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Published on December 6th, 2016 | by Mark Dwyer


Seminar – “Aviation and Weather”

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Seminar on Aviation and Weather

The Irish Meteorological Society will hold a half-day Seminar on Aviation and Weather in the National Botanic Gardens’ Lecture Theatre, Glasnevin, on the morning of Saturday, 10 December 2016, 10:00 to 13:30

Registration fee for this event is €10

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10.00 – Registration

10.30 – Declan Murphy/Irish Meteorological Society: Welcome and Opening Remarks

10.35 –  Paul McCann/Irish Aviation Authority: Meteorology and Air Traffic Control

11.15 – Jurgen Whyte/Air Accident Investigation Unit, Dept. of Transport: Meteorological Reporting in the Air Accident Investigation Process

11.55 – Coffee Break

12.15 – Kieran Commins/Met Eireann: Weather from a Glider Pilot’s point of view

12.55 – Malcolm White/Irish Balloon Flights: Meteorology, Ballooning & World Records

13.35 – Concluding Remarks

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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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