Wiltshire; Hampshire; Derbyshire; Northamptonshire; Merseyside; & North Midlands.
One of our most popular events launched in summer 2008 was Microlight Flying. Our partners in this are The Aviation for Paraplegics and Tetraplegics Trust.
The APT operate from Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury in Wiltshire and have made flying for people with disabilities a reality since 1994.
Using two specially adapted Microlight aircrafts. The Shadow is elegant, tough and has an unrivalled record for reliability, safety and performance. Each has two-seats, with specially modified controls for pilots with varying disabilities.
Since that time we have added microlight flying at Sywell, Northamptonshire, West Lancs near Liverpool and near Sheffield.
Important Notice: There are some weight, height and health restricitions that apply to various flying clubs. See the local bulletin for details.
We also feature Powered Flying with our friends at Aerobility. Mike, Brian and the crew at Aerobility offer a very special airborne experience for us.
With a fleet of various aircraft – including the workhorse Piper Warrior and the Archer, both four seaters – they organised over 300 trial flights last year for people with a whole range of disabilities, including spinal cord injury, stroke and MS. So totally in our zone of operation.
As you’d expect, they are fully regulated and approved by the Civil Aviation Authority to provide flight training and ‘taster’ days – so we’re delighted to be working with them on your behalf.
They are offering us the fascination of powered flight with a couple of really accessible options. For those that can manage, the low-winged Piper is about wheelchair height and with some butt shuffling it’s possible to manoeuvre into the cockpit. Or there’s a hoist that will simply drop you into the seat, should that be the better option.
Our locations for this fab flying experience are: Blackbushe Airport located near Sandhurst on the Surrey/Hampshire border, just off junction 4a of the M3; and Tatenhill Airfield located at Needwood, just west of Burton-upon-Trent.
If you are interested in trying or would like more information about Flying please call us on 0208 959 0089 or email us via our activities contact form.
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