Deaf pilot Joan interviewed Tony about his flying experience with Aerobility at Blackbushe aerodrome.
How did you find out about Aerobility?
I saw them at a roadshow in Wolverhampton last year. Later in 2013 I went for a flight at Blackbushe and also tried the flight simulator.
In June 2014 I made my second visit to Aerobility at Blackbushe. Unfortunately my communicator Gemma was ill. I decided to go ahead with the visit anyway.
I flew in a light aircraft. There were 3 of us me, the pilot and another man called Steve.
We flew for about half and hour. The weather was good : light wind and blue sky. I had lovely views of London area. We were not allowed to fly near Heathrow airport because we might crash into a big jet plane!
I wasn’t able to control the plane myself because my arm is too weak. Last year I was able to control a plane in the flight simulator.
The best bit was the take off. I was excited. It’s different in a small plane. We went fast and the plane wobbled as we gained height.
I hope to go fly again next year.