The Rob Wildeboer Scholarship Auction 2023

04th September 2023
This October we will be holding our first silent auction at Goodwood Aerodrome to raise funds for our 2024 Rob Wildeboer Scholarships.
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On Tuesday 20 July 2021, the Goodwood aviation community suffered an immeasurable loss with the passing of Rob Wildeboer, the Goodwood Flying School Manager, after a sudden illness. To remember and honour Rob in accordance with the wishes of his family, a number of scholarships were made available to help a number of students on their aviation journeys.

This October, we will be holding our first silent auction at Goodwood Aerodrome to raise funds for our 2024 Rob Wildeboer Scholarships.

To make a bid on any of the items, you can pick up an auction slip at the Flying School front desk at Goodwood Aerodrome, or you can email your bid to scholarship@goodwood.com.
Please include your contact details, the lot number/item and the amount you would like to bid. The bidding will close at 22:00 on Saturday 21 October.

Goodwood Aerodrome will be open from 9:00 – 18:00 on Saturday for those who would like to learn more about our Flying Scholarships, place a bid or see a selection of the items up close.  

Lot Number

01

Item: RAF Jacket
Donated by: Mike Lumb

An original Navy Leather RAF Issue AIRCREW JACKET. Size L (42).

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Lot Number

02 

Item: Tim Peake Limitless Autographed Copy
Donated by:
Tim Peake

Paperback, signed copy of Limitless. The nation’s favourite astronaut, Tim Peake, shares his inspiring life story from military duty in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan to the European Space Agency and the infinite cosmos.

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Lot Number

03 

Item: Tim Peake Swarm Rising Autographed Copy
Donated by: Tim Peake

Paperback, signed copy co-written by astronaut Tim Peake, this sci-fi adventure finds humanity in danger from a supposedly benevolent alien hive mind and only Danny and his best friend Jamila can avert catastrophe.

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Lot Number

04

Item: Mark Hillier Royal Flying Corps Kit Bag Hardback book
Donated by: Mark Hillier

Royal Flying Corps Kitbag Aircrew Uniforms and Equipment from the War Over the Western Front in WWI. Hardback book.

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Lot Number

05

Item:Flightcom 4DX Headset

Second hand headset with bag.

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Lot Number

06

Item: David Clark H10-13.4 Headset

Second hand headset with bag.

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Lot Number

07 

Item: Flightcom 4DLX headset

Second hand headset with bag.

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Lot Number 

08

Item: David Clarke Headset
Donated by: Richard Curry

Second hand David Clarke headset with bag. 

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Lot Number 

09

Item: Flightcom 4DX Headset

Second hand headset with bag. 

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Lot Number 

10 

Item: VB Leather Kneeboard

The VB Leather Kneeboard is stylish and durable and designed to last a lifetime of flying.

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Lot Number

11 

Item: Downs Experience at Goodwood Golf Course for Four People
Donated by:
Goodwood Golf

Experience the Beauty that is the Downs Course and enjoy an unrivalled golfing experience from start to finish. Test your golfing pedigree with friends on the challenge of our 'top 100' golf course.

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Lot Number 

12 

Item: Goodwood Horseracing Club Membership
Donated by:
Goodwood Horse Racing Club

Enjoy a Goodwood Horseracing Membership to an exclusive Club. From inside information and social events to the company of other keen racegoers, you can't beat the sense of belonging that comes with the Goodwood Racecourse Membership.

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Lot Number 

13 

Item: Aerodrome Café Lunch for Two
Donated by:
Aerodrome Café

Enjoy a delicious lunch for two at the heart of the historic Goodwood Airfield. With breathtaking views of the runaway and ingredients sourced from Goodwood’s home farm, the Aerodrome Café is the perfect spot for a lunchtime treat.

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Lot Number

14

Item: Goodwood Aerodrome Goody Bag
Donated by:
Goodwood Shop

The Aerodrome collection is inspired by the glamour and thrill of flying and is perfect for any aviation enthusiast.

