Aerobility appoints Al Rosser as Chief Flying Instructor

Posted on 23 February, 2024 by Advance 

Aerobility has appointed former Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot Al Rosser as its new Chief Flying Instructor and Service Delivery Director.

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Aerobility is a charity which changes lives by allowing anyone, with any disability, to experience the magic and wonder of flight. The organisation provides access to modified light aircraft and equipment, giving every disabled person the unique chance to spread their wings.

Al Rosser (above) began his aviation career when he joined the Royal Air Force straight after leaving school, and he went on to complete three tours on the TriStar with 216 Sqn and one tour as an instructor on the Bulldog at Liverpool University Air Squadron. Al eventually left the RAF to work for Marshall Aerospace where he flew Hercules aircraft on post-maintenance test flights and taught at the Flying Club.
For the past 15 years, he has been predominantly working in Business Aviation managing and flying Challengers and PC-12 Aircraft.

Al decided to apply for the position at Aerobility because he wanted to make a difference and give back some of his aviation experience to a great cause. He will be mainly based at the charity’s headquarters at Blackbushe Airport on the Hampshire and Surrey border.

Al, who is 54 years old, said: “Having always enjoyed instructing, this seemed like an excellent opportunity to use my skills in a positive way that would benefit the charity.

“I grew up with my mum suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and it left an indelible mark upon the way I speak to and interact with disabled people. I appreciate that everyone has something to give and that a disability never defines anyone.

“I am looking forward to carrying on the great work already done and seeing it through the next 10 years of development as we grow the charity’s presence across the UK; this will encompass even greater reach to disabled people who would benefit from the magic of flight in their lives.”

Aerobility CEO Mike Miller-Smith said: “With his passion for aviation and many years of experience, I know that Al is going to be a fantastic addition to the team.”