Tag Archive: Young Aviators Day

Ulster Flying Day – KD Report

Sun Shines for Brilliant Ulster Braves Day Saturday 5th September dawned bright and sunny; not blazing hot but at least we had got what was to be perfect weather for our Bader Braves Young Aviators Day with The Ulster Flying Club at Newtownards Airport. Please click on the link to read Keith Delderfield’s Report

Dunkeswell Braves Beat the Weather

(Rather an apt logo as it turned out!) Our old friend, the weather, clearly did its best to stymie yet another Young Aviators Day at Dunkeswell on Saturday. However, everyone concerned held their nerve and eventually, largely thanks to some determined work by the pilots, a thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all as you can see from Keith… View Article

Barton Braves Beat the Weather…

…At the Second Attempt! Please click on the link to read Keith Delderfield’s report of a very successful Young Aviators Day at City Airport, Manchester – despite the weather! The report will open in a separate window. KD Report

URGENT! Flying Day News!

Calling all Braves! We have some important news re our Young Aviators Days: Barton (scheduled date Saturday 13th June – new date Sunday 14th June) Entries Closed:  on Wednesday evening for this event. (Remember we always have to close entries on the Wednesday before a weekend Flying Day in order to allow time for the… View Article

Ulster Flying Day Postponed

We are sorry to inform all Braves hoping to attend the Young Aviators Day at Ulster on Saturday that we have been advised by the met office in Ulster that high winds and generally very unfavourable flying conditions have been forecast for the area on Saturday. As a result, with great regret, we have decided to… View Article

Next Young Aviators Days…

Hello Braves! As you’ll all know, entries have closed for the imminent Young Aviators Day this Saturday at Ulster. A gentle reminder that, in order to allow time for admin, entries close on Wednesday evenings for Flying Days the ensuing weekend. The only difference this year will be the Young Aviators Day in Hull (14th August), which… View Article

Perth Flying Day Full

Our Young Aviators Day at Perth is full and we have had to close entries. The Flying Day, to be held at Scottish Aero Club, Perth Airport, Scone, Perth, PH2 6PL on Saturday 23rd May has proved to be very popular and we’re sorry to disappoint any Braves who hadn’t got around to reserving a… View Article

Entries Closed for Kinloss

Entries have now closed for the Bader Braves Young Aviators Day at Moray Flying Club, Kinloss, this coming Saturday, 16th May. As last year, we have to close entries on the Wednesday before a Flying Day weekend to allow us to process entries and paperwork and this will apply to all events. We apologise for… View Article

Young Aviators Day at Bodmin Airfield this Saturday (23rd August) now full

Hello BADER BRAVES! We hope you’ve had a good weekend. I’ve just heard that our Young Aviators Day to be held at Cornwall Flying Club, Bodmin Airfield this coming Saturday, 23rd August, is full and, with regret, we are unable to accept any further entries. We apologise to any of our Braves who had hoped to… View Article

Big Bertha Bags BADER BRAVES at GOODWOOD!

BIG BERTHA BAGS BADER BRAVES AT GOODWOOD In an odd way it was something of a relief to awake this Sunday morning to the sound of rain beating on the bedroom window for, on Friday morning and in the light of the terrible weather forecast for Sunday 10th August along the South Coast region,  a… View Article

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day – Goodwood Flying Club

BADER BRAVES YOUNG AVIATORS DAY at GOODWOOD FLYING CLUB: SUNDAY 10TH AUGUST: Goodwood Flying Club – Goodwood Airfield, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PH. (NB: This Event is full and entries have been closed. We are sorry for any disappointment.)

Bader Braves – Shropshire Storms Swoop on Sleap…Keith Delderfield’s report.

SHROPSHIRE STORMS SWOOP ON SLEAP Report by Keith Delderfield   Saturday 19th July saw Mother Nature at her worst in Shropshire!! My phone sprung into life around 06.15 with the first call of the day from a concerned parent of one of our Bader Braves enquiring as to whether or not our Young Aviators Day… View Article

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day – Shropshire Aero Club

BADER BRAVES YOUNG AVIATORS DAY at SHROPSHIRE AERO CLUB: SATURDAY 19TH JULY: Shropshire Aero Club – Sleap Aerodrome, Harmer Hill, Shropshire, SY4 3HE

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day at White Waltham: Brilliant! Keith Delderfield’s report….

