Wednesday, 9 June 2010


I recently had the pleasure of flying with Nathan Doidge, a very special individual. Nathan is working towards his NPPL and recently went solo. That's a huge moment in any pilot's life, but Nathan has cerebral palsy and must be one of the most disabled people ever to solo a powered aircraft.

I jumped in the back of a PA28 while Nathan and his instructor Mike Owen from Aerobility (BDFA) flew a few circuits at Old Sarum - it was a hugely humbling experience - Nathan flew really well and despite having to work hard at things like using the PTT and making the radio calls he pulled off a couple of greasers.

The people at Aerobility really deserve our support, the difference they make to people's lives is huge and to be able to witness that first-hand is uplifting.

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