Published on March 27th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Video: Irish Air Corps Mission to Munich

In January 2021, Ireland experienced a significant upsurge in daily COVID-19 cases. As a result, the Irish Air Corps completed multiple operations transporting COVID-19 test samples to Germany for laboratory testing. In this mini documentary, you can join 104 Squadron on one of these missions, where you’ll got to see the significant step up in capabilities of this Squadron since their acquisition of the Pilatus PC12NG aircraft.

COVID-19 test sample delivery flight.

Posted by Irish Air Corps on Friday, 26 March 2021

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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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