Project Propeller goes to Coventry, APPG launches its airspace inquiry
Project Propeller, which has brought former aircrew together at airfields across the country for the past twenty years, is arranging for some 100 veterans to flown to Coventry Airport by volunteer pilots on 23 June 2019. There, they will be given the chance to handle an aircraft once again, and meet or catch up with fellow veterans.
Paul Brown, Air Traffic Manager at Coventry, who offered to host the event, commented: “We are proud to offer Coventry Airport up as the venue for next year’s Project Propeller. It is a wonderful event which just shows the level of respect and admiration people still have for the heroes who risked their lives in the Second World War, and it will be an honour to welcome these veterans.”
Graham Cowie, Project Propeller’s Air Operations Manager, adds: “The event was created as a way of thanking our brave airmen for their service in the Second World War. For the veterans we invite, it is a rare chance to meet up with others who have experienced the same things they have, to reminisce about the incredible stories they share. It also allows them to socialise with other ex-aircrew in a very relaxing environment where, because of their shared wartime experiences, they feel completely at home.
“For the experienced pilots, the chance to control an aircraft again is incredible and we have had such positive feedback over the years as to what this means to the veterans. The Project Propeller organisation team is always looking for more Second World War veterans to invite, having utilised social media in recent years to discover as many people eligible to attend as possible. We also welcome donations from the public, or corporate sponsorship, as the event costs around £7,000 a year to host.”
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Project Propeller brings together aircrew veterans with pilots who have volunteered to take them flying