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Flying For Fred: Charlie's Dream

$1,255 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 3 months
FLYING FOR FRED... A Tribute To My Grandfather.


Private Pilot's Licence

Everyone has their own dream, and most who realise their dreams need a little help along the way. My dream involves flying aircraft, a dream I was halfway to realising whilst working at a Flying School in my late teens and early 20's. Life doesn't always take the path you expect it to and I ended up coming to Australia to play cricket. Twice. The second time, I was lucky enough to meet the woman who is now my wife and after several years of getting our personal lives in order to be together and start our married life I feel now is the time to try to get back into the aviation world that I am so passionate about.

How will the money be spent?

Depending what Flight School I'd go to, the cost of the PPL would total approximately $25,000 to include all training, aircraft hire, instruction, exams, landing fees, medical requirements, and flight equipment. I don't expect for a second for this to pay for the whole licence but as much as you can give towards it will be helpful.

My Promise

I will make sure that if you donate to my cause that I will take you up for a flight upon completion of the licence (if you want to fly with me!). There is nothing quite like flying, and given the beauty of the city we live in here in Sydney the opportunity for a flight over the Harbour or the Blue Mountains isn't something to pass up on! One day I'd like to be able to take some friends away for a trip further afield, interstate perhaps?

Who’s behind this campaign?

As you can see there was $1000 worth of donations when I started this campaign. I am looking for any source of revenue raising that I can think of, and I would like to make a video diary and upload updates for people to see how their money is being used. Any sponsorship or advertising that you wish to participate in please do not hesitate to get in touch with me!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to read my fundraising page and an even bigger thank you should you be so generous as to help me on my way. Your generosity will not go un-noticed!

Thanks in advance,

Charlie.
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Hi all,

Firstly, thank you again for your donation to my cause. Hopefully you will have seen that the money you donated is finally being used for the intended purpose! I have done two flying lessons to date with your donations and have made a video diary, which you can view here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAX6wq4Da2Y&list=PL5f8SNPsAuOADaADwPuI1mRV4JbFAxGpM

I will continue this series with every flight so please help me by liking my videos, sharing them and liking my AlphaCharlie Photography pages too.

Please feel free to ask me questions, a few people have already asked me about the aviation phraseology so perhaps if you send me enough questions I can make it into a video where I answer them for you.

Thanks again, enjoy my videos!
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