January 26, 2017

Aviation Education Programme 21st January

The latest Aviation Education Programme was last Saturday and was on two subjects.
The first was Airfield Operations. The group looked at a medium airport, in this case Farnborough. They studied the history of the airport and watched a video showing the role of operations and the services available.

This was followed by Air Traffic Control 2 and the group watched a fascinating video from NATS.  It showed all the flights in a 24 hour period.  A discussion on the flying patterns of aircraft followed along with a closer look at stacks. They then discussed which ATC you would speak to on a typical journey.  They used the example of Oaksey Park to Blackbushe.  The session ended with a quiz on aircraft headings with a brief look at controlling and separating aircraft in the skies.

 It was another great session with excellent input from the students.

January 19, 2017

Aerobility Ground School - Don't miss out!

Winter Ground School Programme 2017

Available to all Aerobility Flyers. 

£10 per session - payment to be made on the day

Each session will be: 
Location - Aerobility HQ, Blackbushe, briefing room.
Time - 10am to 4pm.
Session led by - Mike Owen.

Session dates and subjects: 
Tuesday 17th January - Navigation stage 1
Tuesday 24th January - Navigation stage 2
Tuesday 31st January - Flight Performance and Planning
Tuesday 7th February - Meterology 
Tuesday 14th February - Principles of Flight
Tuesday 21st February - Communications

To reserve your place, please email gail@aerobility.com

**Sessions may be subject to cancellation unless a minimum number commit to attend.

January 13, 2017

AEP Airfield Operations

Last Saturday we had our first AEP of the new term.  The subject was Airfield Operations.

The group split in to two with the first group going off in the buggy to explore the airport.

The second group went out on to the apron to run pre-flight inspection checks on the PA-28.

This was followed by coming back in to the warm classroom where the group watched some videos about airport planning and design and then briefly discussed the ethics and environmental implications of airports.  It was a very hands-on session which the group seemed to enjoy.  Maybe we have a few airport planners or engineers of the future amongst them!

January 11, 2017

Please support this exciting fundraising challenge!

On Saturday 14th January, a team at UK Virtual - the most advance virtual aviation group in the UK - will undertake a exciting simulator challenge in support of Aerobility!

Setting off at 7am and flying a solid 24 hours the members completing 12 back to back flights around Europe.

UK Virtual are half way to hitting their fundraising target of £500 and it is still possible to donate: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/24challenge

If you're not able to donate, don't worry - your help to spread the news of this great fundraising effort along with the donation page link is of great value too! Please like and share this blog.

Thank you so much to each of the UK Virtual members involved - your support means the world to us.

You can find out more about the simulator challenge here and find the UK Virtual home page here.

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