‘Experience A Flight’ In An EC135

‘The world's biggest’ Flight Simulation show will take place this Saturday 8th October, at RAF Museum Cosford in Shropshire, and a charity fundraiser will be exhibiting an EC135 simulator and raising funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

The show which features a range of historic aircraft and flight simulator machines, will take place in Hangar 1, from 9.30am – 5.00pm, with the museum also open to visitors free of charge.

Charity fundraiser, Paul Wood, will be there with an EC135 flight simulator, so visitors can experience what it would be like to fly in a helicopter like the model used by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, in exchange for a donation to the charity. There will also be the chance to win a range of prizes and sit in the Pilot’s seat. 

Tickets on the day will be priced at £10.00 per person, under 16’s are free.

Maria Jones, fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in Shropshire, says: “With no Government or National Lottery funding, the charity relies on donations from the public to raise the £7 million needed each year to operate, so the funds raised by Paul Wood with his Air Ambulance 'Flying for Life' Challenge at the show will help to fund a future lifesaving air ambulance mission.”

Paul Wood, charity fundraiser, adds: “I have personally benefited from a lifesaving air ambulance mission, so raising money for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is a privilege as I know just how important their work is. 

“We would encourage people to come down and experience the day and find out what it is like to fly a helicopter. You could win some fabulous prizes just for donating and help us to raise funds for the charity.”

For more information about the Flight Simulation show please visit: www.flightsimulatorshow.com/home.html  

 

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