Wing Walking Daring Dozen!
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.