Local initiative helping elderly people fly for the first time

Local initiative helping elderly people fly for the first time

‘The Elders Flight’ is an initiative that helps more than 300 elders fly for the first time.

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On 22 April, at the Brakpan airfield, over 40 planes will take to the sky to give more than 300 elderly people the experience of flying for the first time.

 The initiative focuses on underprivileged elderly people as well as military veterans. 

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According to Felix Gosher, the event organiser, Jeppe’s Boy High will also join the day to play the bagpipes.

They have received support from many, but they still need sponsorships to ensure the day's success.

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If you would like to show your support, please contact Felix Gosher at 066 191 4603 or email [email protected][email protected].

'The Elders Flight' event originated at Rand Airport in November 2018 and occurred again in November 2019.

Upon the onset of the Covid 19 Pandemic and the perceived threat to Elders that it did pose, the project was placed on Ice until safer times for a crowd of Elderly to gather once again.

In 2023 we seek to relaunch the opportunity on the 22nd of April at Brakpan Airfield.

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We have a fleet in excess of 40 sponsored Aircraft ranging from Warbirds to General Aviation Fixed Wing and Rotary Wings.

The plan is to treat 300 Elders to the ultimate Aviation Experience, incorporating First Flights for the Underprivileged and Return to Cockpits for the Military Veterans.

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