Published on April 3rd, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


Red Arrows announced for Newcastle Festival of Flight

The RAF Red Arrows have confirmed they will be displaying at the Newcastle Festical of Flight on June 22nd. This will be the only display by the team on the Island of Ireland in 2019. After the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford on 21st July, the team will depart to North America for the Western Hawk 19 tour. This means that they will be unavailable for the other major shows on the island at Bray and Portrush. The Red Arrows last displayed at Newcastle in 2017, they were due to display last year however poor weather forced the cancellation of the Festival of Flight 2018. The only other display confirmed so far for Newcastle this year is the Shorts Tucano.

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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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