8 August 2023
An appeal to raise funds for a flying scholarship in the name of a young pilot who died in an aircraft crash at Bagby in July has almost reached its target of £12,000.
Harvey Dunmore was just 21 when the Piper Aztec twin he was flying crashed near Bagby Airfield, North Yorkshire on 6 July 2023. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating the accident but has yet to report.
The GoFundMe appeal was set up by Harvey’s family who said, “Harvey was an experienced pilot who was passionate about aviation and loved flying.
“We have set up this fundraising page in Harvey’s memory to raise funds that will be used towards a flying scholarship for other aspiring pilots.
“Harvey’s ambition to fly started at a very young age and he began gliding at age 13, progressing to flying powered aircraft at age 17. Harvey was helped along his way by a scholarship from the Honourable Company of Air Pilots who recognised his flare, drive and ambition and he completed his Private Pilots Licence at Eden Flight Training in 2019.
“In Harvey’s memory we are setting up this fund to assist others in the same way that Harvey was helped in those initial phases and we welcome donations towards this goal.”
UPDATE: The appeal has reached £13,000 beating its target of £12,000. Any money received over the target will go towards a second scholarship.
WF Aviation, which is based at Bagby, said after a memorial service for Harvey on 21 July, “Yesterday we said a tough goodbye to Harvey Dunmore, a good friend and colleague. His talent was limitless and not many young lads could achieve what he had at the young age of 21.
“He was a one-man wonder who could do multiple tasks at once, applied himself with vigour and enthusiasm to anything he started, and never gave up. He was reliable, a great friend to all, and always thinking of others.
“His passion and enthusiasm for aviation was infectious. His sudden exit from the world has left a large hole in many of our lives. We will keep his memory alive in as many ways as we can.”