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1Welcome to the excitement and challenge of flight training. We specialise in the training of people with a range of disabilities to obtain their Private Pilots Licence, National Private Pilots Licence, and beyond, or you just want to have some fun.

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2FITA has been working with Cranfield University to make flying easier and more inclusive for pilots with lower limb disabilities. We have developed a new portable handheld device for rudder control, removing the need for legs and feet to operate the rudder pedals.

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3Freedom Wings is a wonderful opportunity to introduce those with disabilities to the freedom experienced in the air. A day safely taking control of the plane is a life-changing experience and enables young people to achieve virtually anything.

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4Freedom in the Air (FITA) was established in 2007 and became a not-for-profit Community Interest Company in 2010. The purpose of Freedom in the Air is to make flying more accessible for young people with disabilities who would otherwise not have had the opportunity.

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Flying Courses for the disabled pilot

Flight Instructor

On completion of the Flight Instructor Course (FIC) a pilot will have the ability to instruct a student to the level required for the issue of PPL (A), including theoretical knowledge instruction. Flight Instruction comprises of 30 hours of flight training

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Private Pilot Licence

This Licence entitles you to act as Pilot in command of single engine piston aircraft registered in the EC carrying passengers on flights anywhere in the world. Habits developed during the first hours of Private Pilot Training are the making of a safe pilot.

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Hand Controls

Freedom in The Air (FITA) is committed to opening horizons for people with disabilities so that they can fly higher socially, physically and professionally. Flying is one of the few activities where people with disabilities can participate to the same degree as an able-bodied person.

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#YouHaveControl T-shirt

#YouHaveControl T-Shirt £15

All students embarking on their flight training will learn the saying #YouHaveControl from day one. FITA also uses #YouHaveControl across twitter as our call sign.

Our 2016 #YouHaveControl t-shirt will help generate additional funding, and continue expanding our ongoing awareness to the wider community. All proceeds from sales will go towards our flying scholarships and hand control project. Nothing is taken out to cover our administration overheads.

The funds will help our commitment to expand horizons for people with disabilities to enable them to fly higher – socially, physically and professionally.

We have the following sizes; Small, Medium and Large. You may buy your t-shirt using the following PayPal shopping cart. You can buy the t-shirts even if you don’t have a PayPal account using your credit or debit cards.


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