Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Prospect Hospice is the leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north Wiltshire. Working closely with you, our colleagues within partner organisations, we want to ensure that the very best care is available to everyone facing the end of life. This is why we provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end of life care and support.
Whether shopping with us in person or online, or donating your pre-loved goods, we thank you for supporting us through our shops where you help to raise around £2million a year for Prospect Hospice.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're always looking for outstanding people to join our team at the hospice across all areas of the charity.
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AeroSuperBatics Limited is the supplier of all experiences that appear on www.aerosuperbatics.com and www.gowingwalking.com
You may fly if you are: • 18 years old or over (no maximum age applies) • No taller than 6ft 2”/188cm • No shorter than 4ft/121.92cm • No heavier than 14st/196lbs • Have a waist measurement including layers of warm clothing and a jacket of no more than 40 inches/102cm. • Are able to climb completely unassisted up to and down from the top wing of one of our Boeing Super Stearman biplanes. This is a steep climb of approximately 10ft/3m, involving a high leg lift up on to the bottom wing and another high leg lift to get over the side of the cockpit, kneeling and pulling yourself up using the various struts and wires to get on to the top wing. • Are able to withstand the strong wind pressures experienced while flying at speeds of up to 120mph. • You have not suffered from any of the following conditions: Epilepsy, fits, severe head injury, recurrent blackouts, fainting fits or giddiness, disease of the brain or nervous system, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, recurrent weakness or dislocation of any limb, diabetes, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction. If you suffer from these conditions but are regularly monitored by your doctor and the condition is medicated and under control, then you can fly with us. If you have any concerns at all regarding your health, fitness and ability to wing walk, then we ask that you consult your doctor. • Before flying, all participants must undergo a Safety Briefing and thereafter complete a ‘Safety Standard Acknowledgement, Next of Kin, Self-Certifying & Indemnity Form’
Merchandise, photos and video downloads
AeroSuperBatics may offer a number of optional extras on the day of your experience, such as our clothing range, merchandise and video downloads.
There is a video camera mounted on the top wing which is directed at the wing walker. This will capture unique images of the person on the wing, including varying backdrops of the ground below and the sky above. This is an optional extra available for purchase on the day.
Although extremely rare, our video system (as with all technology) could be subject to unforeseen faults. The wing walker will have the opportunity to view their video before purchasing. Once view and purchased, the video is non-refundable. If a fault occurs with pre-paid videos, a refund will be given.
Most body-mounted cameras are not suitable (including helmets and head-cams), however participants are welcome to bring along any cameras and mounts/harness for the pilot to assess the suitability. Hand held cameras are not permitted due to the risk of them falling and causing damage.
• It is important that wing walkers arrive wearing fitted clothing. The wind chill can be quite cold so warm layers are ideal plus a coat without a hood. • Please wear trainers or soft grippy-soled secure shoes that fully cover the whole foot. • The wind force is incredibly strong so no loose articles or clothing are allowed. • For those with long hair we recommend tying it back or plaiting it securely. You will also be asked to remove all jewellery. • We provide goggles, ear plugs and (optional) flying overalls. • Small-framed glasses can be worn underneath our wing walking goggles, although if they do not fit comfortably then you will have to fly without your glasses as it is not an option to fly without wearing the goggles. • Contact lenses can be worn during flight. • During the spring and autumn months we would recommend bringing a warm pair of secure gloves.
Alcohol must not be consumed on the day of your wing walk. If you are considered to be intoxicated from the previous evening, you will be denied your wing walk. In both instances you risk forfeiting any monies paid.
If you have booked a date for the wing walk, please note it is subject to the weather conditions. We check the weather the day before the flight and contact the wing walker if we need to postpone it due to bad weather. This will normally be between 3pm and 5pm the day before the flight. If the weather is not suitable we will have to rearrange the flight to another day that suits both you and AeroSuperBatics. The pilots will also assess the weather conditions before each individual flight. We reserve the right to postpone any flight if the pilot feels the weather has deteriorated resulting in unsafe flying conditions for wing walking.
Your pilot will be responsible for the final decision as to whether you are able to make the wing walk.
We will not perform aerobatic manoeuvres (loop the loop etc) for first time wing walkers as we do not know how the wing walker will react. If you would like a more adventurous ride the pilot can tailor the flight and can include steep dips and dives, wingovers and banked turns. Alternatively, if you would prefer a more sedate flight, that is possible too.
Once you have performed your first flight on the wing you are qualified to request aerobatics – please mention this at time of booking and provide a booking reference of your first flight. Under certain circumstances a second, aerobatic, flight can be made on the same day as your first.
AeroSuperBatics are unable to guarantee a flight time. Your booking time is the time the wing walker is required to arrive at the airfield for their safety briefing. The time of flight is determined on the day of arrival. Please allow at least three hours at the airfield.
AeroSuperBatics cannot be held responsible for any items lost and is unable to compensate under any circumstances.
AeroSuperBatics operates a free viewing area on the airfield and spectators are welcome. You and your spectators must be made acutely aware that RFC Rendcomb Airfield is an active airfield and aircraft movements will happen at any time without prior warning, therefore we must make you aware of the following:
• Guests must remain within the designated spectator area at all times. • Young children must be under constant supervision at all times. • Dogs are welcome but must remain on a lead. • AeroSuperBatics will not be held responsible for the possessions or the safety of spectators who do not abide by the safety rules in place across the airfield. • Please advise AeroSuperBatics if you intend to have more than 10 spectators.
Please also be aware that:
• Spectators need to arrive at the time of the wing walkers safety briefing to avoid missing the flight. AeroSuperBatics is unable to delay a wing walking experience to wait for spectators.
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web