Aerobility, a UK-based charity offering disabled people the opportunity to fly, is celebrating the arrival of its fifth aircraft, a two-seat Grob G109B self-launching motor glider. The group will be operating the aircraft within its charity fleet and also marketing it.
“Aerobility exists to change lives through the magic of flight,” said the organization’s CEO, Mike Miller-Smith. “We are very proud to present this new aircraft type, which will deliver magic to its owners whilst the proceeds will support disabled aviation.”
Founded in 1993 in Blackbushe, England, the charity fleet operates from two additional facilities—in Tatenhill and Liverpool. Nearly 1,000 disabled people per year are participating with Aerobility, according to Miller-Smith.
Additional aircraft are set to join Aerobility under the auspices of Project Able, a UK government-backed program launched last year with the goal of repurposing 60 military training aircraft for civilian use. Aerobility will adapt eight of these aircraft to enable them to be flown by disabled people. Each of the adapted airframes will help around 2,600 disabled people take to the skies yearly with Aerobility.