Life-changing flights to take off

Life-changing flights are set to be launched at Aberdeen Airport.
Life-changing flights are set to be launched at Aberdeen Airport.

Disabled people in Buchan will soon be able to take to the skies in an adapted light aircraft.

Aerobility, Cabro Aviation and Aberdeen Airport have teamed up to provide life-changing opportunities for the disabled community through the magic of flight.

Mike Miller-Smith MBE, CEO of Aerobility, said: “Aerobility have long wanted to make its life-changing flying opportunities available to disabled people in Scotland. With the support of Aberdeen Airport and Cabro Aviation we can now provide flying for disabled people with a wide range of disabilities and ages.”

On June 19 and 20, Aerobility flying instructor James Brown, will launch the charity’s first flying lessons from Aberdeen Airport.

Flights will take place in a Piper PA28 aircraft which has been specially fitted with a disability hand control designed by the charity.

Aerobility provide flight training for people with a broad range of disabilities including children with learning disabilities, wounded soldiers, elderly people with dementia – it is not just limited to those living with physical disability.

At its Blackbushe HQ the option of hoisting is available allowing people with restricted mobility the chance to fly.

If funding is found Aerobility also plans to purchase a hoist in Scotland so that its services will be fully accessible in the future.

For more information about the new services please contact bridie@aerobility.com

If you or someone you know has a disability and is interested in the flights, contact info@aerobility.com or call 0303 303 1230 for more information about booking your flight from Aberdeen.