Published on September 16th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – A Tribute to Captain Mike Murphy

In this weeks episode, we talk with pilot Neil Murphy about his father, Captain Mike Murphy, who died on May 25th, 2019. In late 2018, his Dad was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour, a glioblastoma. On May 25th 2019, 2 days before Neil’s 27th birthday, his Dad had passed away. According to Neil, his Dad is the sole reason he is in an aviation career, and he couldn’t have asked for a better role model. For that reason, this won’t be any ordinary marathon. He wants this to be the most challenging 42.2km he could endure around London. The current record for a marathon dressed as a 3D aircraft is 5:03:15, and he hopes to beat this.

So with your help, he can reach his fundraising target, and some precious funds can go towards a charity that is doing incredible work to help us understand more about this terrible cancer.

DONATE HERE: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NeilLondon2021

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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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