Published on December 10th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Irish Historic Flight Foundation Release 2022 Calendar

2022 marks 100 years of aviation in the Irish State. It has contributed significantly to the growth of the State over the last 100 years, and we as a nation can be rightly proud of the role played by Irish people and Irish companies not just in developing Irish aviation, but in driving the successful growth of aviation across the world.

The 2022 IHFF calendar highlights some of those achievements and displays them in superb quality. The photos selected for the calendar include aircraft such as ‘The Big Fella’ – the first aircraft purchased by the Irish state in October 1921, Nancy Corrigan in her AT-6A Harvard, ‘Iolar’ – the first aircraft purchased by Aer Lingus and a Pan Am Boeing 314 Clipper at Foynes. More recently it’s hard to ignore the Irish success stories of Ryanair and ASL Airlines, both are featured as well some Air Corps aircraft and of course the Irish Historic Flight fleet of Chipmunks and their Boeing Stearman.

This calendar would make an ideal Christmas present for anyone with an interest in Aviation. A limited number are still available for €10 +P&P.

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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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