Published on May 4th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Keep Going to Stay Growing

In conversation with Tony Merrigan it says awesomeness enabler on his business card!

This week’s guest is Tony Merrigan, who shares his story in the world of aviation from his first flight in a Piper Aztec to his work with Flightaware.com and everything in between from working as an air traffic controller in Shannon to business development in the IAA. He has also been involved in flying in Birr and flies his own X-Air and for many years supported the Bray Air Show.

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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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