General Aviation

Published on November 13th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


Win a Flight in a Spitfire!

British Aerobatics has launched a prize draw to win a flight in a two seat Spitfire. The 30 minute flight will be provided by the Boultbee Flight Academy from the aerodrome at Lee-on-the-Solent. On the day, the winner will be fully briefed and kitted out, with the whole experience lasting around 3 hours.  The prize will also include an overnight stay and dinner for two at a luxury hotel at Goodwood. British Aerobatics will help in making all arrangements.

The proceeds from the draw will fund the British Aerobatics Team’s training, helping the top British aerobatic pilots, in both power and glider, to prepare for the World and European Championships. As in their previous prize draws, British Aerobatics will make a donation to the registered charity Aerobility, which facilitates flying training and flight experiences for disabled individuals. The prize draw will be held on the 11th March 2020. Tickets are £20 each and only 1,000 will be sold.

The Boultbee Flight Academy operate four Spitfires, two single seaters (RR232 & MJ271) and two TR9 two seaters (SM520 & PV202). PV202 will be of particular interest to Irish readers as it previously served in the Irish Air Corps as IAC161. PV202 was painted in Irish Air Corps colours following a rebuild in the early 2000’s until 2007.

You can enter the competition here.

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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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