Flying High!

Richard Nelson
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    A hot July day witnessed a group of halow’s young people taking their first steps to flying an aircraft.

    Working with registered charity, Aerobility, the halow group headed for Blackbushe airport, near Camberley, Surrey for an exciting day consisting of three activities for halow’s young people – model making, simulator training and aircraft tours.

    “Aerobility were fantastic,” commented halow’s social activities co-ordinator, Jason Butcher “their staff and volunteers were fully trained, knowledgeable and friendly, which in turn made for a truly memorable and exciting day for our young people.”

    Armed with a packed lunch, the young people enjoyed their food and drink on the grass area outside the airport terminal, watching the comings and goings of this busy little airport.

    Aerobility was founded in 1993 offering disabled people, without exception, the opportunity to fly an aeroplane. For some, just that amazing first flight is enough to change their outlook on disability forever. Others, realising that the fantasy of flight is truly in their grasp, decide to continue their training - many all the way to securing a Private Pilot's Licence, some even with an outlook to commercial flying.

    Aerobility provides 'experience of a lifetime' trial flying lessons for as many terminally ill and disabled people as possible every year, also subsidised flying days for other disability charities and at-cost instruction and qualification flight training to members.

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