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Aviation News Week September 18th, 2023
Welcome to Squawk 7000's weekly round-up of aviation news from Ireland, brought to you in partnership with FlyingInIreland.com and Pilot.ie for the week starting September 18th. Remember to subscribe and keep us your top choice for Ireland's aviation podcast, delivering news to your device every Monday morning. Remember to ask your smart device, Alexa or Google, to Play Squawk 7000. The headlines this week; Multiple aviation events, including the Breakfast Fly-in at Birr, face postponement due to unfavourable weather conditions, affecting general aviation activities. The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) criticises a drone operator in Clonmel for breaching privacy and posing flight safety risks during a road collision, underscoring violations of drone regulations. Michael O'Leary, Ryanair's CEO, criticises night flight planning restrictions at Dublin Airport and proposes the Dublin Airport Authority's acquisition of adjacent land for expansion, emphasising the need for competitive pricing. The Ulster Aviation Society receives a prized Hawk aircraft as a gift from the Red Arrows, enhancing their collection and furthering their commitment to aviation history. Aer Lingus partners with Nobox recruitment to initiate a recruitment drive, aiming to hire over 200 cabin crew members, aligning with the airline's workforce diversification strategy and commitment to career progression for employees. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Aviation News from Ireland Sept' 11th 2023
Welcome to Squawk 7000's weekly round-up of aviation news from Ireland, back with you for Season Five and brought to you in partnership with Flying In Ireland.com for the week starting September 11. It's good to be back with you after a challenging summer for light aviation, with almost nine weekends in a row when the weather was challenging. Remember to subscribe and keep us your top choice for Ireland's aviation podcast, delivering news to your device every Monday morning. In the headlines this week, Major Aviation Contract Signed: Department of Transport Partners with Bristow Ireland Limited for Irish Coast Guard ServicesCHC Ireland Safety Stand Down: Precautionary Measures Amid SAR Contract TransitionIrish Aerobatics Champion Laura Russell: Prepares for World Advanced Aerobatics ChampionshipsSummerhill and Tullamore Masts Demolished: with Clearer Skies for Leinster Pilots and aRecord-Breaking Month at Ireland West Airport: August Sees Surge in Passenger Numbers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ready for Las Vegas and the World Aerobatics Championships
On this episode of Squawk 7000, we talk with Laura Russell, a trailblazing pilot with Aer Lingus who will compete at the World Aerobatics Championships in Las Vegas this October.Hailing from Cork, Laura’s impressive resume boasts a range of titles, including Airline Pilot, Upside-Down Pilot (her words), Physicist, Web Designer, and Powerlifter.In this energy-filled, thought-provoking episode, Laura shares with us her journey and how she has excelled in such varied fields.From the cockpit of a commercial aeroplane to studying the complexities of quantum physics, Laura’s passion for learning and pushing herself to new limits is truly inspiring.As we chat with her from her home in Monkstown, we get a glimpse into her preparations for the upcoming championship and the challenges that lie ahead.Join us as we delve into the extraordinary life of Laura Russell, a shining example of determination and excellence in a constantly developing world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Mark Dwyer and Jenny Jacobs - it's fun to fly
In this end-of-season episode, I chat with Mark Dwyer of Funfly Aerosports and FlyinginIreland.com and his partner Jenny Jacobs of Pilot.ie about their lives in aviation. I met them both at the FunFly AGM this weekend, and as the school's aircraft flew overheads, the Irish Parachute Club's two aircraft were busy too.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).Jenny Jacobs is Director and Operations Manager at Pilot.ie, a dedicated online pilot shop and consultancy for pilots in Ireland. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
"Orville Wright was alive when my plane left the factory"
In 2023 David Kelly's aircraft will be 82. It's a Luscombe - a tail dragged, and he started looking for it before finishing his PPL. On this episode of Long Final, David shares some entries from his logbook and tells us the story of his "affair" with a classic aircraft that left the factory in 1941 when Charles Lindbergh was only 39, and Orville Wright was still alive. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Suppose you're involved in aviation in Ireland as a professional or enthusiast. In that case, you might like to join us here for our Podcast Series - Squawk 7000 - each edition brings you news, interviews and insight into what's happening around the airfields, airports and businesses associated with the topic we love - flying. We also have occasional longer chats with some people who have a lifetime of stories to tell, from their first flights to flights they'll never forget. - so if it's gyrocopters, microlights, ultralights, singles, twins, or jets, subscribe to Squawk7000 and join us for the next episode. And do us a favour - tell your friends too.https://www.squawk7000.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.