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News from July 2020

Posted on: July 1st, 2020 by admin

Your help is needed. Sadly the 621 Historic Flight flagship, the mighty Sedbergh, needs a repair in able to return to flight. We are currently seeking donations to cover the cost of the repair which is going to be in the region of £1,000.

We will be providing the expertise and considerable labour to achieve this repair and the funding asked for will be to provide the hired workshop time, fabric, dopes and paints involved.

Our Sedbergh is still in stunning condition, 7 years after a refurb that saw it win best civilian entrant at RIAT in 2016.

Unfortunately COVID-19 saw her shut away in a metal shed which became an oven and the fabric has pulled off of the majority of the ribs under the starboard wing. It’s going to be heartbreaking to break into the perfect fabric to replace it up to the aileron.

Having just been welcomed to our new home at BGGC, Nympsfield, we are greatly saddened by this recent blow to our fleet and are desperate to get our Sedbergh back into the skies.

UPDATE APRIL 2021 – Thank you to a wealth of generous supporters, the GoFundMe campaign raised over £2,500. Naturally, the impacts of COVID-19 have slowed down the repair process but further news on that front is inbound and we sincerely hope to see her back in the skies later this year.

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