General Aviation

Published on April 19th, 2016 | by Mark Dwyer


Low flying Survey Aircraft over Waterford

The latest phase of the survey involves a Twin Otter aircraft flying at a low height over eastern Waterford, parts of southern Tipperary, Kilkenny and western Wexford and will be in the air from mid-April 2016 for 3-4 weeks (weather permitting). The Tellus website – – is updated weekly with the planned flight schedule.

The aircraft will fly at a low level, around 200ft, over rural areas, rising to 800ft over urban areas. While in most cases this aircraft will be operating beneath our normal operating altitudes, a good look out will be required during approach and landing, especially if you are operating in and out of unmarked strips.

The Tellus team is delivering an ongoing communications campaign in the region. If you have any concerns about the survey you can contact the Tellus Freephone information line on 1800 303 516 or visit You can also follow Tellus on twitter, @TellusGSI

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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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