We’ve been asked about 747 control columns, yokes and throttle quadrants lots of times in the last 18 months. Lots more times than the number that were scrapped!
We have, however, finally managed to get our hands on one! Sadly, it’s not exactly ours, but we are selling it on behalf of newly formed aviation charity, PilotsTogether…
If you haven’t heard about Pilots Together, this is what they do….
We are PilotsTogether
Supporting pilots whose livelihoods have been impacted by Covid-19
The global aviation industry is going through the most challenging chapter in its history. The impact of Covid-19 on airlines around the world is unprecedented and will be felt for years to come. Thousands of redundancies have already been announced across the industry – and many more may follow.
PilotsTogether is a charity established by current pilots and their supporters. Our goal is to ensure that pilots made redundant from UK-based airlines remain a part of our community, retain the skills they already have and to help them gain new ones, and ultimately find new jobs. We also aim to ensure that no former colleagues face significant financial hardship. We are a new charity, established in summer 2020 in response to the impact of Covid-19 on our community.
Many of our clients are pilots and we know many who’ve had their lives turned upside down by the pandemic. As I type this, the news headlines are full of the ‘omicron variant’ and it seems we’re not out of the woods yet.
This yoke is being auctioned alongside a number of ‘money can’t buy’ prizes in the Pilots Together raffle, which culminates in a livestream next Sunday evening. (There’s some of our handiwork in there too!)
You can buy your raffle tickets here…
In order to raise the most money for this unique, highly sought after yoke, however, we’ve listed it on eBay. Please bid what you can and, if you don’t win, why not chuck them a few pounds anyway? Good luck!
You’ll find it here…