After sending heartfelt notes to Airfields, a 12-year-old boy has just helped her Grandpa to achieve his dream of flying in spitfire. Malcom Hanson became lonely when his wife moved into a care home as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. However, joy filled his heart again when his 12-year-old grandson fulfilled his dream.
Hanson’s grandson, Harrison Gurney, had thought of the best way to cheer up the old man when he thought of an idea to give him a surprise. Hanson had always loved Spitfires since he experienced a ‘dog fight’ over his head which involved one of the aircrafts as a young boy living in 1945 during World War II.
Harrison knew his grandad had always wanted to fly in one. In order to mark his 80th birthday in a special way, the 12-year-old sent heartfelt notes to airfields and private owners of Spitfire across the United Kingdom asking for help.
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Bosses at Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex offered to fly both grandad and grandson in the classic aircraft. Harrison did some chores around the house and offered to do garden work for some family members to raise enough funds to help his grandad fulfil hsi dream.
Mr. Hanson finally fulfilled his dream on Friday and it was lovely. According to Hanson, Harri knew this was a lifelong dream for him and made I happen.
It was absolutely fantastic, it was the most amazing experience I have ever had. To have been allowed to take control on the Spitfire. The pilot did barrel rolls and some dives, it was great fun—a brilliant day out, all thanks to Harri.Hanson
According to Harrison’s mum, Harri and his grandpa love each other. Harri wrote a letter saying that he wanted her to find a place to send it. She said when she read the letter, she bawled her eyes out.