limetree Airfield


Directions

Ordinates:53 N 06.9 007W 14.6
Elevation:  210 FT AMSL
Freq:LimeTree Radio 118.075 Mhz A/G
Fuel:MOGAS BY ARRANGEMENT
Runway:01/19
Dimensions:420 MX18 M
Surface:Grass
Operating Hours:PPR SR - SS
Taxi Available:Yes
Landing Fee: No
Telephone Before Hand:Yes
Name:Jerry Deegan
Telephone:087-2510537
Name: Mark Breretion 
Telephone:087-6617115
Websitel:

Remarks:
NO LOW FLYING OVER HOUSES IN THE AREA

Call on 118.075

LOCATION: 9.3NM SW OF CLONBULLOGUE 118.075 5NM FROM FIELD
TELEPHONE BRIEF ADVISED BUT NOT ESSENTIAL
AIRFIELD OPERATED BY LAOIS FLYING CLUB RESTAURANT AND ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE LOCALLY
TEA/ COFFEE AND SNACKS AVAILABLE ON THE FIELD

 

Airfield Information

The following is information about Limetree Airfield.  While the information is quiet detailed it is all important and we would ask that all users read the information in detail.  The airfield is operated by Jerry Deegan (087 2510537).  You can also contact  Mark Brereton (087 6617115).  The airfield is open 7 days a week until the end of VFR. 

Aircraft which are not based at the field are required to obtain PPR by telephone from the above forementioned before flying into the airfield.  There is a movements log book in the Operations room.  Pilots (both based and visiting) must fill this out on arrival and departure.  A pilot taking a plane out of the country (Rep of Ireland) or coming back into the country must inform Irish Customs which is soley the responsibilty of the pilot and not Limetree Airfield or its members. 

Limetree Airfield is based on a working farm.  Please be aware of livestock, fencing (electic, barbed etc.) and machinery.

Noise Abatement

Pilot should try to be good neighbours in general.  Please avoid over flying any settlements at low level.  Runway alingment 01-190, please maintain 800ft agl on all circuits with standard join overhead at 1500ft.

Special consideration should be taken if you are flying a noisey aircraft, to do all practice flying at unpopulated area at Limetree area.  Please see noise abatement diagram below:

 

 Diagram to follow

The Runway

The runway is 420 metre grass strip.  Runway elevation is appromiately 210ft.  Pilots need to consider their aircrafts take off performance when using the runway at Limetree.  Wet grass, or long grass, will reduce take off and landing performance.  Please contact the airfield for conditions of the runway in winter months.  The threshold of runway 01 is displaced  as you must clear 50ft above the roadway running at the threshold of 01.

Airspace

The airfield is an uncontrolled aerodrome in Class G airspace.  There is an onus on pilots to state their intentions on the radio frequency (118.075).  Even if there is no one else of frequency.  Pilots will not be given clearences and may have to take on the responsibility for their own decisions.  Pilots should be aware of other aircraft including aircraft which may be non radio.  A good look out is essential in the circuit.  Helicopters, hot air balloons, motor gliders, microlights, paramotors, etc. maybe operating in the local area at or below normal circuit height and may not be using the radio frequency. 

Circuits are flown at 800ft agl and are left handed.  A standard join at 1500ft is used.  Please have consideration for slow flying aircraft such as microlights and vintage aircraft which operate at Limetree Airfield. 

Limetree Airfield is situated at the edge of the Romeo 16 Military Training Area.  This bottoms out at 2500ft - therefore a good look out should be maintained on week days for military aircraft or call Baldonnell on 123.50 MHz frequency.

Facilities

Laois Flying Club has a club house at the airfield.  Laois Flying Club kindly allows all users of the airfield to have access to the clubhouse.  This generosity must be respected by all users.  All users should contribute to the tidyness and cleanliness of the clubhouse.  The clubhouse also has an Operations Room.  This room allows pilots to access the internet and other planning resources.  There are also toilet facilites for public and members use. 

The car park is provided close to the road.  For security reasons all cars are to be parked in the car park.  Pilots may not take their cars into the airfield for any reason without prior permission from the airfield owner Jerry Deegan.  Anyone who is going away overnight and wishes to leave their car at the airfield should contact Jerry Deegan for permission. 

All cars parked at Limetree Airfiled are parked at their own risk and Limetree Airfiled and Laois Flying Club can not be held responsible for any damage or theft of any property.

Visitors to the airfield are welcome and pilots are welcome to bring guests with them, at their own risk.  It is the responsibility of the pilots to supervise their guests while at the airfield.

Fuel

There is no fuel available at Limetree Airfield.  But if you ring ahead we can arrange someone to help you purchase fuel locally. Avgas 100LL and Jet-A1 are available at Clonbullouge EI-CL home of the Irish Parachute Club.

Safety

There are numerous resources on the airfield to help ensure the health and safety of users.  All pilots should make themselves familiar with the resources available.  These include:

  1. First Aid Kits in the Operations Room
  2. Fire Extinguishers and other fire fighting equipment are at various locations around the airfiled
  3. A rescue vehicle containing various equipment which may be needed at an accident/incident
  4. An AIP and other information resources are held in the Operations Room
  5. Sun set/sun rise tables in the Operations Room
  6. Internet enabled computer to facilitate weather briefing and flight planning in the Operations Room

Note: All users of Limetree Airfield use the airfiled at their own risk.

 

 

 

 
 
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