Published on June 16th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Pilot of the Airwaves – Captain Barry Lang

In conversation with Captain Barry Lang, rated on A320, A330, A340 and A380 and a CRM instructor now heard on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio.

Known to a generation as a radio presenter of the Beatbox on RTE 2FM, he surprised his listeners when he left broadcasting for aviation. His career from Trans Aer to Gulf Air and a career in Emirates as Captain on the A330 A340 A380. Technical flight check pilot A330 A340. CRM/HF instructor, Barry shares his stories from radio and the flight deck of one of the world’s biggest passenger aircraft. He tells a great story that has no regrets about a career in flying.

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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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