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day – West London Aero Club

BADER BRAVES YOUNG AVIATORS DAY at WEST LONDON AERO CLUB: SUNDAY 6TH JULY: West London Aero Club – White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3TW

Entries closed for Young Aviators Day at Haverfordwest!

We’ve just heard that the BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day to be held at Haverfordwest Airport on the 20th September is now full and, with regret, we’re unable to accept any further entries. As you know, this is a revised date as the event was originally scheduled for the end of June but had to… View Article

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day – Devon & Somerset Flight Training

BADER BRAVES YOUNG AVIATORS DAY at DEVON & SOMERSET FLIGHT TRAINING: SATURDAY 21ST JUNE: Devon & Somerset Flight Training – Dunkeswell Aerodrome, Honiton, Devon, EX14 4LG

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day – Perth (KD Report)

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day – Scottish Aero Club

BADER BRAVES YOUNG AVIATORS DAY at SCOTTISH AERO CLUB: Saturday 24th May: Scottish Aero Club – Perth Airport, Scone, Perth, PH2 6PL

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day – Moray Flying Club

BADER BRAVES YOUNG AVIATORS DAY at MORAY FLYING CLUB: Saturday 17th May: Moray Flying Club: Kinloss Barracks, Forres, Morayshire, IV36 3UH

BADER BRAVES – Flying Day at Waddington a great success! (Now with Gallery)

Here is Keith Delderfield’s report of the great Young Aviators Day enjoyed by our BADER BRAVES and their families at the RAF Waddington Flying Club, Lincoln, on Saturday 7th September. Sadly Keith forgot to take his camera with him(!) so we’d be very grateful to receive any pictures taken of the day by our Braves…. View Article

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day at Bodmin – Report by Keith Delderfield (Now with photos by Derek Boyce)

Many thanks to Victor Rose for sending in these great photos of Kedmanee enjoying the Flying Day at Bodmin. We are always delighted to receive pictures and reports from our Braves and their families. It’s lovely to have them to share as memories with existing Braves and to encourage new Braves to join the BADER… View Article

BADER BRAVES Flying Day Sleap – Some photographs from Bader Brave, Ellie

We always love hearing from our BADER BRAVES about their experiences at the Young Aviators Days and other BB Events and we were delighted to receive these great photographs from Ellie who joined us for the hugely successful Flying Day at Sleap Aerodrome in Shropshire on Saturday 20th July. A big thank you also to… View Article

BADER BRAVES – A Great Day at Dunkeswell

Sun Shines for Super Show At Dunkeswell. 19 Bader Braves and their families gathered at Dunkeswell Aerodrome near Honiton in Devon on Saturday 29th June for the first ever Young Aviators Day at this splendid and very friendly venue. To make the day even more enjoyable we were blessed with some splendid weather, warm sunshine… View Article

BADER BRAVES Flying Day at Haverfordwest – A Helper (and flyer)’s Wonderful Blog & Film

We are enormously grateful to one of the lovely helpers at the BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day, which was held at Haverfordwest Airport on Saturday 8th June. Leia Fee was an enormous help on the day in every way, and, with help from her mother, last seen leaving the airfield with a car boot full… View Article

BADER BRAVES Flying Day Kinloss – Some great new photographs!

We are very grateful to Billy Laing of the Forres Camera Club for sending in the great photos taken at the BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day at Moray Flying Club, Kinloss Barracks. The Flying Day took place on Saturday 18th May – an inauspicious day weather-wise as it turned out. Fortunately all at Kinloss Barracks… View Article

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day White Waltham – From a Pilot’s Perspective

We are greatly indebted to the pilots, volunteers, helpers and all at the various Airfields that so kindly host our BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Days. Without their support and generosity these events simply wouldn’t be possible. It was both gratifying and poignant, therefore, to hear from Stuart Scott, one of the pilots at the thoroughly… View Article

BADER BRAVES – West London Aero Club Flying Day – Report by Keith Delderfield

BADER BRAVES Flying Day White Waltham Airfield – Some photographs…

I was lucky to be at the BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day at the West London Aero Club at White Waltham Airfield yesterday (Sunday 12th May). As in previous years, the Club, their members and their wonderful pilots did us proud and ensured that the Braves and their families had a great day out. There’s… View Article

