Published on October 6th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Kinsale Aviation Festival

Kinsale’s inaugural aviation festival, established to promote Ireland’s rich and extensive aviation history will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 27/28 2021. The event is being organised by the Flying Poet Aviation Café and Bookshop in Kinsale, and supported by the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF), Goodbody Stockbrokers and Avolon. Tickets include:

  • Entry to a 2-hour plenary session at Kinsale Yacht Club at 4pm on Saturday 27th November
  • Two beverages of choice, light finger snacks available
  • A presentation on the role of Ireland in the history and development of global commercial aviation by Joe Gill, Director of Corporate Broking with Goodbody Stockbrokers and a Director of the Irish Historic Flight Foundation
  • An aviation industry leader interview on the recovery of the airline industry post Covid
  • Presentation of the Aviation Valor award.

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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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