Erin’s very special day - flying to Montrose!

Erin is in wonderland as she gazes at the Angus countryside beneath her.

Erin is in wonderland as she gazes at the Angus countryside beneath her.

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Eight-year-old Erin Meighan had a very special day on Saturday, courtesy of the Scottish Aero Club, in conjunction with Cash for Kids and The Douglas Bader Foundation.

Erin suffers from severe asthma.

About five per cent of those with asthma are unable to keep it under control despite using high levels of medicines.

This results in constant difficulty breathing, as well as frequent, serious life-threatening asthma attacks requiring hospital admissions.

Erin spends lots of time in Ninewells Hospital unwell and the nurse from the high dependency unit put her name forward to go on this special day out.

Erin got to fly from Perth to Montrose in a small aircraft and was also allowed to pilot the plane for a spell.

Erin said it was best day she ever had, and she now would like to be a pilot.

It was a very special treat for Erin, being able to forget about her illness for the day, and she would like to say thanks to all the nurses for putting her orward and to all those who financed the trip and provided the aeroplane.

She was accompanied to the plane by her dad, William, and sister Ellie.