Sligo Aero Club was formed in 1975 and prides itself in its long record of providing expert and safe pilot training.
With an interest in aviation as the common denominator, it is an ideal environment to initially test your enthusiasm for flying, continue training if you have already started and achieve your objective of becoming a recreational pilot. For those with an ambition to become a professional airline pilot, Sligo Aero Club provides a solid basis of practical instruction and good airmanship.
If you are interested in trying an introductory flight, from the very start you will be allowed to take the controls under the guidance of an experienced commercial pilot/instructor.
The facility is located on the north west coast at Sligo Airport, Strandhill, County Sligo, a modern regional airport with full ATC, a terminal Building, restaurant, ample parking facilities and car hire. It has a 1200m tarmac runway (11/29) with lighting, PAPI's, NDB and DME.
As well as the Sligo Aero Club owned aircraft (Cessna 172 and 152), the airport is also home to a variety of privately owned aircraft and is the base for the Coastguard Search and Rescue unit which uses Sikorsky S92 helicopters. It also hosts frequent aerobatic and parachuting operations.