Guernsey Aviators head for a BBQ in Alderney
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions, this year’s annual Fly-In weekend 27 & 28 June, which is organised by the Alderney Flying Club and usually attracts around 70 private aircraft and over 100 people from Guernsey, Jersey, the UK and the Continent, had to be cancelled.
And, although private aviators from Jersey, the UK and the Continent are not currently allowed to land in Guernsey or Alderney – with the introduction of Phase 5, private planes from Alderney and Guernsey are now permitted to land in the sister island and encouraged to take advantage of recently launched Bailiwick-wide Staycation tourism promotion.
At the invitation of the Alderney Flying Club, up to a dozen planes and some 30 visitors from Guernsey Aero Club are looking forward to land in Alderney during the weekend of 27 & 28 June for a Barbeque at The Moorings on Saturday lunchtime and to discover Alderney at their leisure, or by joining the Alderney Wildlife Trust’s guided tour.
“The island’s hotels and restaurants are all open for business and are very much looking forward to offer our guests a warm welcome during their Alderney staycation – starting with a welcome drink offered by the Alderney Chamber of Commerce and the Alderney Flying Club”, said David Chiswell, Chairman of the Alderney Flying Club. “We hope the weekend will encourage them to fly over more often and enjoy another Alderney staycation”