Helping Wings, Jersey’s flying charity aims to share the excitement of flying in a light aircraft with local Jersey residents who would otherwise not get the chance.
Since its’s inception in 2008, with the support of our members, volunteer pilots and partners, over 1000 guests have enjoyed a flying experience either by participating in one of our activity days or on an individually arranged flight.
Those guests range from children as young as 5 through to our more senior citizens.
The aim is to be as inclusive as possible covering not just disabilities but reaching out to anyone disadvantaged or simply needing a boost in their daily lives.
Our latest news
The Not Forgotten
Having been contacted by our Patron, H.E. Sir Stephen Dalton about the possibility to fly for The Not Forgotten, we were able to organise a morning of flying on June 16th. Once again, we are so grateful to our volunteer pilots and our support team.
Joint Day Out with Wetwheels
Our guest enjoyed their trips on planes and boats
Butlin Family Trust Bursary Awarded
We are delighted to announce that Andrew Philippou is the 2022 recipient of the Butlin Family Charity Trust Bursary
Helping Wings 2022 flying bursary
For the 7th year, thanks to the support of Ports of Jersey, we are delighted to offer a local resident, the chance of a flying bursary (worth £2000 of flying training with Synergy Flight Training). We are looking for someone who may not otherwise get the chance to learn to fly and who would get maximum benefit from this offer. This could be a life changing experience for the lucky recipient! The closing date for the application is July 31st. We are then hoping to hold interview so that the recipient can start flying this summer.