OVER 200 CHILDREN TAKE TO THE SKIES DURING THE 2017 NATIONAL KIDS FLY DAY
Defeating wind and low cloud the annual Aviation Without Borders’ National Fly Kids Day was held on Saturday 24th June with 15 flying clubs and organisations across the UK giving 243 children the opportunity to experience the joys of powered flight.
2017 was another successful year for the event with 21 flying clubs and organisations signed up to support the National Fly Kids Day. In spite of the poor weather in the north and south of the UK, 15 flying groups had suitable conditions and between them managed to fly 243 kids, proving a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of the children.
‘It’s been the best day of my life’, ‘It was awesome’, and ‘I never thought I would ever have the opportunity to go in a plane – it was brilliant!’ were just a few comments from children across the UK after their flying experiences. With the event’s motto of ‘One kind pilot may not change the world but can change the world of one deserving child’ it was an all-round success for the charity event.
With some clubs flying additional days and cancelled events being rescheduled over the summer, Aviation Without Borders is still on target to achieve 500 disadvantaged children having been given the chance to experience the joys of flight.
Our thanks go to the following flying clubs and organisations who managed to get airborne on the day:
Abbas Air – Compton Abbas , Aerobility – Blackbushe, Cambrian Flying Club – Swansea, The Douglas Bader Group – Sleap & Ulster, Feet Off the Ground – Bodmin, Gamston Flying School – Gamston, Herefordshire Aero Club – Shobdon, Lancashire Aero Club – Barton, Leicester Aero Club – Leicester, Lincoln Aero Club – Lincoln, POM Flying Club – Humberside, Prestwick Flying Club – Prestwick, Scottish Aero Club – Perth, Sherburn Aero Club – Sherburn in Elmet, and Take Flight Aviation – Wellesbourne.
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