Solo cross-country navigation for Ross

Ross Pyper completed his first solo navigation in Cessna 152 G-UFCN. Pictured with his supervising instructor Stuart McConaghie

Long may the good weather continue.

 
Nora Trewin PPL - Congratulations

Congratulations to Nora Trewin who passed her skills test today.
Pictured below being congratulated by Aerodrome Manager Rodney, along with Stuart & Robbie


 
Adam solo navigation

Adam McVeigh completed his first solo navigation in our Cessna 152 G-UFCN. Well done Adam.

 
Rachel's flying !

Rachel McBurney completed her long cross country solo flight today. Pictured here with her instructor Andy Gray.

Next on her last will be her PPL skill test. Lets hope the good flying weather continues.  Well done Rachel.

 

 
Flight of Hope - 3rd to 6th April 2015

From our fellow aviators at Kernan Aviation...

"In March 2013 our daughter Christine was diagnosed with a brain tumour. She has undergone an urgent operation to remove the tumour followed by radiotherapy, chemotherapy and continues to fight this devastating disease with every day bringing its own challenges.

Christine and our family would really appreciate your support for The Brain Tumour Charity as cancer touches most families at some time in their lives. Every year this charity funds pioneering research into better ways to earlier diagnose and treat brain tumours and have given fantastic support to our family as they do for so many others.

Members of the Kernan Valley Flying Club and myself, Raphael, intend to fly around the coast of Ireland (weather permitting) on the Easter weekend from the 3rd to 6th April with as many aircraft and crews as possible.

Our journey of almost 1000 miles will start at Newcastle Co Down and follow the coast clockwise round Ireland, stopping at as many airfields along the way as possible (our route and full updates will be posted on Kernan Aviation’s Facebook page) to accept donations, offer flights to carers and sufferers of this awful disease and raise awareness of the increase in cancer in UK and Ireland. So if you see an aircraft overhead think DONATE!
So how can you DONATE? Donations can be made through Justgiving directly or via our Facebook page or website (see below) where you will find links to make the donation process even easier. You can also give donations to any of the pilots and crew who are members of the Kernan Valley Flying Club.
If you live in the UK you can also text your donation.

Example
To donate £5 text KVFC56 £5 on 70070
To donate £10 text KVFC56 £10 on 70070
To donate £50 text KVFC56 £50 on 70070

Don't forget to tick the gift aid box to maximise your donation.
https://www.justgiving.com/teams/KVFC
www.facebook.com/KernanAviation
http://www.kernanaviation.co.uk

Together we can make a difference.
All donations from our Justgiving page will go straight to the relevant Charities, these will be gratefully received for further research into this devastating disease and to provide care in the local community.
Thanking you in anticipation,

The O’Carroll Family/Kernan Valley Flying Club"

 
UFC Karting night

Last night we had the annual UFC Karting night.

The winning team was our helicopter pilots Hilary & Samuel Jenkins! Well done.

1: Hilary & Samuel Jenkins

2: Tim Kerr, Louise & Ray Pyper

3: Declan Fogarty, Matt Yeates & Adam McVeigh

 

 

 
Coming soon to EGAD, G-UFCO

Today saw the first test flight ( at least on this side of the Atlantic! ) of the latest addition to the club's fleet, N67302, soon to be G-UFCO.

The aircraft was transported, built up and ably flown by club member Tony Ringland. The club would like to offer it's thanks to Tony and we look forward to the aircraft being in service very soon!

 
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