Participate in Aerobility’s annual Aviator’s Auction and help change lives

Saturday 29th May 2021

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  • Cessna Citation M2 of Air Charter Scotland

Aerobility’s Armchair Airshow, which goes live on Saturday 29th May, from 14:00hrs BST will feature an Aviator’s Auction with a range of offers – some rare, some aspirational - with all funds raised going to the disabled flying charity.   

The rarest item is a model MiG-29, signed by Russian test pilot Anatoly Kvotchur who famously crashed at the Paris Air Show in 1989, while executing a low-speed, high-angle of attack portion of his routine. The cause was a bird strike which led to his right engine bursting into flames. Kvotchur managed to steer away from the crowd and ejected 2.5 seconds before impact. He landed 30 metres from the fireball after the explosion opened his parachute.

There are only two such signed models in existence. Both were secured by a very young Jon Windover, Trustee at Aerobility, when he met Kvotchur at London Biggin Hill Airport in 1998. Biggin Hill has donated one model, the other is very unlikely to come on to the market!

The chance to join the jet set for a day return flight aboard a Cessna Citation M525 CJ2 from London Biggin Hill to Newquay, Cornwall, destination of next month’s G7 Summit, is generously offered courtesy of Air Charter Scotland, Zepiair Ltd and Jet Agent.  It’s ideal for a family of four or group of friends who have maybe held off marking a big celebration. 

Further items include a WW2 Pre-Flying Training Syllabus and the opportunity to ride and fire a tank.

Mike Miller-Smith, CEO at Aerobility, said “In these challenging times before we can return fully to flight or get out to airshows and events, the auction is a crucial way for us to fundraise and a simple way for people to support us, wherever they are. There are some great items in there and something for every pocket.  The monies raised will change lives by ensuring anyone with any disability can learn how to fly.  Thank you so much to all those who have donated.”

The auction closes at 21:00 on Sunday 30th May. You can watch the show and access the auction via www.ArmchairAirshow.com

You can follow @Aerobilty on Facebook and Twitter to receive Armchair Airshow updates.

 

       

L-R: Aviator's Auction highlights include a rare model of a MiG-29, signed by test pilot Anatoly Kvotchur; a day return flight aboard a Cessna Citation M525 CJ2 from London Biggin Hill to Newquay, Cornwall and a WW2 Pre-Flying Training Syllabus

 

Contacts:

 

Marcus O’Shea,  Head of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications at Aerobility   

marcus@Aerobility.com  

www.aerobility.com  

 

Issued by Emerald Media  – PR for Aerobility  

liz.danner@emeraldmedia.co.uk  

About Aerobility    

Aerobility is a leading disabled flying charity based at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, UK. It represents the needs of disabled people whatever their aviation needs and aspirations and it offers anyone, with any disability, the opportunity to learn to fly and to participate in aviation-based activities. It does this to drive focus on capabilities and encourage the individual to ask themselves ‘If I can fly an aeroplane, what else can I do?’. This has the potential to improve the quality of life and life opportunity for disabled people including the wounded, injured and sick members of our Armed Forces Community.  

 

About London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill is the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital and is already home to more than 70 resident aviation businesses.

Located just 12 miles from central London, is designated UK Port of Entry, offers award-winning VIP handling, a choice of FBOs, extensive hangarage, support and aircraft maintenance services.

An exclusive six-minute helicopter transfer service to and from the heart of the capital makes it the fastest transfer of any London airport.

There are very few places in the world other than London Biggin Hill where aircraft operators and support companies can conduct all aspects of their business operations, management and maintenance at the heart of a global city and with the confidence in their ability to expand and develop over time.

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