Lee to Lyneham for Help for Heroes

RAF Lyneham Flying Club held a fly-in 6 Sep 09 to raise money for "Help for Heroes". This is a charity well known and well supported by a number of our own local aviators, who helped raise £17000 last year. Did you know H4H have raised £30m for wounded servicemen and service women in their first two years?

A number of us were quick off the mark and fortunate enough to be allocated a few of the 30 slots and support the event. Earliest slot was for David Skertchly, Malcolm Barton and the Naomi House charity "teddy-pilot" in G-ATIS.


Phoenix Steve, Nuala and Frank flew in with G-BOHA and with Alan Davies in G-BWUH.

Peter Bentley is always an interesting arrival in his Tipsy Nipper, no less so on this occasion ;-) but sadly no photo!

Jon Butts flew in N147KA with Martyn Stretch and Morgan Wirth.

The Lyneham club laid on extensive tours of C-130 variants, both "Glass" and "Classic"


Hawk and Tornado were on static display. Last time I saw this Tornado was a rather memorable tuesday afternoon Laughing ...

Tornado ZA372, North Sea, 2002


Lyneham Flying Club's "Seb", a C-130 pilot was keen to see the SR22 cockpit, this shot taken earlier when Lyneham inbound.


It was a very interesting and enjoyable visit all round and a tidy sum was raised for charity. Many thanks to Officer Commanding RAF Lyneham and the RAF Lyneham Flying Club.

We invited Lyneham Flying Club to visit us at Lee - whether that would be by C-130 or PA28 etc who knows! Cool

What RAF Lyneham is all about.