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Published on November 19th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer

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Go Fund Me Campaign Launched for Denis Connolly

Denis Connolly, known to most pilots in Ireland as the friendly face that greeted us at Bantry Airfield, was involved in a serious road accident in June this year and suffered life-changing injuries. Denis was a regular contributor to Flying In Ireland over the years and often sent photos and stories from Bantry Airfield.

Denis is currently being treated at the National Rehabilitation Unit in Dun Laoghaire. Due to the nature of his injuries, his house will require extensive modifications before he can move home early in 2022. Friends and Family have launched a Go Fund Me campaign to raise the €50,000 required to make the modifications to his home. In the first 2 days, almost €10,000 has been raised. We’re now asking the aviation community to help and support Denis and his wish to move home.

More details are available from the GoFund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/get-denis-home

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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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