A life accident happens to you and leads to a handicap. Or you were born
suffering from an irreversible pathology, and you think you "dream to
become a Pilot is gone forever". In reality, not really ... Hi everyone, my name is
Nicolas. You have understood, in this movie we are going to talk about flying and
handicap. First of all one thing. If
you are currently suffering, or you were the victim of an accident which
caused to you a significant handicap, I would like to testify to you all my
compassion. I am used to say that the world would be better if there would
have more solidarity between humans. So from the bottom of my heart
take care, and I really hope this movie will
help you. YES it is possible to become a Pilot with a strong physical
handicap, and this for almost whatever the pathology is.
Let me take three concrete cases. If you are currently suffering from a
vision problem, the "Mirauds Volants" association will help
you, will help people with vision problems to access to a flight
deck. If, on the opposite, you have a ear capability
issue, if you are deaf, it does exist the "Aéro-Club des Sourds
de France" (ACSF) which thanks to dedicated aircrafts will help you to fly an airplane.
Last but not least, if you are paraplegic, if you have lost the use of your two
legs, please be aware that there are more and more
Aeroclubs in France and in Europe which own dedicated aircrafts. In
fact very easily, the rudder is replaced by hand-flying rudder. You
will move the plane on the yaw axis not with your feet anymore
but with your hands. You don't believe me that all of this is possible?
Let's talk about Dorine Bourneton. Dorine Bourneton is a French woman
born in 1974.The 12th of May 1991, At the age of 16 years, she
is the victim of an air crash of which she is the only survivor. She lost
the use of her two legs, and from that point her dream to become a Pilot
is gone. In reality it is strictly the opposite ... Thanks to her motivation and a very
hard work, she becomes the first disabled woman
to be an Aerobatic Pilot.
Moreover, thanks to her, since 2003 Pilots suffering from an handicap can
apply to a professional activity. Yes you understood correctly : becoming
a Commercial Pilot for aerial work. I strongly recommend to you her two
excellent books : "La couleur préférée de ma mère" and "Au-dessus des nuages".
I give you the links in the description below. If you
know more about helping others to fly, please do not
hesitate to share in the comments. I wish you plenty of flight
hours and a lot of beautiful moments on top of the clouds.
Thank you very much for having watched this movie. See you soon for
the next one, take care, ciao