On this day in 1940, Sandy Gunn took to the skies for the first time on his own in Tiger Moth N6543 following 9 hours instruction in the previous 12 days. His flight from RAF Ansty would last just 10 minutes but would set him on the path to becoming a PRU Spitfire Pilot.
Today, on the 80th anniversary of that occasion the Trustees of the Sandy Gunn ACP are delighted to announce that Joshua Anthony and Ella Hewlett are the lucky winners of our Tiger Moth flight prize draw. They will be following in Sandy’s footsteps by having an instructional flight in this iconic 1930’s training aircraft with the Cambridge Flying Group from Cambridge Airport this month.
Chairman of the Sandy Gunn ACP, Michael Smith said:
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Management Team of the Sandy Gunn Aerospace Careers Programme, our heartiest congratulations to Joshua and Ella on gaining their Tiger Moth flights following our Prize Draw. We wish them a most enjoyable and instructive day, and look forward to them joining the AA810 Network when it launches in 2021 so that they can continue to pursue their interest in aerospace. Furthermore, we are particularly grateful to the Cambridge Flying Group who have so generously made this opportunity possible for all the young people involved.”
The Sandy Gunn Aerospace Careers Programme was launched in September 2019 to provide advice, encouragement and opportunity to those young people interested in having a future aerospace career. This free-of-charge service is rolling out across the UK through 2020 onwards with more events planned with our partner companies in industry. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org