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Lot Number

15 

Item: Revival Racing Experience
Donated by:
Goodwood Motor Circuit

Experience the golden era of motor racing at Goodwood Motor Circuit. This exhilarating day is a unique experience that will take you back in time to the late 50’s and 60’s. With a fleet of classic Saloons, Sports, and GTs this is a rare opportunity to experience driving as it used to be.

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Lot Number

16

Item: Two 2024 Goodwoof Tickets
Donated by:
Goodwoof

Two tickets to the ultimate dog’s day out to celebrate our canine companions at Goodwoof 2024. The day includes a full schedule of unique experiences, from action sports to wellness workshops.

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Lot Number

17

Item: Elite Helicopters Pleasure Flight for Two at Festival of Speed 2024
Donated by:
Elite Helicopters

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Festival of Speed and the surrounding area from above with a bespoke Helicopter ride for two.

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Lot Number 

18

Item: Goodwood Cheese Hamper
Donated by: Goodwood Farm

A delicious selection of Goodwood Farm shops award-winning cheeses, all produced locally in the organic West Sussex dairy farm.

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Lot Number 

19 

Item: Clay Shooting Experience for 2 People
Donated by:
Goodwood Clay Range

Enjoy a unique day out with friends and take to the stand at Goodwood’s Clay Pigeon shooting ground. Suitable for novices and crack-shots alike, our experienced instructors provide expert tuition based on the level of ability.

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Lot Number 

20

Item: Champagne Afternoon Tea for 2 at Goodwood House
Donated by:
Goodwood House

A delicious Afternoon Tea in the stunning Ballroom at Goodwood House. Enjoy a glass of fizz and a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, plus a selection of assorted cakes and pastries.

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Lot Number 

21 

Item: Himalayan Salt Stone Massage at Goodwood Health Spa
Donated by:
Goodwood Health Club

A warm, balancing, therapeutic salt stone massage to regain and balance the bodies nervous system, where the warm Himalayan salt stones melt away and ease the tension while delicately exfoliating the skin, encouraging a perfect night’s sleep.

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Lot Number 

22 

Item: Bottle of Goodwood Gin
Donated by:
Goodwood Farm Shop

With a character shaped by wild-grown botanicals sourced from the estate, Levin Down Goodwood Gin is handcrafted using traditional methods, distilled with mineral water naturally chalk-filtered through the South Downs

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Lot Number

23 

Item: Harvard Wall Art
Donated by:
John Lowrey

Bespoke black metal Harvard wall art by artist John Lowrey.

 

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Lot Number

24

Item: Spinnaker Run J Class Regatta, Bermuda Photograph
Donated by:
Sam Kurtul

A limited edition A2 framed print (2/25) titled “Spinnaker Run J Class Regatta, Bermuda” by Photographer Sam Kurtul. 

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Lot Number 

25

Item: Two 2024 Festival of Speed tickets
Donated by:
Festival of Speed

Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed is motorsport's ultimate summer garden party, an intoxicating celebration of the world's most glamourous sport.

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Lot Number 

26 

Item: Two 2024 Revival tickets
Donated by:
Goodwood Revival

Join us at Goodwood Revival 2024 and enjoy the romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be

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Lot Number 

27

Item: Signed copy of British Secret Projects, Jet Fighters since 1950 by Tony Buttler
Donated by:
AFE

A signed copy of British Secret Projects, Jet Fighters since 1950 by Tony Buttler in hardback. A unique insight into the secret world of British jet fighter projects through the 'golden years' of the British aerospace industry.

 

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Lot Number

28 

Item: Signed copy of British Experimental Combat Aircraft of World War II, Prototypes, Research Aircraft and Failed Production Designs by Tony Buttler
Donated by:
AFE

A signed copy of British Experimental Combat Aircraft of World War II, Prototypes, Research Aircraft and Failed Production Designs by Tony Buttler in hardback.

