The Flying Reporter Meet-up Marathon

On 16 March 2024, I’m going to try and land at 12 aerodromes in 12 hours and raise £1200 for the Aerobility Charity.

On 16 March, there is just 12 hours between sunrise and sunset, and I plan to depart at sunrise from Norwich in my Piper Arrow, landing back there at around 18:00-18:30 before official night.

I want to meet as many of you as possible, and so at the majority of the stops, I’ll be holding a kind of fan speed-dating exercise! I’ll have just 25 minutes before departing again, allowing selfies, giving out signed photos and taking donations for Aerobility.

I’m doing the challenge as part of the International Dawn to Dusk competition, sponsored by Pooley’s Flight Equipment.

You can find out about the competition here, and even take part in your own challenge.

All money donated will go to Aerobility, save for the fees charged by Just Giving.

Please donate on Just Giving here, or come and see me in person and fill up my charity bucket – Notes are better than coins for weight and balance purposes!!!

My flight schedule, and meet-up times will be frequently updated.  The latest schedule can be found below.  If the challenge cannot go-ahead on 16 March because of weather or technical problems, it will be rescheduled for Sunday 17 March or the following weekend.

I’m looking for help from a small ground support team.  I am looking for a qualified pilot to help with checking Notams/weather during the challenge and help at each of the stopping points with logistics and people/crowd management.  If you think you can help, please get in touch here.