General Aviation

Published on December 11th, 2016 | by Mark Dwyer


Galway Flying Club win at the Aviation Industry Awards

Photo above: Gerard O’Neill, chairman of Amárach Research, presents the General and Sport Aviation Award to JP Randles, Galway Flying Club, at the Aviation Industry Awards 2016

The members of the Galway Flying Club are very proud to announce that the club has been recognised in the Irish Aviation Industry Awards 2016. The club took first place in the General and Sport Aviation category at the awards ceremony in Dublin on Wednesday 7th December. This award is for excellence in Irish and International aviation. It is especially welcome in 2016 as the club is also celebrating its 70th anniversary. Although Galway Flying Club is a totally voluntary Club this award demonstrates that, through the relentless hard work and commitment of its members it continues to maintain the highest levels of safety, training and professionalism comparable with the best in the aviation world.

Well done to everyone at Galway Flying Club from the team at Flying In Ireland!

JP Randles (4th from right, back row) with other award winners

John McGinley, JP Randles and Jarlath Conneely at the awards ceremony.

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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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