Published on March 5th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Together4Safety – Are you ready for 2022

In conversation with EASA’s Head of Safety Promotion John Franklin

Our guest this week is John Franklin, John’s love of aviation started at the age of 8 when his family got involved in hot air ballooning. He began his aviation career in the Royal Air Force, serving as an Engineering Officer on the Tornado aircraft and then within the Military Aviation Authority. He joined EASA in 2011 in the Safety Analysis Team and in 2018 became EASA’s Head of Safety Promotion where he leads their Together4Safety promotion initiative to help the European Aviation community by providing practical information and support on a range of safety issues and other topics.  

EASA GA Season Opener: https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/events/general-aviation-season-opener-2022

EASA Website GA Area (Rules etc): https://www.easa.europa.eu/domains/general-aviation

EASA GA Community Site: https://www.easa.europa.eu/community/ga

Aviator’s Club Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/easaaviatorsclub

General Aviation Europe Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/391437234972242  

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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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