Chris, a Science and Maths teacher, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis seven years ago but had first experienced the symptoms when he was 17. As a young man he was involved with rugby at a high level but had to give up playing when he was 21. Mental stimulation is also important to him and he loves learning new skills hence wanting to learn to fly.
“For me learning to fly will give me the opportunity to feel in control once again. To have that adrenaline rush once more, to feel the emotions associated with something that is both physical and mental.
“I would love to apply my scientific knowledge to an understanding of the principles of flight and could use this to great effect in teaching my students. I feel I could inspire them to follow a career in the RAF or aeronautical engineering”