Wings around Britain
On May 21 a great project will start:Wings around Britain. The challenge is to land at all 206 airfields in Great Britain.
Can you imagine: landing on all these airfields in 2 months! But that’s not all.
Polly Vacher (famous record breaking pilot) will take a disabled person on each sector wherever possible. Polly is well-known from Wings around the World Challenge, first woman to fly solo over the North Pole in a single engine aircraft, first woman to fly solo in Antarctica in a single engine aircraft, first person to fly solo around the world landing on all seven continents, 60,000 nautical miles, 357 days,
The aims of the project
The aims are: To promote “Flying Scholarships for the Disabled” and Flying for the disabled in general. Also to promote sales of the book “Wings Around the World” the proceeds from which go to “Flying Scholarships for the Disabled”.
What is Flying Scholarships for the Disabled?
Flying Scholarships for the Disabled (FSD) is a scheme whereby, through the mental and physical challenges of learning to fly a light aircraft, disabled people can rebuild their confidence so enabling them to restore their self-esteem. This in turn empowers them to explore their potential by extending their personal mental and physical boundaries. Each scholarship student completes a 6-week residential course of training, which includes ground school and up to 40 hours of dual and solo flying. This is provided at no cost to the student and currently flight training takes place at flight schools in the USA and South Africa. Watch this great video if you want to know more. Wow, what a project!
Videoblogging from the aircraft
Well and I am proud to be part of such a flight! I will fly with Polly on Wednesday in Belfast. Wew, should be great to shoot a video then for this weblog. Thank you so much Polly for taking me with you on this great trip.
And you know, an EasyBook tablet pc of PaceBlade on board is used as navigation tool! With JeppView of Jeppesen. Great case. I hope I can make photos and a video of the tablet pc in the aircraft. Not much room in such a plane I think.
Hmmm, and do I get sick? Well, let’s hope I am able to shoot the video. Belfast here I come!
Photos of the EasyBook tablet pc in an aircraft
Below you can find some photos of the EasuBook tablet pc in an aircraft.
(full disclosure: PaceBlade is a subsidiary of Tulip Computers, my employer and sponsor of the project)