokeshireflyingclub.co.uk
    Bob Ellis: 07415 279 188

  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017
    10:00 amBirr Airfield (EIBR)

    *** CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER ***

    *** Postponed until October 1st ***

    The Ormand Flying Club will be holding their famous Breakfast Fly-In on Sunday 10th September, all are welcome. More details at https://www.facebook.com/Ormand-flying-club-164303499070/

  • Wed
    11
    Oct
    2017
    9:00 amCrowne Plaza Hotel, Santry

    3rd Irish Aviation Students Association (IASA) Annual Symposium takes place on October 11th, between 09:00 – 17:00 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry. See article HERE for full details.

  • Mon
    23
    Oct
    2017
    Wed
    25
    Oct
    2017
    Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

    Flight Safety Foundation have announced that the 70th annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS) will be held in Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 23–25, 2017, and will be hosted by Aer Lingus.

    “We are looking forward to bringing IASS back to Europe,” said Foundation President and CEO Jon Beatty. “Dublin is a wonderful city and it is fitting that the industry’s premier annual safety event will be hosted by Aer Lingus, one of the industry’s premier carriers,” he said.

    “I am delighted and honored that the Flight Safety Foundation has chosen Dublin as the venue and Aer Lingus as the host airline for the 2017 International Air Safety Summit,” Aer Lingus Chief Executive Stephen Kavanagh said. “Aer Lingus has been a member of the Flight Safety Foundation since 1999 and over the past 17 years has played a very active role in the foundation’s important work. I and my Aer Lingus colleagues look forward to welcoming the delegates next year to our home town of Dublin, the gateway to the North Atlantic.”

    Capt. Conor Nolan, the airline’s corporate safety and resilience manager, is a member of FSF’s Board of Governors. He also serves as the chairman of the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee.

    IASS was last held in Europe in 2010 in Milan, Italy. The Foundation’s European Advisory Committee, along with its International Advisory Committee, will take an active role in planning IASS 2017.

    Aer Lingus is a unit of IAG (International Airlines Group), which also is the parent company of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. IAG is one of the world’s largest airline groups with 525 aircraft flying to 255 destinations and carrying almost 95 million passengers each year. It is the third largest group in Europe and the sixth largest in the world, based on revenue.

     

     

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    7:30 pmWeston Airport. Co. Kildare

    This talk will be given by Mark O'Neill who is a Senior Flight Instructor with the National Flight Centre.

    Admission is free, but as places are limited, attendance is on a first-come first-served basis. To register please send your name and phone number to westonwingwobblers@outlook.com or send a pm to the Facebook page Weston Wing Wobblers

  • Wed
    25
    Oct
    2017
    8:00 pmWynns Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin 1

    ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY REPUBLIC OF IRELAND BRANCH LECTURE NOTICE October 2017

    RAES invite you to an Open Presentation by: Oisin McGrath (Helicopter Instructor, Irish Air Corps at Irish Defence Forces)

    on: DroneSAR: an Irish Software App that intends to revolutionize the potential for enhancing Search and Rescue Operations” 

    DroneSAR is an app that transforms basic commercially available drones into advanced search-and-rescue [SAR] platforms. It was established as a direct result of the collaborative input of four individuals who each possess expertise and skill sets that are specific to the world of drone technology, network and satellite communication, and SAR coordination and emergency response.

    Wednesday 25 October 2017 8.00 pm

    Wynns Hotel Abbey Street Dublin 1

    Admission Free / All Are Welcome

  • Mon
    30
    Oct
    2017
    Hilton - Dublin Airport
    Further to its previous success in Washington DC, London and Dubai, AeroPodium are delighted to offer this seminar in Dublin.
    Who should attend: Aircraft operators and manufacturers, consultants, bankers, lawyers, leasing and financing companies, insurance companies and all aviation professionals with an interest in aircraft leasing.  All Seminar Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
    SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS
    Lease Contract Formation and Enforcement
    Principles of Contract Law relevant to an Aircraft Lease Agreement
    •    Assent / Assignment / Delegation / Breach / Discharge / Remedies

