St Andrews support for disabled flight challenge

Pauline Gallagher, Paul Barnett (centre) and Andy Lothian check over the route of flight relay. Pic: ASM Media & PR
Pauline Gallagher, Paul Barnett (centre) and Andy Lothian check over the route of flight relay. Pic: ASM Media & PR
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The organiser of an ambitious UK-wide charity challenge for disabled pilots is looking for a sponsor for one of the north east Fife legs.

Paul Barnett, chairman of Barnetts of St Andrews, has already stepped up to provide local support and £250 sponsorship for the Scone to Dundee Airport section of the 4000-nautical mile Freedom of Flight Relay Challenge next summer.

Paul has had a private pilot’s licence since 1990 and roped in friend and fellow aviation enthusiast Andy Lothian, of Dundee, who is sponsoring the Dundee to Leuchars stage.

However, organiser Pauline Gallagher, of the charity Aerobility, is looking for support for the flight out of Leuchars.

The challenge aims to visit every county of the UK, with each leg being flown by a disabled pilot. It is set to take place between June 13 and July 1 next year, starting in Hampshire and finishing at Fairford Aerodrome, Gloucestershire, during the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Paul Barnett, pictured centre with Pauline and Andy, said: “This is a great event and I urge other businesses to support it.”

Contact Pauline at admin@freedom-of-flight.co.uk