Skybound airsports

Siobhain Newlands

It’s nice to see Skybound airsports &  Siobhain Newlands from Ballyboy airfield Co. Meath Ireland getting a mention I the national editorial for the BMAA. Siobhain has just recently passed her GST at Kernan aviation. It is warming to see someone overcome a genuine fear of flying and develop a true passion for all things aviation. Well done Siobhain.

Wild Geese.

An interesting trip up to Movenis airfield the home of the Wild Geese parachute club proved a good day out. The weather proved to be a little middling with a reasonable strong  wind blowing down runway 25.

On route we managed to get some air to air shots of a Yellow foxbat.

The welcome was warm as we nipped into the field between drops.  Some pleasant chat about all things aviation lead to the offer of a hot cup of tea.

Having enjoyed the brew in the restaurant run by the club, it was pleasing to find out that they didn’t charge a landing fee.

PPR is a must as this is a busy parachute training school and a call 10mins outside the zone to ensure flight safety. If on with Aldergrove on a basic service they will remind you that the drop zone is  active

8.33 Radio

The U.K. CAA has stated that over half of the ground stations are now operating on 8.33KHz and all must be compliant by 2019.

The CAA has also reiterated that the sport and recreational radio channels including safetycom will also be changing to 8.33 KHz by 2019