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Published on September 27th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer

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UAS BVLOS Flight Demo

Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) Air has extended an invitation to members of the General Aviation community to visit their base at Shannon Airport (location:https://goo.gl/maps/iPREG469sVLYxfh88) from 1500 onwards and talk to the pilots and personnel involved in the UAS BVLOS flights from the site to Foynes Port, Ennis and Limerick along with a flight demo of the Swoop Kookaburra. There will be a function at the Shannon Springs Hotel afterwards so an ideal opportunity for the Drone & GA Community to all get together within Covid guidelines. Please email julie.garland@avtrain.ie if you are available to attend to keep track of numbers.


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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