Braves Golden Day at Glorious Goodwood
Once again Goodwood Aerodrome provided not just a superb venue for our Bader Braves Young Aviators Day on 21st August but also great weather, maybe not quite as hot as last year but sunny and bright, just right for a very successful flying day.
Youngsters were again treated to flights by the members of the Goodwood Aero Club in an assortment of aircraft ranging from the more traditional and recognisable club equipment to the slightly less familiar privately owned aircraft. Throughout the day some forty flights were given carrying over one hundred youngsters and their family members, some having two or three flights thanks to the generosity of all of the pilots who had given up their time and aircraft for our use.
Volunteers from Tangmere Military Aviation Museum were again on hand with their great flight simulator which provided great fun and a good, hands on experience, of flying a whole range of different aeroplanes for everyone whilst waiting for their turn to fly. One of the biggest challenges that the simulator offered was that of piloting a Hawker Hunter through Tower Bridge, a task met with varying degrees of success; at least on a simulator the most serious of mis-judgements causes no serious damage other than to personal pride!!
As always, everyone at Goodwood, under the stewardship of Alex Anderson, pulled out all of the stops to ensure that we all had a great day and without doubt, their hard work and cheerful was well rewarded and appreciated by each and every one of the Bader Braves.
Please click on the Bader Braves Aeroplane to visit a previous news post where you will find pictures and a short video of the the event:Bader Braves, Goodwood Aero Club, Goodwood Aerodrome, Hawker Hunter, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, tower bridge, Young Aviators Day