    Aircraft Operating Leases
    Negotiating Issues
    •    Security Deposit and Rent
    •    Representations and Warranties
    •    Delivery
    •    General Maintenance Issues
    •    Redelivery
    •    Indemnities, Events of Default, Governing Law

    Cape Town Convention

    Technical Language in an Aircraft Operating Lease
    •    Technical Lease Language
    •    Maintenance Programs
    •    Asset Management
    •    Regulatory Compliance
    •    Maintenance Reserves
    •    Return Conditions

    Aviation Insurance

    ACMI Leases
    Negotiation Issues
    •    Deposit and Block-Hour Rate
    •    Minimum Guaranteed Hours
    •    Hour / Cycle Ratio
    •    Control
    •    Operator (“lessor”) Responsibilities
    •    User (“lessee”) Responsibilities
    •    General Terms and Conditions

  • Thu
    02
    Nov
    2017
    Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    Frankfurt Main Airport

    A V I A T I O N - E V E N T

    Frankfurt Main Airport – The Ultimate Enthusiasts Airside Tour +

    Technik Museums|Speyer & Sinsheim

    Airliner Experience has obtained permission from Frankfurt Main Airport, for a complete Enthusiasts Airside Group Tour of this impressive airport. Germany’s busiest airport, Frankfurt is also the 4th busiest in Europe with over 60 million passengers per year using it.

    This amazing Airside Tour will take place on Thursday November 2nd 2017 and is followed by a day trip on Friday November 3rd to Technik Museum – Speyer, 1hr 15min to the south using Germany’s high-speed train ICE and a day trip on Saturday November 4th to Technik Museum – Sinsheim, 1hr 20min to the southeast also by ICE. 

    With direct Aer Lingus flights to Frankfurt, the Airside Tour, in English by our excellent guide, will be on board a coach due to the enormous size of this facility. Aspects encountered will include, taxiing aircraft, apron traffic, aircraft handling, aircraft start-ups, Airport Fire Station, A380 maintenance hangar, aircraft fuel depot, Cargo City North & South, cargo giants, aircraft take-offs and the ultimate...... watching heavies landing alongside the new runway meters from touchdown. 

    Once our two hour + Airside Tour is complete it will be time for some “spotting” at the dedicated viewing terrace. Frankfurt, home to the Lufthansa fleet, is well know for attracting exotic and unusual airlines along with enthusiasts delights in the form of rare aircraft types.

    A short train ride will take the group into Frankfurt City Centre where we can explore and take-in the sights of this city of sky-scrapers. An evening meal can be enjoyed before returning to our hotel for the night. 

    The following morning, the group will travel by high-speed train ICE, to visit the first of two amazing Technik Museum’s, at Speyer. Apart from it’s displays of cars, trains, ships, submarines and space craft, Speyer houses a fabulous collection of impressive aircraft. Including an ultra rare (only one flying in the world) Antonov An-22 worlds largest turboprop giant, a Lufthansa B747 where visitors can walk out onto it’s wing, Russian Space Shuttle Buran, An-26, Mi-8, Mi-24, VFW Fokker 614 and so many more.

    Saturday morning will see the group travel to Sinsheim and the second Technik Museum. Here we will enjoy more exciting transport exhibits  and the aircraft present will without doubt leave us all speechless.  The stars of the show, Tupolev Tu-144 (Russian Concordski), Air France Concorde, Tu-134, Junkers Ju-52, Messerschmitt Me-109, Canadair CL-215, DC-3, Dassault Mercure & more.

    An impressive three day aviation tour representing excellent value and immense satisfaction among like minded enthusiasts.

    If you are interested please let me know ASAP

    Registration process will be through Airliner Experience.

