august, 2019

21aug11:00 am4:30 pmPowered Flying at Tatenhill - August 2019Take to those Midlands Skies with Aerobility this Month11:00 am - 4:30 pm Aerobility Tatenhill, Tatenhill Airfield, Newborough Road, Needwood, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9PDEvent Type :Flying


(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 4:30 pm


Aerobility Tatenhill

Tatenhill Airfield, Newborough Road, Needwood, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9PD


Event Details

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Take to those Midlands’ Skies – Flying with Aerobility
Wednesday 21st August 2019

We are thrilled to announce a very special airborne experience at Tatenhill – Powered Flying!

With a fleet of various aircraft – including the workhorse Piper PA-28 Cherokee four seaters – the crew at Aerobility 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 location for this fab flying experience is Tatenhill Airfield located at Needwood, just west of Burton-upon-Trent, in the heart of the British countryside. [go to for full directions and other information] There’s an accessible loo and ramped access to the clubhouse where they’ll be serving tea and coffee, but NO meals. So bring your own lunch!

So just to recap on those details:

Tatenhill: Wednesday 21st August 2019. Arrive 11.00am for an 11.30 start until approx. 4.30pm.

We may stagger flight times for your convenience and to avoid waiting around. So if you want an early or later start time please advise at the time of booking.

Please note: There are weight and height restrictions to flying.

If you are heavier than 17 stones (250lb or 115kg) or taller than 6’4″/193cm, you will not be able to fly. 

Sorry, but those are the safety restrictions that apply.

Availability is limited, this is a day not to be missed! So if you would like to join us then please contact Valerie or Ann at HO on 020 8959 0089; or e-mail us on

We hope to see you there. It’s a fantastic experience!

Best Wishes,

The Sportability Team.

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