August 31, 2017

Your chance to fly in a Tiger Moth!

Introducing, Aerobility Tiger Moth Sunday!

We are pleased to announce that with the assistance of some great friends of Aerobility, we will be holding a Tiger Moth Day at White Waltham airfield on Sunday 17th September. This day will be open to all our flyers and there will be a special hoist available for those who need it. There will be a small 'token' charge, but we will endeavour to keep this as low as possible.

To those who have never visited White Waltham before, you are in for a treat - the airfield has a lovely 'retro' feel to it. What better way to spend a (hopefully warm) Sunday while waiting for your flight. Sipping coffee and enjoying sandwiches on the lawn has to up there as one of the best ways to spend part of your weekend.

Although this experience is open to all Aerobility flyers the number of people who can fly will be limited and strictly by invitation only.  

To ensure everyone receives a fair chance of securing an invitation, please contact by 17:00 on Thursday 7th September and we will draw names from the hat the next day. 

If you don't hear from us by 17:00 on Friday 8th September then we're sorry, that means your name has not been drawn.

Please remember, that to be eligible to entered into the next Fridays draw, you must be an existing flyer with Aerobility. 

Best of luck to everyone who puts themselves forward for the chance to undertake this amazing experience. 

Please welcome, Paula Gibson!

NATS Business Support for Aerobility

Hi there,

My Name is Paula Gibson and I have recently joined the Aerobility Family as Head of Business Support.

I have joined on a 12 month Secondment from NATS (National Air Traffic Services), where I have worked for many years in a variety of very interesting roles.

I have two daughters who are grown up and have flown the nest (Laura & Aimee), and I have been married to Gary for 32 years. NATS is a bit of family commitment for us as we all have some involvement with them. 

Paula Gibson and Aerobility CEO Mike Miller-Smith pictured next to the World's first specially adapted aircraft for disabled use. The design and purchase of this aircraft was made possible through the immense fundraising efforts of NATS employees. 

NATS staff support a wide range of charities across the UK and there is a group of charities that NATS supports on a corporate basis, one such charity is Aerobility.

I am so pleased to have been given this opportunity to work with this amazing, life-changing charity. Since joining 3 weeks ago I have met some incredibly inspiring disabled flyers all with their own very special and very inspirational stories.

One of the many things I have started working on has been getting the new building up and running. We have recently taken ownership of a portable classroom.  It needs a lot of work to decorate it and make it wheelchair friendly - I’ve already roped in some current and retired NATS staff to lend a hand and the place is looking better already.

I am looking forward to the year ahead and working with such amazing people.

All of my family and friends that know me need to watch out, as I will be roping them into helping support Aerobility in some shape or form ;-)

Hopefully I will get to meet you all soon!

August 23, 2017

Congratulations to the winner of our Breitling Raffle!

We were delighted to unite our Breitling Raffle prize winner, Tanya Hudson with her beautiful prize last week!

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and supported Aerobility as part of this exciting prize draw.

Congratulations Tanya!

August 09, 2017

Touring group to Calais

The latest Touring Group to a trip to France last week, stopping off for what we here was a delicious lunch in Calais!

Touring Group to France

Following the recent touring group to France, the team snapped some great photos we would like to share with you.

The route included stops at Annecy and Chambery in the Rhone Alps region and the highlight was flying round Mont Blanc!

Touring group participants: Mike Owen, Brian Jupp, Adam Stone and Barry Hobkirk.

August 08, 2017

Aerobility on BBC One!

It's not too late to catch Aerobility on the BBC iPlayer - show available to view until the 31st August.

We are delighted to have appeared on Going Back Giving Back hosted by Aled Jones.

Aled meets a remarkable RAF hero who overcame extraordinary setbacks and disability to become an elite fighter jet pilot. In a remarkable journey full of surprises, the pilot is reunited with the wingcommander who changed the course of his life. Can he now find a way to help a disabled soldier who shares his passion for flying and give him a life-changing gift?

Click here to be taken straight to the show on iPlayer. 

Join us for the Big Skydive!

Would you like to take part in Aerobility's first ever charity skydive?

Could you raise just £350?

We don’t like to do things by halves, so our aim is to see 100 people jump in support of Aerobility, by taking part in The Big Skydive.

Working with GoSkydive, the UK's leading tandem skydive specialist based in Salisbury, we can ensure you have the most incredible experience possible at the same time as doing something else amazing and raising valuable funds for our charity.

All the information about the event and how to book your place can be found here.

The event closes for applications at midnight this Saturday, so please don't delay!

Can people with a disability take part?

As a charity working with disabled people, Aerobility is keen to make this event as accessible as is safely possible. Although the ‘health requirements’ declaration may look daunting, we are delighted to confirm that GoSkydive are committed to support us in this aim.

If you have always wanted to skydive and are confidently able to adopt the safe free-fall and landing positions, then please still complete the declaration and contact GoSkydive, who will do their best to make this experience possible for you.

Please join us.

Become part of The Big Skydive today. 

August 07, 2017

Aerobility are delighted to feature in the latest advert by BT!

Thank you to everyone who made this possible. 

Please join us in congratulating Richard Bulley!

We have already announced this fantistic news, but now have some words from both Richard himself and instructor, Stuart that we would like to take the opportunity to add. 

Richard Bulley passed his PPL skill test on the Wednesday 28th June. 

The weather was perfect for the morning flight and the route from Blackbushe to Membury via Littlehampton. Richard's examiner, Steve Bradd gave him a diversion to Fairoaks once course was set for Membury.

Steve said, "Richard's navigation and diversion were superb and so was the upper air work once we had finished the route."

After finishing off the test with a few circuits which saw Richard make some great flying decisions on a, by then, very hot day, Steve and Richard settled down to a quick debrief and completed the paperwork for the test. Richard will be doing his radio test soon and then will apply for his licence.

Richard said, "I came to know about Aerobility in 2014 though a friend I skydive with and now I can't believe how far I have come. I'm going to continue flying particularly with the Aerobility touring group. I want to thank the instructor team headed by Mike Owen , my main instructor Stuart Redman Lusher and the whole team at Aerobility for supporting me with all my flying."

Congratulations once again to Richard!