News Monday June 21st
Season 1, Ep. 52
On this week's podcast – Aer Lingus delays the start of its transatlantic operations from Manchester, Easyjet and BA swoop into Belfast to service routes vacated by Stobart Air and Ryanair takes delivery of its first two Boeing 737-8200 aircraft.
News Monday June 28th, 2021
Season 1, Ep. 54
On this week's podcast – Lufthansa starts a new service from Cork Airport, we speak with Alan Phelan about the Portlaoise Plane and the Irish Community Air Ambulance take delivery of their new helicopter.
Mr Blue Skies - Met Eireann and the GA Pilot
Season 1, Ep. 51
On this edition of Long Final from Squawk 7000.We met with Tony Tighe, Head of Aviation services with Met Eireann, to talk about the services available to general aviation in particular. The first ‘real time’ weather observation was transmitted from Valentia Island in Co. Kerry on the 8th October 1860 However, it was not until 1936 that the Irish Meteorological Service was established to provide accurate weather information for transatlantic aviation.Forecasting for aviation was the main preoccupation for the fledgling Service. That is until 1948, when it assumed responsibility for the weather forecasts broadcast by Radio Éireann.Many things have changed in the intervening years, such as the installation of high-resolution weather radar systems at Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport in 1990 and 1996, respectively.In March 1996, its 60th year of operation, the Meteorological Service adopted the new title Met Éireann. In 2001 Met Éireann launched its website, and in 2008, a specialised web-based Met Self Briefing service was introduced to provide aviation data to pilots and aviation customers.https://briefing.met.ie/
Pilot of the Airwaves - Captain Barry Lang
Season 1, Ep. 49
Known to a generation as a radio presenter of the Beatbox on RTE 2FM, he surprised his listeners when he left broadcasting for aviation. His career from Trans Aer to Gulf Air and a career in Emirates as Captain on the A330 A340 A380. Technical flight check pilot A330 A340. CRM/HF instructorBarry shares his stories from radio and the flight deck of one of the world's biggest passenger aircraft. He tells a great story that has no regrets about a career in flying,