New hangar opened in Galway Airport

Galway Flying Club aircraft have a new home after the Galway Airport officially opened its new general aviation hangar facility.

The hangar was opened last Saturday by both the Mayor of Galway County Tom McHugh and the Mayor of Galway City Declan McDonnell.

To celebrate the occasion a general invitation was issued to the members of Galway Flying Club, and the general aviation fraternity in Ireland and Britain to fly into Galway Airport.

During the day aircraft flew in from Cregboy, Weston, Carlow, Navan, Birr, Abbeyshrule, Spanish Point, Trim, Tuam, Killimor, Denham, and Wolverhampton.

“The airport, through its investment in this facility has invested in the future of general aviation at Galway Airport,” said Michael Corless, chairman of Galway Airport. “I wish the Galway Flying Club continued success in the future through the use of these new hangar facilities.”

John McGinley, chairman of Galway Flying Club, welcomed the opening of the new hangar.

“The club has a non-profit ethos and functions solely as a result of the voluntary efforts of our members,” he said. “I am pleased to acknowledge the support we have received over the years from Galway Airport, one result of which is the provision of this new hangar.”

As a result of the success of the event it is the airport’s intention to hold similar fly-ins in the future to showcase Galway Airport and the region.

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