Airport to help land a new world record


Cambridge City Airport is supporting a veteran pilot in her attempt to set a new take-off and landing world record.

The airport is letting Fiona Macaskill and her navigator husband, Angus, touch down on the runway and immediately take off again in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for ‘Most airfields visited in 12
hours by a fixed-wing aircraft’.

The pair, in their 60s, aim to land at more than 60 Airfields between Birmingham and East Anglia between 7am and 7pm today (7 July) and hope to visit Cambridge at number 52, at about 2pm.

“We’re delighted to support this new world record attempt and help Fiona raise money for charity at the same time,” said Airport Director, Kevan Craske.

“She’ll be approaching us from Newmarket Heath, and land and take off immediately in the same direction so she doesn’t need to backtrack and lose valuable time.”

Fiona is using this record attempt to raise money for Air Ambulance Services.

The airport has waived its landing fees, which will be donated to the charity, which is due to get nearly £1,500 from the attempt.

It’s the first time this record has been attempted and if she makes it she plans to carry on and try to break the existing 24 hour record.


Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.

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