Arrive by Air

Fly directly to the event and benefit from complimentary event access for you and your passenger.

Fly-In Booking Closed

Online slot booking for Private Flyer Fest Ireland 2024 is now closed.

For any queries relating to arriving by air, including amending an existing slot or booking a new one, please now contact Operations at Ballyboy Airfield directly by calling + 353 (87) 256 3070 or emailing


UPDATE: 05/04/24

Rain has significantly reduced the amount of aircraft we can accommodate due to flooding of the aircraft parking and maneuvering areas. All pilots must obtain a briefing PPR on +353872563070 before setting out for Ballyboy even if an arrival slot has been booked. Due to the conditions and continuing poor forecast, the airfield will be closed for all arrivals on Saturday April 6,

​If you have booked to fly-in and now want to arrive by car your fly-in reservation entitles you to free access to the event. Parking is available at nearby Causey Farm (C15 P83R) and we will be operating a regular park & ride service to take you the 5 minutes to the venue.

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Reserve a slot

Get started by selecting your preferred arrival date and time from those available. Slots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, but any cancelled slots will return to the pool, so if you don’t see a time that works for you please check back again later.


Arrive by air FAQs

We have answered some of the most frequently asked question about flying in below.

Do I need to book online?

Reserving your landing slot online is the only way to arrive by air. Capacity is limited so we operate on a first-come-first-served basis, allowing pilots to reserve a slot online. Bookings are limited to one per customer.

Online booking closes at 4pm on Thursday 28th March 2024, after which control will be handed to the Operations team at Ballyboy Airfield.

What does it cost to arrive by air?

This year there is no landing or booking fee to pay. Simply register for free online and then when you fly in you also benefit from complimentary show access for you and your passengers.

My ideal landing time has already been reserved, will more slots become available?

Landing slots are available at 5 minute intervals from 8:30 until 15:00. When one of these slots is reserved it will no longer be available to book. But any cancelled slots will be returned to the available pool, so it’s worth checking again closer to the show day.

How do I cancel a booking?

You can cancel an existing booking at any time by completing our booking cancellation form. We aim to process all cancellations within 5 days, at which point the time slot will be released back to the pool and can be booked again.

If you need to change your slot time you should reserve your new time, picking from those available above and then submit a booking cancellation request for your old slot.

What happens if I miss my landing slot time on the day?

We understand that it won’t always be possible to arrive at the precise time you have booked. But don’t worry, as long as you arrive within 15 minutes of your reserved time the airport will still be able to land you.

What happens if bad weather prevents me from flying in?

If you are unable to fly in to the event due to weather conditions you will still be entitled to complimentary event access if you are able to arrive by another means. Gate staff will have your details but we recommend bringing a copy of your booking confirmation email if you can.

Where can I find technical information about landing at Ballyboy Airfield?

Detailed airport information can be found on the Ballyboy Airfield website. Prior to departure please familiarise yourself with the approach procedures and other fly-in information provided in advance of the event. You can contact the airport directly with any technical queries.

What happens to the information I share when booking?

We respect your right to privacy online and understand that you want to keep control of your personal information. That’s why we are committed to protecting any information you share with us. We collect only the information needed to process your booking and it will only be used by us or the team at Ballyboy Airfield for supporting your arrival by air and communicating important information about your reservation. You can learn more in our Privacy Policy.