Published on February 26th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – From Ferry Pilot to flying with a Major US Airline

On this week’s podcast, we catch up with Ben. He’s a pilot with a major US airline, but he has also carved a niche for himself on social media, answering questions every day on TikTok® and InstaGram® on the life of a pilot. We caught up with Ben to turn the tables and ask him a few questions ourselves on his career, his time as a ferry pilot on the North Atlantic and his move to flying with one of the US’s major airlines. Along the way, he has some great stories.

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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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