Please welcome Liz Wood - our new WIS Military Engagement & Activities Manager

Liz joins the Aerobility team in a new role created to amalgamate the WIS (Wounded Injured and Sick servicemen and women) engagement point of contact and also take on the coordination of flying events throughout the year. Liz’s main challenge will be maintaining the momentum with all our WIS flyers throughout 2019 as our funding channels diversify and hopefully expand!

Liz joins Aerobility straight from her 17 years as a Chinook Crewman in the RAF, finishing her career on a high with a Queen’s commendation for services to the Chinook fleet. Based just down the road at RAF Odiham for the entirety of her flying career, Liz has amassed over 3000 hours flying. She joined the RAF to make a difference in life and certainly feels she has achieved this with her deployments to both Iraq twice and Afghanistan 10 times. This was indeed the best of times and the worst of times but no doubt the highlight being her time as part of the Immediate Response Team, or flying ambulance as some call it. This was a privilege to be part of and saw Liz and her crew collect many wounded soldiers off the battlefield in Helmand. Many of these veterans now fly with Aerobility, which is why Liz knew this was the obvious career choice to make on leaving the Forces. ‘’With Aerobility I can still give back to those soldiers who continue their rehabilitation journeys but now I can also make a difference to a wider audience of disabled flyers who wish to push their limits! The RAF’s motto is Per Ardua Ad Astra, through difficulties to the stars, and Liz feels that both her previous employer and her new one epitomise this motto in every way!

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Laura Neaves