Supported families at Shooting Star Chase had a blast at Farnborough Air Show in July, where they were treated to a VIP experience courtesy of our awesome supporters, ISTAT (International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading).

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ISTAT contacted the charity and offered to host up to 100 guests with full hospitality on the last day of the event in their airshow chalet – which was right in the centre of the action and had a private viewing terrace overlooking the main arena of the show. A total of 25 supported families arrived at the show on Sunday 17 July and were treated to a police escort into the grounds where they were welcomed by Farnborough International’s Showcentre team and the ISTAT team at the chalet, before waiting staff served complimentary food and drink to the guests throughout the day.

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Families enjoyed Farnborough Air Show’s host of interactive activities, exhibits and entertainment on offer, which included stunning flying displays, drone shows, a vintage car exhibition, live demonstrations in the space and innovation arenas, and live music.

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Farnborough Air Show also organised for special visitors to meet and entertain the families at the chalet throughout the event – the Red Arrows staff dropped by with their cockpit helmets and jackets, children’s television presenter Angellica Bell met the children, US Pilots had their photos taken with the families, the Brietling WingWalkers wowed guests with stories of their displays, children met the event’s security dogs, and face painting and balloon makers arrived to add even more fun to the show.Each family was given a goodie bag of Farnborough Air Show memorabilia before they went home.

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Sylvia La Porte, Corporate Relationships Manager at Shooting Star Chase, said it was a day to never forget: “All of the families said what a fantastic time they had and how special it was to be treated like a VIP at the Farnborough Air Show. They were well and truly wowed by the whole experience. We’d like to say a huge thanks to ISTAT and Farnborough International’s Showcentre team for their first class hospitality and their overwhelming generosity – we are so grateful for their amazing support and look forward to being their guests again in 2018.”

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