September 27, 2011

Surprise Flight for visitor Tom

To help decide if they can access our facilities and aircraft we are always happy to show people around in advance. Recently Kieran Thomas (AKA Tom) accompanied by a couple of support workers, visited us at Lasham and was shown around by Instructor James Brown. All went well, in fact so well Tom was able to take advantage of a rare gap in the flying schedule and turn his visit into a full Trial Flight.

Support worker Jillian Hearn who accompanied Tom, tells us it was a “wonderful lifetime experience” for him.

We were happy to facilitate your flight Tom, all in a day’s work for the Aerobility team.

First Solo for Aerobility Student

Aerobility student Dave Conway has joined the elite band of people who have successfully piloted an aircraft on their own. Dave, who is sponsored by FSD, quipped "now I can take the stabilisers off". His Instructor, Mike Owen says "he did a really good job". Congratulations from all at Aerobility, we look forward to you gaining your licence in the near future.

September 20, 2011

Another Aerobility Pilot

Congratulations to Battle Back sponsored student Billy Sewel; who recently passed his Skills Test at Tatenhill.

Billy, started training with Aerobility around March of this year, and received his initial training in a block “Battle Back “ week. A great achievement, and we wish Billy well with his future flying that rumour has it, may include helicopters.

Pictured are (from the left) examiner Craig Knott, Instructor Mike Owen and Billy

September 13, 2011

Win tickets to the fantastic Goodwood Revival!

Goodwood  Revival  Sunday 18th September

Aerobility have secured two tickets, with a total value of £108, for this fantastic event and are making them available to premium members in this great competition.  Just answer the following three questions  and email before 12:00 this Thursday 15th

The first correct entry out of the hat will receive two tickets. Please make sure you are free to attend, they are for the use of the winning member and one guest. Tickets will need to be collected from Lasham or can be posted 1st class on Friday.

Which Air Force gifted Aerobility our flagship Scottish Aviation Bulldog?

If two aircraft are approaching head on which way should they turn to avoid a collision?

What squawk should you enter on your transponder if you experience radio failure?

Good luck!

Amsterdam Marathon

Talking of marathons, Lasham Gliding Society member Jim Prichard and his family are participating in the Amsterdam Marathon on 16 October, and the good news is that they are kindly fundraising for Aerobility.

Jim writes:
"I bet that many of you are in awe of the courage of the disabled pilots at Lasham and the dedication of their instructors, and feel just a little bit like you ought to contribute somehow. Well this is your opportunity folks, just open the following link and release a chunk of money from your bank accounts!

Please do it straight away so that I don't have to email you all individually, I need all the time that's remaining before the 16th October o get my aged body into a condition that will take me to the finishing line of the Amsterdam Marathon.

Jim Pritchard"

It is a great initiative Jim and we wish you the best of luck. Please everyone lets the spread the word and make the most of this great opportunity.

London Marathon call to arms

Are you looking for a Challenge for next year?

Do you want to increase your fitness and your self esteem?
Are you a Runner needing a bigger goal?

We are hoping to put together a Small Team to run the 2012 London Marathon.
We would love to hear from any member who might be looking for an exciting opportunity to get involved and raise some money for our fantastic charity

Each runner would need to raise a minimum pledge but we can help with fundraising ideas. We hope to announce the team at the coming Aviators Ball which is sure to raise some interest and some sponsorship!

Time is of the essence, this opportunity has only just been offered and we need to let them know before October.

If you are interested and want to find out more, please get in touch or email Shona on