Our Charities and Community Involvement



Civil Air Support

 Civil Air Support LogoThe purpose of the Civil Air Support (previously known as Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol) is to provide occasional airborne assistance to first responders, organisations, agencies, groups or individuals who would otherwise not have access to such a facility or who may need to temporarily extend the reach of their own established air support. 


 SCRAPbook Project Highland Aviation Gyrocopter
All full-time Instructors at Highland Aviation are registered to carry out flights on behalf of the charity, and our entire aircraft fleet are at their disposal at a time of need.
We have carried out a number of flights including missing person's searches, and aerial survey of Scottish Coastline as part of The SCRAPbook Project (Scottish Coastal Rubbish Aerial Photography)
Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic our staff have been on standby to volunteer to transport urgent medical supplies around the Highlands & Islands. 
Please note that any and all work of this nature must be arranged through the charity.


Edinburgh UAS, Winkle Brown Memorial Fund

Edinburgh UAS 

Through the Edinburgh University Air Squadron funds are raised to provide WINKLE FLYING SCHOLARSHIPS enabling some of today's youngsters, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to experience the life-enhancing benefits of flying at the controls of light aircraft.

Highland Aviation supports the Winkle Brown Memorial Fund and has conducted a number of these flights with deserving young people.


High Life Highland

High Life Highland

The collective joy of 15 young people from the High Life Highland Leadership Programme that were enabled to take a flight around the Inverness area. In collaboration with Inverness Airport they were also given a tour of the airport facilities, including the terminal, Air Traffic Control Tower and the Fire Station. 


 Connecting Young Carers

Connecting Young Carers

It was with delight we flew the very deserving children that care for parents and family members, in cooperation with Connecting Young Carers. 

It was a real treat to spend time with them, and we have a great deal of admiration of them. 


We continue this work in collaboration with several charitable groups looking to give the opportunity of flight to deserving young people.  However, should you have an enquiry, they must be directed to the charity in the first instance. 


Scouts Scotland

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Highland Aviation have been delighted to welcome various Scout groups to tour our facilities over the past few years and to work towards badge requirements. For more information see our dedicated Scout page here


Scouts at Airport Scouts Inverness Airport


Highland Aviation Football Club

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We are proud to sponsor our local amateur football team who proudly wear our colours.  One of our previous Aircraft Engineers, Giuseppe, is a top goal scorer for the team.  We look forward to seeing more newspaper reports of their fine performance.


 Highland Aviation FC Football Action Shot



LAA Highland and Islands Strut

LAAThe Highland and Islands Strut of the Light Aircraft Association are a friendly group of Pilots, Aircraft Engineers and Aviation Enthusiasts that meet regularly to discuss local aviation matters, catch up with the news and arrange fly-in's and get togethers.

The strut meet at the Highland Aviation offices on the last Friday on alternate months, and is open to anyone with an interest in aviation.  A number of members travel significant distances, including one member who regularly fly down from his own airfield in Orkney to attend meetings!

As Highland Aviation take an active interest in the Strut, we also attend the meetings.  It's a good opportunity to meet fellow aviating enthusiasts for a catch up, with refreshments provided. 



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