Jack - oldest British Spitfire pilot
Fundraising for Mission Aviation Fellowship UK
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Jack hopes to become the oldest Briton to fly in a spitfire and raise money for the charity he helped launch in the aftermath of WWII - Mission Aviation Fellowship [MAF].
Jack's historic flight will take place to mark the 80th anniversary year of D-Day.
It will also pay tribute Jack's his best man and MAF co-founder Stuart King, who passed away in 2020. Stuart was an RAF Engineer and part of the D-Day landings with 247 Fighter Squadron.
Since Jack and Stuart became the first MAF pilots to fly from London to Nairobi back in 1948, the charity has grown to become the world's largest humanitarian air service. Today, MAF transports aid, medicine and development opportunities into the most isolated places on earth.
Jack is an former RAF Squadron Leader, and received the Air Force Cross for flying Lockheed Hudson aircraft with 353 Squadron during WWII. In recent years, he has performed aerobatics on his 100th birthday, has met the Red Arrows and remains passionate about aviation and charity work.
Please honour Jack and help him raise money for the charity co-founded almost 80 years ago, so that the most isolated communities can receive life-saving help through the use of light aircraft.
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