View Full Version : In FLL on the 6th November? Want to rub shoulders with Sir Freddie Laker?

The Guvnor
21st Oct 2001, 18:44
Have received this from a friend in FLL who is organising what promises to be a most enjoyable evening.

One of the great legends in the British airline industry is Sir Freddie Laker.

Sir Richard Branson told me in Miami in April 1993 "Sir Freddie is my idol. Sir Freddie is a major reason I started Virgin Atlantic."

Sir Freddie was a pioneer and the FIRST entrepreneur in the airline business. He is an amazing, indefatigable 79 with that same fighting twinkle in his eye. He lives in Freeport, Bahamas in a house he and Lady Laker had built last year with a pied-a-terre in Boca. He still runs his successful charter airline business based out of Ft. Lauderdale & Freeport.

Sir Freddie and Lady Laker will be at The British Ball in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday November 3rd.

This is a rare opportunity....he gets swamped with invitations and accepts few. He is such a super, amiable bloke and I think it would be marvellous to have British pilots & aviation biz people at the ball who admire him or just want to shake his hand. Sir Freddie will be accompanied by his longtime pilot pal, Terry Fensome, who flew often for Laker. Terry now runs Pelican Airways flying school in South Florida.

British showbiz celebrity Mike Winters of Mike and Bernie Winters fame and Florida's British Consul with also be VIP guests.

If you'd like us to email you an invitation with full details please reply to this email.
Include your name and daytime phone.

----Patricia Kawaja, Ball Coordinator
President Florida Association of British Business
(954) 565-3429
Email to: [email protected]

[ 21 October 2001: Message edited by: The Guvnor ]

21st Oct 2001, 20:49
Well Guvbuster! Wanna have a go at this post? Or is it safe to asume there is nothing objectionable in a piece about Freddie Laker? :rolleyes:

21st Oct 2001, 21:57
hi Neil-
That friend of yours wouldn't be you by any change, would it?
Anyway, it seems you're finally going to sell your first tickets then...although only tickets for a convention i.s.o. your long awaited airline....
Got any clue by now?