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Published on June 6th, 2017 | by Mark Dwyer


Mourne Flying Club Fly-In

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:

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.

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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