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25th June 2014 - Round Britain Microlight visit

posted 23 Jun 2014, 03:17 by all staff   [ updated 26 Jun 2014, 04:28 ]
Weather diversions earlier in the trip reduced expected arrivals considerably.  We eventually got 17 aircraft visiting us, five a day early, and twelve on the allotted date.  All seemed to enjoy themselves and used the local campsites and hostelries.  We hope that this becomes a regular stopping point on this event.
 
FLY-UK is a round Britain trip in microlights, supporting charities such as Children with Cancer.
If the weather had been kind to them, in excess of 50 (yes, fifty) aircraft would have visited us at Llanbedr on Wednesday afternoon, staying overnight, and leaving early on Thursday.  Inthe event, it was 17 - still a good turnout, and nice to watch the departures in such close succession.

Before the event, we published the following.

Everyone is welcome to come down to the airfield and watch the arrivals and departures, and hopefully chat to the pilots and other aviation enthusiasts.

The following is taken from an email sent to us, and more information can be found on their web site.

Please follow our progress on the Fly-UK Mapper and Locator. www.fly-uk.co.uk/mapper.php and www.fly-uk.co.uk/locate.php.  It is intended to give you an insight into where each aircraft is and where it is heading on that day and the following day.  This information will change, so be aware that an aircraft coming to you tomorrow may have to change its destination tomorrow morning due to weather or other circumstances.

The website is a bit out of date, but is here http://deepfreeze.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/fly-uk/ 

There is also a charity donation page,   Fly-UK 2014 at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fly-uk

If you do decide to support, mentioning Llanbedr will increase our profile and hopefully allow even better support next year if they decide to return.

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