In view of the rapidly developing situation with the Coronavirus, the Helping Wings Team has made the decision to postpone all events until further notice.

We are looking forward to resuming our activities soon as possible and will keep everyone updated.

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

As you probably have heard, the subsidiary company that operated the flight training at the aeroclub (a seperate entity from the main Aero Club) became insolvent and entered liquidation.

On 22 June Jersey Aero Club members and the committee overwhelmingly gave their support to developing a proposal to restructure the club, and work on this is progressing well with that proposal due to be presented to members at the end of September.

Helping Wings is fortunate to be in a very secure financial situation and to have the support of Ports of Jersey and of course, our patron, His Excellency Sir Stephen Dalton.

Whilst at this stage we still have a question mark over the home base of Helping Wings, things are looking more positive and we will provide more information as and when we are able to.

Updated: 01/09/2020