Atlantic Flyers Join the Live Stage Line Up

29 Oct 2021

Four pilots, one boat, 3000 miles to change lives – the 4 RAF guys taking on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge to raise money for Starlight Charity. They join us at the show and tell us all about their challenge; stories of hard work, friendship, and ambition.

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the premier event in ocean rowing – A challenge that will take you more than 3000 Miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain (28oN 18oW) to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda (17oN 61oW). The annual race begins in early December, with up to 30 teams participating from around the world.

In the Summer of 2014, Phil’s (one of the 4 rowers) daughter, Isla, was diagnosed with Leukaemia at just 22 months old. Through the support of amazing friends, and wonderful charities like Starlight, the family have been able to conquer the seemingly impossible.

Isla is now a thriving beautiful, healthy and happy eight year old. In 2021 she will be considered cured, after five years in remission.  The team will be marking this magical milestone with this epic rowing adventure, raising money for the incredible Starlight charity, which grants wishes for little heroes like Isla.