Published on August 8th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 News – August 9th, 2021

Welcome to episode 4 of our Second Season of Short Final from Squawk 7000. On this week’s podcast – A great week for Irish Aviation as an aviation consortium agrees to take a majority stake in Weston Airport, Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines agree on a 10-year franchise agreement, and Ryanair will restore the second based aircraft at Shannon Airport. Do you fancy a flight in a Boeing 737 MAX full flight simulator in Dublin? If so, you can enter our competition to win an hour flying in the sim by answering the following question: How many simulators are located at Airline Flight Academy in Dublin? If you’re not sure, you’ll find the answer in the feature article on Airline Flight Academy published this week on the flying in Ireland website. Email your answer to win@flyinginireland.com before next Friday to be in with a chance of winning.

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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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