Attention Eurostar Owners

Mandatory Permit Directive for the Inspection of the Wing Flap Actuator Pins on the following aircraft types:

Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar

Aerotechnik EV-97A Eurostar

Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar SL

EV-97 teamEurostar UK

EV-97 Eurostar SL Microlight

This is a Mandatory Permit Directive, it is imperative you carry out the required inspection of your aircraft.  Follow the link for full details of the required inspection:

Ireland Air Rally 2015 Postponed

The NMAI have postponed the Around Ireland Air Rally until the August Bank Holiday weekend (July 31st – August 3rd). All registered participants have been informed. The event is now full and registration has been closed. Please note for safety reasons only registered aircraft may participate in this event. Further information will be sent directly to registered participants closer to the event.

Visit our Rally Page For More information – 

NMAI Fly-In 2014

Our fly-in this year will be held in association with FlyingInIreland Magazine and will be held at Limetree Airfield over the weekend of August 2nd / 3rd. Anyone who is planning on arriving on the Friday evening will be welcome to join us for a BBQ. Download a copy of the poster here.

Visitors will be welcome to camp or can stay in locally available accommodation. For more information please contact Mark Brereton (details on the poster). For anyone travelling from overseas and would like some advice on planning their trip (GAR form, flight plans, aispace etc.) feel free to contact More details will be published on closer to the event.

It’s all systems go for the fly-in on August 2nd/3rd. There will be food available throughout the weekend (similar to last year). On Saturday evening there will be live music and a bar in the hangar. We will have aerobatic displays throughout the weekend and we are delighted that the Dublin based Search and Rescue Sikorsky S92 will visit us on Sunday afternoon. Of course the airfield should be buzzing with activity throughout the weekend with a wide range of different aircraft expected.

We will have a spot landing competition and a timed circuit competition on Saturday afternoon. Details can be found in the briefing pack below. Prizes will be awarded on the Saturday evening. A briefing pack has been put together with airfield information, frequencies, competitions, accommodation etc. Download Pilot brief  here.

We look forward to seeing you over the weekend!


NMAI Fly-In2014



2014 Annual General Meeting

18th May 2014 

The Garryhinch Golf Club in Portarlington was the venue for this year’s AGM. Attendance was around 60 members, a good turnout of considering the poor weather and the amount of members that had planned to fly-in to Limetree.

Getting prepared for the 2014 AGM

Getting prepared for the 2014 AGM

Mark Dwyer our interim chairman got on with the job making the agenda stay in focus with the slides.  The list of achievements for 2013 was pretty impressive.

  • 3 Year Permit approved
  • 2 New Mods Approved
  • 2 New Aircraft Types Approved
  • New Tech Office opened at Limetree Airfield
  • NMAI Flying Group Formed
  • 1 New Check pilot Appointed
  • 2 New Inspectors Appointed

NMAI finance will benefit usefully from the three year permit. We need to continue our efforts to keep regulation proportionate and fair.  Our ongoing plans show that there are still plenty of projects to get on with. The priorities for this year will be to streamline to importation of new types into the country, increase membership and get more aircraft in permit and into the air.

The new committee was elected unanimously by the floor;

Chairman Vacant
Vice Chairman & CTO Mark Brereton
Vice CTO Niamh Fitzgibbon
Treasurer & Secretary Ken Lannery
Committee Member John Moriarty
Public Relations David Bolger
Membership Steve Newlands

Much appreciation and thanks is due to Paul McMahon and Padraig Higgins for their respective 12 and five years of dedication – thanks guys, you are the ones who brought it along all this time; we will do well to keep up with your achievements, and hope to count on a little informal advice now and then. Padraig will remain on as CTO for the coming weeks to smooth the transition to Mark Brereton who will take over as CTO.

Let’s hope we all, Committee and Members alike, continue to keep microlight flying in Ireland enjoyable, convenient, safe and affordable for the future.  And as Paul said in his farewell speech, keep an eye out for the larger European scene and how we can cooperate and benefit one another.


Committee Contact Details

Mark Dwyer –

Ken Lannery –

Mark Brereton –

Brian Lowe –

John Moriarty –


The Annual General Meeting of the National Microlight Association of Ireland will take place at 2pm on the 18th May 2014 in Portarlington Golf Club. Shuttle busses will run from Limetree Airfield Which Is only 2 mins up the road. There will be A BBQ afterwards in Limetree. New members welcome.

GASCI Safety Evenings Apr 2014

GASCI Are running 2 safety evening during April.  These are Free events; anyone connected, in any way, with General Aviation is most welcome. Tea Coffee & biscuits provided! 

The Events details are

Friday 11 April 2014 @ 19.30 start – Location Greenhills Hotel, Caherdavin, Ennis Rd, Limerick

Saturday 12 April 2014 @19.30 Start – Location Cork Intl Airport Hotel, Cork Airport, Co Cork.

