Published on March 6th, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – FunFly Breakfast Fly-In EICL March 5th

On this extended episode of Squawk 7000, we flew into Clonbullogue for the FunFly Breakfast Fly-In. We lost count, but at least 40 aircraft flew in and over 150 breakfasts were served! Credit to Mark Brereton for all the work behind the scenes and Graham Brearton for handling the radio. Thanks also to SafeSky, who kindly donated vouchers for a one-month trial to SafeSky Premium to everyone who flew in.

In this episode, we hear from pilots “old” and new and those restoring their aircraft or building them from new. And what does it take to get a Class 2 medical Aviation? Medical Examiner Dr Kieran Murphy gives us a few tips and talks about his flying. Gay Tracy introduces us to Piper Cup owner Jerry Dwyer; Ronan and Daniel Coleman talk about flying and building an aircraft as a father and son team. Mark Dwyer tells us more about the FunFly Wings awards, and if you need a windsock for your airfield, we talk with Suzanne Reilly from Ireland’s Windsock Company. Enda Mc Neill walks about restoring a Cessna 170 and getting it ready to fly, and Colm Wright and Sé Pardy mark our card for the Birr Fly-in on April 15th.

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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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