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Post by Shippo » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:24 pm

Flying passenger aircraft, vintage aeroplanes such as the Tiger Moth, and having been a flying instructor, has made Andrew Sayers what he is today.

Despite being seriously injured in a chemical accident in 2001, he continued with his flying career and using his expertise and progressed as a captain for the Scottish Air Ambulance Service using their Beech 200 King Air for six years.

His last aircraft was taking the controls of the world's fastest turbo prop called the SAAB 2000. His flying career halted in 2014 due to further surgery being required which has now largely resolved his injuries from the chemical incident.

He has even served in the British Army in the Intelligence Corps and rose from the ranks to become a company commander in the esteemed Black Watch as an infantry major.

Andrew has a wealth of experience in the field of aviation with 9,800 hours of recorded flights and has trained pilots in their roles for British Airways, BMI, Aer Lingus, to include the military.

Recently he left Scotland and came to live in Dorrington, Lincolnshire, and is currently working towards regaining his flying medical in order to fly private aircraft once again. He is also seeking employment. For employers he is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and is a joint holder of the Guinness World Record for the longest flight simulator session - a feat in itself!

Andrew has been invited to give a lecture on FLYING FOR THE SCOTTISH AIR AMBULANCE. His talk covers the history of the unique Scottish Air Ambulance Service. He will illustrate the talk with accounts of various incidents based on themes of Drugs, Violence, Alcohol and Sex.

The lecture will be held in the WW2 gymnasium at the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre on Wednesday, 27th April, beginning at 7.30pm

Admission is £5.00 to visitors to include refreshments but is free to members of Friends of Metheringham Airfield and veterans of 106 Squadron.

For further details contact 07486 947095

John Shipton
Press Officer
Friends of Metheringham Airfield

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