Published on April 12th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


Eurocontrol Irish Airspace Video

On Thursday 9th April there were just 298 flights through Irish airspace, an 84% drop when compared to Thursday 11th April 2019. Eurocontrol Director General, and former IAA CEO, Eamonn Brennan sent us this short video illustrating the effects that the current travel restrictions are having on air travel. The graph below the video (click for full size) also shows a comparison in movements through Irish airspace between 2020 and 2019.

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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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