14 April 2024

Blue Light Weekend raffle offers chance to win Tiger Moth flight

Organisers of this summer’s Blue Light Weekend have announced a competition to win a flight in the wartime Tiger Moth that will be performing a flypast at the event.

The 1939 biplane will be part of an air show on Sunday, August 13, after which one lucky person will win the chance to fly in it themselves.

The vintage plane, which is now based at Breighton airfield, near York, was once a training aircraft during the Second World War – now it is part of the Tiger Moth Academy which offers flypasts, flying experiences and flight training through the York Flying School.

Tickets for the raffle, which are on sale now, are priced £2.50, and all proceeds go towards emergency services charities and into funds for next year’s Blue Light Weekend.

The draw will be made online on Sunday, August 13, at 9pm during the Blue Light Weekend Bash music event at Withernsea’s Meridian centre, which will bring the curtain down on this year’s inaugural festival.

The prize is a 30-minute flight with pilot Sgt Dave Walker, who lives in Patrington and is the recruiting Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of 4 PARA based at Pudsey. The winner will be able to take the controls on the way back – and organisers say it may even be possible to fly over the winner’s house.

The Blue Light Weekend, which is dedicated to the memory of former Withernsea RNLI operations manager Steve Medcalf, will take place across the weekend of August 12-13, and will be a celebration of the emergency services on land and sea. It will incorporate the town’s biggest-ever air show as well as dozens of free family-friendly activities centred on Withernsea’s promenade.

For more information and an up-to-date line-up of events, visit bluelightwithernsea.com.

To enter the raffle, visit give.bluelightwithernsea.com.