At the invitation of Brigadier General Paul Fry of the Irish Air Corps, Republic of Ireland Centre members visited Casement Aerodrome in early September
With the increased use of audiovisual technology in aviation, and particularly in training, the Centre was keen to see the flight simulators at the military aerodrome in action.
The Irish Air Corps currently operates two simulators, a PC-9M and a multi-crew trainer. Both were demonstrated at the aerodrome in Baldonnel, County Dublin.
Casement airfield has huge historical aviation significance, and was the departure point for the first east-west, non-stop Atlantic flight in 1928. It was also the location for the first Aer Lingus service in 1936.
The aerodrome’s museum has a number of vintage military aircraft on display, which the RoI Centre also visited.