For more information please visit –


NMAI & Flying In Ireland Annual Flyin 2013


Hi all , just a quick reminder that Limetree Airfield is hosting the NMAI and FLYING IN IRELAND flyin and B&B on saturday 3/8/13 and sunday 4/8/13.
This event will see all types of aviation in Ireland come together and have a great weekend of crack and chat in Limetree. Aircraft type will include models,microlights , classic , gyros,group a, para motors, balloons,heli’s

There will be refreshments available on site over the two days with a BBQ early saturday evening followed by a band and a bar/session in the hanger till late.
Camping is allowed on site, and a bouncing castle will be on site to keep the kids happy. There are plenty of local b&bs nearby also.
If you intent to fly in LIMETREE info is as follows,Runway 01/19 420 METERS A/G 118.075 MHz

If anyone is unhappy with our runway length, you can use CLONBULLOGUE (770 GRASS) and KILRUSH (606 HARD/GRASS AND 550 GRASS) and we will ferry fly you to and from Limetree so you get to enjoy the crack and fly in our modern microlights. To organize a FREE ferry flight call 087 7918742 or 0876617115 or 0876346775
The idea behind this event is to bring all the aviation community together at one event to chat and catch up and enjoy our great love for flying.
If your not already involved in aviation but have an interest come along and say hello and get to know how to get started in the greatest pastime of all.
NO landing fees, no hassle ,just great crack, and loads of flying followed by food and a few beers.its that simple.
IF IT FLYS bring it.
Everyone welcome, so see you there.
Hillcrest B&B 00353 (O) 5786 47026,087 6892374
The Gandon Inn 00353 (0)57 8626622
Ivyleigh House B&B 00353 (0) 57 8622081
The Hertage Golf & Spa Resort 00353 (0) 57 8645500
For more info Call John 00353 (0)87 6346775, Mark 00353 (0)87 7918742 or 00353 (0)87 6617115 or Jerry 00353 (0) 87 2510537

Just for anyone flying in Clonbullouge expect delays as the Irish parachute club are holding there annual boogie on that weekend so if the weather is good they will be very busy with parachuting call at 4 to 6 miles on 128.55 for a update and if transiting by route at least 4 miles around the field

G8 Summit – TRA Information

The G8 summit will take place in Lough Erne Golf resort in Enniskillen on the 17th & 18th June. There will be airspace restrictions from 16th June to the 18th June. Below is the TRA notice issued by the IAA. You can view the maps by clicking here.

Temporary Restricted Area (TRA) within the sovereign airspace of Ireland. 16th to 18th June 2013 inclusive.


The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport acceding to a request from The Department of Justice
and Equality, has directed the Irish Aviation Authority to give effect by means of an airspace
direction to any requests made by The Department of Justice and Equality in relation to the
establishment of temporary prohibitions and/or restrictions in areas of Irish sovereign airspace
associated with the meeting of the G8 Summit between 16th and 18th of June 2013 inclusive.
Following receipt of such request, the IAA has issued a direction to establish an area of temporary
restricted airspace (TRA) within which flight restrictions shall apply as detailed below.

Temporary Restricted Area (TRA)
Lateral limits: The sovereign airspace of Ireland contained within 17 nm radius of 542354N
0074136W (i.e. over parts of Counties Cavan, Donegal and Leitrim)
Vertical limits: Surface to FL100.
Duration: 1700hrs UTC on the 16th June 2013 to 2259hrs UTC on the 18th June 2013

ATS Units
Airspace within the TRA so established, is restricted to use by flights specifically authorised by the
controlling officer, Security and Northern Ireland Division of the Department of Justice and Equality
and under the control of Shannon Air Traffic Services.

Flight Restrictions
4.1 Flights permitted.
4.1.1 Search and rescue (operational), State and emergency air ambulance aircraft, in receipt of an
Air Traffic Control Service from Shannon ATS which are transiting, departing or landing
within the TRA;
4.1.2 Any aircraft specifically authorised by the controlling officer, Security and Northern Ireland
Division of the Department of Justice and Equality.
4.2. Other Flights than those listed at 4.1.
4.2.1 All other aircraft or flights are not permitted unless with the authorisation of the controlling
officer, Security and Northern Ireland Division of the Department of Justice and Equality.
For requests contact the Flight Operations Department of the IAA as per paragraph 5 below.
Note – For this information notice, aircraft or flights are defined as all aircraft or flight
operations, including aerial work, which are not detailed at 4.1.

Any queries may be addressed to the Flight Operations Department of the IAA by email at
or telephone +35316031117 / 1148 / 1410) between the hours of 0900hrs and 1700hrs local Monday
to Friday.


All aircraft flying within the confines of the TRA in contravention of the flight
restrictions may be subject to interception or interdiction by the Defence Forces.


It’s that time again. The 2013 AGM will be held at 5pm on Sunday the 28th of April at Limetree Airfield in Laois. Fly-in or drive in. Weather permitting there will be plenty of flying and the NMAI will be hosting a BBQ from 3pm so a good day should be had by all.

We are requesting as many members to attend as possible. As usual, your voice counts and there are many issues to discuss.

Memberships can be renewed on the day.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.


The Committee NMAI.

GASCI Safety evening Fri 22 March 2013

GASCI Safety evening Fri 22 March 2013 NB New time 19:30!

Our UK ‘sister’ organisation GASCo has kindly offered to put on one of their highly regarded Safety Evenings for us here in Ireland.
The event will take place on Fri 22 March 2013 at 19:30 in Bewlewys Hotel, Leopardstown.
check on then go to the ‘events’ page
All are welcome, admission is free. see you there!