A friend is organising what promises to be a most excellent evening's entertainment on the 6th November primarily for the UK expat community in Florida; and has asked me to disseminate the following to interested aviators that are in the area:
One of the great legends in the British airline industry is Sir Freddie Laker.
Sir Richard Branson told me in Miami in April 1993 "Sir Freddie is my idol. Sir Freddie is a major reason I started Virgin Atlantic."
Sir Freddie was a pioneer and the FIRST entrepreneur in the airline business. He is an amazing, indefatigable 79 with that same fighting twinkle in his eye. He lives in Freeport, Bahamas in a house he and Lady Laker had built last year with a pied-a-terre in Boca. He still runs his successful charter airline business based out of Ft. Lauderdale & Freeport.
Sir Freddie and Lady Laker will be at The British Ball in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday November 3rd.
This is a rare opportunity....he gets swamped with invitations and accepts few. He is such a super, amiable bloke and I think it would be marvellous to have British pilots & aviation biz people at the ball who admire him or just want to shake his hand. Sir Freddie will be accompanied by his longtime pilot pal, Terry Fensome, who flew often for Laker. Terry now runs Pelican Airways flying school in South Florida.
British showbiz celebrity Mike Winters of Mike and Bernie Winters fame and Florida's British Consul with also be VIP guests.
If you'd like us to email you an invitation with full details please email, including your name and daytime phone:
----Patricia Kawaja, Ball Coordinator
President Florida Association of British Business
Email to: British5@bellsouth.net
Deadline for ticket reservations and payments is Monday October 29.