Aerobility, Prince Harry and a Spitfire...

Aerobility are very pleased to be working with Prince Harry and The Royal Foundation's Endeavour Fund to provide opportunities for wounded soldiers to learn to fly a Spitfire. Following Douglas Bader's inspirational example the students will have the chance to learn to fly a Spitfire, first honing their skills with training on the Tiger Moth and Harvard.

The training will be completed with The Boultbee Flight Academy at Goodwood, with one lucky student progressing all the way through to flying the Spitfire solo as part of the commemorative activities for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

On Saturday, Aerobility Chief Executive Mike Miller-Smith and Chair of the Trustees Shona Bowman were lucky enough to meet Prince Harry at a launch event at Goodwood. Along with the prospective students, the Aerobility team were treated to a Spitfire engine start by Prince Harry with the soggy weather preventing any more fun and games!

With some great coverage in the press already, this promises to be a unique and exciting project that will catch the attention of many!

Geri BurtonComment