Comments received about the first book . . .

Comments ....
  1. 27 May 2006 - from email
    Hello Kevin,
    Just got a delivery from Oliver Leamy.... thats service, door to door !!!
    Its a wonderful piece of work. Extremely painstaking, & thanks for the signed copy, not expected but very much appreciated. I'm trying to place where we met in the past 12 months. Its the ol' age syndrome !!!! Were you at the NAGA meeting in Kilkenny last September ????
    I'm having quiet nightmares about all the proof-reading & cross-referencing that went into a thorough work like this. I'm particularly impressed with the efforts to pinpoint the location code. I was trying to pinpoint about 80 aircraft on the charts in the Iona book, but yours are very precise & you have a lot more to identify....... that in itself proves the extent of detail you wanted to go to.
    Its also great to know there are so many 'welcoming' fields throughout Ireland.
    Well done, Kevin. Take a well earned break & return to the family !!!
    Michael Traynor

  2. 07 Jun 2006 - from email
    Just got your VFR Flight Guide and it is an excellent publication. As a long time PPL,  I enjoy visiting other airfields/airports-thought I had got to most in Ireland but your book now means more trips need to be planned!!  I have been taking photos myself for a while now of airfields as an aid to navigation and had collected quite a few but your guide takes all the work away!
    Well done, I now have the bible!
    Foncy Hobbins.PPL.
    Limerick Flying Club.

  3. 09 Aug 2006 - from Flying in Ireland

    This book is an excellent resource for any pilot.
    Kevin must be highly congratulated and its success is guaranteed.
    I talked to him recently and I think that the second print run will soon sell out. It is the new benchmark (hear me Poleys) for any publication.
    I too made a very small contribution for Kevin and was delighted he mentioned me in the list of people who helped, my contribution was very minor, but this is the measure of Kevin, a real gentleman and a true aviator.
    Well done.

    Jon Kilpatrick.

  4. 12 Jul 2006 - from Flying in Ireland

    I know this subject has been discussed previously, but as I’ve only just managed to get my hands on a copy of Kevin Glynn’s VFR Flight Guide Ireland, I want to do a full review on it.

    The wait was well worth it.
    I have been interested in general aviation for over 40 years now and during that time I have purchased many VFR type guides, Including Pooley’s UK & Irl, Pooleys Ireland, AOPA ‘s Irish Flight Guide’s and Lockyears UK Farm Strip Guide, the latest edition which ironically for the first time contains one Irish airstrip. But I can definitely say without contradiction that Kevin’s Glynn’s guide to Irish airfield’s and strip’s is by far the best I have ever come across. On first handling alone it look’s and feel’s very professional and that continues throughout the guide from cover to cover. The strong spiral binding allows 360 degree folding of the A5 size guide, which cover’s 129 separate locations in Ireland, North and South.
    The inside front cover gives detailed instruction’s on how to make the best use of it and after the “Introduction” Kevin includes some very useful information related to flying in Ireland plus a section on Microlight flying in Europe. The guide is aimed primarily at the lighter aviation activity in this country, north and south. But is of great help to most general aviation users. The next section is a set of five charts giving the exact location of each site using a grid reference code system to pinpoint each location. The same reference system is then included on each plate of the main section of the guide. These chart’s also show the distribution of site’s and there relation to each other throughout Ireland.
    Then we come to the main section. Generally, every airstrip and the NI airports are assigned one full plate, while airports in the Republic have an additional plate showing a Visual Approach Chart for that airport. Weston is also given a second plate showing Airspace, Routes and Circuits. And it is in the next area that this guide stand’s head and shoulder’s above the rest. Apart from the usual information you expect in any guide, there is an oblique aerial photograph of every location. Each photograph is taken from the south looking north. Which means if you can approach from the south it should be easier to spot the site using the photograph as reference.
    Below the photograph, is a map showing the location of the site plus if there are any other airstrips, airfield or airports in the vicinity. Other important information is included on each plate, if fuel is available or nearest source, some interesting information about the location and in some case’s if refreshment’s can be had there.
    After the main section there is further related information and some necessary ad’s (to help pay some of the bill’s). Then we find 13 pages of a fully cross reference system covering: Airfield code’s, in numerical order, as shown on the charts at the front and location plate’s. Then an alphabetical listing of location name’s, then contact name’s and phone number’s where available for each site and finally a list of county's showing the name of each site in that county.
    Over the last five year’s I have been attempting to build an historical database of all aviation site’s in Ireland. So I can appreciate the time, effort and dedication it took to bring the whole flight guide together as we see it now. Every aspect was completed by Kevin personally, including ALL the photograph’s plus each map was painstakingly constructed by himself over a period of only two year’s, while at the same time running a full time business. Again at the same time he also cleared a field near his home in order to fly his X’Air EI-KEV. I thought I had a good idea about the active strip’s in the country, but this guide has certainly put me in my place by showing me that at least 50% of the site’s it contains are new to me.
    In a volume of this size there may be error's. Kevin has made provision for this event by including an web address to report any found at and he can be contacted at if you know of any new strip's which could be included in the next edition.
    I am delighted to have my name linked to such a well prepared document. I gave Kevin a little help with some detail’s and he very graciously included my name in the acknowledgments list.
    I would like to congratulate Kevin and wish all the best for the future of his flight guide.


