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Dozens of children take to the skies in a trip of a lifetime

Dozens of disabled and disadvantaged children have been given the trip of a lifetime up into the sky over Bedfordshire. Photo: ITV News Anglia/Stuart Leithes

Dozens of disabled and disadvantaged children have been given the trip of a lifetime up into the sky over Bedfordshire in a light aircraft.

The Aviation Without Borders charity event was hosted by the Shuttleworth Trust at Old Warden Aerodrome and the Azure Flying Club.

Morgan Hancock from Biggleswade had been looking forward to his flight in a light aircraft. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Morgan Hancock from Biggleswade had been looking forward to his flight in a light aircraft and was one of around a hundred children invited to the special day on Sunday.

Aviation Without Borders is a charity which provides humanitarian aid abroad, by arranging flights for medicines, clothes and food.

12-year-old Josh Dolling from Cambridge has a passion for planes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

12-year-old Josh Dolling from Cambridge was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was two.

He has a passion for planes and his mum Helen said: "It's a fantastic opportunity to come on a special day to watch planes come in and land and take off and the have a ride in one himself."

Pilot Bernard Newton said it was a chance to pass on their love of flying to the youngsters. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"The important thing about today is it's about, certainly for the pilots, it's reminiscing about our very first flight when we were children and what that meant to us at the time.

What we're trying to do is replicate that for the children here today."

– Bernard Newton, Pilot

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes on the day at the Aviation Without Borders charity event at Old Warden Aerodrome

It was clear that the memory of their flights over Bedfordshire would stay with the children for a very long time.