July 19, 2017

Please join us in congratulating, Brian Thompson

Aerobility Flyer, Brian Thompson has shown unwavering commitment to his flight training, regularly traveling the great distance between his home in Middlesbrough to Tatenhill for his lessons with Craig Knott. 

It is wonderful to see these all this hard-work  pay off as we are delighted to announce that Brian has now completed all training and tests required to secure a NPPL license!

Brian's instructor, Craig shared, "Brian has been a pleasure to teach and has done very well with both practical and theory elements. He plans to continue to fly at Tatenhill for now, but will start to have a look at options where he can hire an aircraft a little nearer to home."

Please join us in congratulating Brian in making this amazing achievement. 





Winner Announced - Breitling Prize Draw!

We are delighted to announce that we have a winner for this years Breitling prize draw!

Ticket number 0427 was drawn at the Royal International Air Tattoo this weekend, which belonged to our lucky winner, Tanya Hudson.
Thank you so much to everyone who purchased a ticket - every penny raised through this prize draw will be used to help us continue in our mission to make the magic of aviation accessible for disabled people.
Congratulations Tanya - we look forward to meeting you soon an to uniting you with this amazing prize!

July 07, 2017

The Aviation Education Programme is looking for new applicants!

Aerobility runs an Aviation Education Programme aimed at young people aged between 14 and 18 years old with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or physical disabilities. The programme aims to provide these young people with transferable skills and strengths that they can take into further education and employment. The programme covers all subjects of aviation and covers the topics: Airfield Operation, Air Traffic Control, Fire and Rescue, Aircraft Engineering, Meteorology and Flight.  The sessions run on various Saturdays during term time, are two and a quarter hours long and the programme runs from November to June.  There are a few trips to different locations such as RAF Odiham and Farnborough Airport. There may even be the chance of a flight! The programme is free of charge.
It has been very successful and we are now looking to recruit for the next course starting in November 2017.

If you would like further information about the course or to request an application form then please email gail@aerobility.com.

July 06, 2017

Huge thank you to Novartis

We cannot thank enough our supporters and friends at Novartis for the donation of our impressive new frontage, which went down a storm at the recent Blackbushe 75, Festival of Flight.

What a fantastic way to welcome our visitors as they arrive at Aerobility.

We promise to keep our spectacular new posts well looked after with a thorough soaking first thing each morning!


Richard Bulley completes PPL Skills Test!

Massive congratulations to Richard Bulley, who has just completed his PPL Skills Test!

Richard has put in a huge amount of effort and dedication to make this dream a well deserved reality.

An amazing achievement, which Aerobility are proud to be part of.


June 16, 2017

PPL Congratulations!

Two of our Aerobility flyers who have secured their PPL's within just a couple of weeks of each other!

Christian Saleta and Lee Rowe - huge congratulations from everyone at Aerobility!

Please join us in celebrating this amazing achievement.

Christian pictured below:


June 13, 2017

Opportunity to volunteer at Blackbushe 75 in support of Aerobility



In just over two weeks time, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Blackbushe Airport!

If you would like to get involved in supporting Aerobility at the upcoming Blackbushe 75 event, we would love to hear from you!

There are four days in total to cover over the event weekend, so please confirm which dates specifically are best for you. This will be a huge help when we assign volunteer duties: 


Friday 30th June - Event set up

Saturday 1st July - Air show day
Sunday 2nd July - Air show day
Monday 3rd July - Event break down

The kind of roles you can expect to fill at the Aerobility stand on event day are: 

- Promotion of Aerobility Services
- Selling Aerobility merchandise 
- Selling Breitling Raffle tickets
- Selling Event raffle tickets
- Promoting and signing people up to 'The Big Skydive' 
- Bringing Wilbur Bear to life for an hour!

There are a host of other exciting roles to fill across the airfield, from ticket collection points to hosting in the VIP area, so your flexibility on the days of the event would be greatly appreciated.


To say thank you for helping, Blackbushe are offering a free adult ticket AND two under 16's tickets to every volunteer. If you twist our arms enough, those two under 16's tickets may be possible to switch for one adult ticket in their place.

Only one offer package available per volunteer, regardless of how many days you support the event.

We would love to hear from you as soon as possible - please email Gail@Aerobility.com with details of the dates you are able to support and your phone number, so we can easily get in touch.

Thank you for supporting Aerobility! We couldn't do it without you!


June 08, 2017

2017 Golden Tickets now on sale!

With our sincere thanks to Breitling for their continued support, we are excited to bring you this incredible opportunity.

Purchase a 'Golden Ticket' for just £10 and you secure a one in six hundred chancing of winning this beautiful Breitling Chronomat 44 Airborne watch, worth almost £7,000!

Click here to buy or find out more!

June 06, 2017

Keep up to date with the Youth Aviation app

Aerobility are proud to feature on the Youth Aviation app.

This great app connects you with the world of aviation, offering unique events and opportunities.

Download it free on IOS & Android: youthaviation.co.uk

Twitter: @youth_aviation

June 02, 2017

AeroExpo UK - 2017

Honoured to be chosen as the event charity, Aerobility is having a great time at AeroExpo UK catching up with old friends and making new connections.

Here are some shots of our stand, so you can keep an eye out for us - we hope to see you there today!





Aerobility Wing Walk - last Friday 26th May


It’s fair to say that all of us at Aerobility are still riding high after such an amazing day full of fun, flight and fundraising!
We honestly cannot thank everyone who took part enough for their participation and amazing fundraising efforts. In total, a phenomenal £25k was raised by just 16 people! This is certainly an achievement to be very proud of.
These valuable funds will be used to help Aerobility replace one of its old aircraft with one that is much cheaper to run AND more environmentally friendly, giving us the chance to deliver the magic of flight to even more disabled people each year.
I’m delighted to say we have the first batch of photos/videos ready to share, courtesy of our close friend and supporter, Richard Deakin: https://flic.kr/s/aHskW3Tnnv
 

Here are the amazing 16: 
Alia Al Twal
Donna Optix
Gerry Crisp
Helena Vernon
Jen Tye
Liam Gorman
Liz Moscrop
Meg Ainsworth
Nicky Kenny
Nivedita Bhasin
Rupert Firmstone
Samuel Watson
Steve Rose
Susanne Hayter
Vivienne Elsworth
Zak Yates

Thank you to the sky and back for becoming our first ever Aerobility Wing Walkers! 

May 12, 2017

AEP Farnborough Fire Station Visit

Last Saturday the AEP group visited Farnborough Airport Fire Station.
They had a very informative talk about the role of a firefighter at the airport and then had a look at the equipment and breathing apparatus that the fire crew use.  The group got the chance to try on the kit.












They then went outside and got the chance to put out a real fire with a fire extinguisher after they had all looked at the amazing fire engines they have at the airport.    











It was a fantastic trip and we'd like to say a very big thank you to the fire crew for hosting us.