Published on October 11th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


NFC Teen Aviation Camp – November 1st – 4th

National Flight Centre Pilot Academy based at Weston Airport is running a subsidised Teen Aviation Camp from 1st – 4th November. The aim of the camp is to provide the student with hands-on experience in flying a light aircraft. It comprises an introductory flight in a Cessna, 2 hours of simulator experience and 7 hours of interactive flight briefings & aviation talks. The briefings are related to the PPL syllabus including Aircraft familiarisation, Effects of controls, Emergency procedures and climbing & descending. The aviation talks will cover topics such as how to become a pilot, how helicopters fly, aviation maintenance and degree courses with pilot training.

The total cost of the camp is €320, a booking deposit of €100 secures your position on the camp, and the remaining €220 is payable before the camp commences. Students may purchase additional flight lessons if they choose. The cost of the camp is inclusive of the following;

  • Introductory Flight
  • PPL Logbook
  • High Visibility Vest
  • Flight Briefings
  • Aviation Talks
  • All Airport Fees
  • 2 hours of Simulator Time

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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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