Aviation charity launches Spitfire trail for 2016

The fly2help charity that aims to bring the joy of flying to disadvantages people of all ages, has announced a plan for a national public art event for 2016.

The fly2help Spitfire Trail 2016 will be a display of at least 25 decorated Spitfire glass fibre sculptures, bringing together the aviation community with the general public to celebrate the wonder of flight – and fly2help’s tenth anniversary, too.

the event will provide a trail throughout the country at key aviation sites, which it’s hoped will encourage aviation enthusiasts to visit some new locations to spot the aeroplanes. The charity wants to engage artists, celebrities and community groups across the country to promote the wonder of flight to a new audience and increase awareness of its work and the positive benefits of aviation.

The sponsors of the event - individuals or businesses - will have the opportunity to choose the decoration and the sites for the sculptures in a number of public locations across the country. The fibreglass models will be on display over 12 weeks next summer and the artworks will then be auctioned off at a gala at the Rizon Jet hangar at Biggin Hill airfield in the September. All profits will go to the fly2help charity.

The organisers are looking for sponsors for the Spitfire Trail 2016 so if you are interested visit www.fly2help.org/spitfire-trail/spitfire-trail-2016.htm for a sponsorship form and brochure.