  5. 26 May 2006 - from FLYER AirPortal

    I got a copy last week, great for local the farm strip flyer also.

    Farmstrip Flying Freedom Fighter.

    26 May 2006 - from FLYER AirPortal

    Wow! I got my copy today. What a magnificent publication, beautifully produced in full colour throughout. All the important information and lots of nice to know stuff too. Definitely recommended!
    G-JLIN - PA28-161 - Carlisle

  6. 24 May 2006 - Comments:
    Hi Kevin

    Bought one today off Ken in Kilrush. I own a cub based there. All I can say is it is excellent...your hard work shows.

    David O'Mahony

  7. 19 May 2006 - from Flying in Ireland
    Had a look at the guide myself. Fantastic little guide, some very helpful stuff in it. Keep up the great work.

  8. 16 May 2006 - from FLYER AirPortal

    Great timing - I'm just starting to plan my Ireland trip for this summer! It looks good and I've ordered one for myself. Thanks

    G-JLIN - PA28-161 - Carlisle

  1. 16 May 2006 - from FLYER AirPortal

    This is not an advert - but I've just bought a really good guide that I think others who venture to Ireland (North & South) might benefit from getting.

    I've just received the new VFR Flight Guide Ireland by Kevin Glynn. 129 airports, airfields, airstrips listed covering by Northern Ireland and the Republic. There are detailed national maps showing the geographic location of each site, plus a detailed index.

    Each airfield plate comes with a full colour photo showing the location and runway layout (particularly useful when trying to find a grass strip in a country that is traditionally green!), Lat&Long, distance from nearest towns, height amsl, radio freq, runway heading, length, type of runway, contact details, availability of fuel; and whether visitors are welcome anytime, by PPR or strictly by invitation only!

    Lots of other very useful stuff included too.

    Looks like a very useful guide and far more extensive that Pooleys / Jeppeson etc.

    I got mine from at 35Euros plus postage. I understand the print run was only 500 copies


  2. 15 May 2006 - Comments:
    Hi Kevin

    Just to say the VFR guide arrived today - absolutely brilliant. Well done. A lot of hard work I'm sure.
    I don't think I'm going to get much work done today as I leaf through it thinking of where to go.


    Michael (Leathem)

  3. 12 May 2006 - from NMAI forum
    Subject: Re: Kevin Glynns Book

    Hi All,
    I'd also like to echo Mike's congratulations to Kevin on the publication of his guide.
    Well done Kevin.

    By the way Mike if Con is coming down for the mountain climb could you give him the hardest way up and steepest way down. We do live in a disadvantaged area. Even the EU agrees with that. We should be pushing for a 3:1. We would of course allow those coming in the same.
    Now there will definitely be a rush on for Kevin's book to check Kerry out.
    Can't argue with that fair deal Con !!!

    Seán Scanlon

  4. 12 May 2006 - from NMAI forum
    Subject: Re: Kevin Glynns Book

    Greetings All.
    I'd like to echo Mike's congratulations to Kevin on the publication of his guide. Well done Kevin.

