Disabled pilots solo #2

This month has seen two disabled students flying their first solo - Derek, who flew his first (ghosted) solo last week and Mark, who flew his first solo today.

Derek’s disability means he had to be accompanied by an instructor, but they didn’t assist in any way.

Derek flew with the Shadow Flight Centre, based at Old Sarum, who specialise in training for pilots that need modified aircraft controls. Both he and Mark were supported through Flying Scholarships for Disabled People.