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Lydd
Thursday, 21 Apr 2011

Bitburg warm-up event organised by Round Britain 2012 and AviationExpo Europe

Round Britain 2012 and AviationExpo Europe today announced that they will be teaming up to host a special event for pilots to get a headstart in their preparations for Round Britain 2012 (RB12), while at the same time visiting AviationExpo Europe.

The RB12 team will be running an event from 27-29 May 2011 with participating UK pilots joining a planned trip from the UK to AviationExpo at Bitburg Airport in Germany.

AviationExpo showcases everything relating to general aviation in Europe, ranging from ultralights through to business jets and all the latest gear.

A brief outline of the RB12 Bitburg Event is:

  • Friday 27 May - A breakfast briefing in Lydd Airport followed by a flight to Bitburg.
    Bratwurst and Bitburg Beer on arrival.
    Tour the Bitburg beer factory.
    Evening reception – Sponsored by AV Buyer Europe.
  • Saturday 28 May - A local area treasure hunt (by aircraft!)
    Evening reception and Prize giving – Sponsored by AV Buyer Europe.
  • Sunday 29 May – Return flight to UK

It costs £750 per aircraft to take part in the event (excluding VAT) based on two crew per aircraft for the three days. This includes landing fees, hotel accommodation for two nights, minibus transport, evening receptions, briefing packs, show entry and prizes. The cost for any European aircraft to join the Saturday event with one night’s accommodation will be £250 (excluding VAT) per aircraft.

Stuart Mckean, RB12 Director commented, “Having sponsored the British Powerboat Festival in Cowes this August with great success, we now want to show as many prospective entrants as possible what RB12 Air is aiming to deliver. AviationExpo Europe is a great event for us to demonstrate our commitment to hosting a first class Air event. This will be a great opportunity for pilots to experience the flavour of an event of the scale and ambition of RB12.”
For further details please visit the  Round Britain 2012 (RB12) website.

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