Cornwall Airport Newquay was delighted to support fly2help in taking 97 year old Spitfire veteran Ted up into the skies for a 20 minute pleasure flight last week. Ted was nominated by his friends and family for one of fly2help’s Air Smiles Days.
The charity fly2help has been built up by a group of passionate aviators who wanted to share the excitement that surrounds flying with people who have not, or think they could not, experience it for themselves.
The Airport and long standing tenant Weston Aviation provided the charity with free handling and landing of the flight. Castle Air also provided the helicopter and pilot for the flight.
Ted went up in the Agusta 109 helicopter for a 20 minute flight towards Falmouth and back, once they had landed he described it as ‘the best flight of my life!’
Cornwall Airport Newquay’s Managing Director, Al Titterington Commented: ‘It was great to work alongside Weston Aviation and fly2help in getting such a well deserving Spitfire veteran back up in the sky, and we hope Ted had a great day out!’