    Note:  Possibility for individuals to choose One Day or Two Days of the Three Day Tour 

    For this exciting opportunity to experience the ultimate enthusiasts Airside Tour of Frankfurt Main “Mega”  Airport and to soak-up and enjoy some of the worlds iconic & ultra rare aircraft in the form of Tupolev Tu-144 & Antonov An-22 along with other treasures found only at Technik Museum Speyer & Sinsheim – Don’t miss out – Join us !

    For an Outline Itinerary and to Register Your Interest email airliner-experience@live.com

    View www.facebook.com/AirlinerExperience

  • Mon
    13
    Nov
    2017
    Tue
    14
    Nov
    2017
    9:00 amDublin City University (DCU)

    The theme of the 2017 conference is prompted by this year being the 30th anniversary of the earliest steps towards aviation liberalisation in Europe (the 1987 first ‘aviation package’). This year’s conference will seek to use the lessons of the last three decades of reform to propose an agenda for the future, facing new challenges like the rise of protectionism after Brexit and Trump and new technologies disrupting the development of the industry.

    The conference will cover the following issues:

    ●  The third package in retrospective: Did consumers gain (and legacy airlines lose)?

    ●   Restructuring the Industry: Changes in the Business Models, Alliances, Mergers and Competition Policy

    ●   What’s Next Europe? Brexit and Disintegration of the Aviation Market?

    ●   What’s Next Capacity? Inadequate airports and the slow process towards the Single Sky.

    ●   What’s Next Innovation? The impact of disruptive technology

    The European Aviation Conference (EAC) offers a meeting place for industry, researchers and government officials from across Europe and around the world to discuss policy-relevant issues in aviation.

    More Details at www.eac-conference.com

  • Thu
    16
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmClayton Hotel Leopardstown

    This date has provisionally been booked for a General Aviation Safety Council of Ireland (GASCI) safety evening which will feature a presentation from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU). More details will be confirmed closer to the time.

  • Sun
    26
    Nov
    2017
    2:00 pmFoynes Flying Boat Museum, Co. Limerick

    Michael Smith, who visited Ireland 2 years ago on his "world tour" is coming to Ireland this weekend for the European premiere of the movie and to launch his book “Voyage of the Southern Sun” at Foynes Flying Boat Museum on Sunday 26th November at 2.00pm. Foynes was the European destination & departure point for the first flying boats between Europe and the USA - PamAm's first commercial flyingboat the ‘Yankee Clipper’ landed at Foynes in 1939. The last flying boat to depart Foynes destined for New York was Michael Smiths tiny Searey which departed the Shannon Estuary on 11th July 2015.

    For more information on the background to this event please see www.southernsun.voyage .... the opening screenshot features his Searey flying over Rosses Point Golf course following his departure from Sligo Airport

    Those interested in attending are asked to book early - the museum has been flooded recently and only the reception area and cinema is available for this event. Contact museum for more details tel: 069 65416



  • Wed
    29
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmWynns Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin 1

    SPEAKER: Mr. Tom Croke (Captain Retired)

    TITLE: “From Chipmunks, (through Alouette IIIs) to A330s”

    Tom has had a varied and interesting career as a pilot and in the field of Aviation Safety. Starting  in the Air Corps Tom was awarded the DSM (Distinguishe  Service Medal) and flew numerous and various aircraft leading up to the Airbus 330. In his lecture, Tom will trace the various milestones in his life/career and charts his progression throughout a diverse career that was both  challenging  and rewarding.

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017
    Manchester Airport - (EGCC)

    A V I A T I O N - E V E N T

    Thomas Cook Airlines – Main Hangar & Maintenance Facility – Manchester Airport, UK

    & The Runway Visitor Park – Group Tour

    After a lengthy period of discussion, Airliner Experience has finally obtained permission from Thomas Cook Airlines, for an Enthusiasts Group Visit to the airlines Main Hangar & Maintenance Facility at Manchester Airport UK.

