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Disabled pilots Take A320 for a Spin (Digitally)

Avion Lends FFS to Aerobility for a Day

Aerobility got a chance to bring some of its friends, students, and staff to the Avion Flight Training Centre at London Luton Airport, offering the disabled aviators a chance to try out the narrowbody airliner in the simulated world.

The experience comes courtesy of the Aviatrix Project, "an organisation that works to raise awareness, particularly amongst women and girls but also people from diverse backgrounds, about aviation as a potential career choice". Aviatrix donated the experience to Aerobility, a charity whose mission aligns somewhat closely with its own. The youngest of Aerobility's pupils was 16-year old Sammy, whose "passion for aviation served as a lifeline during difficult times with his mental health."

“This was unlike anything I’ve ever done before," said the teen. "It was such an incredible experience, it feels so real. It was really fun.”

Wouter Hollenga, Avion’s Marketing and Sales Officer, said "Their enthusiasm and genuine joy reminded us of the profound impact aviation can have," adding "it was truly a pleasure to see the Aerobility team experience and enjoy our Airbus A320 Simulator."

Brian Wheeler, COO of Aerobility, expressed his gratitude for the chance saying "This was an amazing experience for our team, and we want to pay tribute to the great generosity of both Avion and The Aviatrix Project. Their support not only provided an unforgettable day but also contributes to our mission of creating opportunities for disabled individuals in the world of aviation.”

FMI: www.aerobility.com

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