Tesco visit Aerobility

Aerobility were delighted to welcome Tesco today in the form of Shivang Patel and Simon Waterfall - Simon also volunteered with Aerobility during 2012. Waiting to greet them were CEO Mike Miller-Smith, Chairman Shona Bowman, Operations Manager Brian Catchpoole and Fundraising Officer Laura Miles.
Left to right - Laura Miles, Simon Waterfall, Shona Bowman, Mike Miller-Smith, Shivang Patel, Brian Catchpoole.
After sharing the latest promotional video, Mike and Shona took Simon and Shiv through the range of services Aerobility provide and the wealth of benefits these bring. A chance for Aerobility to really showcase exactly what the charity is all about and consider potential opportunities to work with Tesco in the future.

Next on the agenda was a tour of the hanger and a chance to see first-hand, the worlds first factory adapted plane, developed with Tecnam. The production of this aircraft resulted from our fantastic relationship with NATS and it's employees.







Shiv was keen to try the pilot seat on for size and with the help of Shona, gained an insight into how the bespoke hand controls operate. This isn't the only advantage the Tecnam brings - it is also the most economical plane of the Aerobility fleet to run, making the charity pound reach even further.
This sparked discussion on the basic principles of flight, which Shona was more than happy to describe and demonstrate - weight, lift, drag, and thrust. 




The morning finished with a demonstration of the simulator - crucial for delivering the ground based services Aerobility provide. Shiv got the chance to take to the skys with a brief taster of the Sim in action, which is just one element Aerobility beneficiaries can expect to enjoy. Feedback from Shona (also a commercial airline pilot), was positive as Shiv carried out a good landing - Great work!














Thank you again to Shiv and Simon, for showing an interest in Aerobility - we sincerely hope to work with you in the future.

Laura Miles