Taking all the things you normally take along to an airshow can be a bit cumbersome, so on the 20th June 2020 Aerobility is bringing the airshow to you, in the comfort of your own Armchair.
This virtual airshow will see top teams, pilots and aircraft feature in the 4 hour live broadcast, hosted by some of the UK’s most well-known airshow professionals, including Mike Ling MBE former Air Cadet and the longest serving Red Arrows Pilot.
The Aircraft set to feature in this unique event capture both past present and future. From the Spitfire to Concorde, F-104 Star Fighter to the F35 Lightning II and of course no airshow is complete without the RAF’s own Red Arrows, we will be joined by no less than 6 of the Reds from the past and present! What makes this event stand out, is that each display will feature voice overs and interviews from the pilots of these iconic aircraft, with around 20 displays set to take to the virtual skies.
It’s not just about display flying though, we will take a look at some great STEM projects from Space, Electric Powered Flight and Human Flight too, with people who were there and have taken an active part in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
‘It’s about keeping airshows and aviation in people’s minds and imagination, whilst raising money for a great Charity that provides flying experiences for those with some challenging illnesses and disabilities’, said Charles Skiera one of the project team. Charles like several of the team involved are also Adult volunteers with the RAFAC and many of the pilots featured were Air Cadets. Charles went onto say ‘It’s a great chance for Cadets and Staff alike to learn more about Aviation and STEM, direct from those who work with it every day and unlike a full scale airshow, you will have their undivided attention, being able to ask questions and get involved’.
More information and displays to feature will be announced as the dates get closer, there are some fantastic supporters, sponsors and aircraft involved in the project and we hope you can join in on the 20th June.For more details visit www.aerobility.com/armchair-airshow-2020
Aerobility changes lives by offering anyone with any disability, the opportunity to fly and participate in aviation-based activities. Aerobility removes barriers and offers disabled people a real sense of achievement and life changing freedom.
Aerobility’s specially and uniquely adapted aircraft fly from airfields around the UK and every year support over 600 individuals ranging from those living with physical, learning or sensory impairment through to wounded, injured or sick members of our Armed Forces.
Participants are supported to learn to fly, gain independence and employment in aviation.