Shuttleworth de Havilland Tiger Moth Charity weekend on 12/13 June at Old Warden
This event is a charity weekend for the benefit of two charities. Very important charities.
The first is for children (what can be more important?) and the second is the Shuttleworth Trust - also important - but I am sure they do not see it that way. Indeed, they 'do a deal' for the use of the airfield!
This event has raised huge sums of money in the past and the result has been money going to children's much needed medical charities.
A few years ago, an overseas member of dHMC (THE TEAGUE CHALLENGE) started a scheme whereby club members can sponsor a Tiger Moth ride for a young person. This year, so far, 45 young people will benefit from the scheme from Bridgewater School, Berkhamsted, Hitchin Scouts, and Onslow-St. Audrey’s School, Hatfield so we should see some smiles!
Anyway, trips in a Tiger cost £55 and they will fly anyone. This is cheap I reckon, and as an ex-Tiger Pilot I think I can claim to know, but the aeroplane brings such enormous pleasure to most people it is simply worth the price just to sit in it! Let alone fly in it.
Give the event support and tell your friends about it. If the weather is half as good as it was yesterday it will be a fantastic day out.
Another point worth think about - if you are a family. Not sure much is made of this, but Old Warden lends itself to a family day out with a picnic. A tailgate champagne party even. There is a great restaurant now and ice cream stall. Nice friendly people - what more could you want.
Go for it and have fun.