    However I most certainly do NOT accept that those cute hure Kerrymen should be given any "location disadvantage" credits in any competitions. Don't get me started !!!

    Hope to see you at SAAC on Sunday.

    Con (Brogan)

  5. 12 May 2006 - from NMAI forum
    Subject: Re: Kevin Glynns Book

    Excellent book. Well done Kevin.
    How about the NMAI organise a league table for pilots to fly into the most no. of fields within this flying season. Perhaps a prize of a holiday in Florida or some such place would provide a little encouragement to members.

    Mike (Devane)

    PS I feel it would be only fair that competitors from Kerry be given a two for one credit due to our location disadvantage. !!

  6. 12 May 2006 - from NMAI forum
    Subject: Re: Kevin Glynns Book

    It's absolutely fantastic,
    Extremely well laid out and informative in all aspects.
    This will definitely make pilots life a lot easier and make planning a
    trip so simple.
    Well done Kevin.

    Jon Kilpatrick

  7. 12 May 2006 - from Flying in Ireland
    Ordered mine from on Monday, it arrived Thursday. Excellent book! I hope to use it quite a lot this summer.


  8. 11 May 2006 - from NMAI forum
    Subject: Kevin Glynns Book


    I presume you all know that Kevin Glynn released his book with all the airfields etc. I have a copy and its bloody top quality. Anyone else seen it, any comments? The NMAI will have copies for sale at the Mach 1 Airshow if you haven't already got one, retails at 35 euro, but worth it for anyone who fly's. I'd like to say well done to Kevin!


  9. 09 May 2006 - from Flying in Ireland
    Saw the book yesterday at Abbeyshrule & wow.
    I'd heard about it coming & expected a version of Fly in Ireland, but how wrong was I.
    This publication is a credit to you Kevin, for its content, thoroughness (is that a word) and layout.
    Printrun of 500 not enough, you'll have to do more.
    Put me down for one

    Best regards

  10. 09 May 2006 - from Flying in Ireland
    I'm driving to Birr next weekend to get a copy. Hope there are some there. Any chance of another print run Kevin?


  11. 09 May 2006  - PM
    brilliant publication well done, excellent bit of work.

    Dave Scully
    Mach 1 Airshow + Expo

  12. 09 May 2006 - Comments:
    hopefully I'll be visiting a lot more of the aerodromes that this country has to offer. All the better with this guide in hand-cheers!

    Mark Scarrott

  13. 08 May 2006 - from Flying in Ireland -
    Congrats on a excellent publication.


  14. 08 May 2006 - from Flying in Ireland -
    Hi Kevin,

    Excellent guide, look forward to visiting some of the airfields over the summer. It's so addictive, I spent hours reading through it last night!
    Mark Dwyer

  15. 07 May 2006 - from Flying in Ireland -
    Hi Kevin
    I saw your new book today and it's excellent. It was shown around at Kilrush this evening and was well recieved. Well done!

  16. 07 May 2006 - from Flying in Ireland -
    Congrats Kevin.

    Several copies of your guide were distributed at Coonagh this evening to great acclaim. I am amazed at the number of airfields featured. What I particularaly like are things like the colour photos with the runways clearly indicated and the rules etc for using said airfields.

    A very useful tool to supplement AIP etc. However where it goes further are all the unlicensed fields. I'll be busy loading up a few of them on the GPS.

    Well done!

  17. 04 May 2006 - well done - fair play for sorting out such a guide will defo get a copy when back in eire currently fininshin off my ab-initio course in spain but iv been member of galway flying club for years and will be doin a lot of xc when im home so your guide will come in very handy.and the very best of luck with it in the future,


  18. 30 Apr 2006 - from Flying in Ireland - Looks great. That'll fit in nicely with my flying - man bag.


  19. 29 Apr 2006 - from Flying in Ireland - Loooks great, the pictures were a great idea,
    Do all the Airfields/Airports in the book have an aerial picture of them do ya know?

    I suppose ill have ta get on myself too, have it beside the pooleys version of course!

    Mickey D