September 24, 2010

Aerobility / BDFA podcasts

Earlier this year Marine Arthur Williams and Aerobility Chief Executive Mike Miller-Smith talked to the excellent

click to listen or download..

Arthur Williams

I can fly a plane, but I can't drive a car !

Lee Pirie has achieved his first solo. An absolutely delighted Lee exclaimed "I can fly a plane, but I can't drive a car!". Congratulations from us all.

September 17, 2010

Well Done Dave – first solo at 13 hours

Wounded Royal Marine Dave Corcoran with the post solo grin!

Dave is with us through Help for Heroes and FSD.

September 16, 2010

G-BSYY engine problem

Whilst it is right and proper that we post all the good stuff on this blog, it is also important we post about things that aren't going so well..

Unfortunately last Friday whilst descending towards Lasham near Basingstoke our Warrior G-BSYY began to experience a loss of power and engine rough running. The aeroplane landed safely at Lasham, however the engine appears to have suffered serious internal damage. Nobody's fault and one of the downsides of aeroplane ownership. Engines do sometimes go wrong.

We need to overhaul the engine and then reinstall in the aeroplane, and this is likely to cost the thick end of £15,000. After an extremely busy summer, and all the associated fuel and maintenance bills this unexpected expense is going to push the charity's finances hard. For the next few weeks at least YY will be grounded.

September 13, 2010

Aerobility blog

We are aware of the problems with the Aerobility blog. Normal service will be resumed within the next 48 hours.