General Aviation

Published on September 15th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


NFC Autumn Aviation Camp

National Flight Centre, based at Weston Airport will host their Teen Autumn Aviation Camp from 26th October to 29th October for 15 to 18 year-olds. The Aviation Camp comprises of an introductory flight lesson and associated briefings of the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Course, in addition to 2 hours in their glass cockpit simulator which can be set up for 4 classes of aircraft, from single-engine piston, twin-engine piston, twin-turbine and medium category twin jet. Upon course completion attendees will receive a wearable NFC Wings Badge.

The aim of the Camp is to provide the student with hands-on experience of flying a light aircraft. You will gain a full understanding of how to obtain a Private Pilot Licence and how to train to become an Airline Pilot. The course is a taster for anyone considering a career in the aviation industry. More details are available from the NFC website.

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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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