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.)
More Stats +/-
Top 100 Cosmetics Trends in August
Vibrant Giant Piñata Installations
Connected Suburban House Extension
Stylish Everyday Trainers
Plant-Integrated Hanging Lights
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.
Man Flies From London to Sydney Proving the Blind Can Have Fun Too
- By: Rose A. ValentaApr 30, 2007