Bader Braves fly high with Moray Flying Club

Bader Braves Young Aviators Day at Moray Flying Club, Images Crown copyright (by SAC Connor Tierney)

The Moray Flying Club, based at Kinloss Barracks, hosted a group of children from the Douglas Bader Foundation recently.

Flight Lieutenant Iain Bright was one of the pilots that provided the 55 children, parents, and carers with the opportunity to fly in one of the club’s light aircraft.  He said: “The weather for the day couldn’t have been better, and during the course of the day we flew 35 sorties.”

The visitors were part of the Douglas Bader Foundation’s Bader Braves Young Aviators Day scheme that provides flying experiences for children with limb loss and other physical disabilities.  As well as getting a chance to get airborne, the children were given a tour of an Apache helicopter that was on exercise at the Barracks, and the fire engine from the Kinloss Fire Section.

Flt Lt Bright said that the children and their carers really enjoyed their trip to Moray: “It was a day thoroughly enjoyed by all of the children, their family, and carers alike; the feedback from all who attended was fantastic, and all want to come back.”