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 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 C172 EI-SAC

Our aircraft are maintained at Sligo to the highest standards by Claddagh Aviation Maintenance based at Sligo Airport – therefore availability is always assured.

Where We Are (Location)

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

  • 1200m hard surface runway, with lighting
  • PAPI’s
  • RNP Approaches
  • 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 EISG has published RNP Approaches.  There are other regional/international airports along the West coast with full ILS and RNP approaches.  We also have many smaller airstrips nearby making 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)