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Michael is a broadcaster and has been on the radio at some time or another since 1979, 3 years after his first solo at the age of 16 in EI-BAT at IONA in Dublin Airport. His love of aviation goes back to growing up near Shannon Airport, Cork Airport and Dublin Airport (thanks Dad) and he has over the years flown fixed-wing and helicopters.
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).