On the 16th August, Guy Westgate and Simon Moores attended the Dunsfold Wings and Wheels Press Launch with our MDM-1 Fox Glider and the Piper PA25 Pawnee. Wings and Wheels is Dunsfold’s annual airshow which is now one of the very best in the UK. Not only do visitors enjoy a four hour flying display in which GliderFX are participating in, but also the very best in historic and current motorsport action on Dunsfold’s runway which is also doubles up as the Top Gear test track and the home of the Stig!
Each year Wings and Wheels supports local and national charities which this year will include : Brooklands Museum Trust, Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust, Help for Heroes and Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
For the press launch, an impressive number of historic and current military aircraft attended alongside some stunning Ford GT40s, Jaguar E-Types, Dragsters and motorbikes. Amongst the airshow representatives were the Hawk T1 flown by Flt Lt Jules Fleming, Peter Monk with his Spitfire and Peter Teichman in his Hurricane. On top of sampling the Top Gear test track in a classic car or take a local flight in a Robinson R44 Helicopter, GliderFX offered the oppotunity to the press to experience the aerobatic abilities of our Fox glider with Guy. As well as the press flights, a busy day was topped off by Simon performing a banner tow in the Pawnee for the photoshoot with a banner reading “DUNSFOLD WINGS & WHEELS 28-29 AUG 2011”
Thanks must go to Nancy Edwards, Gerry Forristal and the rest of the Dunsfold Park team for their hospitality and to Dave Walton and Barry Sargeant of TSA Consulting for coordinating the aviation activities.