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Fri, 31 Jan 2020

Aerobility - The British Flying Charity, Interview with Mike Miller-Smith MBE

Aerobility, the highly respected British Flying Charity, has helped to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people with disabilities in the UK since it was founded in 1993.

Mike Miller-Smith MBE in front of a Zenair CH750 aircraft (30 January 2020). Click to enlarge.

Today, Aerobility has two simulators, a small fleet of aircraft, a dedicated and passionate team, and impressive dreams of expanding the admirable work they do to not only other parts of the UK, but the world too.

To learn more about Aerobility's plans for 2020 and beyond, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com visited their headquarters at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire and sat down with Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mike Miller-Smith MBE.

Filmed on 30 January, Mike tells what exciting plans Aerobility has for Farnborough Airshow 2020, why they are building their own aircraft, what made them choose the Zenair CH750, what they will use it for, which companies have helped them so far, and what is needed to finish it.

Aerobility's Piper Warrior reg: G-BCIR. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

We also talk about whether 2019 was a positive year, what challenges they faced, and what targets Aerobility has for 2020 and beyond.

We discuss Aerobility's expansion plans within the UK and overseas, and Mike teases viewers about some top secret news that is expected to be announced in the coming days.

Mike explains how Aerobility's funding works, and you will learn how you, whether you are in the UK, US, Singapore, Qatar, South Korea, or somewhere else in the world, can help.

Plus, we discuss one of the UK's most loved annual aviation events, the Aviators Ball, and Mike tells us how much was raised in 2019, how many people attended, where and when it will take place in 2020, and how much they are hoping to raise this year. All that and much, much more in the FHD video and podcast below.

If you would like to contact Aerobility to learn more about the work they do and support them in some way, please do visit Aerobility's website.

Making a Difference: Aerobility The British Flying Charity for Disabled People

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See also: Para Sailing and the S\V14 Boat - Interview with Maarten Voogd, Yacht Designer (2019) and also Interview with Shona Bowman, Trustee of Aerobility (July 2012).

If you would like to contact Aerobility to learn more about the work they do and support them in some way, please do visit Aerobility's website.

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