On top of the world

19 May 2017

Sobell lodge resident sitting in an airplaneSix Sobell Lodge residents are feeling on cloud nine this month after they got to fly a plane.

They were nominated by their local Lions Club to take part in the Aerobility event.

‘I enjoyed it very much.

‘I was a bit nervous to start with as I have never been on a plane.

‘My brother Keith came with me which helped to make me feel comfortable.’

— Linda, Sobell Lodge resident

Up for a challenge

The fearless residents travelled with staff and family to Blackbushe Airport in Surrey. 

They each went up in a plane with an instructor and, once at a high enough altitude, were able to take control!

Sobell lodge resident sitting in an airplane

‘I thought it was great and a great experience, would love to do it again.’ — Philip, Sobell Lodge resident

A massive thank you to Lions Club for funding the experience!


The residents who took this trip were so excited when telling us about their wonderful trip and how they flew the plane, memories they will never forget, thanks to The Lions and also to staff and volunteers who made it all possible. Xx

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