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!

July 19, 2017

Please join us in congratulating, Brian Thompson

Aerobility Flyer, Brian Thompson has shown unwavering commitment to his flight training, regularly traveling the great distance between his home in Middlesbrough to Tatenhill for his lessons with Craig Knott. 

It is wonderful to see these all this hard-work  pay off as we are delighted to announce that Brian has now completed all training and tests required to secure a NPPL license!

Brian's instructor, Craig shared, "Brian has been a pleasure to teach and has done very well with both practical and theory elements. He plans to continue to fly at Tatenhill for now, but will start to have a look at options where he can hire an aircraft a little nearer to home."

Please join us in congratulating Brian in making this amazing achievement. 





Winner Announced - Breitling Prize Draw!

We are delighted to announce that we have a winner for this years Breitling prize draw!

Ticket number 0427 was drawn at the Royal International Air Tattoo this weekend, which belonged to our lucky winner, Tanya Hudson.
Thank you so much to everyone who purchased a ticket - every penny raised through this prize draw will be used to help us continue in our mission to make the magic of aviation accessible for disabled people.
Congratulations Tanya - we look forward to meeting you soon an to uniting you with this amazing prize!

July 07, 2017

The Aviation Education Programme is looking for new applicants!

Aerobility runs an Aviation Education Programme aimed at young people aged between 14 and 18 years old with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or physical disabilities. The programme aims to provide these young people with transferable skills and strengths that they can take into further education and employment. The programme covers all subjects of aviation and covers the topics: Airfield Operation, Air Traffic Control, Fire and Rescue, Aircraft Engineering, Meteorology and Flight.  The sessions run on various Saturdays during term time, are two and a quarter hours long and the programme runs from November to June.  There are a few trips to different locations such as RAF Odiham and Farnborough Airport. There may even be the chance of a flight! The programme is free of charge.
It has been very successful and we are now looking to recruit for the next course starting in November 2017.

If you would like further information about the course or to request an application form then please email gail@aerobility.com.

July 06, 2017

Huge thank you to Novartis

We cannot thank enough our supporters and friends at Novartis for the donation of our impressive new frontage, which went down a storm at the recent Blackbushe 75, Festival of Flight.

What a fantastic way to welcome our visitors as they arrive at Aerobility.

We promise to keep our spectacular new posts well looked after with a thorough soaking first thing each morning!


Richard Bulley completes PPL Skills Test!

Massive congratulations to Richard Bulley, who has just completed his PPL Skills Test!

Richard has put in a huge amount of effort and dedication to make this dream a well deserved reality.

An amazing achievement, which Aerobility are proud to be part of.


June 16, 2017

PPL Congratulations!

Two of our Aerobility flyers who have secured their PPL's within just a couple of weeks of each other!

Christian Saleta and Lee Rowe - huge congratulations from everyone at Aerobility!

Please join us in celebrating this amazing achievement.

Christian pictured below: