Bader’s Bus Company – the first disabled display team

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Bader’s Bus Company is the first British air display team featuring disabled pilots

The team, created in memory of the World War 2 Spitfire ace and double amputee Sir Douglas Bader enjoyed their first performance at Blackbushe airfield on September 5th 2019.

The date marks the anniversary of Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader’s death and David Bickers CEO of the foundation states that “He could not have be more excited about the prospect”. David continues “We can think of no better way to honour his memory” he also adds that he is certain that the creation of the first British air display team is a legacy of which Douglas would have been extremely proud’.

The project was the brainchild of Charley Bickers the Grandson of Sir Douglas Bader and it has been three years in the making. “Big Ideas don’t happen overnight, and this is a very ambitious project” Charley explained. “Even just selecting the pilots has been a long process.”

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The team are currently performing at airshows throughout the UK.  They are very reliant on the support of the British public and sponsorship.  It is so important that they remain in the air and continue their work inspiring others and demonstrating what disabled individuals are capable of.

If you are able to support these extraordinary disabled pilots then please visit their Virgin Giving page and donate to their incredible cause.

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