General Aviation

Published on June 11th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


NFC Summer Camp 2021

National Flight Centre based at Weston Airport outside Dublin has announced the dates of four summer camps that will take place this summer. The aim of the Summer Camp is to provide the student with hands-on experience of flying light aircraft. They will gain a full understanding of how to obtain a Private Pilot Licence and how-to training to become an airline pilot. The course is a taster for anyone considering a career in the aviation industry.

The NFC Summer Camp comprises of:

  • Introductory flight lesson
  • Pre and Post flight briefings
  • 2 Hours Simulator Training
  • Presentations on how to become an Airline Pilot

There are no pre-requisites for the camp other than the ability to be able to reach all of the controls when seated in the pilot seat. The minimum age for the Summer Camp is 15. Subject to demand, Summer Camps will commence on the 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th July. Each camp is limited to a maximum of 8 students. For more information visit the NFC website at

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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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