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Published on March 3rd, 2015 | by Mark Dwyer


Air Racing at Enniskillen

****  Air Racing is returning to Enniskillen Airport  ****
In July 2013 the Airport hosted a round of the Royal Areo Club Air Racing. Pilots and their race planes travelled from Ireland, England and Wales to participate in an event which saw them flying a low level course around Lower Lough Erne. Due to the success of this event the Royal Aero Club have confirmed their return on the 18th and 19th July 2015.
Air racing in the UK is certainly as old as aviation itself and the magnificent trophies competitors race for each year carry some pioneers in the history of flight. Unlike aerobatics, handicap racing around a 25 mile course provides a spectacle unrivalled in the UK general aviation scene. Whether pilot, enthusiast or spectator the annual series of races around the UK provide a great opportunity to experience real close quarter racing.
Further details will be announced as they become available.
The Website of the Royal Aero Club Records Racing and Rally Association, affectionately known by members as the RRR’s can be viewed by clicking here.

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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