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.

May 11, 2017

Congratulations to Richard Bulley, who has completed his cross country!

Richard Bulley who flies from Blackbushe Airport, completed his cross country qualifying flight on Monday 8th May! He flew from Blackbushe to Northampton, Sywell and then to Gloucester and back to Blackbushe.

Richard said: "It was brilliant, the low cloud was an issue at the beginning of the flight and once I got past the Stokenchurch mast it was sunny. Both of my landaway airfields couldn't have been more helpful. I feel I can really fly solo now."

His instructor, Stuart Redman Lusher said "I'm so pleased for Richard. He has worked incredibly hard, progressed really well and juggled his work commitments to make this flight happen. Next stop for Richard is now his PPL flight test."

From everyone at Aerobility, massive congratulations, Richard!

May 02, 2017

Would you like to become a secret agent?

Wall to Wall, makers of hit series Who Do You Think You Are? Child Genius, Back In Time… and Long Lost Family, are looking for determined men and women (18yrs+) of all ages from across the UK and Northern Ireland who would like to challenge their mental, physical and practical aptitude in a new landmark living-history series that tells the story of Secret Agents in the Second World War.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for individuals from all walks of life to train, live and learn as 1940s secret agents did in one of history’s toughest training courses. 
We know that some of these World War Two Secret Agents had disabilities such as a missing limb, other physical conditions or what is termed in today’s world as an invisible disability. We really want to represent this part of history and stress to potential contributors that the show is open to everyone who would like to apply.
For anyone that would like the chance to embark on this incredible historical journey, please contact the team on: secretagent@walltowall.co.uk or call 020 7241 9312.


April 28, 2017

Gerry Crisp, Mayor of Yateley: Wing walking for Aerobility!

Gerry Crisp has been a long-time supporter and close friend to Aerobility for the last four years and we are delighted to announce he will soon become an Aerobility Wingwalker!

Please click here and give whatever you can to help Gerry reach his £600 fundraising target.

In Gerry's own words, here is why he has chosen to undertake this challenge of a lifetime:

"Since beginning my term as Mayor of Yateley, I was made aware of Aerobility and their amazing Vision; I may not be able to walk, but you should see me fly!
I was hugely impressed with the incredible positivity shared by all who are a part of this amazing charity, many with profound disability, blessed with inspirational leadership from their CEO, Mike Miller-Smith.

Each of my four years as Yateley Mayor I have looked to raise funds for my nominated charities with bucket list challenges. I now look forward in anticipating my role as Chairman of Hart, to also become an Aerobility Wing Walker!

Thank you to each of my sponsors for showing your support for this unique charity, as I undertake this exciting challenge."

Left: George Bacon, Right: Mayor Gerry Crisp

Your chance to skydive for Aerobility!

Would you like to take part in Aerobility's first ever charity skydive?

Could you raise just £450 in four months?

We don’t like to do things by halves, so our aim is to see 100 people jump in support of Aerobility, by taking part in The Big Skydive.

Working with GoSkydive, the UK's leading tandem skydive specialist based in Salisbury, we can ensure you have the most incredible experience possible at the same time as doing something else amazing and raising valuable funds for our charity.

All the information about the event and how to book your place can be found here - who is brave enough to be our first to sign up?!

Can people with a disability take part?

As a charity working with disabled people, Aerobility is keen to make this event as accessible as is safely possible. Although the ‘health requirements’ declaration may look daunting, we are delighted to confirm that GoSkydive are committed to support us in this aim.

If you have always wanted to skydive and are confidently able to adopt the safe freefall and landing positions, then please still complete the declaration and get in touch with Laura@Aerobility.com. Together with GoSkydive, we will do our best to make this experience possible for you.

With Special thanks to Jake Groves for initiating this event - here's why...

"I’m 17 years old, and completing my last year of A-Levels. I’m also a student pilot having started my flight training on my 14th Birthday and flying solo on my 16th Birthday. 

I aspired to raise money for charity because I wanted to do more with regards to giving, but also to raise more awareness for my chosen charity, Aerobility. 

I chose Aerobility over many other incredibly deserving charities because they do something close to my heart. No matter what may prevent someone on the ground, Aerobility gives people the ability to pursue their dreams to fly.

I discovered Aerobility at my local airfield, where I got chatting with a disabled pilot from the charity. I saw first-hand how Aerobility makes a positive impact on the lives of their flyers and from then on in, I was committed to helping this extremely worthy cause in any way I could. What better way than to jump out of a plane at 10,000ft with a parachute strapped to your back?!"

Please join us.

It is always touching when we are contacted out of the blue by someone who wants to support our charity and Jake is no exception. This event is totally his vision and we hope you will help us turn it into a reality by becoming part of The Big Skydive today. 

April 21, 2017

Thank you SkyDemon!

It was great to catch up with our supporters at SkyDemon yesterday, who have supported Aerobility with funding towards flight training for Damian Hunter and Harvey Matthewson.

Tim, Hannah and Rob were able to personally meet Damian and Harvey, as well as check out our facilities: this included a flight in our simulator.

Thank you again to SkyDemon and their valuable partnership!