News April 12th, 2021
Season 1, Ep. 34
On this week's Short Final – EASA Approve the Boeing 737 8-200 MAX, Jet2 extend their cancellation of Belfast routes and the Aviation Regulator calls for a plan to restart the Irish aviation sector.
Fitzmaurice & The Portlaoise Plane
Season 1, Ep. 35
Celebrating the 93rd anniversary of the first East to West Transatlantic flight that changed the world and an update on the Portlaoise Plane - on this episode I speak with Alan Phelan - Vice Chairman of the Society. CEO & Founder of APTN.aero and Teddy Fennelly, Chairman of the Col Fitzmaurice Commemorative Society. They look forward to welcoming you to their first virtual commemoration marking the incredible achievements of Col Fitzmaurice, the impact of the Portlaoise Plane during his formative years in Laois and the legacy of the Bremen flight. Join them on Mon, 12 April 202 19:00 – 20:30 ISTCol Fitzmaurice was an Irish aviation pioneer. He was a member of the crew of theBremen, which made the first successful trans-Atlantic aircraft flight from East to West on 12–13 April 1928.Eventbritehttps://fitz1928.eventbrite.ieFacebook:http://bit.ly/fitz1928.Instagram:http://bit.ly/insta-fitz1928Twitter:@FitzFamous
The RV-Smile once you've flown it there's no going back
Season 1, Ep. 33
In this episode, the story of a labour of love, the building of an aircraft that generates a smile for all who fly it- called the RV Smile.The aircraft is EI-SRV, issued with its permit on March 9th and operated by Kevin Keigher and Martin Doddy and based at Knock.We talk with Kevin, Martin and the aircraft builder Stewart Hamilton.Recorded remotely we're looking forward to seeing the aircraft in real life soon.
Aviation News April 5th, 2021
Season 1, Ep. 32
On this week's Short Final – A new Air Ambulance Service for Northern Ireland, Willie Walsh takes over at IATA and ASL Airlines launch a new UK Airline.
News March 29th, 2021
Season 1, Ep. 30
On this week's Short Final – A multi-agency rescue mission off the coast of Cork, the Shannon Aviation Museum is to receive a new aircraft exhibit and new routes for Ireland West Airport Knock.
CHC Helicopter in Ireland
Season 1, Ep. 31
The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) is Irelands 4th Blue Light service. It provides nationwide maritime emergency services to shipping and other government agencies.The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) has responsibility for our national marine communications system, surveillance and emergency management in Ireland's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and certain inland waterways. It is responsible for the response to and coordination of maritime accidents which require Search & Rescue and Counter Pollution & Ship Casualty operations.Within each Coast Guard Division, there are many Search and Rescue resources, including; The Coast Guard Volunteer Coastal Units capable of search, cliff and coastal rescue. Lifeboats provided by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Community Rescue Boats Ireland and Search and Rescue helicopters under contract from CHC Helicopters with bases in Dublin, Waterford, Shannon and SligoIn this episode, we talk with some of the crews from CHC about their work on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard. They have over seventy years of experience in search and rescue between them, as they join us online from their various bases.
Not all flights are the same - especially technical ones!
Season 1, Ep. 29
Technical Flight Solutions is a full-service Specialised Operations Organisation focusing on the area of maintenancecheck flights, elective check flights and acceptance (pre and post-delivery) flights. The TFS team is led by an experienced group of operational, trainingand regulatory leaders who haveworked with major airlines and the leading aircraft manufacturers today. On this podcast, we talk with one of the founders Donal Young. Donal is the Accountable Manager at TFS and also holds the post of NominatedPerson Flight Operations.Donal has been involved in aviation for over three decades, asa pilot, he has accumulated over 15,000 hours flying aircraft such as the Fokker 50,Boeing 737, Airbus 320 and 330. Donal has worked extensively with a major middle-easterncarrier in the delivery of A320 and A330 aircraft and has completed the Airbus In-Service Aircraft Test Flight Training Program.It's an interesting story of the world of regulation, delivery, acceptance and ferry flights.https://technicalflightsolutions.com/