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Meet the Pilots gives aviation fans the chance to see some of the planes taking part in the Guernsey Air Display and will move to a new location at the airport.


The event, which in 2022 was sponsored by Ravenscroft for a fifth year was held held on Wednesday 7th September at its new location on the East Apron at Guernsey Airport.


After some challenging years, we were delighted to be back with a strong line-up for Meet the Pilots It is always a great afternoon, and we know how much islanders love the opportunity to get up close to some of the stars of the display and meet the pilots lucky enough to fly them.

We’re grateful to Ravenscroft and Guernsey Airport for their continued sponsorship which allows us to put the event on and ensure that all the donations made at the event go to the Guernsey Air Display.’

Event organiser Gary Elson.


This year's Meet the Pilots welcomed a Chinook helicopter, Rich Goodwin's Pitts, an OV10 Bronco, the Channel Island Air Search Islander, Junior JOEY, an airport fire truck and a number of privatae aircraft.


‘Meet the Pilots is a lovely afternoon for aviation fans of all ages and we had no hesitation in sponsoring it again as part of Ravenscroft’s support of the Guernsey Air Display, which is a highlight of the island’s event calendar.


The team behind the display does a fantastic job in raising the funds, securing the planes and making it all happen. We always see hundreds of people coming along to Meet the Pilots and as this was the last day of the summer holidays, we were delighted how popular the event was, and how much money we were able to raise to help ensure that the Air Display continues for many years to come.

Mark Bousfield, group managing director of Ravenscroft.

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