Published on March 18th, 2015 | by Mark Dwyer


Red Arrows announce four displays for N.I.

Yesterday the RAF Red Arrows announced their display programme for 2015, which includes 4 displays in Northern Ireland. They are;

  • 5th July – Tall Ships Race, Belfast
  • 8th August – Newcastle Festival of Flight, Co. Down
  • 5th & 6th September – Northern Ireland International Airshow, Portrush

The team flew their first 9 Ship formation of 2015 earlier this month at their base at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. The will soon depart to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus to complete their winter training in time for their first public display on 23rd May.

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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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