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Flying Fundraising Photos - August 2015      (please scroll down ....)
(Flying Fundraising for 2014 is now in "News 2014")
 
We completed our August 2015 Fundraising Flight exactly as planned. Gusty wind, strong thermals and some cloud made flying and photography more challenging ! As well as the on-board navigation equipment we always use the superb "SkyDemon" system :  http://www.skydemon.aero/
 
All information about the flight is on our Virgin Money Giving Page here :
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DavidAviator     (still open for donations !)
We are raising money for the following registered charities :
 
1.  Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) :http://www.msf.org.uk/

“Medical aid where it is needed most.  Independent.  Neutral.  Impartial”

 

2.  Prostate Cancer Research Centre : http://www.prostate-cancer-research.org.uk/home/home

“Currently, one in eight men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives.”

 
FF15-01 Littlehampton
 
FF15-02 Shoreham Airport
 
FF15-03 Brighton Station
 
FF15-04 Brighton
 
FF15-05 Brighton Marina 
 
FF15-06 Rye
 
FF15-07 Rye 
 
FF15-08 Rye
 
FF15-09 Entrance to Channel Tunnel Folkestone
 
FF15-10 Battle Of Britain Memorial, Capel Le Ferne nr. Folkestone  
 
FF15-11 Battle Of Britain Memorial
 
FF15-12  Spitfire & Hurricane at Battle Of Britain Memorial
 
FF15-13 Dover 
 
FF15-14  At 6 miles to run to Lydd Airport on the ILS (Instrument Landing System), the runway is right on the far horizon. The ILS starts at 14 nautical miles out and the airfield is not visible from there. The correct heading and rate of descent are made only by following the cockpit instruments
 
FF15-15  Lining up for runway 21 at Lydd Airport  
 
FF15-16  Final Approach over the threshold of runway 21 at Lydd Airport  
 
FF15-17 Pierre the Bear at Biggles Bar in Lydd Airport   "Ou est la biere ?!"
 
FF15-18 Pierre the Bear 
 
FF15-19 Pierre studying the plans for the new Lydd Airport terminal plan
 
FF15-20 Piper Archer III hired for the flight, landed at Lydd Airport
 
FF15-21 Coastguard Rescue Helicopter, Lydd Airport
 
FF15-22  Piper Archer in line at Lydd
 
FF15-23 Bodiam Castle (on the return journey)
 
FF15-24 Bodiam Castle 
 
FF15-25 After checking our fuel, radios, engine temperatures and pressures, carb heat, course & altitude, Pierre had a rest on the back seat
 
FF15-26  I listed this in our Flight log as a WTF?
 
FF15-27  Ditchling Beacon,  South Downs (slightly fuzzy due to turbulence !)
 
FF15-28 Arundel Castle  
 
FF15-29 Arundel Castle   
 
FF15-30 Arundel Castle   
 
FF15-31  Chichester/Goodwood Airfield, looking at runway 32
 
FF15-32  Chichester/Goodwood Airfield and motor racing track
 
FF15-33  Tired but very happy aviators have returned ! 
 
FF15-34  "Merci Beacoup Mes Amis !!"
 
*** Our photos above are reduced down to approx. 20% of actual size. Use "Contact Us" if you are interested in high resolution prints (without logo).  Some are much better than others, due to bumpy flying conditions in places
 
All information on the flight is on our Virgin Money Giving Page here :
 
Donations can still be made on the Giving Web-Page !   Many thanks !
 
 
1.  Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

“Medical aid where it is needed most.  Independent.  Neutral.  Impartial”

Members undertake to respect their professional code of ethics and to maintain complete independence from all political, economic or religious powers

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is a private international association made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers but also some other professions.

In 2014, for every £1 that was spent on fundraising, £10 was raised

 

2.  Prostate Cancer Research Centre 

“Currently, one in eight men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives.”

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men with over 40,000 new cases being diagnosed in the UK this year alone.

The Centre's mission is to raise funds to undertake research that will improve the survival and quality of life of men with prostate cancer.

Our current research programmes focus on 3 key areas:

   1. Understanding prostate cancer development and progression

   2. Managing prostate cancer – identifying the men who will benefit from treatment

   3. Treating prostate cancer – to bring results from the laboratory bench to the bedside