Published on August 22nd, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


Video – In conversation with Stephen Kavanagh and Jim Gavin

Simtech Aviation had the pleasure to host the 2020 Aviation fundraiser for St.Vincent de Paul Society, last weekend with former Aer Lingus CEO Stephan Kavanagh and Former Dublin GAA Football Manager Jim Gavin. Both Stephen and Jim gave their insights to the current aviation crisis as well as their management approach. Their managerial approaches have proven to work across various industries while showcasing the overlaps in business and sports. The event raised a total of €15,000 for the charity. You can watch the conversation below.

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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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