The Flying Reporter Meet-up Marathon

In aid of the Aerobility Charity

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About the challenge

On 16 March 2024, there were just 12 hours between sunrise and sunset, and so I planned to land at 12 aerodromes in 12 hours and raise more than £1200 for the Aerobility Charity.  I was inspired to undertake the challenge as part of the International Dawn to Dusk Competition Sponsored by Pooley’s Flight Equipment.  You can read about the competition here and consider entering yourself.

 

The Dawn to Dusk competition is in its 60th year, and provides a unique aeronautical challenge participating in a day’s flying using an aircraft of the competitor’s choice. The competition is an opportunity to further your flying, to expand your horizons and to give you the excuse you need to have the flying adventure you have always wanted to have.  I wanted to use the adventure to raise money for Aerobility.

 

The day was a huge success.  In no small part due to the support of the airfields, flying clubs, volunteers and a great turnout from my followers. Thank you to so many of you who have already donated via my just giving page.  As of 24 March, more than £7500 has been collected which is phenomenal.  Well done you!

 

The post event video gives you a really good flavour of the day and explores some of the challenges we faced.

Where we stopped

The planned route

Here was the route we flew.   You can download the SkyDemon track below.

Donate to the fundraiser

There’s still time to donate.  Please give generously through my Justiving page.  Every little helps!