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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!
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 →
Olympic Airspace cleared to Aviate | Navigate | Communicate with Ade Adepitan.
On SATURDAY 12th MAY 2012 Freedom in the Air (FITA) will be giving a flying lesson to Ade Adepitan. FITA’s founder and co-chairman 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.
In 1976 when Ade was three years old. His parents made the brave decision to leave their family in Nigeria, and move to the UK. They settled in Plaistow East London. Moving to the UK was one of the most important events in Ade Adepitan’s life. He was taught how to walk using iron calipers, which he wore until the age of 17. Despite having Polio, Ade loved playing football with his school friends. He spent his early years dreaming of playing football for England. Having survived polio as a youngster, Ade has gone on to compete as a wheelchair basketball player on an international level and has a wealth of TV presenting experience. Read more →
Freedom in the Air and Cranfield Flying School , in association with Variety Club the children’s charity first flying scholarship for a young person with a disability. The scholarship will allow a young person to achieve a National private pilots licence (NPPL) over the summer holidays during 2011 from Cranfield Airport, EGTC.
BBC 3 counties radio came to see how our Freedom Wings days are run. Freedom Wings days introduce disadvantaged or people with disabilities to general aviation and the wonders of flight. Freedom Wings days introduce disadvantaged or people with disabilities to general aviation and the wonders of flight.
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