Up, up and away for disabled youngsters

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A CHARITY which helps disabled and terminally-ill children get flying lessons has landed at Goodwood.

Aerobility already operated from five UK airfields, and began flying from Goodwood on Saturday.

The availability will be part-time initially, but Aerobility hopes to have the resources to increase the operation to meet demand in the future.

The charity provides trial flights and experience days for disabled people, as well as private pilot’s licence training.

Mike Miller-Smith, CEO of Aerobility said: ‘The Goodwood Estate is a lovely place to be with great facilities and other interesting activities taking place all the time.

‘We have got to know the guys there quite well over the past year or so as our aircraft are maintained by Goodwood Engineering.

‘We are thrilled to have been invited by Lord March and his management team to begin Aerobility operations from the airfield.

‘This is an exciting new chapter for us and we are hoping to raise funds to add our own briefing space at Goodwood and also low-cost accessible accommodation nearby.’