Kent International Jamboree 2013: Microlight Flights
Over 200 Scouts experience their first flight in a microlight
On the 27th of July the Kent International Jamboree 2013 started at the Delting Showground in North Kent. As well as some 6000 Scouts attending from around the world there were two aircraft, A Pegasus 912S, which belonged to Kent Scouts, and a self-built Sky Ranger brought by Peter Stretton. Between these two aircraft and despite the poor weather at the beginning of the week, which caused the aircraft to be grounded for most of Sunday to Tuesday evening, they still managed to fly over 200 scouts in the later parts of the week.
The flights were short to make sure as many people got to fly as possible, but according to Tony Prentice: “The smiles on landing were the biggest they could manage.” For many of the young Scouts it was their first ever flight and they got to experience the Jamboree from a different point of view.
The next Kent International Jamboree will be held in 2017, you can go to the 2013 website for more information. http://www.kij13.org.uk/