The baron against snow topped mountains

Flying With Diabetes (FWD) aims to inspire & advocate positive messages about living & flying with diabetes. We do this by carrying out exciting aviation speed records, organizing FWD Days & FWD Weekends at aviation museums and airfields for children, adults and families with insulin-treated diabetes. All activities raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

2016 Events

Over a dozen flypasts/events are planned for 2016, including:

  1. April 30 - Flypast at Children With Diabetes Camp, Cotswolds.
  2. May - Flypast Diabetes Wellness & Research Foundation.
  3. June - Diabetes Wellness & Research Foundation; Southampton
  4. July 21-24 - Diabetes Formation Flight USA training, Council Bluffs, IA
  5. September - Diabetes Formation Flight Tour USA; California
  6. November - Flying With Diabetes Day 2016; Duxford Imperial War Museum


Flying With Diabetes Day 2015 and Plans for 2016

We had a great Flying With Diabetes Day on 7th November at Duxford Imperial War Museum – many thanks to everyone for coming and we hope that everyone enjoyed the day!

A huge thanks to Pete Davies, Ian Cuddihy, Gavin Griffiths, Melissa Ford Holloway, Connor McKeever, Karl and Gary Mabbutt for great talks, and to Dexcom for sponsoring the event. Also to Celia and JDRF for advertising the event and arranging registrations. We look forward to being in touch in April with details of Flying With Diabetes Day 2016.

Meantime we are planning 2016 flying events which will include a formation speed record into continental Europe by Douglas and Karl in the Flying With Diabetes RV8 and RV4 aircraft, another " Diabetes Formation Flight USA" tour by up to seven aircraft in the USA in September, and a series of two-aircraft formation displays at JDRF and other outdoor events around the UK over summer - a list of events will be posted shortly in the new year.