Saturday 24 May 2014

Cycling to get a K18 in the air - EVENT POSTPONED

George's marathon cycle ride (see below) has been postponed for a while to allow time for a more comprehensive package of fund-raising events to be organised. Look out for news later in the summer.

Wouldn't it be nice to have another one of these?

Since joining the club's cadet scheme in January, George Hunter has made fantastic progress on his flying, now only needing a decent weather window for his first solo. He has also thrown himself into working hard for the club, and on Saturday 31 May he will be setting off on a 200km bike ride to raise funds for the refurbishment of the K18 currently languishing in a trailer outside the tug hangar so it can join the club fleet.

That looks like an awful long way!

Setting off from the club house at 0830, George's route will take in Enstone, Hinton in the Hedges, Buckingham, Stony Stratford and Aylesbury, before arriving back at the club between 1700 and 1800 (depending how many punctures he gets).

There are only a handful of K18s still flying, anyone who has flown one will know what a delightful glider it is to fly. The refurbishment project needs £1,000, so please support George in his efforts by making your donation at the office.

George keeping a good look out


Brian said...

What a star George is! Good luck George. Getting the other 18 up and running will be fantastic.

Brian said...

Good luck with the ride tomorrow George. I'll be visiting the office next week to make a donation.