VIDEO: 24 hours in Irish airspace

VIDEO: 24 hours in Irish airspace


24 hours in Irish airspace

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has released a short informative video which documents 24 hours in Irish airspace.

Posted by The Clare Herald on Tuesday, January 8, 2019


The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has released this impressive video which documents 24 hours in Irish airspace.

The IAA is a commercial semi-state company employing approximately 670 people at six main locations in Ireland including Shannon Airport, Ballycasey (Shannon) and Ballygirreen, Newmarket on Fergus.

The IAA’s North Atlantic Communications Centre at Ballygirreen provides communications services on the eastern half of the North Atlantic.

It is known as Shannon Aeradio or Shanwick Radio (ICAO Code: EIAA). Approximately 70 personnel are employed at the North Atlantic Communications centre, including over 50 Radio Officers with the remainder involved in management, engineering, administration and other services.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.