THE Red Arrows and Spitfires teamed up with aviators from across the world to stage a spectacular display from Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar.

Aerobility's Armchair Airshow with a backdrop of historic and iconic aircraft, has raised life changing funds for the charity and secured eight flying scholarships.

The event featuring live and pre-recorded interviews and flights has been watched by more than 30,000 viewers across Youtube and Facebook all over the world.

All the money raised will go towards the Armchair Airshow Flying Scholarship, which enables hundreds of life-changing flights for anyone with a disability.

"This is a brilliant achievement," said the charity's chief executive officer Mike Miller Smith, thanking London Biggin Hill Airport for their generosity in hosting, sponsors and all the many helpers who came together to make the event such a great success.

Fundraising helps students like Sophie Reilly, who is registered blind and a wheelchair user.

Aerobility flyer Sophie Reilly

Aerobility flyer Sophie Reilly

Sophie Reilly is able to fly, thanks to funds raised by Aerobility's Armchair Airshow

She was able to complete an experience flight live during the show, showcasing the work of Aerobility, after months of shielding, in a stand out back to the sky moment.

A fundraising auction took place alongside the show with bidders tussling for 44 listed items generously donated by supporters included a Spitfire flight courtesy of, a private jet experience to Newquay from Air Charter Scotland with partners Zepiair and Jet Agent and a rare signed model of a MiG-29, signed by Russian test pilot Anatoly Kvotchur.



Mike Miller-Smith CEO of Aerobility with the team at Armchair Airshow

Aviation journalist Paul Eden said: "Aerobility CEO Mike Miller-Smith and his incredible team reveal another side of flying, where people coping with serious challenges in their everyday lives have found personal resilience, freedom and a new future through aviation.

"Their extraordinary example was a fitting backdrop to a day of amazing inspiration and aerial entertainment."

Some 1,600 more disabled people a year will be able to enjoy the transformational benefits of flying through Project Able', joining more than 1,000 who are already supported by Aerobility.

The Armchair Airshow is still available to watch online at