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Airbase helps ex-Mayor's charity appeal
11:52am Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
A NORTH Yorkshire airbase has supported the former Lord Mayor of York’s charity appeal.
RAF Linton-On-Ouse hosted prize winners and gave them a behind the scenes look at how flying training is delivered to pilots who will go on to fly the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft, such as the Eurofighter Typhoon and the F-35 Lightning II.
Coun Keith Hyman, who raised £80,000 for good causes while he was the Lord Mayor of York, launched a competition from RAF Linton to raise money for the Soldier’s, Sailor’s and Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA) and the Special Olympics City Of York charities, with 20 winners being given the tour of the base.
The winners also visited the air traffic control tower and other key sections of the base, while the top prize was scooped by Philip Welch and Martin Welch, who both got a fighter pilot’s perspective of the Vale of York in the flight simulator.