Published on March 7th, 2015 | by Mark Dwyer


FREE Tickets to PFTE Dublin

The Professional Flight Training Exhibition takes place on Saturday 14th March at the Convention Centre Dublin. If you are considering a career as a pilot this is a must go event.  Come and meet leading flight training academies from across Europe, universities and pilots from Aer Lingus.  It’s all there in one venue.

We have 50 tickets to give away to FII readers.  All you have to do is enter FII15 in the promotional field on the book tickets link (Max 2 tickets per order).


Seminar Programme

11.15am            Combining a university degree with professional pilot training.  What are the options?
12.30pm            What do the airlines and training academies look for when recruiting new pilots or student cadets?
1.45pm            Aer Lingus –  Life as a pilot with Ireland’s national carrier Aer Lingus and the selection process for new cadet pilots explained.
3.00pm What you should consider before you start pilot training.


About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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