Published on May 9th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Flying the Queens of the Skies from DC3 to B747

Captain Noel Flynn, is our guest on this episode, he recalls his early days in aviation in South Africa, as the odd job man at the Springbox Aero Club, his early days flying with the South African Airforce to his career in SAA and Cargolux. His stories capture the passion he has for aviation and he tells us about his involvement in the DC-3 in the Aer Lingus colours and the airshows at Bray and Foynes. It’s a great chat!

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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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