Hangar grant is flying high

Cllr Richard Wright (right) presents a cheque for £5,000 to Andrew Scholey, Chairman of the Friends of Metheringham Airfield.

A £5,000 grant from North Kesteven District Council has been made to the Friends of Metheringham Airfield.

The money means that a project to build a hangar for the group’s World War II Dakota aircraft can go ahead.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Richard Wright said: “The Council is very proud of North Kesteven’s aviation history and we are delighted to help this project which will take the aircraft away from exposure to the elements. Without cover the aircraft was slowly deteriorating making it difficult to maintain in good condition given its age.

“I am also looking forward to NKDC and Friends of Metheringham  Airfield, working closer together going forward, on the enhancement of the excellent Aviation tourism offer in NKDC.”