General Aviation

Published on August 27th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


FunFly Aerosports Flying Club Mark Two Years of Flight Training

FunFly Aerosports Flying Club, an EASA Declared Training Organisation (DTO) based at Clonbullogue airfield is celebrating two years since it received its training approval from the IAA. The club now operate a fleet of four ICP Savannah S aircraft, three available for EASA flight training and a fourth dedicated to member self-fly hire. With over 100 active members, the club has been an enormous success and held a very well attended BBQ last weekend.

Marking the event, Mark Brereton, Accountable Manager of the Flying Club said: “We’ve been blown away with the interest in the club since we started flight training in August 2020. Our goal since the beginning has been to offer low cost access to flight training in the Leinster Area. The ICP Savannah S has proven to be a very robust and reliable aircraft for flight training. It has been so well received by some of the members that we now have four members building Savannah kits while they learn to fly!”

“In July we marked another milestone when we surpassed 200 hours of flying in a single month bringing the total fleet hours since training began to almost 2,500. With the club now firmly established, we look forward to growing it further with exciting new plans in the pipeline.”

Mark Dwyer, Head of Training and Chief Flying Instructor said: “We have seen a big increase in training activity over the last 3 months and we’ve been delighted to add two new instructors to our team recently and a third one will join us very shortly. With nine instructors now on the team, and a combined experience of over 40,000 hours, we have the flexibility to offer EASA LAPL and PPL training 7 days a week.”

“In addition to the increase in flight training, we’ve also seen a marked increase in the number of existing licence holders joining the club to use the availability on the fleet to travel the country building hours and experience. Our low operating costs allow us to offer members affordable access to modern and efficient aircraft”.

FunFly Aerosports Flying Club offers self-fly hire at €110 per hour and dual EASA flight training for €140 per hour. For more information and details of how to join, see

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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