ABOVE: Amy describes her involvement with Aerobility as having given her ‘a purpose and something to live for’
Aerobility has launched a new campaign ‘celebrating the remarkable stories of disabled people whose lives have been changed for the better after discovering the magic and wonder of flight’.
An online video series entitled ‘Flying Stars’ will ‘shine a spotlight on the journeys of disabled individuals who have discovered their passion for flying and achieved their dreams of being aviators’. Designed to raise awareness about the transformative power of aviation and the positive impact it can have on the lives of those living with disabilities, the campaign also hopes to encourage more individuals to get involved with the charity.
‘Each Flying Star comes from diverse backgrounds and has conquered personal challenges with the power of flight,’ notes Aerobility. One such Flying Star, Amy, is diagnosed with generalised osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease; both of which are described as having had a ‘profound impact on her mobility and daily life’.
However, after taking to the skies with the charity, Amy noted: “Aerobility has changed my life for the better, massively. I have a purpose and something to live for, which is something I had lost for a very long time”.
Thanking the generosity of supporters and donors, Aerobility CEO Mike Miller-Smith added: “We offer a range of experience flights, educational courses, and scholarships to ensure anyone can fly with Aerobility. We know how participating in aviation changes lives and we want as many people as possible to experience that”.