Abbeyshrule Airfield – Flying Lessons

Air Display at Abbeyshrule Airshow & Festival.

Sky High
Abbeyshrule Airfield is located outside the picturesque village of Abbeyshrule, situated on The Royal Canal in south Longford. There is a long tradition of flying in Abbeyshrule dating back to the 1950s. The present airfield was established in 1977 and since then Abbeyshrule Airfield has become a popular location for light aircraft enthusiasts in the Midlands and throughout Ireland.

Schools of Flight

There are three flying clubs based at the airfield offering flying tuition, Aeroclub 2000 Ltd, Abbeyshrule Microlite Flying Club, and Ultraflight Flight Club Training Ltd. Flying state-of-the-art microlight aircraft, the prospective pilot can achieve a Private Pilots Licence economically and enjoyably. A full in-house aircraft sales and after-sale maintenance service is available. Training in these modern aircraft can be enjoyed with the support of qualified instructors, ground school and a great clubhouse. Ultraflight is an approved Registered Training Facility (RTF), the first one in Ireland to be approved by the Irish Aviation Authority to train students in microlight aircraft.

Thrilling Airshow
The Abbeyshrule Air Show which is Irelands longest running air show is held annually at the airfield, on the second Sunday of August. This Airshow is an exciting and spectacular occasion and regularly features aircraft from the Irish Air Corps, US Air Force and some of the best civilian acts in Ireland and the UK. The annual fly-in, held in conjunction with the air show, regularly attracts visitors from the UK and from Europe, and is a spectacle not to be missed.”

For further information contact:
Abbeyshrule Microlight Flying Club

Padraic Gallogly
Tel: 086 2596644
web: http://www.abbeyshrulemicrolightflyingclub.com/
Email: abbeyshrulemicolights@gmail.com

Aeroclub 2000

Tel: John Logan – 00353 (0)44 93572000/ 087 2715167 or Tony Bradford – 087 6888640
Web: http://fastwindow.ie/abbeyshrule/
Email: aeroclub2000@hotmail.com

Ultra Flight Training School
Tel: Mattie – 00353 (0)87 2346232/ Derek Liddy – 00353 (0)87 9441400
Web: http://www.ultraflight.ie/
Email: info@ultraflight.ie

Abbeyshrule Airshow
Ted & Betty McGoey,
The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule, Co.Longford
Tel: 00353 (0)44 9357424

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