First Solo Flight for Tom O'Flaherty .
Sat, Sep 30, 2023

Thomas O’Flaherty’s First Solo Flight on 15th October brings his plan to build an Airstrip in County Clare and buy a Thruster Microlight a significant step closer to fruition .

First Solo for Arnie Fumegall
Wed, Apr 5, 2023

Arnie Fumegall makes the occasional pilgrimage from Galway to Newtownards for flying lessons and on 6th April after 11 hours under instruction achieved his First Solo flight in Thruster G CGFZ. He is already on the lookout for a Thruster when he gets his license. Arnie’s wife Emma’s   aspiration is to have her own horse and of course a family deal has been agreed.  So anyone with a horse and a  Thruster Microlight for sale should contact Arnie. Congratulations Arnie.

First Solo Flight. Peter McCloskey
Fri, Mar 3, 2023

Peter McCloskey has an elaborately equipped home flight simulator with a prominent Reset button in case things go wrong during a flight . His First Solo flight on 3rd March in Thruster G CGFZ at Newtownards Airfield went perfectly, which was fortunate because the reset button appeared to have gone missing. Congratulations Peter

Billy Millar gets his Pilot's License
Wed, Feb 15, 2023

Billy Millar has an agreement to buy and share a Microlight with his friend Ian Walsh. As Ian passed his GST last month and Billy passed his GST at Newtownards today (15/2/23) the only problem now is deciding what aircraft to buy. The pair are checking out the current availabile Microlight types but seem to be leaning towards a Foxbat . Billy is an Electronics engineer and Ian is a Mechanical engineer so maintenance should not be a problem. Congratulations on passing your GST Billy.

First Solo Flight for Jamie Sheridan
Sat, Feb 11, 2023

Exactly a year ago Jamie Sheridan was looking for a meaningful hobby to help overcome residual lockdown depression and decided becoming a Pilot more than fulfilled that objective. So on 11th February when the instructor offered him the opportunity to fly a solo circuit he displayed no reticence whatsoever . Twenty minutes later Jamie taxied Thruster G CGFZ back to the apron having completed a circuit of Newtownards airfield as his First Solo flight. Congratulations Jamie

Josh Davison passes his General Skills Test
Fri, Jan 6, 2023

Josh Davison has a very clear life plan with the ultimate goal  of becoming a Commercial Airline Pilot. Passing his General Skills Test on 6th January in Thruster G CGFZ is the first major step on route to his final objective for Josh who now plans to commence a modular Commercial Pilots course later this year with Atlantic Aviation. Congratulations Josh and we hope you enjoyed the first step in your career journey.

Ian Walsh is First Pilot to Qualify in 2023.
Mon, Jan 2, 2023

The first Pilot to qualify for his Microlight Pilot’s License in 2023 is Ian Walsh.  Just 7 weeks after completing his First Solo flight Ian  successfully passed his General Skills Test on 2nd January in Thruster G CGFZ. Congratulations Ian.