Published on April 3rd, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Birr Breakfast Fly-In 2022

On the 5th of September last, we brought you a report from the Birr Breakfast Fly-in that marked the end of the summer flying season. At the time, 40 aircraft attended, and a remarkable 2,000 euros was raised on the ground to be matched by other events to raise funds for St. Vincent DePaul.

This weekend, General aviation pilots launched the summer flying season again and, as tradition would have it, flew to Birr for Breakfast. This time around, 100 aircraft, pilots, and passengers raised over 20,000 euros, and we were there to capture the atmosphere. We chat with the people involved.

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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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