Iolar Challenge 2022
The Iolar Challenge 2022 was held at Ballyboughal Airfield and organised by the Air Activities team of Scouting Ireland. This year’s event was attended by over 120 youth participants who were aged between 12 & 17 years old and hailed from all over Ireland. The event opened for check-in on Friday evening. Everyone camped on-site for the weekend with full catering and even an outdoor cinema which features a message from Commander Chris Hadfield wishing the scouts the best for their event. Chris is a Canadian retired astronaut, engineer, fighter pilot, and musician.
In all, over 130 participants were educated in the practicalities of aviation and they had a great opportunity to be bitten by the aviation bug. Ballyboughal Airfield, the Air Activities team and all the volunteers look forward to seeing them progress through their Scouting Ireland Air Skills Badge levels and maybe even taking up a career in the aviation industry in Ireland.