D-Day for Flying For Freedom

On 6th June 2015, an intrepid team of pilots set off for a voyage that will see them flying over much of the British Isles in tiny micro light aircraft.  For the past three years, Flying For Freedom have been teaching wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans to fly in these small fixed wing aircraft. 

For many of these pilots, the experiences gained through Flying For Freedom has sparked a real interest in flying and all are working towards industry recognised qualifications to set them on a path for future involvement in the world of aviation.

Each year, the Flying For Freedom undertake an expedition; last year saw the team taking off from frozen lakes across Sweden!  They has stayed closer to home this year and hope that they can include more pilots in this voyage as they use four aircraft and allow different pilots to join them at various points around the country. 

The trip is weather dependent but if you want to see the team overhead, make sure you're in the following locations:

05-Jun

All Day

Kemble

 

06-Jun

AM

Kemble

Glos

06-Jun

PM

RNAS Yeovilton

Somerset

07-Jun

AM

Exmouth

Devon

07-Jun

AM

RNAS Culdrose

Cornwall

07-Jun

PM

Eggesford

Devon

08-Jun

Eve

RMB Chivenor

Devon

08-Jun

AM

RAF Brize Norton

Oxfordshire

08-Jun

AM

Stratford on Avon

Warwickshire

08-Jun

PM

Swansea

Wales

08-Jun

Eve

Brawdy (Army Bks)

Pembrook

09-Jun

AM

RAF Valley

Anglesey

09-Jun

PM

Warton

Lancs

09-Jun

PM

Rossall Field

Cumbria

10-Jun

AM

Kirkbride

Cambria

10-Jun

PM/Eve

Castle Kennedy

W Scotland

11-Jun

PM

Kilkerran

NW Scotland

11-Jun

PM

Oban

NW Scotland

11-Jun

PM

Glendoe

NW Scotland

12-13 Jun

Eve / AM

Kinloss (Army Bks)

N Scotland

14-Jun

AM

Insch

NE Scotland

14-Jun

PM

Arbroath

NE Scotland

14-Jun

Eve

East Fortune

E Scotland

15-Jun

AM

Catterick (Army Bks)

Yorkshire

15-Jun

AM

York Rufforth

Yorkshire

15-Jun

PM

RAF Scampton

Lincolnshire

15-Jun

PM

RAF Coningsby

Lincolnshire

15-Jun

Eve / AM

RAF Cranwell

Lincolnshire

15-Jun

PM

Wattisham

Suffolk

16-Jun

PM

Woodbridge (Army Bks)

Suffolk

16-Jun

AM

Colchester

Essex

16-Jun

AM

Debden

Essex

16-Jun

AM

Southend

Essex

16-Jun

PM

Lydd

Kent

16-Jun

PM

Goodwood

Sussex

16-18 Jun 

Reserve Days for bad weather

18-Jun

Eve

RAF Benson

Oxfordshire

19-Jun

AM

Headley Court

Surrey

19-Jun

AM

Blackbushe

Surrey

19-Jun

PM

Tedworth

Wiltshire

19-Jun

Eve

Kemble

Glos

20-Jun

 

Kemble 

 

21-Jun

AM

Cheltenham Racecourse

21-Jun

PM

Winsor Racecourse

 

Flying for Freedom
Flying for Freedom
One of the micro lights in action
One of the micro lights in action