General Aviation

Published on December 12th, 2017 | by Mark Dwyer


Irish VFR Charts

The latest Irish VFR 1:500000 chart that was published on 1st June contained a number of errors including lighthouses in the wrong place, missing spot heights and obscured symbols. In order the have these corrected on future editions of the chart, the IAA have asked pilots to reports any errors or suggestions to . A charting workshop will take place in January 2018 to review all submissions with the next chart being scheduled for publication in April 2018.

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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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