Charity lets kids go on their first flights
A HIGHLAND charity gave three underprivileged children the chance to go on their first flight at Inverness yesterday.
Dingwall-based charity Heartstone took the children, from Derby, Birmingham and Hastings, to the city’s airport for the experience of a lifetime with the Highland Flying Club.
The trio have been named as the charity’s first Festival of Flight ambassadors as part of a new photographic exhibition. The Festival of Flight features more than 300 images by Nick Sidle, telling the story of powered flight, including birds and the latest modern technology.
Heartstone aims to build understanding across different nationalities and the Festival of Flight is one of several exhibitions produced by the organisation.
Last month, they displayed Ganga and the Shark at Inverness’s Eastgate Centre.
The charity’s director, Sitakumari, said it was planned for children from 26 local authorities to become ambassadors for the project, with each taking part in a flight.
Groups of children in each area will also create their own flight project, with items being included in the exhibition finale at Duxford Air Museum in July.