Following on from a successful start yesterday, the UKMFTS 600 riders set off from RAF Shawbury this morning heading for the home of RAF flying – RAF Cranwell – a mere 120 miles away. With temperatures north of 20.C for the duration of the day, the heat posed an additional level of difficulty regarding dehydration over 6.5 hours of riding. RAF Cranwell is home to Elementary Flying Training utilising the Grob 120TP and Multi Engine Pilot Training utilising the Embraer Phenom 100. With 7 Grob 120TPs already delivered and the first Embraer Phenom 100 already built, Affinity are on track for service commencement on the 31st July this year. Today’s ride covered 121 miles, up 1,258m and took 6 hours 31 minutes, bringing the total to 236 miles, 3,282m and 12 hours 44 minutes – more to come over the next four days! The bike ride is also in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund (our fundraising page can be found here) which does excellent work for RAF personnel and their families.
Departing RAF Shawbury under the watchful eye of the gate guardian
UKMFTS 600 riders get a sneak peak at the next generation of rotary training aircraft