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.
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Another great Helping Wings Day, 7th October 2017
18 Oct 2017
In the run up to our Helping Wings Day for younger children, the weather forecast looked really promising. But as Saturday, 7th October drew closer, the picture changed with the prospect of cloudy conditions with showers. Still, it didn’t look too bad and we’ve had successful events in the past when no flying has been possible.
Helping Wings Day - 7th October 2017
11 Sep 2017
Our next Helping Wings day for young children will be held on Saturday 7th October at the Jersey Aero Club. This day is for children nominally aged 5 to 12 although we are happy to consider older children if appropriate and if space allows. For logistical reasons, we have to limit the total number of flights to 36. This year, we are delighted to have been offered a flight for 4 youngsters and 2 carers with Isle-Fly. As usual, bookings will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
2017 Helping Wings Flying Scholarship presentation
07 Aug 2017
On Wednesday 2nd August, over 50 people attended the 2017 Helping Wings Flying Scholarship presentation held at the Jersey Aero Club in the presence of our Patron His Excellency Sir Stephen Dalton and Lady Dalton. Myra Shacklady, representing Ports of Jersey, was also with us presenting the awards.