This weekend Aerobility hosted a ‘Pull a Rivet’ event here at Blackbushe Airport. Patricia Mawuli Porter and Jonathan 'Yaw' Porter introduced an Aerobility group of around 40 people to the pleasure that can be had from building your own plane. Patricia and Jonathan have a similar all-inclusive ethos to Aerobility’s, so the afternoon was a great fit. All participants were able to try their hand at pulling a rivet, and using metal sheers, some of the basic skills employed in an aircraft build.
Says Operations Manager Brian Catchpoole, “Patricia and Jonathan conveyed their enthusiasm for aircraft building specifically and aviation generally with real passion. The question and answer sessions, were particularly animated. Although not necessarily our goal for the day, a number of people expressed an interest in the idea of Building a Plane, so who knows, with enough support maybe this could be an Aerobility project for the future?"
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Thank you to everyone who took part - here are some of our favourite images from the day.