A wonderful weekend of Air Racing at Herefordshire Aero Club

A wonderful weekend of Air Racing at Herefordshire Aero Club

Over the weekend of 12th and 13th August, Shobdon Airfield welcomed 17 Royal Aero Club 3Rs air-racing pilots and their aircraft to race for one of the world’s most prestigious handicap air racing trophies – The King’s Cup and its qualifying precursor trophy The Stewards Cup.

The King’s Cup is probably the most coveted trophy in sporting aviation arousing keen competition since King George V first presented it in 1922. This year marks the 95thAnniversary of The King’s Cup air race. Cliff Hawkins (Vice Chairman Royal Aero Club Records, Rally & Racing Association) and Sue Byatt (JET Regional Youth Programmes Manager for the Midlands) presented the awards for the event.

Sue Byatt, JET’s Regional Youth Programme Manager for the West Midlands was able to talk to spectators at the event about our work which prompted Mike Hutchinson to say ‘What an interesting charity. I would love to fundraise to help the work of the Trust.’

At the end of an exciting weekend of competition the 3Rs pilots, navigators, officials and supporters donated £560 to the Jon Egging Trust, and spectators at the airfield donated a further £183.60, a total of £743.60, which was presented to Sue Byatt at the awards ceremony on Sunday.

Thank you to everyone who supported and donated to JET over the weekend.