Published on January 22nd, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer


Birr Breakfast Fly-In

Date: April 15, 2023
Time: 10:00 am

The famous Birr Breakfast Fly-In, the traditional flying season opener, will take place on 15th April. The event last year was attended by over 100 aircraft and raised over €20,000 for St Vincent de Paul Birr. €10,000 was raised by participating pilots on the day with that amount matched by Simtech. The fly-in was supported by over 40 volunteers from the Ormand Flying Club and the local community who cooked breakfasts, marshalled aircraft and manned the radio.

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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