News May 31st, 2021
Season 1, Ep. 48
On this week's Short Final – The Irish government announced a date for overseas travel to restart, routes out of airports in Northern Ireland begin to resume, and Tecnam Aircraft announce their new dealer for Ireland.
Each airplane has its own story - The Shannon Aviation Museum
Season 2, Ep. 1
We return in season 2 of Squawk 7000 with a visit to the Shannon Aviation Museum and talk with Director Jane Magill. For those with a passing interest in Aviation and those with a passionate interest, a visit to Shannon Aviation Museum in Co Clare is a must! They have an interesting collection of civil and military aircraft, including a 1950’s Cold War Jet,Blackburn Buccaneer XX 894 Low-level strike bomber and one of the longest-serving aircraft in the Irish Air Corps FR 172 R210.You can get up close to the fastest English Electric Lightning XX144cockpit, and see Richard Jones’s replica Spitfire cockpit, an Avro Anson English Electric Lightning.They are open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday all year round, from 10 am – 4 pm. Guided tours at 11 am and 3 pm.Give them a call with any questions and to book on 061 363687.https://shannonaviationmuseum.com/
The Flying Poet
Season 1, Ep. 53
Our guest this week is Paolo Massolini born in Zambia, went solo illegally at 15years and 1 month and started flying professionally. in 1983 for a charter company in Zambia. He later flew in Botswana then in South Africa for a charter company Safair Freighters on the C130 and then eventually for South African Airways on the Boeing Fleet 737 and 747 and the Airbus A340, A330 and A320. He is now in Kinsale in Ireland where he owns the Flying Poet. https://flyingpoet.ie/Paolo is also one of the founders of a well-known aviation establishment in Johannesburg, the Hi-Flyerz Aviation Bar. The Flying Poet Aviation Café aims to promote awareness and create enthusiasm for aviation in Ireland. The paraphernalia in the café provides a good insight into all spheres of aviation.