Aerobility to launch it's services in Scotland

Disabled people in Scotland will soon be able to take to the skies in an adapted light aircraft Aerobility, Cabro Aviation and Aberdeen Airport team up to provide life changing opportunities for the disabled community through the magic of flight.

Mike Miller-Smith MBE, CEO of Aerobility, said: “Aerobility have long wanted to make its life changing flying opportunities available to disabled people in Scotland. With the support of Aberdeen Airport and Cabro Aviation we can now provide flying for disabled people with a wide range of disabilities and ages.”

On 19th and 20th June 2015, Aerobility Flying Instructor James Brown, will launch the charity’s first flying lessons from Aberdeen Airport. Flights will take place in a Piper PA28 aircraft which has been specially fitted with a disability hand control designed by the charity.

Aerobility provide flight training for people with a broad range of disabilities including children with learning disabilities, wounded soldiers, elderly people with dementia – it is not just limited to those living with physical disability. At their Blackbushe HQ the option of hoisting is available allowing people with restricted mobility the chance to fly. If funding is found Aerobility also plan to purchase a hoist in Scotland so that their services will be fully accessible in the future.

As well as flying lessons and experiences the charity also offer a variety of ground based activities from Blackbushe which include the Aviation Education Programme for disabled children aged 14-19 and the Aspiring Pilot Programme for adults with learning disabilities – For more information about these services please contact bridie@aerobility.com

If you or someone you know has a disability contact info@aerobility.com or call 0303 303 1230 today for more information about booking your flight from Aberdeen.

For more information about Aerobility, visit aerobility.com. As a volunteer led organisation Aerobility will need support to launch its services in Scotland. If you’re interested in volunteering or fundraising for the charity please contact info@aeroility.com or call 0303 303 1230.

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