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Lot Number 

29 

Item: Signed copy of Building Concorde, from Drawing Board to Mach 2 by Tony Buttler with Jean Christophe Carbonel                                                                                      Donated by: AFE

A Signed copy of Building Concorde, from Drawing Board to Mach 2 by Tony Buttler with Jean Christophe Carbonel in hardcover.

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Lot Number 

30 

Item: Strategic Air Command in the UK SAC Operations 1946-1992 by Robert S Hopkins III
Donated by:
AFE

Hardcover copy of Strategic Air Command in the UK SAC Operations 1946-1992 by Robert S Hopkins III.

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Lot Number 

31 

Item: A3 Framed Print of 2 Spitfires
Donated by:
Ritchie Southerton

A beautiful framed photograph of 2 Spitfires flying in formation.

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Lot Number

32 

Item: Pooleys flight bag and equipment
Donated by:
Pooleys

Pooleys flight bag with all student equipment required for PPL / LAPL (this doesn’t include the headset).

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Lot Number 

33 

Item: Glider Experience at Parham
Donated by:
Southdown Gliding Club

Enjoy a thrilling glider experience over the beautiful Sussex countryside.

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Lot Number 

34

Item: 30-Minute Spitfire Simulator Experience
Donated by:
Spitfires.com

Fly the world's only Spitfire Simulator that can be used for training new Spitfire pilots as well as giving fantastic flight experiences to non-pilots. It's not the closest thing to flying a real Spitfire, it is flying a real Spitfire!

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Lot Number 

35 

Item: Fly with a Fighter Pilot Experience
Donated by:
Ultimate High

Fly with a fighter pilot for up to 35 minutes in an ex-military training aircraft and fly the aerobatic manoeuvres yourself. The experience is tailored to you and can be as mild or as wild as you choose.

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Lot Number 

36

Item: 45min Flying Cub Trial Lesson in a Piper Super Cub
Donated by:
Goodwood Flying School

Try your hand at flying in the Piper Super Cub and take control of the aircraft under the guidance of one of our experienced Instructors while enjoying the stunning scenery.

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Lot Number 

37 

Item: Signed copy of Bird by Tracey Curtis -Taylor
Donated by:
The Duke of Richmond and Gordon

A signed copy of Bird: Three extraordinary flights. One extraordinary woman in hardback.

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Lot Number

38

Item: Signed copy of The 40th Anniversary of the Douglas Bader Foundation
Donated by:
The Duke of Richmond and Gordon

A signed copy of Legend to Legacy The 40th Anniversary of the Douglas Bader Foundation compiled by David Charles Towsend Bickers.

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Lot Number 

39 

Item: One night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Goodwood Hotel with Dinner at Farmer Butcher Chef
Donated by:
Goodwood Hotel

Enjoy a relaxing night away in one of Goodwood’s signature Hotel rooms and indulge in a delicious home-grown, farm-to-fork meal at the award-winning Farmer Butcher Chef.

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Lot Number 

40 

Item: A Signed Poster of the Lancaster Documentary and DVD.
Donated by:
Tall Boy Films

A poster of the Lancaster documentary film signed by the Director and Producer with a DVD of the film.

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Lot Number

41

Item: The Spitfire Experience at Wisborough Green
Donated by: The Spitfire Experience

Fly a WWII Spitfire from a full size replica cockpit. This experience includes a take off, aerobatics, low flying, flying under a bridge and performing a landing - all in one 30 - 45 minute session.

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Lot Number

42

Item: The Legends of Motorsport
Donated by: The Duke of Richmond and Gordon

A limited edition copy of The Legends of Motorsport book signed by 22 of the most legendary racing drivers with an accompanying letter. Signatures include Mario Andretti, Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart.

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All Goodwood experiences are valid for 12 months from 21 October 2023.

To make a bid on any of the items, you can pick up an auction slip at the Flying School front desk at Goodwood Aerodrome, or you can email your bid to scholarship@goodwood.com.
Please include your contact details, the lot number/item and the amount you would like to bid. The bidding will close at 22:00 on Saturday 21 October.

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