FlyPlymouth the social enterprise behind the bid to reopen Plymouth Airport has launched a prize draw to win a personal flight over the City of Plymouth. As part of their initiative to raise the profile of their two year plan, Richard Crocker, a private pilot has offered to take one lucky winner in a private plane over the City,
Richard Crocker, Chief Operating Officer of FlyPlymouth stated: "We really want to stir up and encourage the community to get behind us, support us and so this is a great way to give someone an amazing experience seeing the wonderful sites we have in our City from the air. I love being a private pilot and I love Plymouth, so I am delighted to take someone out in a plane and let them see what I see".
FlyPlymouth launched last month from at a packed public meeting at University of St Mark and St John. Their vision and mission is create a credible and financially sustainable Airport for the City. Launching a crowdfunding project on May 11th to raise funding to engage aviation industry experts to validate their business plan, over the £13,000 has already been donated by residents and businesses across the City.
Raoul Witherall, Chief Executive said "To enter the flight draw people need to visit our website or Facebook page and simply share / retweet one of the posts we have made with the hashtag #FlyPlymouth. If people are not technically savvy they can write to us at our address and request to enter".
"It's an exciting opportunity for someone to really have a great experience and see Plymouth from the air. We hope that running this draw, we can ramp up the awareness of the benefits that a reopened airport will bring for the City".
FlyPlymouth will draw names and notify the winner on 7th July 2015.