November 24, 2016

Visit to the House of Lords Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Aerobility was invited to attend a UK Youth in Aviation reception at the House of Lords to highlight the role that charitable aviation organisations are playing in nurturing tomorrow’s talent.

Gail Barkes Aerobility service development and volunteer coordinator attended along with volunteers Nicola Saunders, Andrea Lowndes and Stephen Pearson.

The reception was hosted by the RT Hon Baroness Sue Garden of Frognal in association with the Air League of which she is a member of the council, she spoke of how important the work of all the organisations and charities are in promoting aviation as a career path for young people and encouraging and inspiring those that enter the variety of professions from being a pilot or engineering and development, also to the charities and organisations that are championing accessibility to experience aviation for those with disability or life limiting conditions.

This was followed by short presentations from young people that had benefited from the support of the following organisations:

The Air League
Youth in Aviation
Aviation Skills Partnership
Royal Air force Air Cadets
Royal Air Force museum

They all spoke of how they have been inspired by different sectors of aviation and were passionate and eloquent in their delivery of their own individual experiences.

The closing speech was given by Matt Hancock Minister of State for Digital and Culture who again emphasised the role that digital development plays in aviation, especially when you look at the huge advances in technology , and how inspiring young people to take up careers in aviation is vital to our country’s prosperity and standing in the global economy.

AEP Engineering

On Saturday 19th November Alan lead a session on Engineering.

The group got lovely oily hands looking at the various parts of combustion and jet engines.

They watched videos of how a jet engine works and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the jet engine.  Working from a sheet they had to work out which type of engine various aircraft had.

 It was a very informative session and as always the group joined in well with some excellent input.

November 22, 2016

Aviators Ball - Silent Auction NOW OPEN

Only three days to go until this year's Aviators Ball!

We have a spectacular night of entertainment planned for you and hope you are as excited as we are!

To add to the excitement, we are delighted to announce our silent auction - officially open.

There is no need to miss out - whether you are joining us at the Ball or not, everyone is welcome to register and bid on our silent auction!

Make sure to take a look at the incredible prizes we have on offer this year, with a chance to be ahead of the game by placing a bid before Saturday night. 

For those of you joining us on the night, we have also included a sneak peek at the live auction items we have in store.

Every penny raised will go towards supporting the amazing work of Aerobility. 

Click here to be taken direct to the auction site.

Happy bidding!

November 16, 2016

Winners of the Aerobility Photo Competition 2016!


Thank you again to everyone who entered - the competition raised an amazing £400 for Aerobility!

We are delighted to announce the WINNERS of this years photo competition are: 

In FIRST place - Jason Evans, with - Draken Moon

In 2nd place - John Madden, with Polish MIG 29

In 3rd place - James Walters, with An Explosive Finale

Our RUNNERS UP (in no particualr order) are: 

Paul Thwaites, with – WWI Sopwith Snipe at sunrise

Jane Dagnall, with – Typhoon struck by a sunbeam

Neil Atterbury, with – Polish MIG in the dive

Steve Brimley, with – Reach for the sky

Sergio Vazzana, with – Red Tails

Alasdair Leng, with – Atlas

Jo Ayres, with – Up Close

Neil Atterbury, with – XM655 Reflected

Susie Jackson, with – Boeing Stearman Loop

Huge congratulations to each of you - here is a reminder of those all important 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 ( )
Free copy of the 2017 Aerobility calendar

Photographic visit to Heathrow Airport control tower courtesy of NATS.
Day shooting with world-renown aviation & wildlife photographer ( )
Free copy of the 2017 Aerobility calendar

Free copy of the 2017 Aerobility calendar

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

We have also created a gallery of all entrants which is available for you to view here

November 11, 2016

AEP Fire and Rescue

November 5th was the appropriate date for our latest AEP - the topic being Fire and Rescue.
The group looked at why we have Fire and Rescue and the different levels provided at different airports.

They also studied the fire triangle and learnt the three elements needed to start a fire - air, fuel and heat.  They played a very competitive game of fire triangle bingo.
They then looked at emergency plans and the importance of those plans. They split up in to pairs and pretended to respond to an emergency call finding out exactly all the information needed to send the right rescue service to the scene.

It was another excellent session - the group never cease to amaze us with their enthusiasm and knowledge.