January 28, 2011

Aerobility Concession at Compton Abbas (EGHA)

Aerobility members flying Aerobility aircraft (see list below) are automatically honorary members of the Compton Abbas airfield. As such, members pay a concessionary Landing Fee of just £6.

The Airfield is set in delightful countryside with superb views and a great restaurant (not to mention an accessible toilet). Why not give it a try this year?

Strict PPR, and please mention Aerobility membership when phoning. Aerobility members can use the designated pilots parking area marked on the map, but please park East – West to protect patio and signal square from prop wash. Click the map to expand.


Scottish Aviation Bulldog 120


Piper PA-28 Warrior II 161


Piper PA-28 Warrior II 161


Piper PA-28 Archer II 181


Piper PA-28 Warrior II 151

January 26, 2011

Bulldog certainly looks the part!

The Bulldog has just been emblazoned with its new Aerobility colour scheme. I think you'll agree it looks great. All our aircraft are now resplendent in our Aerobility scheme. As ever, click the image for the large version.

The Bulldog Trust have kindly agreed to help support the running of the Bulldog for the next three years.

Article written by the parents of a young man with Muscular Dystrophy

This article recently appeared in the Portsmouth City Council Aiming High newsletter. Click the article to make it bigger.

January 19, 2011

Introducing Goodwood Operations

Goodwood Airfield near Chichester in Sussex is known as being an efficient and friendly airfield to visit. We have got to know the guys there quite well over the last year or so as our aircraft are maintained by Goodwood Engineering and we occasionally visit for cross-country and circuit training.

We have been invited by Lord March and his management team to begin Aerobility operations from the airfield. This is an exciting new chapter for Aerobility as we gain additional geographic coverage, and the use of a great airfield with fantastic facilities. We are looking to add our own briefing space and also nearby low cost accessible accommodation. The Goodwood Estate is a lovely place to be with great facilities and other interesting activities taking place all the time.

We are pleased to announce that from Saturday 29 January we will be operating one of the Warriors from Goodwood. To begin with the availability will be Saturdays only, however we are looking to scale up the operation to meet demand and if the initial operations prove successful. Bookings as normal are through Brian Catchpoole. It would be useful if as many of you as possible made use of Goodwood, try it out and let us know your feedback and views.

Photos by Aerobility member Alessandro Paleri

The Warriors went in 2 by 2

An amateur photographer based at Blackbushe Airport captured this great image of both of our Warriors queueing for fuel in the January sunshine.

Thanks to Neil Randell a.k.a. Bikepilot on Flickr for the use of the image.

Click the image to see the full size version.

January 18, 2011

2011 gets off to flying start !

Last week a group of injured servicemen visited Lasham for trial flights, working with our friends at Battle Back and Help for Heroes we made the most of about the only flyable weather we have had in the last few weeks.

We did 8 flights, and good fun was had by all. All our students flew really well, and we look forward to teaching many of them how to fly in coming months.

We have two more disabled military groups from Battle Back, DRMC Headley Court and other rehab centres joining us during February.

Image credits: www.gillshaw.co.uk

Aerobility attendance at the Mobility Roadshow is confirmed

Aerobility will once again be participating at the Mobility Roadshow. As per 2010, the event is taking place at the East of England Showground near Peterborough. It takes place on 30 June,1 and 2 July. We will have the stand and the simulator on display.

We made such an impression last year that we are appearing in the event video for this year:

January 04, 2011

A nice note from Tatenhill Radio..

"I had the privilege of being on radio tower duty when Kevin did his first solo flight at Tatenhill. He took off and piloted the Piper PA28 Archer as proficiently as anyone. He flew a perfect circuit and made a great landing on RWY26. His inspirational achievement is a humbling example to us all. Well done again and good luck with the rest of your flying training.

Chris Williams AGCSO Tatenhill Aerodrome"