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Eight years ago, Tom fell 50ft down a stairwell breaking his spine in five places, leaving him in a coma and paralysed from the mid torso down. His disability had a fundamental effect on his life. He had to start from the very beginning; learning to speak, eat, wash and dress himself again. He had to give up his house, car, work and skiing which he loved.

He had joined the Air Cadets at the age of 13 and loved the flying he was lucky enough to experience. He thought that like skiing, flying was something he would be unable to pursue as a wheelchair user.

“I was very excited to discover that disabled people can learn to fly with an FSDP scholarship. Learning to fly will give me the opportunity to follow a dream I have had since I was a cadet.”

To learn to fly like me apply here