#YouHaveControl | My name is Kim and I am a through knee-amputee, and have been now, for just over a year; before which time, I was stuck at home.
Through the closed world of ‘home living’ I was keen to get out and do something to re-ignite my passions and hunger. I searched high and low online for things to do, when I came across The Douglas Bader Foundation (DBF) and Freedom In The Air (FITA).
FITA enables people with disabilities to fly high, and of course Douglas Bader was the first person with disabilities to fly aeroplanes – well actually, Spitfires..one of the most iconic aeroplanes in the world. And a plane that once saved Britain some might argue. Because of DBF and FITA, I was able to ‘Reach for the Skies’ The financial generosity of DBF has enabled me to have my first flying lesson through FITA; Lucky ol’ me!
A month later and I’m on my way to Elstree Airport (EGTR) in North London. That day was sooo exciting! All sorts of thoughts ran through my head, mainly if I was going to get into the plane and be able to control it, would I be sick?, and of course, was it going to be scary?!
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