Following the success of Aerobility’s International Armchair Airshow, the team behind the event are offering another helping of aerospace action with an unseen footage show on Sunday July 5.

The show will take place at 14:00 and can be watched at the Aerobility YouTube channel. The show will feature contributions from pilots, aerobatic teams and NASA and will combine live questions from viewers and interviews with inspirational aviators like Jessica Cox.

The virtual airshow was broadcast live on Aerobility’s YouTube and Facebook channels on June 20. It not only attracted thousands of viewers from all over the world but brought the aviation industry together in support of disabled flying, which has taken a massive hit during difficult times.

Armchair Airshow funded 240 respite flights

The event embodied the idea of taking on a challenge to overcome adversity and as a result the true spirit of aviation came shining through. The Armchair Airshow raised donations equivalent to funding 240 respite flights in an Aerobility aircraft for anyone with any disability.

With the aviation industry delivering so much support that the couldn’t deliver all of the footage in the 4-hour show, Aerobility is streaming Armchair Airshow 2020 – Unseen Footage on Sunday. The new event will also satisfy viewers’ requests for more from the charity since the first show was broadcast.

The show on June 20 features dozens of airborne attractions, including displays from The Red Arrows and The Blades all watched by everyone from aircraft enthusiasts to entire families watching from the comfort of their homes whilst lockdown prevents live airshows taking place.

“Overwhelmed by the levels of support”

Mike Miller-Smith MBE, CEO of Aerobility, the disabled flying charity, behind the unique event said: “We were absolutely overwhelmed by the levels of support and comments from viewers all over the world. We want to thank all our sponsors and those who gave their services to the Armchair Airshow event to make it such a success. We could not have done it without them.

He adds: “Together we have raised enough money that could enable 240 respite flights for anyone with any disability, allowing them to get into a cockpit for the first time, take control of a plane and change their lives through the magic of flight! The fact that we’re able to run a second event of unseen footage is testament to the solidarity of the Aviation Industry with our work in support of disabled flying.”

The International Armchair Airshow is supported by Aerobytes, Breitling, Nasmyth Group, Hayward Aviation, Planes TV, NATS, London Biggin Hill Airport, Farnborough International Airshow, Wonderland PA and Singleton PR.
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