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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

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