CTC Aviation staff raise over £6,000 for Aerobility!
UK flying charity Aerobility was presented with a cheque for £6,080 from airline pilot training and resourcing organisation, CTC Aviation at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow.
CTC Aviation staff members raised funds for their chosen charity through a variety of events. According to Aerobility Chief Executive, Mike Miller-Smith MBE, the donation will provide integral project and programme funding to Aerobility, which relies entirely on donations - in cash and kind - to enable disabled people the opportunity to fly an aeroplane.
Receiving the cheque from CTC Aviation’s President, Rob Clarke, Miller Smith commented
“The life changing work of aviation is only made possible through the support of our industry partners. CTC Aviation has been one of our biggest positive influences and most supportive corporate friends, and the fact that CTC Aviation employees have raised this money themselves through their own initiatives and hard work aptly demonstrates our common bond and shared interest in flight. Together we are changing hundreds of lives through the magic of aviation participation. To celebrate this at Farnborough International Airshow seems very appropriate.”
As a child, Simon Li was told that, having been diagnosed with dyslexia - could never realise his flying ambitions. Aerobility enabled Simon to complete his PPL in 2010 and was delighted when Aerobility put him in contact with CTC Aviation where, contrary to what he had been told as a child, Simon was able to complete his Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) rating, Instrument Rating (IR) and Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) through the company’s modular “CTC TAKEOFF” professional pilot training course.
CTC Aviation has long supported Aerobility initiatives, having selected Aerobility as its nominated charity for a number of years. CTC Aviation trainees, instructors and careers advisers are supporting the Aerobility Chalet at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow Futures Day on Friday 15th July and throughout the public days (Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July) providing an opportunity for aspiring pilots of all abilities to visit the teams and discover more about the opportunities available to them.
CTC Aviation has also donated a ‘CTC EXPERIENCE’ A320 full-flight simulator ride for the Blackbushe Airday raffle being held in support of Aerobility at Blackbushe Airport, Surrey (UK) on Saturday 30th July, 2016. www.blackbusheairday.com
Members of the Aerobility team also join CTC Aviation for its Airline Pilot Careers Events, held at CTC Aviation’s Crew Training Centre – Southampton (UK). Free tickets are now available for the next event on Saturday 30 July, featuring guest speakers from British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines and Flybe. Discover more and register for tickets today ctcaviation.com/events
Visit the Aerobility and CTC Aviation team at Farnborough Air Show on Friday 15th – Sunday 17th July 2016 farnborough.comalong J Row Hinardi Way at the western end of the flight line.
Holly Mitchell: Marketing Executive - Communications
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About CTC Aviation
CTC Aviation is a global pilot training and resourcing company providing innovative solutions in partnership with customers around the world. Latest-generation Crew Training Centres and resources are located at attractive, well-connected, convenient locations in the UK, NZ and USA.
CTC Aviation’s services cover the full spectrum of requirements from ab initio trainee pilot selection, training and airline placement to the more advanced aircrew selection, training and provisioning requirements for experienced pilots, instructors and examiners.
An Internationally Approved Training Organisation (ATO) for ab initio and type rating training, the company trains and recruits approximately 3000 aircrew for more than 50 global airlines each year.
Airline customers include British Airways, Cathay Dragon, easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, fastjet, Flybe, flydubai, IndiGo, Jet2.com, Jet Airways, the Jetstar Group, Monarch Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
CTC Aviation is an L-3 company.
Aerobility is a registered charity offering disabled people, without exception, the opportunity to fly and participate in aviation based activities. Aerobility removes barriers and offers disabled people a real sense of achievement and life changing freedom. Aerobility's specially adapted light aircraft fly from various airfields around the UK and every year support over 500 physically disabled, learning-disabled, wounded soldiers and sensory impaired people. Participants are supported to learn to fly, gain independence or employment in aviation.