Red 1 flight suit in Aerobility Grand Auction

The annual Aerobility Grand Auction will opens to bids at 13:00 GMT on 13 November. Among the items up for auction is a flight suit from the Red Arrows. All profits from the auction go to help the charity provide flights for disabled people.

This year, there’s a flight in a Spitfire AND a flight in the former RAF fast jet trainer, the Folland Gnat up for grabs. The Gnat flight is accompanied by a behind the scenes tour for two people of the North Weald Battle of Britain airfield.

For aspiring Air Traffic Controllers, NATS has kindly donated a rare and privileged VIP tour for two people to tour the Heathrow Control Tower, overlooking the airport.

The Red Arrows have supported all Aerobility’s virtual fundraising events and Squadron Leader Martin Pert, leader of the 2020 team, has kindly donated the Red Arrows flying suit he wore for the Red Arrows tour of North America.

The auction includes a piece of aviation history: a signed and framed photo of G-CIVE departing London Heathrow runway 27L as BA195 to Houston on 24 February 2017. The print is signed and certified by the flight crew that flew her to St Athan on British Airways’ last ever flight operating the Queen of the Skies.

Other notable aviation auction lots include commercial all-moving flight simulator experiences, a trial flight with the Army gliding association and a Cessna trial flight at Goodwood. The auction also contains fabulous non-aviation opportunities such as a tour of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Bidding closes at 22:00 on 28 November and the finale will be broadcast as part of our annual fundraising event, The Aviators Ball.

Bids for the auction items can be made here.

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