Thanks to everyone who helped

To my main sponsor the IAA, thanks to Eamonn Brennan.

To my good friend Tony Merrigan for his unwavering support and great advice.

Jon Kilpatrick, for providing lodgings, support, pictures, and much more.

Fergus McDonnell for driving me on when I thought I was too tired and for taking some fantastic pictures.

Alan Kehoe for his kind assistance with Web design. For anything computer based, Alan’s your man.

My Main Sponsors:

Irish Aviation Authority


Pilot Training College

Thanks also to:


Kernan Valley

All the guys at Lurganmore

To the many people who provided support and contacted me with information and corrections.


This book would not have been possible without the support and assistance of the following people. I owe them a huge debt of gratitude.