Published on February 22nd, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


Alcock and Brown Return to Clifden

In 2019 for the Alcock & Brown Centenary Celebrations, Heathrow Airport very kindly loaned Clifden the original Alcock & Brown Statue. Before the statue was returned, a cast was made in order to make a beautiful replica statue in bronze that will now stand on the Clifden Town Square. This was made possible by Sean and Bernadine Mulryan who very generously sponsored the replica statue. All are invited along to the official unveiling by British Ambassador Robin Barnett on Friday, March 6th at 11am on The Clifden Town Square.

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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