Fly with Kernan Aviation

Kernan Aviation is a local service, aiming to create a community of people who share interests and a passion for the freedom and experience that flying brings.

When a friend asks what you get up to in your spare time, you may need to pick them up off the floor when you say "I fly". 

Flying in Northern Ireland is a uniquely amazing experience that always has something new to offer and new to learn, so that as your confidence as a pilot grows, your thirst for exploring the skies does too.

So please explore the website and do get in touch, even just for a chat. See you soon, 

Raphael O'Carroll, Chief Flying Instructor. Mobile 07711841492



We have three fixed wing instructors at present – Raphael full time and two other part time – all are fully qualified CAA approved instructors and have thousands of hours experience between them. Two instructors also have light aircraft licences as well so you're in exceptionally safe hands.



Tandragee Home Strip FACILITIES 

Our offices are well equipped with briefing and lecture rooms, we have three large hangars, car parking and plenty of space to park aircraft for overnight stays and fuel is also available. Taxis, accommodation etc can be arranged locally.

On site at Tandragee we have a new clubhouse fitted with kitchen and toilets for members to use with an excellent relaxing area where members can watch aircraft take off and land whatever the weather.

These facilities are also available to the public when accompanying students or trial flights and tea and coffee is always available.

Aircraft – IKARUS C42

Kernan Aviation use three Ikarus C42 aircraft for training, which are very safe and reliable top of the range  aircraft. The C42 is more like conventional aircraft, using flaps, electric trim, heater, etc and cruises at 85 knots so you can enjoy your flight in comfort.