During my most recent flying lesson (mid-April 2017), for various reasons which I’ll explain below, my pre-flight briefing took place outside. Normally I have my pre-flights in the briefing room with my instructor. On that particular day, Elstree Airport’s (EGTR) air traffic control gave us rare permission to drive to the plane. So, Ivan drove me in his car to the plane. Normally I would wheel myself in the wheelchair, then put the wheelchair in the back seat of the plane before going flying.
I got out of Ivan’s car and crawled slowly to the plane. YES, you heard me right – crawled!
Why did I crawl you may be wondering? Well, the day before, some lovely fellow human stole my wheelchair from outside my house; from my front door no less! That thief isn’t going to stop me from getting into the air. These are the strengths I need as women with a disability, to realise my dream of becoming an aviatrix.
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