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Published on July 30th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Teddy Fennelly on the life and times of James Fitzmaurice

Hear about the life, early career and achievements of the Portlaoise man who was part of the first East- West Transatlantic flight in 1928, from Teddy Fennelly who literally wrote the book on Fitzmaurice!
This is a recording of a presentation Teddy gave to the Conference “Irish Aviation, Past, Present and Future” at part of the Alcock and Brown 100 Celebrations in Clifden in 2019. A Heritage Week event.
Link to the event here.

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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