General Aviation

Published on May 13th, 2017 | by Mark Dwyer


Carrickmore Fly-In 2017

Carrickmore Flying Club hosted a very successful fly-in over the weekend of May 6th and 7th in aid of the club and the Alzheimer Society. The weather cooperated meaning visitors came from all over Ireland and the UK to visit the Co. Tyrone airfield. Here’s a selection of photos from the weekend taken by Ian Thompson.

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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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