Published on March 3rd, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Around Ireland Flight for an excellent cause

Two pilots, one aircraft and a ‘touch and go’ at each of the 11 international airports on the island of Ireland flown by Raphael O’Carroll and Liam Lynch in Sportscruiser G-MUTT on Sunday 11th October 2020.

This episode recalls a very special flight: flown in memory of the pilot Raphael’s daughter, Christine, who sadly lost her battle with a Brain Tumour aged just 31. The flight was to raise funds in her memory, for the Christine O’Carroll Research Fund, helping to fund research into a cure for Brain Tumours, the leading cancer killer of young people under 40.

The fund has raised nearly £3,000 and you can contribute by clicking on this link. Link to the Fund

Link to the Trip Report and Video Footage

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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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