Making a flying entrance

IT S every girl s dream to make a unique entrance to their prom, and for three Fenland teenagers the dream is about to come true. Rebecca Etherington, from Wisbech, Jenna Flint, from Tydd St Giles, and Emma Davies, from Walsoken, will arrive at Friday s Q

IT'S every girl's dream to make a unique entrance to their prom, and for three Fenland teenagers the dream is about to come true.

Rebecca Etherington, from Wisbech, Jenna Flint, from Tydd St Giles, and Emma Davies, from Walsoken, will arrive at Friday's Queen's School prom by helicopter.

The helicopter will be piloted by car salesman John Sandle, a cousin of Rebecca's father Gary.

Mr Etherington said: "Rebecca wanted to try and do something unique for the prom and we are lucky enough to have a relative, in the form of John, who has got a helicopter and said he would take her.


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"She was thrilled and John said he could take two more people, so she picked Jenna and Emma.

"They are all really excited about the prom, but we now have to keep our fingers crossed that the weather will be good."

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Mr Sandle, who runs Sandles Car Supermarket at King's Lynn, owns a five-seat Bell Jetranger helicopter worth £750,000.

He has been a pilot since 1990 and is asked by up to 15 people every year to take people to their proms.

Mr Sandle said: "We will be taking off from my house in Runcton Holme, between Downham Market and King's Lynn. The trip will hopefully include a quick look over where they live, and one orbit of Wisbech, before landing in the school field at about 7pm.

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