The Sally B Appeal

Please support The Sally B Anniversary Appeal

Your help is needed now more than ever before!

This COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating effect on us all and it is hard  to believe that when this horrifying virus arrived in the UK, we were ready to embark on a very special year for our B-17, celebrating the 45th Anniversary of her arrival in the UK; her 75th Birthday and the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe.

But this was not to be. Spring saw Duxford close its doors to the public  followed by the cancellation of most UK airshows. By June, I had no alternative but to ground Sally B and cancel the entire Anniversary season for our aircraft. Sadly, Sally B’s display season ended before it had even begun.

This terrible situation now threatens the future of Sally B now more than ever before. No work, no income – your help is again absolutely vital if we are to get through this unprecedented horrific crisis.

Please, please support The Sally B Appeal, we are depending on you, as we tackle the greatest set of challenges, we have faced in the 45 year history of keeping the aircraft flying and keep honouring those young servicemen of the USAAF who made the ultimate sacrifice in WWII.

Donating is easy: click on any of the donations buttons below, or complete and return the donation form. Whatever you give will go purely to keep Sally B flying.

As a "thank you", if you contribute £35 or more you will receive an exclusive print of Sally B from a photograph by Aviation ‘PhotoCrew Belgium’ specially commissioned for this Appeal. 

Give £395 or more (£460 for non members) and we will add the name of your choice to The Roll of Honour on Sally B for one year. And, you and your guest will be invited to join us as our VIP guests at Duxford on Sunday 8 August 2021. Here, you will also enjoy lunch in the AirSpace Suite, in the company of Sally B’s operator, pilots, and team leaders. On this special day your chosen name will be officially unveiled and Sally B will fly just for you - truly a day to remember!

Help us please by making a donation today. Sally B NEEDS YOU!     

Please note! - the Roll of Honour Day on the 9th August 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19. As we look forward to better times, all the names on the 2019 Roll of Honour Panel will remain on the aircraft until August 2021.

To make a donation online, click on one of the buttons above, using our secure CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) link or complete and return the donation form

Thank you.

Yours sincerely

Elly Sallingboe
B-17 Operator and Chairman of the Trustees


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