A 58-year-old blind pilot from the UK, Miles Hilton-Barber, completed his dream of a lifetime, a 13,500 flight from London to Sydney, Australia, braving severe weather conditions. He flew a Microlight aircraft that resembles a hang-glider/tricycle. It was equipped with specialized navigational information, which enabled the success of the flight.
This story proves that one can accomplish anything, given the right motivation.
(Now, if only I could find the right tail spin to get my grandson's kite off the ground.)
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Man Flies From London to Sydney Proving the Blind Can Have Fun Too
Published: Apr 30, 2007 • References: cbsnews