Published on February 18th, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer


Video – Fixing NOTAMs

NOTAMs – Notice to Airmen – will be familiar to all pilots. It’s one of those systems that we all seem to accept but if we stand back and take a look at it, it’s clear the system is broken. Written in an archaic format with the strangest of acronyms, pilots could be forgiven for missing important safety critical information. A case in point is Dublin Airport with 24 active NOTAMs spanning 3 A4 pages (see here)! For any pilots who feel the pain of scrolling through pointless NOTAMs on a 4 or 6-sector day, grab a coffee and enjoy this comical 7-minute video pointing out how ridiculous the system really is. Interested in more information, visit the Fixing Notam website at

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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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