Friday, June 18, 2021

Tag: Flying

Record-breaking wheelchair team pulls plane at Heathrow to help disabled flying charity

https://youtu.be/0myh0ib7T7g UK charity Aerobility has joined forces with British Airways and Heathrow Airport Ltd to set a new record for the Heaviest aircraft pulled over 100m by a wheelchair team. On the 23 November 2018, the...

Two pilots in wheelchairs create history in UAE

Duo lands in UAE as part of global mission to raise awareness about disability Dubai: Two paraplegic pilots on wheelchairs have created history in UAE airspace by landing in Dubai World Central as part of...

Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds Passage of Bill Making Air Travel More Accessible

Passage comes following the 32nd anniversary of the original landmark Air Carrier Access Act designed to protect passengers with disabilities WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Paralyzed Veterans of America is hailing the passage of the Federal...

Quadriplegic Argentine finds adrenaline rush with racing drone

https://youtu.be/FINbdXiHEmg Agustín Zanoli loved the rush of riding motorcycles and ATVs, but after an accident left him paralyzed, he was unable to participate in some of his favorite activities. Now the 22-year-old Argentine has found...

He can’t fly planes, so quadriplegic Charles Brice started a business filming with drones

CHARLES Brice always planned on a career above the clouds — he just imagined it would involve flying planes, not drones. Mr Brice, 26, was training to become a professional pilot before a motorbike crash...

Wheels Up: A Quadriplegic Pilot’s Inspirational Journey

GASTONIA, NC -- A 28-year-old North Carolina pharmacist is pushing physical limitations, conquering stereotypes, soaring to new heights and defying gravity.  By sharing his story publicly for the first time, he's also inspiring others...

All Wheels Up Wants You to be Able to Stay in Your Wheelchair While...

https://youtu.be/mGQmrXEo9Rc The advocacy group All Wheels Up thinks you should be able to stay in your wheelchair while you are flying, if that’s your preference. To reach this goal, the nonprofit is pushing for federal...

BOOK: Air Travel for Wheelchair Users

Are you a wheelchair user and want to learn about the process of traveling by plane before you take off for the first time? Or perhaps you’re a frequent flier and would just like to learn how to make the process easier for future flights? If you have ever wished that there was a guide to accessible air travel, this is the book for you!

Quadrocopters for quadriplegics: New tech allows disabled to ‘pilot drone over Grand Canyon’

A British AI specialist, struck down with quadriplegia in his twenties, has modified a quadrocopter so that it can be flown with only eye movements and a working index finger – a technology he...

Paralysis can’t ground aviator

He returns to flying not long after road accident, will race in Nev. event AVIATOR RETURNS AFTER WRECK Steve Griff never gave up hope when a trucker barreled into the back of his Chevy Silverado...