UKIP candidate Peter Day taking to the New Forest skies

Peter Day

Peter Day

First published in Elections

HE could be the only thing in the skies above Hampshire today.

UK Independence Party candidate Peter Day is planning to take to the air today to get his message across.

Mr Day will fly over Southampton and the New Forest in an aircraft trailing a UKIP banner and campaign message.

Mr Day, UKIP’s candidate in New Forest East, owns a Rockwell Commander aircraft based at Old Sarum airfield, near Salisbury.

He will fly to Dunsfold, Kent, before transferring to another aircraft for the flight over Southampton and the Forest.

“UKIP doesn’t have the army of leafletters like the three main parties and we need to get the message out to as many people as we can with the minimum of resources,” he said.

“The Rockwell isn’t suitable so I’ll go to Dunsfold and fly a banner-towing aircraft with the owner.”

Mr Day, who has been flying for nearly 40 years, is advising people to look skywards between 1pm and 2pm.

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10:14am Sat 17 Apr 10

hulla baloo says...

In flying from Salisbury to Kent, to fly back to Southampton I hope he is not trying to win the 'green vote'.
In flying from Salisbury to Kent, to fly back to Southampton I hope he is not trying to win the 'green vote'. hulla baloo
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10:25am Sat 17 Apr 10

EELS MAN says...

Mind the ash cloud now;)
Mind the ash cloud now;) EELS MAN
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9:10pm Mon 19 Apr 10

peterday-ukip says...

The Echo got it wrong; Dunsfold is in in West Sussex, not Kent. It took me 20 minutes to fly there from Old Sarum, and the return trip used 5 gallons, about the same if I'd driven, but would have taken about 2 hours each way. Flying a light aircraft is greener than driving, and alot faster. BTW, there is no danger from volcanic ash, which affects jet engines and at high altitude, neither of which applies to me.
The Echo got it wrong; Dunsfold is in in West Sussex, not Kent. It took me 20 minutes to fly there from Old Sarum, and the return trip used 5 gallons, about the same if I'd driven, but would have taken about 2 hours each way. Flying a light aircraft is greener than driving, and alot faster. BTW, there is no danger from volcanic ash, which affects jet engines and at high altitude, neither of which applies to me. peterday-ukip
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