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Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Mark Dwyer

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First Displays announced for Westport Airshow

We announced last month that there was an airshow planned for Westport in May. More details have just been announced and a date of 14th May has been confirmed. Activity on the ground will start at 13:00 with the airshow beginning at 15:00. So far the following displays have been announced with more to follow;

  • The Breitling Wingwalkers
  • Catalina Flying Boat
  • The Strikemaster
  • Eddie Goggins
  • Irish Historic Flight Foundation
  • Gerry Humphreys

Speaking at the launch of the Westport Airshow Tom Gilligan, Directors of Services at Mayo County Council said, “The Westport Airshow is one the main events of the Westport’s 250th anniversary celebrations and indeed will be one of the biggest events to take place on Wild Atlantic Way this year”.

As well as aerobatics, there will be family entertainment including a fun fair along the quays, sample the delights from our artisan food and craft markets and there’s even Helicopter pleasure flights from the iconic Westport House.

“There is something for everyone from the activities in the sky to all the fun of the fair on the ground. Westport really is the place to be on May 14th.  We’re really looking forward to welcoming the many visitors to the town to help celebrate our birthday”, said Councillor Christy Hyland, Chairman of the Westport250 Committee.

More details can be found on the Westport Airshow website at www.westportairshow.com

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Mark Dwyer

Mark is an airline pilot by profession flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He also instructs on them including tailwheel differences training and is a UK CAA Examiner. He also 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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