Lynne bails out of an aircraft to support RAF Benevolent Fund
Lynne Whinnerah, a Civil Servant within Station Management Squadron at RAF Halton, recently took part in a sky diving challenge to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Lynne said: “I have been a Civil Servant for the past four years, but I have been in and around the Military for 18 years now. On 14 August I took part in a sponsored Tandem Sky Dive to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. I have wanted to do a sky dive but never actually thought that I would, however, my husband had other ideas and decided to buy me one last Christmas. I decided if I was going to overcome my fear of heights I would do it for a worthy cause and one close to my heart hence raising money for the Benevolent Fund.
“I had to travel to Devon for the dive, luckily the weather was absolutely perfect! After waiting for three hours I was lucky enough to get on the first plane. Travelling to 15,000 feet my nerves kicked in and I honestly did not think that I could go ahead with it. Thanks to my persuasive instructor I got to the edge of the plane where I had my first glimpse of what I was about to do, the air was blue and not the colour! Before I knew it I was soaring through the air experiencing a feeling I will never experience again, amazement, fear and a sense of achievement”.
A huge well done to Lynne who managed to raise £680 for the Benevolent Fund who support all serving and former members of the RAF, their partners and dependents.