Apache fly past ‘better than any present’

Bridlington Harbour Top'Apache Helecopter pilot from Bridlington flys past to say hello to mem & sister'PA1212-7a
Bridlington Harbour Top'Apache Helecopter pilot from Bridlington flys past to say hello to mem & sister'PA1212-7a

A BRIDLINGTON mum whose son staged a fly past the harbour in an apache helicopter said “this is better than any mother’s day present.”

Lesley Tye, 48, was joined by her daughter Hayley, 19, and friends to see her son Sgt Daniel Tye fly past Bridlington Harbour in an apache helicopter, one of two which flew past, on his way to RAF Leeming from his base at Wattisham, near Suffolk, on Monday afternoon.

Daniel Tye'Apache Helecopter Pilot

Daniel Tye'Apache Helecopter Pilot

Former Bridlington School pupil Daniel, 28, is part of the Army Air Core. He has spent eleven years in the military, and in 3 months finishes his Army Air Core training, before he is posted to Afghanistan.

“It was great to see him come past. He said he would tip his wing and put a light on so we knew which one he was flying,” said Lesley.

“He came in off the sea to go over the harbour so we could all wave at him.

“It was great to see him come by, especially because we didn’t know for sure that he could until about an hour beforehand. He has been training and spends a lot of his spare time studying, so he doesn’t get back up to Bridlington very often.

“I don’t think he did it just for mother’s day, but it was better than any present I could have got.”