We Got our Air Corps Wings

April 23, 2023

Capt Paddy & Lucky have completed their month with the Irish Air Corps navigating themselves around the daily activities during their recruitment process to gaining their wings.

Activities included

An exhausting day at the fitness work out centre.

Having a nose around the workshop

Tour around Casement Aerodome

Discussed the duties of the Crash Rescue Service

Met Rexy the Harris Hawk from the Bird Control Unit.

Flying in the PC-21, Agusta Westland AW139, Eurocopter EC135 and the finally to our adventures was formation flying in the PC-9s as part of Eagle formation.

I would like to thank the Irish Air Corps for the amazing support that they have given to the Aviation Ireland Challenge the past month. We can all agree we have thoroughly enjoyed watching their adventures.

Special thanks to the Chief of the Air Staff, Colonel Dave Corcoran for his full backing to our challenge & to all the men and women at IAC who have been helping Capt. Paddy & Lucky through their training and flying.

Extra special thanks goes to Capt. Neil Dunne for organising all the logistics and indeed the wealth of Stories and posts.