Sligo Aero Club


Sligo Aero Club has been training pilots for more than 35 years – firstly at a grass strip near Coolaney, Co. Sligo and since 1978 at the current Sligo Airport location in Strandhill, Co. Sligo.
While for legal reasons we are a Limited Company, we operate as a member owned club - with no remuneration to directors, flight instructors or committee
members. Hence we can offer very competitive rates – especially to aspiring commercial pilots who need to build hours.
Hundreds of pilots started their aviation training with Sligo Aero Club and many went on to have airline careers with the major airlines – including Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Easyjet, Aer Arann etc.

Our Fleet

Currently we operate two Cessna aircraft

  • One C152 EI-BIB
  • One IFR equipped C172 EI-SAC

Our aircraft are maintained at Sligo to the highest standards by Usher Aviation – therefore availability is always assured. We can arrange the use of a Piper PA28/180 also as well as tail-dragging experience through local private owners.

Where We Are (Location)

We are ideally located for training at Sligo Airport which has:

  • 1200m hard surface runway, with lighting
  • PAPI’s
  • NDB
  • DME
  • Controlled Airspace
  • Avgas 100LL and Jet A1

The aviation facilities are second to none and, as well as our own clubhouse and we have full access to the terminal building for snack-bar & toilet facilities.

Our location, with five controlled regional/international airports along the West Coast - some with full ILS etc (EIKN is 23Nm to the South) - as well as many smaller airstrips makes it a joy to fly and train in uncrowded airspace.

Sligo Airport has a long history of being a very GA friendly airport and our club members have constructed many "homebuilt " aircraft at this location including several Vans RV types, Zenith’s, and a Searay Amphibian (EI-SEA)