15th March: We are delighted to announce a team of three wing walkers from one of our supporters, Persimmon Homes! The team includes Megan Ainsworth-Almond, Susanne Hayter and Zakary Yates. Each member of the team has their own fund raising page, along with a page for the Persimmon Homes Team as a whole (links below).
Persimmon Homes have been regular supporters of Aerobility since we first met the Thames Valley Managing Director, Martyn Clark over three years ago. Martyn, who flies himself, was quickly able to recognise the value in the services Aerobility provide, which sowed the seed for developing our partnership. It was a pleasure to host the Persimmon Homes Team early last year, so they could experience the facilities first-hand that make Aerobility possible. Since then the team have regularly kept in touch and fundraised on behalf of Aerobility, so it's excellent to have them join us for this exciting event!
10th March: Joining Viv from Gatwick is fellow Airport Security officer, Samuel Watson - they both hope to see plenty of support from friends, family and colleagues from Gatwick. Find Sam's fundraising page here!
3rd March: All of our places are now filled! Thank you again to everyone who put their names forward - with a number of people in reserve, there definitely looks to be cause for a repeat event next year!
2nd March: Only a few unconfirmed places remain. A massive thank you to everyone who has shown an interest in supporting our charity through this amazing event! The final names are being drawn tomorrow to decide our Aerobility Wing Walking team of fifteen!
1st March: Please welcome Helena Vernon to our Wing Walking team! We first officially met Helena at the end of last year when she visited Aerobility with Helios Director, Mike Pearson. Mike had become familiar with our charity from bumping into us over the years at many an aviation event. Yet again, no sooner had we mentioned our hope to arrange a wing walking fundraiser, Helena immediately put herself forward to take part! We are really excited to have Helena on board and know she will do Helios proud. You can find Helena’s fundraising page here - please show your support.
28th February: Donna Optix is our next official Aerobility Wing Walker! Working for Blink Engineering Services based at Blackbushe Airport, Donna has recently got to know Aerobility as part of the Blackbushe 75th Anniversary Committee. All it took was the mere mention of a chance to wing walk and Donna's name was down! We think it’s fair to say, Donna is one brave lady - already having three skydives under her belt, the first of which was solo! There is no doubt in our mind that Donna will relish every second of this incredible fundraising challenge. Please show support - you'll find Donna's fundraising page here!
24th February: AeroSuperBatics have confirmed they can record your entire wing walk for just £25 each! You will receive the raw footage taken from the go pro video camera on an SD memory card, which will look something like this - CLICK HERE!
23rd February: Exciting news - Viv Elsworth has stepped up as our first official Aerobility Wingwalker! Viv discovered Aerobility at a local air show last year and we quickly realised we have many things in common. Working at Gatwick as an Airport Security Officer, Viv not only has an interest in aviation, but has also campaigned for improvements in disabled access and undertaken a number of challenges to fund raise in support of charities that work with the disabled community – including a previous wing walk!
Viv will also be volunteering to support Aerobility at an air show later this the year, so has quickly become a great friend of our charity. We are absolutely delighted that Viv has chosen to support Aerobility and will be taking part in our 2017 wing walk – she will definitely be one to watch on the day! Find Viv's fundraising page here!