Published on August 1st, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Each airplane has its own story – The Shannon Aviation Museum

We return in season 2 of Squawk 7000 with a visit to the Shannon Aviation Museum and talk with Director Jane Magill. For those with a passing interest in Aviation and those with a passionate interest, a visit to Shannon Aviation Museum in Co Clare is a must! They have an interesting collection of civil and military aircraft, including a 1950’s Cold War Jet, Blackburn Buccaneer XX 894 Low-level strike bomber and one of the longest-serving aircraft in the Irish Air Corps FR 172 R210.  You can get up close to the fastest English Electric Lightning XX144 cockpit, and see Richard Jones’s replica Spitfire cockpit, an Avro Anson English Electric Lightning.

They are open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday all year round, from 10 am – 4 pm. Guided tours at 11 am and 3 pm. Give them a call with any questions and to book on 061 363687.


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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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