The objective of FunFly Aerosports Flying Club is to give members access to affordable flying and flight training in the Leinster Area on modern Savannah S aircraft. We are based at Limetree Airfield outside Emo, just off the M7, less than an hour’s drive from Dublin and operate a fleet of 4 aircraft.
Membership to the club is open to pilots with current flying licences and those wishing to learn to fly. We offer two flight training options that are aimed at pilots who would like to fly for fun, the National LAPL and the National PPL(A).
|Dual Flight Training (incl. pre/post flight briefings)||€130 per hour|
|Self Fly||€100 per hour|
|Ground Briefings (Long Briefings)||€30 per hour|
Annual membership runs from 1st July to 30th June. Members joining throughout the year will be charged membership on a prorated basis. If you’re interested in joining, download the membership form here, and get in touch with us to organise a visit to the club facilities. Payment for membership and flying is by Cash, Debit/Credit Card or EFT.
Pilots joining with an existing licence will require a club checkout. If you’re current and experienced on the Savannah (or equivalent) this should take no more than about 40 minutes. If you’re not current or have no experience with the Savannah S (or equivalent) it may take a few hours. Our online course will ensure that you are well prepared before you go flying so you can take the maximum benefit from the check flight.
Student members who complete their training with us are more than welcome to continue to fly with us as self-fly members.
Reasons to Join the Club
- The most affordable self-fly rates in the country
- Fly the modern ICP Savannah S aircraft
- 3 Ab-Initio training aircraft (these are also available for self-fly) and 1 dedicated self-fly aircraft.
- Members get access to the members area which includes;
- Access to all manuals
- eLearning presentations for students learning to fly
- Savannah S eLearning conversion course
- Access to mock exams for students
- Reference library with lots of videos and useful documents
- All aircraft equipped with Mode S transponders
- All aircraft equipped with 8.33kHz radios
- Access to aircraft with MTOW of 450kg and 600kg (to suit all licences)
- Electronic booking system
- Outstanding STOL performance
- Great club atmosphere
- Access to club social events throughout the year
- Group Fly-Outs
Why fly with us?
FunFly is run by a team of pilots that are passionate about flying. We operate a fleet of new, modern, well equipped Savannah S aircraft. Operating these new fuel efficient aircraft keeps our costs low and allows us to offer some of the most competitive flying rates in the country.
There are no landing fees at Limetree so landings and “touch and go’s” are completed at no additional cost and do not need to be factored into the cost of obtaining your licence. These costs can be prohibitive in some airports around Ireland.
On top of all this, we have a top-class instructional team that between them have in excess of 30,000 hours of flying experience on a wide range of aircraft types. This means that you will not only gain the experience of learning how to fly the Savannah, but you will gain a huge amount of additional knowledge that you can use no matter what type you fly in the future.
At FunFly we have embraced technology to make the learning process better, quicker and more effective allowing you to complete your training to the highest standards for the minimum cost. We have a fantastic interactive eLearning system with a wide range of activities to help develop your knowledge and skills. We also have a comprehensive question database to help you prepare for the IAA Theoretical Knowledge exams.
Our aircraft are also equipped with modern digital artificial horizons, moving map GPS technology, 8.33kHz radios and the latest Mode S transponders. We also have a bespoke online booking system that can be used on desktop and mobile device to book your flying lesson.
Limetree is a grass strip just outside Emo that is home to approximately 30 aircraft stored in two large hangers. It has one grass runway (01/19) that is just over 400 metres long. This may sound short to some pilots who are used to flying older ‘Group A’ but with a takeoff distance of less than 100 metres, it’s more than sufficient for the Savannah S. The airfield is centrally located in Class G airspace which is ideal for training.