    This exciting Tour will take place on Wednesday December 6th 2017 and will include a group visit to The Runway Visitor Park located on the far side of the airport.                                                

    The Main Event

    It has taken considerable negotiation, spanning almost two years to receive agreement and invite from the very top at Thomas Cook Airlines for an Enthusiasts Group Visit inside the airlines Headquarter Maintenance Facility. Early morning and late evening flights with Ryanair (or Aer Lingus) will take us to and from Manchester. The popular and successful Medium & Long Haul airline operate a range of interesting aircraft consisting of numerous “heavies”.

    Once Airport Security has been accessed, the group will enter this enormous Maintenance Hangar during the busy winter programme. Thomas Cook Airline staff from Engineering, Flight Deck and Management Departments will be on hands to meet and greet. The group will enjoy a company presentation and Q&A session. 

    The airline operates a range of Airbus and Boeing types including Boeing 767-300, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A320-200 and the ultra rare, extra long, only European operated, Boeing 757-300

    A tour of the Powerhouse Bay will be conducted where aircraft engines such as Trent CF6-80, CFM-56 & RB211 are present. Bore-scope demonstrations performed on Compressor, Combustion Chamber & Turbine will be arranged. 

    The Extra Ingredient

    Prior to the main event at Thomas Cook, the plan is, after breakfast in the airport Terminal for the group to travel by local link bus (£2) to The Runway Visitor Park for a period of aircraft spotting at the dedicated viewing structures during morning arrivals and departures. Of course BA’s flagship Concorde (G-BOAC) is displayed here along with an RAF Nimrod, Hawker Siddeley Trident, Avro RJX & Monarch DC-10 forward section. Aircraft which frequent Manchester Airport daily include Emirates A380, Virgin B747, Singapore B777, Pakistan B777, Saudia B777 & Dreamliners of Thomson, Jet Airways & Hainan Airlines, not to mention Lufthansa Cargo MD-11’s.

    If you are interested please let me know ASAP

    Registration process will be through Airliner Experience.

    For this exciting opportunity to experience the entire fleet types up close operated by long-haul UK airline Thomas Cook Airlines and to visit the airlines HQ facility with engineering displays and enjoying the sights and sounds of visiting aircraft at The Runway Visitors Park – Don’t miss out – Join us ! 

    For more details including Outline Itinerary and to Register Your Interest email airliner-experience@live.com

    View www.facebook.com/AirlinerExperience

  • Wed
    20
    Dec
    2017
    1:00 pmBay 145, Shannon Free Zone, Shannon, Co. Clare V14 XE40

    REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE

    RAeS Public Lecture

    'The Airbus A320 Fan Cowl Door Case: A Human Factors Scenario Analysis'

    Speakers:

    • Mrs Anna V. Chatzi | PhD candidate, University of Southern Queensland.
    • Dr Kyriakos I. Kourousis, MRAeS, CEng | Senior Lecturer, Programme Director Aircraft Maintenance & Airworthiness Engineering, University of Limerick.

    Synopsis:

    Several Airbus A320 family engine fan cowl door losses have occurred in the past due to uninspected unlocked situations that have occurred in service. This issue is known to the industry for almost 18 years, however it has not been addressed adequately by the aircraft manufacturer and the various operators and regulating authorities. Airbus, in an attempt to address the issue permanently, proceeded in redesigning the FCD locking arrangement and
    control philosophy, which were subsequently adopted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), in 2015 and 2016, as Airworthiness Directives (Ads). However, as part of the EASA consultation process, a number of major operators (United Airlines, American Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air Canada) have expressed reservations on the effectiveness of the Airbus redesign, on the basis of human factors issues, potential financial impact on operations and implementation cost. This brief paper intends to examine and discuss in a systematic way the possible operational and safety implications that the fan cowl doors modification can have in aircraft maintenance practice. It identifies issues in relation to this modification, introduced by Airbus and the European Aviation Safety Agency, which may prove problematic from the point of view of safety effectiveness and disruption of operations. An array of error-prone scenarios are presented and analysed under the prism of human factors in a non-exhaustive qualitative scenario analysis. Furthermore, a number of accident prevention solutions are proposed for each of the scenario examined, in view of the acceptance and implementation of this modification by operators.


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