Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Irish National Flying Club
It was in 1932 that His Majesty King George V presented a new cup to the Irish National Flying Club to be known as The King George V Challenge Cup and was to be awarded to the winner of the Old Bird Grand National.
The 1932 Grand National race was flown from Les Sables at a distance of some 600 miles and the race was won by R Hawthorn from Ligoniel in North Belfast.This race was flown under IHU rules and it was not until 1948 that the Kings Cup was flown under IHU and RPRA rules.The race in 1948 was won by Sammy Robinson from Belfast.
The Irish National Flying Club have a six race programme for the 2011 season which enables its members to compete in the inland Nationals or over the channel at the very highest level.
I hope you will enjoy using the website as it will be a source of information through out the season.
Good luck to all members competing in this years Nationals..