Author Archives: AdminPB

Recent Field Activity

Some recent field activity with Bill flying a pre WW1 classic, semi-scale, 1910 Bleriot monoplane, 46” wingspan, 3 channel (no ailerons) & a OS40 four stroke engine. Safe flying Bill!

Vampire Conversion

Vampire DH100 to T11 Trainer – Paddy Burke before returning form the US last year, I picked up a Durafly DH100, single seater Vampire, with the sole intention of converting it to the T11 Two seater & finishing it in the Irish Aer Corps colour scheme & markings. Well, Covid lock down gave me the

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Hercules C-100

Hercules Update – recently I received  a couple of photos from Eanna which show his progress on the amazing Hercules project. It’s now sitting on ‘wheels’, looking quite impressive. He informs me he is now progressing with the wings. Can you recall what the wingspan will be? It’s in an earlier article! Roll on Enna!

A Bit of History

I spend half my life on the beach in county Wexford where I love to walk, particularly along the coast. As one nears Carnsore Point, there’s a marker which tells the story of a German Heinkel 111 that crashed killing all on board in a nearby field. Thought my fellow aviators would be interested in

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Taking Off!

Read the second article in the series written by Bob Juncosa, flight trainer for the Williamburg Aeromodellers Club of Virginia, USA. Bob’s articles are very entertaining while being informative for both beginners and experienced alike. Hope you enjoy this series as it is published! Click here to read the article!

Update to the Covid Situation

FolksAs you can imagine, I or any of the committee cannot tell you what you can or cannot do.  The recent notice I sent to everyone is amied at the club members doing its bit to be responsible and alerting club members to the possibility of a return to flying based on governemnt guidelines.  Members

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Hercules C-130

The title of this article says it all, this is a ‘herculean’ project undertaken by a long time member of the Royal County Flying Club, Eanna Healy. One sure thing, he has been keeping busy during lock-down with this amazing aircraft. Talking with Eanna, he tells me that he gets goose pimples every time he

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Return to Flying

Folks, At this point there is a good possibility that we shall allow a return to flying from Sunday June 21st based on expected Government easing of lockdown restrictions.  With that in mind and realising the fact that there will be a reasonable turn out then and going forward we will be introducing some Guidlines

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New Look Website

Hi everyone & welcome to our new look website, hope you like it! On the home page we have tried to deliver some key messages, such as our club name & welcoming visitors to our site, would you like to fly and the latest news from the club. There’s a ‘get in touch’ button, to

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Club AGM & Dinner

As usual the members enjoyed the warm hospitality of the China Garden Restaurant in Navan for the Club AGM and Dinner. The committee for 2020 were elected and are; Chairman; Gerry Reilly, Secretary; Bill Thompson and Ricky O’Sullivan continues in the role of Treasurer. Those members who have achieved their “A Cert” were presented with

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