Pride of Britain winner Major Phil Packer MBE started the Surrey leg of his epic 2012 mile charity walk today, Thursday 2nd February, at Dunsfold Park, Surrey. Phil was supported by staff and students from Ripley Court and Jigsaw School CABAS® along with staff from Dunsfold Park who joined him walking around the Aerodrome's perimeter road in an effort to reach his daily ten mile target.
Dunsfold Aerodrome is one of 40 airports in the South East of England to be regulated in the lead-up to the Olympics as part of plans to prevent Heathrow becoming swamped by over 500,000 international visitors expected during the Games.
Jim McAllister, Chief Executive of Dunsfold Park Ltd, was delighted to attend the Traffic OCU Commendations Ceremony at their HQ in Empress State Building, Fulham on Friday 14 October, to accept, on behalf of Dunsfold Park, the Traffic OCU Commander's Certificate of Merit for providing support and assistance to the Road Death Investigation Unit's field days.
Gordon Madgwick and Ray Sharpe, both serving members of 98 Squadron RAF, visited the Reg Day Museum at Dunsfold Park on Wednesday 28th September. Gordon, Ray and Reg all served together in 98 Sqn RAF between 1943 and 1944, working as radar and wireless mechanics on the B-25 Mitchell bombers.
On Friday 2nd September 2011, Dunsfold Park Ltd submitted an appeal against Waverley Borough Council's decision to turn down the application for a "Certificate Of Lawfulness of Existing Use" (CLEUD) in connection with the use of the Aerodrome. All our efforts are now focused on the appeal.
On 14th August 2011, two intrepid pilots with type 1 diabetes, Douglas Cairns and Karl Beetson, will take off from Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey at dawn in an attempt to break a speed record to fly around Britain's coastline in a tiny single-engine aircraft.