BACK OUR CROWDFUND
Our crowdfund for 2017 (the biggest year yet for Plymouth Airport) is raising £75,000.
Please pledge* as much as you can to support the cause.
*Your pledge won't come out of your bank account until 31st October.
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I want to see Plymouth Airport reopened! Support the FlyPlymouth crowdfund with me and share the word: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/flyplymouth2017 @flyplymouth
SEND AN EMAIL (FOR PLYMOTHIANS)
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A few years ago Plymouth's travel links with the rest of the country were seriously damaged when a storm destroyed part of the Dawlish railway line to Plymouth.
As a city we are too cut off from the rest of the country. We're the 15th largest city in the UK, known as "Britain's Ocean City", with international connections by sea and the largest navy base in Western Europe, BUT, we don't have an functioning airport!
That's why I'm backing FlyPlymouth's campaign to reopen Plymouth Airport. In 2012, a petition signed by 38,000 people safeguarded the current airport site, and they've been working since then to reopen it.
They are currently doing a vital crowdfund for next year, when a verdict will be made on the airport's future, and I wanted to share it with you.
Please have a look at their website and videos, and consider making a pledge to their crowdfund:
SEND AN EMAIL (FOR PILOTS)
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Let's stand up for airports across the country!
One word: Jodel.
That's all us pilots need to hear to remember the lock-in of Martin Ferid, the Jodel Pilot whose safety was threatened when he needed to make an emergency landing at Plymouth Airport in 2015.
Well a year on, and FlyPlymouth are fighting to reopen that very airport so that pilots can once again enjoy Plymouth as a destination - and know that they'll be safe and greeted with a cup of tea and a smile if they ever need to land.
To that end, they are running a crowdfund to raise £75,000 to fight and win the Examination in Public in 2017 that could see the airport sold to redevelopment.
Please get behind them and keep a crucial South West airport open.
You can pledge right away on their crowdfund:
(Hours or Days)
APPROACH BUSINESSES TO PLEDGE
Our crowdfund not only needs the backing of individuals but of businesses too - especially as they are the one who would most frequently use the airport.
Anyone can contact a local business and encourage them to pledge, however we'd like to know that you're doing it so please tell us.
Click on the button below to get a sample script that you could use as an email or basis for a phone call or meeting.
In 2012 over 38,000 people signed a petition to safeguard Plymouth Airport.
4 years of work later, FlyPlymouth is the organisation that developed the business plans that form part of the strategic framework for Plymouth until 2031.
It is on stage 3 out of 5 of its plan to reopen Plymouth Airport to scheduled, commercial aviation, but it needs the local communities support for this next year of 2017 if it is to be successful.
Next year, an Examination in Public will test the policy to safeguard the airport. FlyPlymouth is raising £75,000 as a fighting fund for this examination. If the examination overturns the policy, everything the people of Plymouth have worked for in safeguarding the airport will be lost.
The airport will bring £10-15 million GVA into Plymouth. If you want to back that level of economic growth, then please back FlyPlymouth's crowdfund:
If you have any questions about FlyPlymouth's plans, call them on 01752 546171.
HELP RUN OUR EVENTS
We have a number of events planned over our Crowdfund, and need people who can volunteer to setup, steward, and tidy up afterwards.
If you can volunteer any amount of time to help, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
General and Press Enquiries:
Office 18, Genesis Building,
235 Union Street,
Devon PL1 3HN
FlyPlymouth office at Genesis Building