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The Mobility Roadshow - Telford International Centre
27th - 29th June 2013

Once again Aerobility are delighted to be attending the Mobility Roadshow, and in this, the shows 30th year, we will be showcasing some of the most exciting aviation opportunities available to disabled people in the UK.

Aerobility are the only charity in the UK to exclusively operate Aircraft for the benefit of the Disabled community, and this year we are adding Hot Air Ballooning to our activities.

Following trials last year, Aerobility have chosen the duo chair as the ideal apparatus to enable disabled people to fully participate in this exciting sport. The chair which can perhaps best be described as an open gondola; enables easy access for those with limited mobility. Once safely seated and strapped in, the balloon can be fully operated from the seated position. Aerobility plan to assist at least two disabled people to obtain a Ballooning Private Pilot’s Licence within the year. Visitors will be able to see and try the actual Duo Chair on the Aerobility Stand.

Not that we have neglected our core activity of flying fixed wing aircraft. Over the years many Roadshow visitors have gone on to take advantage of our subsidised trial flights. These flights enable people with varying impairments to fly our modified Piper aircraft. Visitors to the Aerobility stand will be able to operate our fully accessible flight simulator, and talk to disabled pilots about the opportunities available to would be disabled aviators.

Aerobility at the Mobility Roadshow 2012

If you intend to visit the show, do please pop over to the Aerobility stand and say hello, it’s always good to catch up with members and old friends.

Aerobility Members Day - Blackbushe Airport
13th July 2013

This will be an opportunity for all members and supporters to get together and for us to present a report from the board and share with you our vision for the future growth, development and security of Aerobility. We will also be presenting the finally accounts to those who were previous members of BDFA so we complete the transition to Aerobility. 

We will also be having a BBQ and hope to have lots of flying on the day, so make sure you keep the date free and keep an eye out for more details!

The Aviators Ball 2013 - Sofitel,  Heathrow Terminal 5
Saturday 30th November 2013

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Aviators Ball - do not miss out! The price has been frozen at £95 and the event is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Members should call Blackbushe HQ to book their tickets, with general sale available on the website. 

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