Kerry Safari News Bulletin

FIFTIETH GLIDING EXPEDITION TO WEST KERRY  –    25th September to 11th October The 2021 gliding safari to the beaches of west Kerry takes place from 25th September to 11th October. This is the fiftieth year in succession that Irish glider pilots – often joined by others from the UK, various European countries, the US and … Read more

Owen Grogan Silver Distance

Congratulations to Owen Grogan who completed his Silver C Distance. Owen used the club’s Ka8 to do one leg of the Silver Badge, the 50k distance. Owen also narrowly missed out on his Silver C Duration by a very short time. Owen went to Bagenalstown which is around 57 to 60 km away and came … Read more

Mick Shannon Silver C Badge

Congratulations to Mick Shannon who completed his Silver C Badge. Mick used the club’s Ka8 to do two legs of the Silver Badge, the 50k distance and the 5 hour duration. The Silver Height Gain was achieved in 2019 at the Ulster Gliding Club. Mick went to Bagenalstown and came back via Athy, over Kilrush … Read more

Damien Molloy Silver Duration

Another good achievement today – Damien Molloy stayed up for 5 hours 14 minutes, gaining a Silver duration. Many congratulations to him! It was not easy, with a slow start with weak thermals disintegrating every 7-10 minutes, slightly stronger later, followed by a fallow period as the top cloud cover came in earlier than forecast. … Read more

Damien Molloy new Class 2 Instructor

Damien Molloy passed his Class 2 Instructor Rating test today – a big congratulations to him!! A word from the man himself……….. Thanks a million to everyone for the kind thoughts and congrats. A special thanks to all of the Instructor core who put up with the exercises, paperwork and questions. Looking forward to bringing … Read more

Task week and Course week got off to a flying start.

A Few words from our Cheif Flying Instructor Cecily Begley.. A great first day to the Task week and course. Our course member, Carl, had his two first flights – welcome, Carl. Pawel Nowak and Richard Irvine had their first (Irish) solos (Richard last week). Yes, of course they both were solo in Poland and … Read more

View from a K21

This video was presented by Tony McDermott and captures a recent flight taken by Tony from the tail of the K21 glider he was flying. Tony meets up with out K13 club glider and keep company for a while. Check it out here

Some Pics from Gowran

It’s beginning to feel like normality at Gowran Airfield as restrictions are beginning ease and our Air Experience holders are now getting to fly finally. It was a busy day on Saturday 12th June with over 26 flights taken. Several private gliders made their appearance too, which gave the duty Pilot a bit of a … Read more