A wing and a prayer

Filmmaker Frank Shouldice was in search of a documentary when he met Bobby Coote, a Cavan man determined to learn to fly, but bereft of a plane, tutor or field

8th July, 2018
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The Man Who Wanted To Fly stars Bobby Coote (above) and makes its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh this Thursday Pic: Dave Perry

Burdened by unrealised boyhood dreams, Bobby Coote looks to the Cavan skies with a longing frayed by impatience. “I’m going to fly a plane,” he vows with the solemnity of a threat. “Tellin’ you, I will - if it’s the last thing I do!”

Those who know Bobby well might have heard this refrain before. Some might say he’s a very grounded man. Others will tell...

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