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 day - 21st April 2018 29 Apr 2018

    It’s 6 o’clock in the morning, Saturday 21st of April. It’s light outside but not that light. The noise which has woken us up is that of steady but unforecast rain. Where is the sunny day we anticipated? Whatever the answer, we have to get ready for our 2018 Helping Wings day for young adults. Our first flights will take place at 10am ( hopefully ) and there is much to do! By the time we get to the aero club, the sky is already brightening, lifting the spirits of our team of helpers.

  • Our 2018 Event Dates 14 Feb 2018

    2018 is a milestone year for Helping Wings. We held our first event in October 2008. We now look forward to your joining us in our 10th anniversary year.

  • 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.

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