Published on May 5th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Transition Students get a socially distanced introduction to aviation

TY or not to fly? That is the question.

Young pilot Katie Bergin has been born into aviation, recently celebrating her first solo flight at just 16 – Katie is in Transition Year and this year took the opportunity to welcome her fellow students to Ballyboughal Airfield to find out more about career options in aviation – the TY visit was carried out outdoors with full supervision for Covid-19 procedures and protocols. We hear from the Air Corp, CHC Helicopters, and RyanAir. There’s lots of insight and advice in this episode.


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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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