Learn to Fly

Aerobility opens Junior Aspiring Pilot apps


Aerobility has opened applications for its Junior Aspiring Pilot Programme based at Blackbushe Airport.

The course takes place over four sessions between 11-21 April 2022 offering both ground school and the chance to take to the skies in one of the charity’s aircraft.

The course allows young people aged 12-18 years old living with a disability to experience the magic and wonder of flight, often for the very first time.

Harvey Matthewson, Aviation Activities Officer at Aerobility, said, “I know first hand the amazing experience that learning to fly can give a disabled person.

“When I was first diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at two years old, I don’t think anyone would have ever imagined that I would now hold a Private Pilot Licence – but that is exactly what finding Aerobility allowed me to do.

“This course is funded by the brilliant BBC Children in Need and it gives young people knowledge and experience of the aviation industry, airport operations and flying.

“Flying is about a team of people working together, which means participants practice and develop their team-working skills.

“One of the other main outcomes we see in all participants is a huge boost to their self confidence and a completely different view on personal ability, all of this translates into benefits that reach far beyond the airfield.”

Aerobility Junior Aviation Programme 2022 website or call Aerobility on 0303 303 1230.


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