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Ireland's General Aviation Community and IAA come together

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                                                    Image: Courtesy IAA  I had the pleasure last Sunday 9th March on the invitation of the Irish Aviation Authority to attend the first General Aviation Pilots ATC Open Day, held at Dublin’s Air Traffic Control Centre, as part of its General Aviation safety initiative. 80 general aviation pilots attended the event from all over the country.  The event was ideally timed to give pilots a perspective of the workings of Dublin Air Traffic control center ahead of the start of the busy summer season, as longer days increase visual flight rule (VFR) traffic considerably in the Dublin area , in tandem as commercial air traffic increases considerably. This year Dublin Air Traffic is expected to increase by 6% according to IAA. Pilots were welcomed to the centre by Billy Hann General Manager Terminal Services and Paul McCann Operations Manager Dublin ATC. Billy outlined aviation’s contribution to the economy and IAA’s Operational units