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Calling All Veterans to Learn New Skills!

October 20 2021

A unique opportunity to learn the basics of Aviation Engineering on a vintage 1945 warplane is now open to all ex-military veterans.

Save the Skymaster, a UK charity, is offering veterans the chance to begin a free course working on the last Douglas C-54 Skymaster aircraft to fly in Europe, beginning on the 8th November at North Weald Airfield near Epping, with the course running until the 19th November.

During the course, funded by the Veterans Foundation and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, Skymaster will be hosting a special engine run to commemorate Remembrance Day and one lucky veteran will even be able to be in the cockpit when the engines are turned on.

Alongside the technical skills, the course will also address participants’ emotional wellbeing courtesy of PTSD Resolution, help with veterans’ financial and employment status with Barclays’ assistance, and give ongoing support and comradeship from the Skymaster family.

There are even prizes to be won – Aerobility are offering a flight to one fortunate member of the course who fancies getting up in the air after learning how it all works.

If you are a veteran and you are interested in signing up, don’t hesitate. Simply contact Tracey Botha on 033 011 39627 or, or Mark on 07704 261904 or

Places on the course are limited, so don’t delay and contact the team at Save The Skymaster today!

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