Tag Archive: Flying Day

Bader Braves Young Aviators Day Schedule 2018

The Douglas Bader Foundation is delighted to be offering 10 Bader Braves Young Aviators Days at locations across the UK  this year. While we welcome donations from families towards costs, these days are completely free for our Braves and will include lunch. This may be a packed lunch provided by the DBF; refreshments provided by… View Article

Ulster Flying Day Postponed

We are sorry to inform all Braves hoping to attend the Young Aviators Day at Ulster on Saturday that we have been advised by the met office in Ulster that high winds and generally very unfavourable flying conditions have been forecast for the area on Saturday. As a result, with great regret, we have decided to… View Article

Perth Flying Day Full

Our Young Aviators Day at Perth is full and we have had to close entries. The Flying Day, to be held at Scottish Aero Club, Perth Airport, Scone, Perth, PH2 6PL on Saturday 23rd May has proved to be very popular and we’re sorry to disappoint any Braves who hadn’t got around to reserving a… View Article

Entries Closed for Kinloss

Entries have now closed for the Bader Braves Young Aviators Day at Moray Flying Club, Kinloss, this coming Saturday, 16th May. As last year, we have to close entries on the Wednesday before a Flying Day weekend to allow us to process entries and paperwork and this will apply to all events. We apologise for… View Article

BADER BRAVES Flying Day Sleap – Some photographs from Bader Brave, Ellie

We always love hearing from our BADER BRAVES about their experiences at the Young Aviators Days and other BB Events and we were delighted to receive these great photographs from Ellie who joined us for the hugely successful Flying Day at Sleap Aerodrome in Shropshire on Saturday 20th July. A big thank you also to… View Article

BADER BRAVES Flying Day at Haverfordwest – Report, 1st Photographs & some video clips…

HAVERFORDWEST BADER BRAVES FLYING DAY SATURDAY 8th JUNE 2013 Sunny Saturday as temperatures hit 24 degrees in Haverfordwest Airfield, and no wind.  9 aircraft  present and correct accompanied by  12 pilots on hand to fly as many flights as required , a happy band of Helpers and Ground Crew and the DBF Team of David… View Article

BADER BRAVES Flying Day Kinloss – Some great new photographs!

We are very grateful to Billy Laing of the Forres Camera Club for sending in the great photos taken at the BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day at Moray Flying Club, Kinloss Barracks. The Flying Day took place on Saturday 18th May – an inauspicious day weather-wise as it turned out. Fortunately all at Kinloss Barracks… View Article

BADER BRAVES Flying Day White Waltham Airfield – Some photographs…

I was lucky to be at the BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day at the West London Aero Club at White Waltham Airfield yesterday (Sunday 12th May). As in previous years, the Club, their members and their wonderful pilots did us proud and ensured that the Braves and their families had a great day out. There’s… View Article


Hello and best wishes for a very happy and healthy New Year to all our readers and supporters. Well – another Christmas has been and gone and here we are in 2013! This is a very auspicious year for the DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION as it is our 30th Anniversary Year. We are immensely proud of… View Article

BADER BRAVES Flying Days 2012 – Some feedback comments…

Our BADER BRAVES Flying Day Programme for 2012 has now been successfully completed despite the worst the weather and the Olympics could throw at us and we are very grateful to the following participants for their feedback. We always love to hear from you and, of course, to receive any photographs you are happy to… View Article
McNamaras Hit Target!

McNamaras Hit Target!

We’ve just heard from Angela McNamara that they’ve hit their fund-raising target of £1,000.00. A fantastic achievement! As you’ll know if you’ve been reading the News Posts and Blogs, David McNamara, father of BADER BRAVE, Morgan, undertook to complete the gruelling 3 Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation, specifically the BADER… View Article

URGENT! BADER BRAVES – Waddington Falls Victim to the Olympics!

Waddington Falls Victim to the Olympics!! It is with more than a tinge of sadness that we have had to cancel our Bader Braves Young Aviators Day scheduled for 2nd June 2012 at RAF Waddington due to the stations commitment to the upcoming London Olympics. Despite considerable efforts to find an alternative venue the time… View Article

IMPORTANT! Date change for 1st Caernarfon Flying Day

Calling all BADER BRAVES! * Please note that the date of our 5th BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day 2012 at Caernarfon Airport, Dinas Dinlle, Gwynedd, LL54 5TP has had to be changed * Instead of being held on Saturday July 7th as originally scheduled, the 1st of our 2 Flying Days at Caernarfon has been put… View Article

The BADER BRAVES enjoying the Flying Day at Bodmin Airfield 2011 – a film by Scot Weller

Follow the link to see a wonderful video by Scot Weller of the BADER BRAVES enjoying one of the Douglas Bader Foundation’s Young Aviator Flying Days at Bodmin Airfield, 2011. This great little film captures the spirit of the day perfectly and encapsulates what these wonderful events are all about. Thank you, Scot Please click… View Article

Bader Braves Flying Day at White Waltham – A Personal View by Jessica Soanes

Following the excellent Bader Braves Young Aviators Day hosted by the West London Aero Club at White Waltham, we received the following wonderful accolade from Jessica Soanes, aged 11. We think that Jessica speaks very eloquently for many who may spend most of their time in a wheelchair or are otherwise physically restricted, about the… View Article

A Wonderful Bader Braves Young Aviators Day at RAF Waddington

RAF Waddington provides great day For Bader Braves Young Aviators. Even the weather was great on Saturday 24th July when ten Bader Braves along with their families, gathered at the entrance to RAF Waddington for the Bader Braves Young Aviators Day. It was a pretty impressive start as everyone was led in convoy to the… View Article

Glorious Goodwood!! A Flying Day to Remember

A write up following the excellent BADER BRAVES FLYING DAY at Goodwood Aero Club on Sunday 13th June where a (very) good time was had by all and, again, we were extraordinarily lucky with the weather. As always, we are extremely grateful to everyone involved for all that went into giving the Braves and their… View Article
New Events for Douglas Bader Foundation

New Events for Douglas Bader Foundation

THE DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION has several exciting new Events both fund-raising and otherwise planned for this important year – Sir Douglas Bader’s Centenary Year. 15th May: BADER BRAVES Flying Day – Caernarfon 6th June: BADER BRAVES Flying Day – R.A.F. Waddington 13th June: BADER BRAVES Flying Day – Goodwood 19th June: BADER BRAVES Flying Day… View Article