About Our Club

History

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1946 Auster 5J-1 Autocrat, registration EI-AGJ, one of the first aircraft operated by Leinster Aero Club

Auster 5J/1 Autocrat, registration EI-AGJ, pictured on 20 June 1959 at Weston showing members Niall O’Siochain (treasurer), Harry Wright and Don Murtagh. Photo Credit: Osioni

The Leinster Aero Club was founded in 1956 and originally based at Weston Aerodrome. In 1964, the club re-located to Dublin Airport, where it existed until relocating back to Weston in 2004. In 2006, the club moved to a strip near Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath.

Since March 2016, the club has returned to its original base at Weston Airport, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

1960 Tiger Moth Training Aircraft
1960 Tiger Moth Training Aircraft

Membership & Instructors

Club members range from SPL’s, PPL’s, CPL’s, ATPL’s and Instructors. The club has a proud history of success stories – several members have gone on to become professional pilots with various airlines around the world.

Instructors at the club receive no remuneration for either flying or ground instruction. This helps to maintain a strong club culture and keep student costs to a minimum.

Aircraft

EI-YLG

The club operates one training aircraft, a Robin HR 200 (EI-YLG), which is fully IFR equipped, including Garmin 430 GPS. Our aircraft is maintained to the highest EASA standards and kept in excellent condition.

Training courses available at the club:

Leinster Aero Club is a Registered Training Facility (RTF) authorised by the Irish Aviation Authority to provide the following flight and ground training:

  • Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) (Ground & Flight Training)
  • Single-engine Piston Class Rating (SEP (land))
  • Night Rating

Contact us for further information.