Published on May 8th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Use it or Lose it

Skill fade is defined as ‘the decay of ability or adeptness throughout non-use’ – in other words, it’s when your skills get rusty over time. Studies on the subject have concluded that the amount of fade is dependent on the type of skill and the individuals’ previous levels of competency and experience. In this episode, Mark Dwyer CFI of FunFly Aerosports and FlyinginIreland.com talks about staying current and recognising when you may be experiencing skill fade.

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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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