June 30, 2016

Brian flies in a Tiger Moth

On 18th June Aerobility flyer, Brian, had the amazing experience of a free flight in a beautiful old Tiger Moth at White Waltham.  This was open to all our flyers.  Judging by the grin I would say Brian enjoyed the experience!

June 27, 2016

National Kids Flying Day

On 18th June Aerobility were very privileged to host National Kids Flying Day funded by Aviation Without Borders. We welcomed 12 young people with physical and learning disabilities and gave them all a flight in our light aircraft.  For some this was their first time in an aeroplane so it was a momentous day.

The weather held out for us and our instructors did a fantastic job getting all our youngsters in the air.  Most flew out towards Reading and flew over the Madejski Stadium - which is always a popular sight for our football fans.

Upon landing each flyer was given a certificate to commemorate their flight and they all came back smiling.

A massive thank you to Aviation Without Borders for funding such a fantastic day.

June 23, 2016

Aerobility Touring trip to Wales by Brian Jupp

On 13th May we set off from Blackbushe for our halfway stop at Shobdon, Nathan flying Yankee Yankee with Toby in the right hand seat and me in the back, while Barry flew the PA 32 with Damian. After a change of crews and a leisurely lunch we set off for Llanbedr. Llanbedr is an ex RAF base with VERY long runways and the field is now run by Fly Llanbedr, a fledgling flying school and club which has only been in existence for a couple of years. I had had previous contact with them and they very generously waived the landing fees for us.

We arrived at our hotel, Min Y Mor, right on the front at Barmouth and after finding our room and unpacking, met up in the bar for pre dinner drinks. I had heard that drinking alcohol through a straw made you drunk more easily, tell that to Nathan! I've not seen vodka disappear at that rate of knots since my navy days.

The following morning, Brian Macdonald ( a wildlife expert and local historian ) collected us from the hotel for a trip into the foothills of the Rhynog mountain range in his 4 x 4.

In the afternoon, Damian and Toby took the 28 for some mountain flying lessons and Barry and I shared the 32, with Nathan as passenger flying up the Menai Strait to the Great Orme swapping control from left hand seat to right and flying up the Llanberis pass and round Snowdon – twice! The weather was great and the views awesome.

We had had a request from The Douglas Bader foundation, who sponsored Nathan getting his PPL, to ask if we could do a Dambusters type flypast over the Llyn Brianne dam at midday on Sunday.  On our journey we encounterd a lot of turbulence and trying to keep the 28 in sight was not easy, but with Barrys' timing we arrived at Llyn Brianne bang on time. Dropping down into the valley over the reservoir the turbulence got worse but we managed to fly over the dam to the delight of the crowd of cyclists gathered there, doing a charity cycle ride for the Douglas Bader foundation. 

A slight hiccup on the way back when the engine in the 32 made some noise it shouldn't have done, I said to Barry “Are playing with the levers again” to which he informed that we had run out of fuel in the tank we were on. Swiftly changing tanks, we carried on our merry way. 

It was a very good trip with a lot of laughs.   Here's to the next one.

June 22, 2016

Gliding opportunity for Aerobility Flyers (25th & 26th June, Derby)

Calling all Aerobility Flyers: Aerobatic gliding and other airsports are available For Aerobility Flyers this weekend at Darley Moor, Derbyshire. Our friends at Flyability (disabled hand gliding/paragliding), Airways-Airsports and Glider FX are running a weekend for disabled people to try their hand at various airsports.

You can learn more about the location and the activities of the airfield at: http://www.airways-airsports.com/

To take up this amazing opportunity please email bridie@aerobility.com confirming your attendance and then just turn up on the day and express your interest to our on site contact Guy Westgate.

June 16, 2016

Opportunity for Aerobility Flyers to fly Tiger Moth

Aerobility has the amazing opportunity to offer a limited number of free flights (including hoisted flights) in a Tiger Moth at White Waltham Airfield this Saturday 18th June. 

If you're interested in this amazing opportunity please contact brian@aerobility.com for more information.

AEP Gyroscopes

Last Saturday we were very pleased to welcome Stuart who came to talk to the group about gyroscopes.  It was a very interesting session with lots of hands on activities.  The group learnt about the different types of gyroscopes and their many applications.

The session ended with all the group (and a few mentors!) having go on a segway.  They all did incredibly well and seemed to enjoy the experience.

A massive thank you to Stuart - we hope to see you again!

June 14, 2016

Biggin Hill - Festival of Flight

It was a pleasure to attend the Biggin Hill, Festival of Flight at the weekend - This image captures one of our favourite moments from the day. 

Not only does Aerobility have a role to play in introducing disabled people to flight, but by taking our aircraft to events and making them available for everyone to enjoy - young and old, disabled and able-bodied - we hope to inspire the next generation of aviators.

Aerobility's first ever photo competition!


A must of any aviation photographer.

A chance to win three great prizes PLUS having your work published in the Aerobility 2017 calendar

Enter our air show photography competition for the chance to feature your best photos in the 2017 Aerobility Calendar.

Entering is easy - take photos at any UK Air Show or aviation event on your camera/smartphone, then post your favourites to the competition website. 

Each entry fee becomes a donation direct to Aerobility, supporting us to continue making the joy of flight fully accessible to disabled people.

Happy sharing and good luck!

The Prizes

Photographic visit to Heathrow airport control tower courtesy of NATS.
Winning photo featured in the Aerobility magazine with photographer’s portrait;
Day shooting with world-renown aviation & wildlife photographer (www.andyrouse.co.uk )
Free copy of the 2017 Aerobility calendar

Photographic visit to Sea Vixen FAW2 G-CVIX "Foxy Lady"
Day shooting with world-renown aviation & wildlife photographer (www.andyrouse.co.uk )
Free copy of the 2017 Aerobility calendar

Photographic visit to Sea Vixen FAW2 G-CVIX "Foxy Lady"
Free copy of the 2017 Aerobility calendar

All prize winners and runners up will have their winning photo featured in the Aerobility 2017 calendar.

Full details of how to submit your photo entries, along with T&C’s can be found on our website: http://aerobility.com/photocompetition/index.php