General Aviation

Published on March 6th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


GASCo/GASCI Safety Evening – Thursday 11th March 19:30

The General Aviation Safety Council of Ireland (GASCI) will host a safety evening this Thursday on Zoom. In this webinar, they will look at a selection of topical safety issues drawn from recent accident and occurrence reports as well as the enduring causal factors in fatal accidents. Safety issues arising from the COVID-19 lockdown will be mentioned. The speakers and panellists will offer advice on how the associated threats can be mitigated.

This webinar is being held jointly with the General Aviation Safety Council of Ireland (GASCI). The webinar will be co-chaired by GASCo’s Chief Executive, Mike O’Donoghue, and Gerry Humphreys the Chairman of GASCI. GASCo Regional Safety Officer John Steel (ex IAA) will be one of the hosts assisted by Michael Benson and Keith Thomas. Gerry Humphreys is the principal speaker and will deliver a presentation on how to avoid loss of control in flight, the major cause of GA fatal accidents. The evening will also include sections on Human Factors, Returning to Flight and Mid -Air Collision. There will be a short Q&A section at the end.

Declan Mangan of the Irish Aviation Authority will join the panel and talk about Airspace Infringements in Ireland.

You can register for the webinar by clicking here.

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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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