Squawk7000 - Aviation news from Ireland,
Aviation News Week Starting October 31st, 2022
Season 4, Ep. 4
In the headlines this week, Ireland comes in after India as the country with the highest share of female pilots. A busy weekend for Irelands Airports, and the IAA conducts a stakeholder consultation on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) and Geographical Zones.
News this week, too, from the DAA, Cork Airport, Safe Drone Academy, SERE Holdings 247 Aviation, Emerald Airlines, Private Flyer Fest, International Society of Women Airline Pilots, Mason Hayes & Curran LLP, Simtech Aviation.
Ready for Las Vegas and the World Aerobatics Championships
Season 4, Ep. 19
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.
FunFly Breakfast Fly-In EICL March 5th
Season 4, Ep. 18
On this extended episode of Squawk 7000, we flew into Clonbullogue for the FunFly Breakfast Fly-In. We lost count, but at least 40 aircraft flew in and over 150 breakfasts were served! Credit to Mark Brereton for all the work behind the scenes and Graham Brearton for handling the radio. Thanks also to SafeSky, who kindly donated vouchers for a one-month trial to SafeSky Premium to everyone who flew in.In this episode, we hear from pilots "old" and new and those restoring their aircraft or building them from new. And what does it take to get a Class 2 medical Aviation? Medical Examiner Dr Kieran Murphy gives us a few tips and talks about his flying. Gay Tracy introduces us to Piper Cup owner Jerry Dwyer; Ronan and Daniel Coleman talk about flying and building an aircraft as a father and son team. Mark Dwyer tells us more about the FunFly Wings awards, and if you need a windsock for your airfield, we talk with Suzanne Reilly from Ireland's Windsock Company. Enda Mc Neill talks about restoring a Cessna 170 and getting it ready to fly, and Colm Wright and Sé Pardy mark our card for the Birr Fly-in on April 15th.
Feb 27th - Aviation News from Ireland
Season 4, Ep. 17
This is Squawk 7000, bringing you a round-up of aviation news this week, starting February 27th, in association with Flying In Ireland.com. Remember to subscribe; we will deliver the news to your device every Monday morning. In the headlines this week a survey on the air-to-ground radios in and around the Dublin Control Area. The sausages are on order for the FunFly Breakfast Fly-in on March 5th, Irish aviation providers are well represented this year at the Pilot Expo in Berlin, and the Bears in the Air are back from Perth.