Dates for your diary. (Although provisional)

1) Young Adult day - Saturday 5th June 2021

2) Young Children day - Saturday 2nd October 2021

Following a meeting on Sunday 28th March, the HW committee decided that, due to anticipated relaxation in social distancing expected on the 10th of May, we are able, in principle, to go ahead with our day for young people on Saturday 5th June.

A final decision as whether we are able to run the event will be made at our next meeting on May the 9th. We will then update everyone. We may start the booking process ahead of this date but all bookings will of course be subject to the final decision.

enabling the disadvantaged and the disabled of all ages to share the exhilaration and fulfilment of flying
Our Story

Helping Wings is a Jersey charity, with the aim of sharing the excitement of flying in a light aircraft with local disadvantaged children and teenagers who would not otherwise get the chance. Since 2008 with the support of our members, partners, and pilots, over 150 children have enjoyed a day out at the aero club.

To quote one parent today was a life changing experience...

Plans are also being made to provide pilot training and flight experience for the physically disabled, of all ages, using a special adaptation to the aircraft controls.

Our Latest News & Events

  • Helping Wings / Wetwheels Joint Day 05 Jul 2019

    Four years ago Helping Wings and Wetwheels had the idea of combining forces for a joint event. The plan was to take a party of local disadvantaged and disabled people across to Guernsey for the day. Half the group would fly with Helping Wings, the other would sail with Wetwheels then everyone would swap mode of transport for the return.

  • Helping Wings Day, April 2019 06 Apr 2019

    Whenever Helping Wings has a Flying event, the weather always has a say - of course. In recent times poor weather has caused some disappointment and a lot of re-scheduling but not at this year’s Young People’s Day held on Saturday , 6th April.

  • Helping Wings Day, 10th Anniversary 06 Oct 2018

    2018 is a very special year for Helping Wings, Jersey’s flying charity. We’ve been providing flying opportunities to local disadvantaged and disabled people, of all ages, since 2008 so we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary.

Our Patron (2017) – His Excellency Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton GCB, LLD (Hon), DSc (Hon), BSc, FRAes, CCMI

HW is delighted to be able to share the good news that the Jersey Aero Club has re-opened. At present, due to the Covid 19 situation, it is opened to members only but the committee will review the situation as and when things improve.

The flying school is also up and running by the company Synergy. We are in contact with them with regards to our students starting their flying again and will keep everyone advised. At the moment, basic flying training is not permitted but we hope that this will change in the not too distant future.

Updated: 03/03/2020