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UK National Record Attempt With Pentagon Clearance Acquired for a Charity Flight for Fly2Help

Dépèche transmise le 13 août 2009 par PRNewswire

OXFORD, England, August 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A high-flying duo is entering the prestigious Dawn to Dusk competition and is about to set out on a 1,000-mile endurance flight, visiting 24 airfields around the UK in a single day.

Steve Bridgewater and Amanda Harrison (both 34) will be setting off from Wellesbourne Mountford aerodrome near Stratford-upon-Avon at 5.00am on Friday 14th August in an attempt to win the Dawn to Dusk flying competition. One of the judges is Prince Philip.

"Amanda and I were awarded both the 'Tiger Club Trophy' and 'Pooley Sword' last year," said Steve, "but we were beaten to first place."

"Competitors must choose a theme for their entry and then complete as much flying as possible between dawn and dusk on a single day," explained Amanda. "Steve and I have chosen to mark the 100th anniversary of Britain's very first airshow by visiting as many current and former airshow venues as we can in a day."

Britain's first airshow took place in October 1909 with events taking place within days of each other at Doncaster and Blackpool. Today, airshows are the second most popular spectator sport in Britain, with attendance figures exceeding 6.5million. Only football matches draw a bigger crowd.

Steve (an aviation journalist) and Amanda (a commercial pilot) are using their epic flight to raise awareness of the Fly2Help Foundation. Fly2Help is a registered charity which aims to lift the horizons of people of all ages and from all backgrounds through the medium of flight. It supports those with life-limiting and chronic illnesses.

This will be the start of record breaking flights for Amanda. Find out more about the flight's UK record and follow the flight's progress at

The aeroplane is a single-engined Piper PA-28 Warrior aeroplane generously provided by Take Flight Aviation at Wellesbourne Mountford.

Photographs available on request.

Sponsors http://www.takeflightaviation.com http://www.flightworx.co.uk http://www.pooleys.com http://www.airboxaero.com http://www.turnerlogs.com

Fly2Help Foundation

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Mandy Pantall on +44(0)1285-770821

CONTACT: Fly2Help Foundation: e-mail , Mandy Pantall on+44(0)1285-770821

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