Dear CT's friends,
Handiflight Around the World is a joint project for the benefit of Humanity & Inclusion (Hi) supported by Lions Clubs International and set up by about twenty aviators, most of them paraplegic. They will fly around the world to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities, to combat discrimination and to raise funds for Humanity & Inclusion (Hi). Aboard two ultra-light planes equipped with hand controls, they will cover 80'000 km in 9 months, mostly flying alone. Their route will take them across 40 countries and 6 continents via 150 staging points, where we hope they will be the guests of local Lions clubs. The support team consists of former members of the Solar Impulse project, all volunteers.
Have a look on this video how the pilot controls the rudder without the use of his legs for the takeoff and landing...
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