Published on July 15th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


Donegal Airport Makes the New Flight Simulator Shortlist

Twice voted as the World’s Most Scenic Airport, Donegal Airport has now made it into the 40 airports that have been modelled in high detail for the upcoming release of Microsoft Flight Simulator. 37,000 airports will be available to fly from but just 40 have been modelled in high detail. Only 10 European Airports made the list and they include:

  • Adoifo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (LEMD)
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (EHAM)
  • Courchevel Altiport (LFLJ)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport (LPMA)
  • Donegal Airport (EIDL)
  • Frankfurt International Airport (EDDF)
  • Gibraltar International Airport (LXGB)
  • Heathrow Airport (EGLL)
  • Innsbruck Airport (LOWI)
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG)

Microsoft Flight Simulator will be released on 18th August 2020

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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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