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Trim Flying Club (EITM) operating from Trim Airfield, Trim Co.Meath Ireland is a voluntary flying organisation, situated in the heart of the Boyne valley of Meath, located in the North-East of the country only 15 minutes flying time from the coast and 15 minutes from Dublin Airport (EIDW). The club is run by a committee, appointed in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles of Association of Trim Flying Club Ltd., which meets monthly to conduct the business of the Club. Trim Flying Club is a Registered Training Facility (RTF). The airfield has one runway, 28/10 which is 560 meters long. The field is easily recognisably from the air. Simply fly towards Trim town and look to the north west of it. A bright yellow barn located beside the airfield is clearly visible for miles around. As well as Trim Flying Clubs' aircraft, the airfield is also home to many other aircraft including microlights.
Trim Flying Club was formed following a public meeting in the Wellington Court Hotel, Trim, in June 1979. The level of interest was high, the room being filled to capacity, and the basic objective was to provide recreational aviation activity and training in the Co. Meath area, at low cost and which would be open to all.
Once the initial level of interest had been established, a Club was formed and a decision made to purchase a second-hand training aeroplane. The purchase price of ?10,000 was made up by loans and donations from the forming group, and subsequent fund-raising activities, such as raffles, quiz nights, race nights, etc. The first Chief Flying Instructor was Captain Eddie Foyle, an Aer Lingus pilot, and the first aeroplane was EI-BCS, a French built Socata Rallye100.
Initially, the Club had no airfield and the aircraft was based in Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford. Students and instructors thought nothing of driving the 50-miles to and from Abbeyshrule, such was the novelty and excitement generated by the whole affair.
Within 2-years of the initial formation we were lucky enough to get the use of a strip of land near Trim from a landowner who, along with his family, was (and is) himself an aviation enthusiast. A facility - airstrip and clubhouse - was established by voluntary effort, and remains so to this day. Small, but perfectly formed, sums the ethos and spirit of the Club.
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