General Aviation

Published on October 8th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


FunFly Aerosports Flying Club on RTÉ Radio 

FunFly Aerosports Flying Club based at Clonbullogue recently welcomed RTÉ presenter Evelyn O’Rourke to their base in Co. Offaly to talk about the club and their unique approach to affordable flying. A number of club members were interviewed which was broadcast on the “Today with Claire Byrne” show on RTÉ Radio 1 on Thursday.

FunFly was established to offer affordable access to flight training in the local area. They have a fleet of four ICP Savannah S aircraft and eight instructors. They operate 7 days a week, weather permitting and offer the EASA LAPL and PPL licences. About half of the members are students while the other half are already qualified pilots who can rent the aircraft using the clubs’ online booking system. For more information about the club visit and you can listen to the interview below.

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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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