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Published on August 25th, 2015 | by Mark Dwyer


Our Flying Heritage: Irish Aviation History

Venue: National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History

This August, event organisers at the National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History are delighted to welcome renowned authors and aviation historians Maurice Byrne and Guy Warner, among others, to take part in a series of talks on Ireland’s aviation heritage.

Find out all about the Royal Air Force and Irish army aviation down through the years as the experts reveal air craft designs, jet and missile developments along with their knowledge of the history of transport and passenger airplanes in Ireland all the way back to 1909.

With a look at key players and aircraft owners in Ireland throughout history, this morning of talks is a must for aviation enthusiasts and those eager to learn how aviation helped to shape the Irish economy and how it played a central role in international aviation given our status as an island on the edge of Europe and the Atlantic Ocean.


Free Ticketed Event

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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