October 23, 2017

Royal Aeronautical Society Parliamentary Reception

Our Chief Executive, Mike Miller-Smith, and Service and Event Development Manager, Gail Barkes, attended the 'RAeS 20th Anniversary Celebration of Outreach and Careers Service' Parliamentary Reception in the Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons last week.  
This special event celebrated 20 years of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s dedicated aerospace and aviation careers and outreach service.
Speeches were made by members of the House followed by networking opportunities and afternoon tea!

A spot of shopping in the Palace of Westminster giftshop.
 The view from the terrace.

October 18, 2017

Initial Meeting - One Rivet At A Time - 2nd November at 18.00

Dear all,

The ball is now rolling and we'd like to invite you to join us at a meeting to discuss the 'One Rivet At A Time' project in more detail.
Come along at 18.00 on the 2nd November and find out how you can get involved, just email brian@aerobility.com to confirm your place, the meeting is open to all, we hope to see you there...




One Rivet At A Time - thank you BA!

‘One rivet at a Time’ took another step forward today when our friends at BA engineering donated some much needed workshop equipment. We collected a trailer full from Hayes yesterday. Pictured are John Hirst and Simon Boon of BA who helped to facilitate the exercise, our thanks to them both.


October 16, 2017

One Rivet At A Time



An important message from our Operations Manager.



Dear All,

I’m pleased to announce that the project to build our own plane is to go ahead. We have ordered a Zenair CH750 STOL (Short Take Off & Landing) and work has started to equip one corner of the hangar to carry out the work. Some of you may have attended our ‘Pull A Rivet’ session in February, this was presented by Jonathan and Patricia Porter of Metal Seagulls, and it is they who will provide the aircraft as the UK distributor.

The project, now named ‘One Rivet At A Time,’ will enable everybody to get involved, be it to place a single rivet or as a major contributor to the workload, those with an impairment or able bodied, all are welcome. I hope you agree this is an extremely exciting project, and one that doesn’t come along every day. We have lots of external support, it is now time for us to show these supporters and the rest of the world that we can make ‘One Rivet at a Time’ a success.

Watch this space for more details and how you can become part of the 'One Rivet At A Time' team!



Brian Catchpoole

October 13, 2017

Radio Rescue!

Calling all pilots - can you help us with our Radio Rescue campaign?


As we're sure you all know, there's been a change in the law regarding radio frequencies that will come into effect on the 1 January 2018.

As the CAA says:"From 1st January 2018 the law changes and all aircraft operating in airspace that requires the carriage of a radio must have 8.33 kHz-compatible equipment fitted and operational. After this date all 25kHz radios can no longer be used, unless specifically exempted for a particular channel such as the emergency frequency 121.5MHz. This means that all General Aviation (GA) aircraft must comply with this change to UK law to maintain safe communications with ground stations.
(The UK leaving the EU will not affect the implementation of this new legislation.)"


This means that there will be a veritable mountain of disused radios, mostly destined for the local dump!

However, did you know that Aerobility can make great use of your old and soon to be discarded radios?

We're launching a campaign called 'Radio Rescue,' asking our aviator friends, volunteers and sponsors to donate their old and now defunct units. Not only can we take the disused sets off your hands but we can also raise valuable funds for the charity through the overseas sale of these items.

It's a win win!

Speak to Wayne on the front desk via email frontdesk@aerobility.com or give us a call on the office mobile 07547 838511, and who knows, we may even be able to take other bits and bobs off your hands too including wiring, denunciation panels and racks.

Let's recycle and raise money too, join us in our Radio Rescue mission!




Here's our own Cherokee 6 in the midst of its new installation.


 




Please see the CAA's website for further details on the 88.3 legislation


https://www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Aircraft-ownership-and-maintenance/8-33-kHz-radios/