Published on February 19th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Captain Jimmy Devlin

Our guest this week is Dublin man Captain Jimmy Devlin. Jimmy retired from Aer Lingus in June 2012, having been the Manager of their Airbus fleet and having flown most of the Aer Lingus fleet from the 737-200, the Shorts 360 and Saab 340 and the BAE146 with Aer Lingus Commuter before moving to the Airbus A320 and A330. In this chat, he shares the story of his flying career from young cadet to Fleet Manager of the Airbus aircraft in the airline, remembering the people he worked with along the way. He also shares some valuable advice for younger people considering an aviation career. Jimmy is now an Instruction at Simtech Aviation on their MCC/JOC and APS training programmes.

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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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