Wing Walking Daring Dozen!

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Fundraisers take to the skies to raise money for Aerobility  

On Tuesday 15th May 12 daring individuals took to the skies for an exhilarating challenge as they completed a wing walk at RFC Rendcomb in Gloucestershire to raise money for Aerobility. 

The wingwalkers were strapped on the top wing of a biplane, experiencing an exciting series of flypasts, zoom climbs and steep dives!  

One participant, Emma Parry, NATS employee, who had done a wing walk before, was brave enough to be strapped to the plane while the plane performed loop the loops and barrel rolls. 

The 12 fundraisers raised a total of more than £10,000. The valuable funds raised will be used to support ongoing flight training bursaries for up to 10 disabled people. 

This was the second consecutive year Aerobility have organised a fundraising wing walking event and we will be looking to do the same again next year. 

Aerobility CEO, Mike Miller-Smith MBE, said: “I’d like to thank all of our participants for taking part in the wing walk and for raising a fantastic amount of money for Aerobility. The money they have raised will help us to continue the work we do using aviation as a tool to enhance the lives of people with disabilities.” 

This year is Aerobility’s ’ 25th anniversary and we have lots of fundraising events planned for the rest of the year to celebrate our anniversary.  

The wing walk was made possible in partnership with AeroSuperBatics: http://www.aerosuperbatics.com/ 

Location:  RFC Rendcomb Airfield, The Whiteway, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7DF. 

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Laura Neaves