News May 10th, 2021
Season 1, Ep. 42
On this week's Short Final – Aer Arann Islands have been awarded a new Air Services Contract; The Irish Air Corps open their 2021 cadetship competition, and the IAA Air Navigation Service Provider publishes their latest air traffic figures.
Flying the Queens of the Skies from DC3 to B747
Season 1, Ep. 43
Captain Noel Flynn, is our guest on this episode, he recalls his early days in aviation in South Africa, as the odd job man at the Springbox Aero Club, his early days flying with the South African Airforce to his career in SAA and Cargolux. His stories capture the passion he has for aviation and he tells us about his involvement in the DC-3 in the Aer Lingus colours and the airshows at Bray and Foynes. It's a great chat!
Transition Students get a socially distanced introduction to aviation
Season 1, Ep. 941
Young pilot Katie Bergin has been born into aviation, recently celebrating her first solo flight at just 16 - Katie is in Transition Year and this year took the opportunity to welcome her fellow students to Ballyboughal Airfield to find out more about career options in aviation - the TY visit was carried out outdoors with full supervision for Covid-19 procedures and protocols. We hear from the Air Corp, CHC Helicopters, and RyanAir. There's lots of insight and advice in this episode.https://www.facebook.com/BallyboughalAirfieldEIBB/
An Awesomeness Enabler!
Season 1, Ep. 41
This week's guest is Tony Merrigan, who shares his story in the world of aviation from his first flight in a Piper Aztec to his work with Flightaware.com and everything in between from working as an air traffic controller in Shannon to business development in the IAA. He has also been involved in flying in Birr and flies his own X-Air and for many years supported the Bray Air Show.
News May 3rd, 2021
Season 1, Ep. 40
Episode 40 of Squawk 7000; on this week's Short Final – the DAA records a loss of €284 million for 2020, the Spanish airline Vueling announces a new route to Belfast and a new Moldovan airline commences services to Dublin.Brought to you by www.FlyinginIreland.com and www.funflyaerosports.ie
I think yer man is the driver!
Season 1, Ep. 39
This week we are in conversation with retired Airline Pilot Captain Angelo Cunningham. But Angelo is not resting on his laurels, he's busy as a Flying Instructor, Air Show commentator and Display Pilot and when we are back at airshows you may see him flying Miss Pick-Up the Consolidated PBY Catalina, on this episode Angelo shares some great "hangar" stories in his great storytelling style - it's a long episode so get yourself sorted for a nice long walk. We reckon Angelo gets in more name-checks for people in aviation than any episode before - you'll enjoy it.
News April 26th, 2021
Season 1, Ep. 38
On this week's Short Final – Exchequer funding announced for the regional airports, Ettyl Ltd. agrees to by Stobart Air, and Foynes Flying Boat Museum secures funding for an ambitious expansion.Thanks to all of you who’ve subscribed so far, and if you are one of our new listeners who’ve found us in the last few weeks - welcome don’t forget to leave us a comment and rate the show on your favourite podcast provider it will help us get out there to even more fans of aviation
News April 19th, 2021
Season 1, Ep. 36
On this week's Short Final – The National Civil Aviation Development Forum calls on the government to facilitate an aviation restart plan, Cork Airport will go ahead with its runway improvement works later this year, and ASL Airlines retire their last ATR42.
ILAS -The Irish Light Aviation Society
Season 1, Ep. 37
This week we're talking with some of the committee of ILAS - the Irish Light Aviation Society.ILAS represents pilots and builders, and restorers of light aircraft that operate under a 'permit to fly. Their members build their own aircraft from kits or plans and restore classic and vintage aircraft.They operate a system of initial and ongoing airworthiness inspection for their fleet and supervise home build and restoration projects under a delegation from the Irish Aviation Authority.Joining us from their remote locations are Cathal Connell, Michael Bergin, Charles O'Shea, Noel Murphy and their Chairman Noel Maher.More information at www.ilas.ie