Welcome To HASOI - Ireland's Aviation Heritage Preservation Movement

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Since 2004 The Historical Aviation Society Of Ireland has been working with bodies throughout Ireland and the UK to help protect heritage at risk. Today our heritage protection teams operate throughout Europe...   HASOI's aim is to protect what we have and to preserve and remember what we have lost and what we have saved. We work with various museums throughout the world to do this and to date we have had several success stories...   With the help of governing bodies we aim to open Ireland's first purpose built aviation museum, and the first public aviation museum of any type on the east coast of Ireland. It is a long process but with your help we can make it happen...
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News: New Museum Plans Coming Soon!

Welcome to the new HASOI website, we hope you enjoy Ireland's largest transport heritage website*
*Estimated hits 2007

"an ambitious project to create the first all-Ireland aviation history website"
Foynes Flying Boat Museum Website

"... HASOI Is Ireland's aviation heritage movement... "
Dublin City 103.2FM Sept 2007



Directors Welcome

On behalf of all at HASOI - The Historical Aviation Society Of Ireland, I would like to invite you to our new website. Regular visitors, of which there were over 180.000 in 2011 will notice a massive change in the structuring of not only our website but also HASOI as an entity. We have all been very busy over the last few months really trying to get together a proposal for a museum in Ireland. We have finally completed this report and hope to present to the interested parties over the coming months.

We have always been very fortunate to have a highly motivated and dedicated team behind HASOI from a wide range of skillsets. We have pilots, preservationists, engineers, event promoters, IT professionals, accountants and managers all working on an entirely voluntary basis, many of which were often against an atmosphere of "do as we want, not as we are willing to do". However despite the inevitable pitfalls we are very proud to be able to say we have finally made it, and the only primary delimiter now is suitability of funding and site selection which is a major step forward.

We have had our very amusing moments at times, certainly an awful lot of enjoyment, and very soon we hope to be able to share our work with not only the nation of Ireland and the United Kingdom but also with tourists and enthusiasts from throughout the world. A dream we once had, is so close to being fulfilled - we are at Kittyhawk, once the winds die down we will take flight...


Many Thanks,
Byron Smith
HASOI Chairperson