BADER BRAVES – 2013 Flying Days off to a great start at Ulster

The first BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day of 2013 took place at Ulster Airfield on Bank Holiday Saturday, 4th May. As you’ll read from Keith Delderfield’s report below, we couldn’t have had a better start to the 2013 Programme. There are more photographs to follow, so please keep checking in.   Bader Braves Young Aviators… View Article

BADER BRAVES! – Flying Day report from Ulster

The BADER BRAVES had a great day to mark the first Young Aviators Day in Northern Ireland on Saturday, September 1st. A report by Keith Delderfield follows but, as always, we’d love to receive your own reports and photographs if you’re willing to share them. These Flying Days are very much your days, BRAVES, and… View Article

BADER BRAVES! A Day at Tangmere Aviation Museum! Don’t miss this great opportunity

A reminder to all BADER BRAVES and their families that Saturday 11th August offers the opportunity to spend the day at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. You will get a FREE GUIDED TOUR of this fascinating museum and the opportunity to learn more about Sir Douglas Bader, our eponymous hero. This is a wonderful complement to… View Article

OLYMPICS SHOOT DOWN BADER BRAVES HEADCORN EVENT!!

The Douglas Bader Foundation have just received notification that due to demands on airspace inflicted by the 2012 Olympic Games air restrictions in the locality and the subsequent demands on the workforce at Headcorn and increased circuit workload, the Headcorn Bader Braves Young Aviators Day scheduled for Sunday 5th August has had to be postponed…. View Article
McNamaras Hit Target!

McNamaras Hit Target!

We’ve just heard from Angela McNamara that they’ve hit their fund-raising target of £1,000.00. A fantastic achievement! As you’ll know if you’ve been reading the News Posts and Blogs, David McNamara, father of BADER BRAVE, Morgan, undertook to complete the gruelling 3 Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation, specifically the BADER… View Article

There’s a LITTLE bit more time to show your support for David!

If you’ve been keeping up with this Website, you’ll know that Andy McNamara, father of BADER BRAVE, Morgan, completed the gruelling 3 Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation, specifically the BADER BRAVES initiative. David’s wife, Angela, has set herself the task of raising £1000.00 on the back of David’s achievement. She… View Article

IMPORTANT! Tangmere Aviation Museum Event Postponed

Unfortunately our Tangmere Aviation Museum Event, scheduled for Saturday 26th May has had to be postponed and will now take place on Saturday 11th August. We apologise for the short notice and for any disappointment caused by this change to the Bader Braves Programme. It does mean, however, that those of you able to be… View Article

URGENT! BADER BRAVES – Waddington Falls Victim to the Olympics!

Waddington Falls Victim to the Olympics!! It is with more than a tinge of sadness that we have had to cancel our Bader Braves Young Aviators Day scheduled for 2nd June 2012 at RAF Waddington due to the stations commitment to the upcoming London Olympics. Despite considerable efforts to find an alternative venue the time… View Article

IMPORTANT! Date change for 1st Caernarfon Flying Day

Calling all BADER BRAVES! * Please note that the date of our 5th BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day 2012 at Caernarfon Airport, Dinas Dinlle, Gwynedd, LL54 5TP has had to be changed * Instead of being held on Saturday July 7th as originally scheduled, the 1st of our 2 Flying Days at Caernarfon has been put… View Article

Countdown! David’s digging deep – please dig deep to support him

DAVID McNAMARA from Maidenhead, father of one of our Bader Braves, has taken on the amazing 3 Peaks Challenge on behalf of his son and to raise much needed funds for the Foundation and, in particular, the Braves project. David’s son is something of a Braves veteran having participated in a number of our Young… View Article

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Days 2012 – Latest Schedule: 12 Opportunities This Year!

We are delighted and very proud to announce the final schedule for our BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Days 2012. We have increased both the amount of dates – we can now offer an amazing 12 to choose from – and also the venues. As well as some old favourites, you’ll see brand new names and… View Article

Bader Braves Young Aviators Day – Goodwood

Braves Golden Day at Glorious Goodwood Once again Goodwood Aerodrome provided not just a superb venue for our Bader Braves Young Aviators Day on 21st August but also great weather, maybe not quite as hot as last year but sunny and bright, just right for a very successful flying day. Youngsters were again treated to flights… View Article

Bader Braves Young Aviators Day at Seething – Brilliant New Photographs!

