June 27, 2012

Gloucestershire Airport Annual Charity Open Day

Wilbur and Dave make friends

Gloucestershire Airport held their Annual Charity Open Day last Sunday and Aerobility were among the chosen beneficiaries. Despite poor weather early morning that precluded flying an aircraft in, the weather improved as the day progressed and resulted in a great day out for the thousands of visitors.

Aerobility were happy to man a stand to introduce ourselves to members of the public. Our mascot Wilbur the bear hid in the boot of the car for the journey to Gloucester, determined to help with fundraising but he proved a great success with the children so was forgiven for being a stowaway

Thanks to all the staff at Gloucester for your continuing support, we always enjoy a warm welcome when we visit.

Mobility Roadshow Success

Much Interest in our new portable Simulator

Wheelchair  access to the Simulator was enjoyed by many

Future Pilots had a good time

Actress Julie Fernandez tries out our simulator

Mobility Choice Executive Director Jacqui Jones picks the winner of the Raffle

Mobility Roadshow Success

The Mobility Road Show was a great success, enabling us to meet hundreds of disabled people and extol the virtues of flying. To many, it was a revelation that flying was a real possibility for them and we were more than happy to be the giver of good news. We look forward to welcoming our new contacts to Aerobility over the coming months.

Throughout the three days we ran a raffle, and the lucky winner was drawn by Mobility Choice Executive Director Jacqui Jones at the end of the show. Congratulation to winner Mr Duffy, who lives in Buckinghamshire.

June 21, 2012

Mobility Roadshow 21st - 23rd June

The Aerobility stand at the Mobility Roadshow in Peterborough is now set up and ready for a a busy three days. If you are visiting, pop over and say hello.

June 15, 2012

Congratulations Monty

Many Congratulations to  Steven "Monty" Monteith  who passed his JAA PPL skills test on Wednesday this week......

Monty outside Aerobility HQ standing by our PA-28-161 Warrior, G-BRFM.
Monty, one of our Battleback students, started flying with Aerobility last November, made his first solo flight in February and has shown great commitment and skill as he worked through the course. Not many people can say they got 100% in Air Law..... and his flying is OK too.

Well done Monty!

Monty with his Examiner, Scott Camber
Monty with his Instructor, James

June 01, 2012

Back In Time to D-Day

Instructor Mike Owen and member Nathan Doidge where taken back in time today when they landed at Lee-on-Solent. This Dakota (DC3) in full D-Day livery was about to deliver a clutch of parachutists to France. Rumours that Nathan offered to join them have not been confirmed.