|Pearse Cahill (1917 - 2011) (January 2012)|
|Sunday, 01 January 2012 00:00|
It is with deep sadness that we note the passing of Pearse Cahill who’s name has been synonymous with aviation in
“Alongside the pilot training at the Irish Aero Club the commercial role of Iona Airways fostered, to the extent that by the late 1980’s Iona was second in aircraft numbers to Aer Lingus. Both Pearse’s organisations employed up to 130 personnel in the early 1990’s. Not only was he supplying the general aviation fraternity in
“Pearse had a unique personality. His passing at his home on 7th December 2011, short of his 95th birthday, was peaceful and tranquil, somewhat a contradiction to his bubbly life during which he was forever jesting, joking and generally could be called on for a good all round time. He had a ‘colourful’ tongue and this could be particularly evident when he was dealing with bureaucracy, especially ‘The Department’. He was generous with his time when aviation was involved. He carved out a living for himself and his family, but on the way he certainly helped many others to make a rewarding life in aviation around the world. A testimony to the high regard in which Pearse was held was evident in the huge turnout to the man himself when a book was launched on 26 November 2004 as a tribute to his life and career. He was very proud of his family and their continued involvement in aviation. The name Pearse Cahill will never be forgotten in the aeronautical world”.
on 02-06-2013 at 09:00
at Ballyboy Airfield - (EIMH)
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