Fancy seeing the UK from a completely different perspective?
That’s the great prize on offer for one lucky raffle prize winner at the ALMR Christmas lunch at Billingsgate Market, London, on 17 December 2015.
All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Licensed Trade Charity, which owns and manages three schools.
Two of these schools are for young people with special needs. The LTC also has a charitable arm to support former or current workers from the pub trade who are experiencing difficulties.
Over 1,300 hospitality industry guests will get the chance to win this really special trip in a light aircraft (see below).
It could be you, to quote two TV celebrities from down under.
The prize would be a sixty minute sight-seeing flight for one or two people in a light aircraft from your nearest local airfield in the UK on a date to be arranged and subject to suitable weather conditions. Your host would be GS Systems managing director Niels Nielsen, who is an experienced light-aircraft pilot, or alternatively a local flying organisation. Niels’ plane is pictured here at Eddsfield – a quiet airfield in East Yorkshire, near Bridlington & Scarborough.
The inside of the light aircraft may appear complicated but it is just like a car dash except you’re operating in three dimensions according to Niels, who has flown all over Europe and is thinking about attempting a flying world record in 2015 but is not sure what to attempt yet. He’d love any ideas you have. Catch him at the ALMR Xmas lunch. This picture was taken in Niels’ cockpit 29 miles south of Barton, Manchester.
Forget Gerry and his Ferry cross the Mersey …. an aerial view of one of the UK’s most famous and iconic cities with the Liver building and the new museum below is music to our ears.
The Menai Straights with Anglessey on the right.
The Conway estuary in north Wales, the river is 27 miles long, starting on the Migneint moor and discharging in Conway bay.
A different view of the Conway Estuary with the marina and the A55 crossing it. All these shots were taken this Autumn by Niels and his passengers and fellow pilots.
The pier at Llandudno in Wales. Don’t those beaches look enticing.
There are few more inspiring sights to see than rolling hills and mountains and the sea with the clouds casting scattered shadows on the terrain below. This shot was taken flying over Snowdonia in Wales.
More of wonderful Wales at its most majestic and eye-catching – two mountain lakes near Snowdon. Capturing a scene like this is a truly memorable prize.
An overcrowded island? You can make your own mind up when you take to the skies and have a look at the open fields and countryside of our green and pleasant land. This picture shows the Cheshire plains.
On the other side of the country from Wales and Cheshire, here are the stunning cliffs just outside of Scarborough in Yorkshire. Now you can see why it is called a rugged coastline.
Scarborough town centre as very few people will ever get to see it. Although it could be you this Xmas if you buy a raffle ticket for the ALMR Christmas lunch charity draw. Good luck to everyone buying a ticket… And have a great event too.