The historic British Eagle DC-6 came alive again this week as it flew (in orginal 1963 livery) to ILA in Berlin, with the aim of tomorrow overflying the civilian Airlift terminus of Wunstorf and the former RAF Gatow before landing at the Airlift station.
But they now need financial help?
After months of exhaustive fundraising, the DC-6,G-APSA, operated by Air Atlantique, requires another £10,000 pounds today to be able to cover dry costs and be able to take part in the event as planned.
Julian Firth, Head of DC-6 operations at Air Atlantique, encapsulates what is at stake if they cannot make the required funding:
“we must (if the funding isn’t reached) retire from this important engagement and miss the last opportunity to celebrate the important events of 1948-49 at the airfield which has become its spiritual home”
A new sponsor will benefit from media coverage, on site opportunities and the Flight seal of approval for keeping such an iconic aircraft in the air!
So if you have a spare £10,000 lying around, please contact the DC-6 team and offer your support!