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Published on February 21st, 2016 | by Mark Dwyer


RaeS Lecture – The Changing Face of Pilot Education

RAeS Republic of Ireland Branch Lecture

“The Changing Face of Pilot Education”

by Darragh Owens


Wed 24 Feb 2016 at 8.00 pm

in the Abbey Room, Wynn’s Hotel,

Lr Abbey St, D01

Darragh Owens is an experienced flight and academic instructor on integrated training courses for the Commercial Pilot’s Licence and associated ratings.

He has been a postholder in Approved Training Organisations, and is also a regular columnist in the UK-based industry journal “Flight Training News”.

In this presentation Darragh will survey evolving concepts in pilot education, from ab-initio instruction to airline professional development programmes, and will highlight some of the emerging goals and challenges faced by this fast-moving, vital part of the aviation ecology.

Members and Non-Members Welcome !

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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