With a keen interest in aviation, Kevin joined the RAF at aged 18 and, after basic training, was posted to Afghanistan in 2010. Six months into his second tour, in 2012, his vehicle hit an IED leaving him with serious spinal injuries and unable to walk again.

Kevin was discharged from the RAF in October 2014 and is now concentrating on supporting others recovering from similar injuries.

“The feeling of being out of my chair, free and in control of a plane was incredible. Just because I use a wheelchair to get around doesn’t mean I am not able to achieve and take part in the things I love to do. Learning to fly after my injury was amazing and is a definite highlight of my life so far. It was a confidence boost and a fantastic experience”

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