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Notice: The Old Pilot’s Plane Tales To Raise Funds For Air Ambulance Charity

Published on: 4 Mar, 2022
Updated on: 4 Mar, 2022

A fundraising event by Guildford Lions Club on Wednesday, March 16, at 7.30pm, features an illustrated talk by retired RAF and airline pilot Captain Nick Anderson.

The Old Pilot’s Plane Tales will be via Zoom and proceeds from the talk will go to Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex.

For the past 30 years, Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex has attended over 35,000 incidents, saving lives and improving patient outcomes from the skies above Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Lions clubs in the south east of England have raised more than £400,000 since 2012 for air ambulance service. This has funded the purchase of many items, including three rapid response vehicles that are used when the weather or terrain prohibits the use of the helicopters.

In his retirement, Nick Anderson has joined a podcast called the Airline Pilot Guy Show and, apart from co-hosting this weekly aviation chat show, he researches and presents a segment on aviation history.

Retired RAF and airline pilot Captain Nick Anderson.

Nick has been delving into his back catalogue of some 350 tales to bring something amusing, interesting, probably a bit wacky, but certainly entertaining, to his talk.

It might be a story from the secret war of intelligence-gathering, when British and American aircraft were frequently targeted, and sometimes downed, by Soviet fighters, or the Montgolfier Brothers, a hen, duck and sheep and their part in the history of lighter than air flight.

Access to the Zoom link is £5.

To register, send an email to and payment methods, by bank transfer or PayPal will be sent to you by return.

Receipt of your payment will be acknowledged and the Zoom link will be emailed to you 24 hours before the talk.

Information about Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex can be found at

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