July 27, 2011
Highlights included the meeting with the FAI General Secretary and developing the beginnings of a global information network for disabled aviators. Jet Man Yves Rossy thrilled as he talked us through the development and what it is like to fly his incredible jet powered wing.
Thanks as ever to Daniel and Sarah Ramseier for their tireless and effective organisation, to the Aero club of Gruyere and to all the volunteers and sponsors including the event's main supporter Breitling. Roll on July 2013!
July 17, 2011
Thank you for your understanding.
July 02, 2011
July 01, 2011
Aerobility is delighted to be appearing as an exhibitor at The Mobility Roadshow.
The Mobility Roadshow (www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk) held at the East of England Showground in Peterborough on the 30th June, 1st and 2nd July is a showcase of mobility and lifestyle products and services. The event is organised by the registered charity Mobility Choice which was established in February 1998 by the Department of Transport.
The aim of The Mobility Roadshow is to give anyone with a mobility problem - drivers, passengers, adults and children- the chance to see what is available to help solve that problem and most importantly to try out and evaluate the options. Exhibitors include many of the major motor manufacturers, plus vehicle adaptation and conversion specialists, mobility aids manufacturers, information and advice services, charities, mobile insurance specialists, clothing companies, plus sports, travel and leisure options.
Visitors to the Aerobility stand in the main hall will be able to try for themselves two exciting developments:
- Flight Simulator
For the first time, Aerobility, in conjunction with the Virtual Flight Centre, will be providing a full flight simulator enabling people to get a feel for what it is really like to fly one of Aerobility’s aircraft. Any visitor who can transfer to the cockpit will be able to try their hand at ‘Flying’ a Piper PA28. The simulator will be complete with a hand control for those not able to use their legs. A transfer board and hoist will be available to assist access if required.
- Accessible Balloon Basket
In the near future, Aerobility hope to be providing, what for them, is a completely new venture; Hot Air Ballooning. Our friends at Lindstrand Balloons have made available their Panoramic Basket especially designed to take wheelchair users and allow them an unparallel view through special Perspex sides. Visitors to the Aerobility stand can try the basket for size; let us know their views, and register their interest.
Mike Miller-Smith, CEO of Aerobility said:
“Aerobility has chosen The Mobility Roadshow to announce that it will shortly be operating an additional aircraft which can carry heavier disability equipment such as electric wheelchairs and a portable hoist. This gives every participant, whatever their disability, the chance to fly to new destinations and participate fully in touring flights alongside other more physically able aviators.”