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Enabling the disadvantaged and disabled of all ages to share the exhilaration and fulfilment of flying

Our story

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 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.

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Our latest news

Even Thunderstorms Couldn't Ruin The Day

Over the few days preceding the planned HW event for our young children and their families, the weather looked decisively bad with thunderstorms on the weather radar!

2023 Children's Day

Breaking News - We are now inviting applicants for our Children's Day on 17th September 2023. Places are limited so please do not delay if you know of someone who is disabled or disadvantaged and you think would like to attend.

Helping Wings and Wetwheels joint event 2023

Helping Wings and Wetwheels joint event from Eveline Hawkin, HW Chair.

2023 Butlin Helping Wings flying bursary

We are delighted to invite people to apply for the 2023 Butlin Family Charity Trust flying bursary. This is an opportunity for a disadvantaged or disabled local resident to enjoy the challenge of flying and maybe to achieve a dream which they may have thought was beyond their reach.

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Our upcoming events

Young Children day

Save the Date! Application forms will be available closer to the event.

Joint day with Wetwheels

Everyone gets a chance of a flight around the island and a trip on the Wetwheels boat.

Spring Flying day

Aimed at young adults aged 13 to 25, the day consists of a flight around the island and a visit to Jersey Air Traffic Tower (subject to restrictions).

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