A LOCAL family and 40 Young Carers took to the skies at Airbus sponsored Air Smiles Days.


One of two Air Smiles Days sponsored by Airbus, held at Cotswold Airport last week, was for Luc and his family who were nominated by the charity Action For Blind People.

Luc who lives in Tetbury, suffers from Cortical Visual Impairment and attends Swindon Actionnaires fortnightly which provides activities for children regardless of vision, supported by Action For Blind People.          

At the second event, more than 40 young carers and their support network from the Bristol and South Gloucestershire branch of the Carers Support Centre enjoyed a fly2help Air Smiles Day at Bristol Airport last month.

They spent the day with volunteers from Airbus, fly2help and the team at the Bristol Flying Centre, taking part in a variety of fun activities from the Airbus graduates demonstrating an interactive series of challenges around the theory of flight, the local police car and dog units, Bristol Airport Fire & Rescue Service and rally car rides from Airbus employees.

The highlight of both days was a 25 minute trip in a light aircraft provided by fly2help volunteer pilots - for some of the young carers, it was their first ever flight.