Jacob Newson's ambition is to become an RAF Pilot; a determined young boy, he has undertaken many challenges including walking from Manston to the Battle of Britain memorial at Capel le Ferne near Folkstone, raising a staggering £30,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF).
The visit was brought together by the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team who were determined to give Jacob and insight into what they do, but more importantly to give Jacob a fun day to remember.
Sergeant Ben Sammut, 2nd Year Falcon, took the lead in bringing not only Jacob but also Lorcan Polley who has benefited from RAFBF together for a day they would not forget.
“It has been extremely rewarding to bring together two young boys, not only show them what we do but also give them the opportunity to have some fun. Both are so deserving of this opportunity and it was such a pleasure to bring them together; for Jacob to meet someone who has benefited from his fantastic fundraising and for Lorcan to meet a fund raiser who is the same age.”
2nd Year Falcon
The boys had an actioned packed day, meeting crews, tours of the aircraft, simulator experience, virtual parachute training, before checking the RAF Falcons aircraft ahead of the RAF Falcons display.
“This has been an amazing day. Many thanks to RAF Falcons for arranging this visit. It was humbling to meet Jacob, at such a young age, raising so much for charity. Jacob is an inspiring young man and I know that this is something Lorcan will talk about for a very long time.”
Despite a busy schedule, Jacob continues to raise money for charity; you can catch up with all his latest challenges via Facebook – Jacob The Pilot.
“Both boys have had an amazing day. Many thanks to all those involved and to representatives from RAF Benevolent Fund who helped bring the day together.”
2nd Year Falcon