Published on February 4th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Irish Air Corps Recruitment Video

The Irish Air Corps is the military Air Arm of Óglaigh na hÉireann. The role of the Air Corps under the Defence Act is to contribute to the security of the State by providing for the Military Air Defence of its airspace.

On a daily basis, the men and women of the Irish Air Corps are on duty providing critical services to the Irish Public. These services include:

  • EAS (Emergency Aeromedical Service),
  • Maritime Defence and Security Operations,
  • Garda Air Support operations,
  • Support to Army and Naval operations,
  • Disaster relief aerial support,
  • Aerial firefighting,
  • Internal pilot training (ab-initio, operational, instructor),
  • Air transport operations (VIP and logistics),
  • Air Ambulance,
  • Air Defence.

These operations are supported by a wide range of ground crews from Aircraft Technicians, Firefighters, Air Traffic Controllers, Cooks, Physiotherapists, Photographers, Medics, Administration staff, Survival experts and Drivers to name just a few. If you’re interested in joining, take a look at the latest recruitment video below. Also, check out

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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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