Published on October 2nd, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


Girls in Aviation Day 2019 at Weston Airport

Join the Women in Aviation International (WAI) Ireland Chapter Girls in Aviation Day  Ireland which will be hosted by National Flight Centre at Weston Aerodrome, Lexlip, Co Dublin on Saturday 26th October from 9.30 am – 2.00 pm. There are 50 tickets for girls aged 12+ plus and 1 parent to join the WAI Ireland Chapter for a morning of Aviation Discovery. Tickets are on first come first served basis!

This event is designed to educate, inspire and encourage girls ages 12 + to learn more about flight and the fantastic range of training and career options available to them. The day begins with a guided tour of the National Flight Centre with their female instructors and students to get a behind the scenes look at this top class flight training facility and observing the students in the classrooms and the flight simulators.

Everyone gets a chance to get up close to the training aircraft, have a typical pre-flight walk around with a flight instructor, and even sit in the Captains seat to get a taste of what might be ahead. Engineering is highlighted with a visit to NFC Engineering hangar where their fleet of single and twin engine training aircraft are maintained. Training courses for Aircraft Engineer through Irish Air Corps, Maintenance and Repair Organisations, Airlines and ETB’s.

During the day participants will get meet real role models, talk to female pilots, engineers, and aviation professionals who will pass on their first hand stories of how they became involved in aviation and why!

Women in Aviation International’s network of corporate members, partners and more than 130 chapters, are making their plans for individual events for Girls in Aviation Day 2019. Girls in Aviation Day is truly a worldwide event with activities planned by WAI chapters from Australia to the Netherlands, from India to Botswana and Ireland!

Register for FREE HERE

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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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