IT'S A GO!!!
We're leaving for Humberside tomorrow!
Giles Fowler and Paul Mockford, ably supported by fellow pilots Katie Pagett and Andy Greaves, attempt to fly over 40+ former or current RAF airfields over two days, landing to refuel at a couple of operational ones.. A 263 mile navigation and endurance marathon starting at the former RAF Goxhill in Humberside and finishing at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire.
Join us as we battle the weather, the sinuous route and the busiest military airspace in the UK. It's a flying history lesson!
You can track both pilots, and the crew in the van, on the map at this link:
Tracking Map link: https://devfwd.com/rafa40/
We'll be updating the Facebook Page as and when we can:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RAFA40paramotor/
Please donate to the RAF Association at this link:
JustGiving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rafa40
Expect to see a full video on Paul's YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/PARANOOB
DAY 1 –
Meet at RAF Halton, transfer paramotors and kit to support vehicle, drive 170 miles to Goxhill, Humberside. The first day will allow the team to preposition near the first departure airfield, RAF Goxhill, and check over the paramotors and the essential equipment needed for the 260 mile journey.
Preparation and final checks are essential and nothing is being left to chance.
DAY 2 -
An early start and the flights could mean Paul and Giles are in the air for up to 7 hours over the first 3 legs.
RAF NORTH KILLINGHOLME
RAF ELSHAM WOLDS
RAF KIRMINGTON (Humberside Airport)
RAF BLYTON (optional)
RAF METHERINGHAM (optional)
RAF BARKSTON HEATH
RAF NORTH WITHAM
RAF NORTH LUFFENHAM
RAF WITTERING (optional)
RAF KINGS CLIFFE
RAF GRAFTON UNDERWOOD
RAF DESBOROUGH (optional)
RAF HARRINGTON (optional)
DAY 3 -
RAF CARDINGTON (optional)
RAF BARFORD ST JOHN
RAF UPPER HEYFORD
RAF WESTON-ON-THE-GREEN (optional)
DAY 4 -
Drive home, victorious.