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Something new from the world of Freedom In The Air. From January 2013 issue of the amazing Loop Ipad issue – its free to download you know!
At the very center of Central America is the small town of Siguatapeque, Honduras, where a humble shoemaker stricken by Polio in his youth had a dream to fly to a better place. Over 50 years later, his helicopter, cobbled together with rebar and old bicycle parts, is an engineering marvel in itself. Folklore swirls in the town that it once got airborne decades ago and ultimately begs the question, is he a genius or is he crazy? what Agustin didn’t anticipate is that in the process, he would inspire and teach others how to better approach life’s problems and reach our goals and dreams – whatever they may be.
Everything is Incredible is a universal story of truth – giving voice to all the people driven by the unquenchable thirst to overcome their circumstances, criticism, doubt, and perceived limitations. It is the voice of the oppressed, who long and pray for a better future. It is the voice of everyone who, despite it all, still Rise.
In 2011 Lars Anderson from Denmark came to Cranfield Airport when he started his Private Pilots Licence course. He also did his medical flight test which clears disabled pilots using hand controls to fly solo.
Fast forward 12 months and Lars returns to FITA at Cranfield Airport to complete his PPL. He spent just over 5 weeks and completed the Licence in 47 hrs (min required 45hrs). Remarkable.
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The worlds largest human form sculpted into the landscape – a 1,300ft naked goddess-like woman sculpted into Northumbria landscape. Northumberlandia, made of 1.5 million tonnes of rock, clay and soil, she is 100 feet high and a quarter of a mile long.
The sculpture is best visible from the air above Newcastle airport. If your interested in doing a group flight to view the artwork message us by clicking here. Just over 2 hour in a 152 and a little less in a 4 seat PA28 or C172 (max 3 pax)
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Ade Adepitan MBE is a British television presenter and wheelchair basketball player. He uses a wheelchair as a result of contracting polio as a child which led to the loss of use of his left leg. Freedom in the Air (FITA) founder and co-chairman who also battled polio first met Ade during a wheelchair basketball training session with the Raiders team in West London. Both men have a deep understanding of how important voluntary organisations are in the world today.
FITA had the pleasure of giving Ade his first flying lesson just before the London 2012 Paralympic games started. 2012 sees Ade spearheading all things Olympic / Paralympic. Ade is Read more →
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