Simon Finlay, a professional photographer, has kindly allowed us to publish photographs he took at the excellent Bader Braves Young Aviators Day at Seething Airfield, a previous World War 2 Bomber Station, on Sunday 7th August. There are quite a lot of images so we’ve split them into 3 separate Galleries. They are on the… View Article

Super Seething Bader Braves – Young Aviators Day

A Super Day at Seething Despite warnings of poor weather for our Bader Braves Young Aviators Day at Seething Airfield, a previous WW2 bomber station that had been home to 63 B-24 Liberator aircraft of the USAAF 448th Bombardment Group (Heavy), Sunday 7th August dawned bright and sunny and continued in that mode throughout the… View Article

Cornwall Flying Club give the Bader Braves a day to remember at Bodmin

Blazing Bodmin makes for Brilliant Bader Braves Day Following the disappointing weather of last weekend that forced the abandonment of our White Waltham event (now rearranged for Sunday 28th August), waking to a bright sunny morning in Bodmin was a huge relief. 31 Bader Braves assembled at the Cornwall Flying Club based at Bodmin Airfield… View Article
IMPORTANT NOTICE! Postponement of Young Aviators Day at White Waltham 17/07/11

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Postponement of Young Aviators Day at White Waltham 17/07/11

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day: Sunday 17th July at the West London Aero Club, White Waltham Airfield I’ve just received the following notification of the postponement of the above event from Keith Delderfield, the Douglas Bader Foundation Director of Operations (known to most of you already, I’m sure!). Please note the proposed new date. “I am sorry… View Article
IMPORTANT NOTICE! – Postponement of Young Aviators Day at White Waltham 17/07/11

IMPORTANT NOTICE! – Postponement of Young Aviators Day at White Waltham 17/07/11

BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day: Sunday 17th July at the West London Aero Club, White Waltham Airfield I’ve just received the following notification of the postponement of the above event from Keith Delderfield, the Douglas Bader Foundation Director of Operations (known to most of you already, I’m sure!). Please note the proposed new date. “I… View Article
Some more photographs have been added to the Young Aviators Day at Kinloss Gallery

Some more photographs have been added to the Young Aviators Day at Kinloss Gallery

The Kinloss Press Office have kindly sent us 4 more photographs which have been added to the BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Day at Kinloss Gallery. You can click HERE to go straight to the Gallery … …or, if you haven’t already read the report on the Bader Braves Young Aviators Day courtesy of The Moray… View Article

Brilliant Sunshine Brings Broad Smiles to Kinloss.

After two weekends when the weather has left a little to be desired the Bader Braves Young Aviators at Kinloss were treated to a super day made all the better by clear blue skies and brilliant sunshine. Once everyone had arrived and been taken through the safety briefing for the day the first treat was… View Article

Perth Braves Beat the Weather.

Saturday 18th June, 07.30, Perth in the heartland of Scotland, weather – NOT GOOD!! After a quick check with event co-ordinator, Iain Waghorn of The Scottish Aero Club a decision was made to delay the final decision as to whether or not our Young Aviators Day could go ahead until conditions were checked at Perth… View Article

Weather closes Caernarfon Young Aviators Day

For the second weekend the weather spoiled our Young Aviators Day; this time Caernarfon Airport was the target for high winds, low cloud and poor visibility!! It was clear on Friday evening that Saturday 25th June may be, in the words of Paul Asbridge, CEO of The Eagles Wings Trust & CFI at Caernarfon Airport,… View Article

Bader Braves Flying Day at White Waltham – A Personal View by Jessica Soanes

Following the excellent Bader Braves Young Aviators Day hosted by the West London Aero Club at White Waltham, we received the following wonderful accolade from Jessica Soanes, aged 11. We think that Jessica speaks very eloquently for many who may spend most of their time in a wheelchair or are otherwise physically restricted, about the… View Article

Bader Braves Young Aviators Day-A Cracker at RAF Kinloss!

Excellent day for Bader Braves at RAF Kinloss. Our re-arranged Bader Braves Young Aviators Day at RAF Kinloss on 31st July following the abandonment of the earlier date due to bad weather, proved a resounding success. As usual, the crews from 201 Squadron pulled out all the stops in ensuring that this was going to… View Article

Bader Braves Flying Day – White Waltham: A Day to Remember

BADER BRAVES is an initiative of the DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION (Charity Commission Registration Number:800435) The BADER BRAVES Young Aviators’ Day at the West London Aero Club, White Waltham, took place on Sunday 18th July and, as at the same venue last year, was a wonderful event thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. “Just wanted to say… View Article