General Aviation

Published on December 24th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


IAA Flying Display Order Consultation

The Irish Aviation Authority has launched a public consultation following an internal review to consider the most appropriate means of providing clear and enforceable provisions for the safe conduct of flying displays. The Authority proposes to introduce a specific Statutory Instrument to provide for the granting of permissions for flying displays in the State.

This Order, known as the ‘IRISH AVIATION (FLYING DISPLAYS) ORDER 2023’ will include provisions for the roles, responsibilities and competency of Flying Display Directors and the pilot in command of an aircraft participating in a flying display. The Order will also address requirements for insurance, the reporting and investigation of occurrences at flying displays, and enforcement provisions to enable the IAA to adequately oversee this area.

Stakeholders are invited to submit their comments in advance of the completion of the Statutory Instrument. Comments must be submitted to the Authority by 20th January 2023 and can be emailed to

The draft S.I. is available to view here.

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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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