Aerobility links with Biggin Hill for next Armchair Airshow

Aerobility, the disabled flying charity, is linking up with London Biggin Hill Airport for its next Armchair Airshow on Saturday 29 May.

The Airport will be the backdrop as the Armchair Airshow livestreams the airshow experience.

Names familiar to the show such as George ‘Smokey’ Bacon and Mike Ling will be joined by Aerobility’s roving reporter, pilot and TV presenter Arthur Williams, along with aviators and display teams from all over the world.

Aerobility Armchair Airshow
Aviators George ‘Smokey’ Bacon. Jon Windover and Mike Ling will be taking part in the next Aerobility Armchair Airshow. Top: TV presenter Arthur Williams with Aerobility instructor Mike Owen. Photos: Aerobility

Neil Tucker, Aerobility flyer, said about the work the airshow supports, “There was a chance that I was never going to walk again.

“Then Aerobility took me from a very, very dark corner and when I was well enough, fit enough and frankly safe enough to come to Aerobility, I took a test flight.

“All of a sudden, I was 18 years old again, the years melted off, the injuries didn’t even exist, the pain didn’t exist… it’s just magic, just absolute magic. Aerobility has a wonderful way of changing people’s lives for the better.”

Mike Miller-Smith, CEO at Aerobility, said, “Thanks to support from London Biggin Hill Airport, we will be able to deliver more of this support, to more people.

“The airport understands us and they get what we do. Access to aviation, provides a magical experience, a focus on capabilities and a relief from the restrictions of disability, that can change lives.”

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For London Biggin Airport, Colin Hitchins said, “After seeing the Armchair Airshow last year and the great work it makes possible at Aerobility, we knew we had to be involved.

“Not only did the 2020 show bring us flights in the Space Shuttle and exclusive display footage from the Red Arrows but it raised significant funds in support of disabled flying.

“The benchmark is definitely high but we can’t wait to support Aerobility with achieving even more this year.”

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