Published on February 7th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Temporary Restricted Area for Co. Tipperary Next Week

The IAA has published details of a Temporary Restricted Area (TRA) in the vicinity of Kilcoran, Cahir, County Tipperary from Monday 14th February to Friday 18th February inclusive. The purpose of the TRA is to ensure the safety of aircraft participating in Military UAS (unmanned aircraft system) training exercises and of other air traffic operating in the vicinity of Kilcoran, Cahir, County Tipperary during the period. The TRA will apply to all aircraft, including Unmanned Aircraft Systems (including drones and rockets), operating privately or under Specific Operating Permission and Operational Authorisation. Such aircraft may not operate within the TRA without written Permission from the Flight Operations Department of the IAA and Event Organisers. UAS may be subject to seizure by An Garda Síochána as evidence for potential prosecution and in the interest of Aviation Safety. A NOTAM will be issued in due course to notify of the TRA activation. More details are available here.

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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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