#YouHaveControl | Anne Wafula-Strike, MBE, who experienced her first flying lesson at Freedom in the Air (FITA), said:
“I’ve always wanted to do this, I’ve always wanted to get the Freedom you know, the freedom of being in the air, and to me Freedom means so much ”
Learning to fly is not just for the able-bodied or for the wealthy. As with most other sports, flying enthusiasts come from all walks of life.
FITA has spent the last seven months filming with Tony Rapson. Tony is the boss of the Civil Aviation Authority’s General Aviation (GA) Unit, the department responsible for regulating the UK’s recreational flying.
This film aims to give the GA community a deeper understanding of Tony’s and his hard-working team’s efforts towards making the UK General Aviation – or GA – sector the envy of the world.
We wanted to make this film in order to clarify the GA Unit’s role, as well as dispel some of the misconceptions that the flying public has about it. The Unit is the latest demonstration of the CAA’s determination to being a better regulator, reducing and improving our regulation of this key part of aviation in the UK.
The GA unit is mainly involved in regulating the businesses that support private pilot sector However, as Tony explains, there is more to the ‘GA Unit’ then most realise.
FITA is committed to opening horizons for people with disabilities so that they can fly higher socially, physically and professionally.