Dewsbury’s Festival of Flight Ambassador

May 28, 2010
Akeel with Cessna C-172

Akeel with the Cessna C-172

Our photo shows Akeel Javed, Dewsbury’s Festival of Flight Ambassador during his training learning to fly a Cessna aeroplane near Inverness in the North of Scotland. Beautiful scenery! Akeel is going to be leading two future Festival of Flight exhibitions and events for other young people in Dewsbury which have been organised by Young Dewsbury.

The first one runs from Monday, July 26 to Friday, July 30, at 10am – 2pm at Young Dewsbury, in Dewsbury Town Hall.

The second one runs from Monday, August 9 to Friday, August 13, at 10 am – 2pm at Dewsbury Arena Youth Centre.

If you’re aged 13-19 and live near Dewsbury, put the dates in your diary!

Dewsbury Town Hall

Dewsbury Town Hall


Akeel is Dewsbury’s Festival of Flight Ambassador

April 14, 2010

Akeel and Lt. Commander Whitfield next to a Hawk jet trainer

As promised in my post on 3rd April we now have details of Dewsbury’s young Festival of Flight Ambassador. He is Akeel Javed, a business studies student at the Dewsbury campus of Kirklees College.

In our photo above Akeel is shown learning about flight at the Royal Naval Air Station at Yeovilton, Somerset with the Hawk jet trainer squadron commander, Lieutenant Commander Matt Whitfield. The photo was taken last Thursday April 8th.

Akeel is travelling to Inverness, Scotland this week to learn more about flight, including flying a light aircraft. He will then return to Dewsbury to play a major part in the travelling Festival of Flight exhibition which has already visited several schools and youth centres in the Dewsbury district.

Festival of Flight is co-ordinated by the Heartstone organisation, a social enterprise which exists to increase understanding between young people who are aged 8-18 of all classes, creeds and colours and encourages them to examine and express their hopes, fears and expectations for the world today and tomorrow.

Festival of Flight Dewsbury Ambassador appointed

April 3, 2010

A topic which follows on from my post on February 24th:  I have heard that a teenage Festival of Flight Ambassador for Dewsbury has now been selected. The young man will have training on a glider at the Fleet Air Arm base at Yeovilton in Somerset next week. I hope to have a photo for this blog quite soon.