Mike Mahon was born and educated in Dublin at CBS, Synge Street. He joined the Cadet School in the Curragh after leaving school. He left there to take up commercial flying.
After working in aerial photography in Ireland, north and south, Mike worked with a number of airlines and worked in Nigeria, Bahrain, the UK, Holland, France and Belgium before finally returning to Aer Lingus.
He completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with the Open University. He has two daughters, Lisa and Aoife, and a son, Michael. Now retired, Mike has joined a writing group in his local library.