Published on March 27th, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer


GASCI Safety Evening

Date: April 20, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Cork International Airport Hotel

The General Aviation Safety Council of Ireland (GASCI) will host a safety evening at the Cork International Airport Hotel on 20th April starting at 19:30. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be provided. There will be a wide range of presentations including from the AAIU, Irish Air Corps, AFTA and the RNLI.

  • Introduction – Gerry Humphreys (GASCI Chairman)
  • Reducing Risks in Navigation – Daniel Delaney (AAIU)
  • Activities in Restricted and Military operating areas – Capt Robert Keane (Irish Air Corps)
  • Break (15 mins)
  • Strip Flying –  Gerry Humphreys (AFTA)
  • Sea Survival – Helena Duggan (RNLI)

For pilots participating in the FunFly Wings Award, this event will count towards the Safety Seminar element of the award. For any pilots who have never been to one of these events before, they are well worth attending, regardless of your experience level. It’s always a good opportunity to learn something new and meet other pilots from the GA community in Ireland.

For more information about GASCI, please visit

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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