General Aviation

Published on April 1st, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer


Birr Breakfast Fly-In Next Sunday 8th April

This is a reminder that the 2018 summer fly-in season officially opens next weekend with the Birr Breakfast fly-in “Operation Full Irish”. All are welcome to attend by air or by road and things will kick off at 10:00. A big attendance is anticipated including 2 Chipmunks and the Boeing Stearman from the Irish Historic Flight.

A full list of events taking place this summer is available on our events page. Up to date information about this event can be found on the Ormand Flying Club Facebook page.

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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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