In addition to the restoration work already undertaken, Irish Historic Flight is focused on the establishment of a dedicated ‘aviation experience’ facility, allowing the public to both view historic aircraft up close and gain an in-depth scientific understanding of aviation and flight.
Rather than a static display museum, it will be a state of the art interactive hangar / experience centre, where visitors will be immersed in aviation.
A suitable site has been identified as well as funding from across the industry for the facility. The Foundation intends to submit a formal planning application by year-end with a view to having the facility in place in 2019.
Already, the IHFF is supported by the Irish Aviation Authority, Irish Air Corps, Department of Defence, Ryanair, Aer Lingus, and Stobart Air and a team of volunteers.