Posted on 1 Jun, 2013
Bader Flight comes to Haverfordwest Airport
Bader Braves fly into Pembrokeshire.
Legendary wartime pilot Douglas Bader’s legacy will be seen in the skies over west Wales in June as private pilots from all over the country come together to give flights of a lifetime to many deserving young people.
Haverfordwest Airport at Withybush will for the first time host the nationally popular ‘Bader Braves Young Aviator Days’ – on Saturday, June 8. These are named after Sir Douglas Bader, the RAF pilot who lost his legs in a pre-war aircraft accident, but returned to flying in World War II.
The Young Aviator Days are designed to give youngsters with limb impairments or other disabilities what is often their first flying experience.
Pilots and owners of light aircraft will be assembling at Withybush and making regular trips aloft with special passengers – some accompanied by parents, adults or carers.
Co-ordinating the event is Peter White, chairman of the Aeronca Club of Great Britain, who regularly flies into Pembrokeshire in his delightful 1946 vintage Aeronca.
Said Peter: “This is the first time Bader Braves has come to Haverfordwest and this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Douglas Bader Foundation. We are working closely with Pembrokeshire County Council, which owns and runs the airport, the Pembrokeshire Flying Club and the Haverfordwest School of Flying which operates commercially from the airport.”
Helping Peter are Pembrokeshire Flying Club members John Fisher and Martin Stevens, who are contacting local pilots and ground support crew, while Douglas Bader Foundation operations director Keith Delderfield is the contact for potential Young Aviators.
Contact Peter White on 01752 406660 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the airfield organisation and Keith Delderfield email@example.com for information on the Young Aviators.
Article from Tenby Observer