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Eshott Airfield

Bockenfield Aerodrome

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Fly The Tyne 2018

Hello pilots, we have been asked to organise another Fly the Tyne for 2018, but this time Newcastle Air Traffic Control would like us to fly 70 microlights (fixed, flexwing & gyro) through their controlled airspace, as they are keen to support another event as the first Fly the Tyne 2016 proved very successful.

The current managers of Eshott Airfield have kindly allowed us to use their facilities for the event and both Storm Smith (owner of Eshott Airfield) and Eddie McCallum (owner of Athey’s Moor Airfield) have agreed to lead both formations. Pilots will take off at 30 second intervals from Eshott Airfield and fly a precise route and height for approximately 110 miles. Each aircraft will fly west over Hallington Reservoir before turning south towards Chester Le Street, then north flying low level over the Angel of the North, heading towards Newcastle city centre, then flying over the Tyne Bridge towards Tynemouth, then back north along the coast to land back at Eshott.

Newcastle Air Traffic Control are keen to help us co-ordinate this event again and to see us all navigate safely through their zone. The first ever Fly the Tyne in 2016 proved to be highly successful and raised funding for the nominated charity Streetwise and the pilots who took part really enjoyed the challenge. This event will build on the previous event and showcase your flying abilities. So our challenge again is to recruit as many pilots as possible (maximum 100), fly a precise route, help raise the profile of young people in need and have a great weekend. If you feel like rising to the challenge, setting a new official world record, supporting a North East charity, doing something slightly more adventurous, then please register your interest by completing the Eventbrite form and we will sign you up.

This event is advertised as a 3 day event, but it will only take place on one of the days, preferably Saturday 26th May, which gives us a 3 day weather window (fingers crossed!!). Once you have signed up we will provide you with further information, additional event details and briefings as the date draws closer.

It goes without saying that all pilots taking part must have valid insurance, a permit to fly, be radio competent, fit to fly, able to fly in good formation, respect ATC intructions, carry enough fuel not only to complete the route, which is approximately 110 miles, but to have enough in case of diversion and act as respectful ambassador for the charity and the sport of microlighting.

Please note: Newcastle Air Traffic Control have stipulated that all aircraft taking part must be able to maintain a minimum 60 mile per hour airspeed, unfortunately this will mean some of the older aircraft will not be able to take part, but we have to respect ATC decision. This event is not open to GA aircraft or SSDR.

The first 70 pilots to register will secure a place, then the next 30 pilots to register will be placed on a reserves list.

Fly the Tyne 2016 Youtube Link.

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Eshott Airfield

Bockenfield Aerodrome

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Northumberland

NE65 9QJ

United Kingdom

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