Published on August 7th, 2015 | by Mark Dwyer


Video: Avolon Book Launch | Pioneers & Aviators, A Century of Irish Aviation

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny highlights Ireland’s vision and innovation through the history of Ireland’s aviation. The footage was taken at the launch of Avolon’s commemorative photographic book, Pioneers and Aviators, A Century of Irish Aviation.The book was formally launched by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. at an event at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Co. Dublin. Pioneers and Aviators aims to illustrate and memorialise the story of Ireland’s role in shaping the global aviation industry over the last century.

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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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