Stuart joined the Royal Air Force, flying in a variety of aircraft as a passenger, but his lifelong ambition is to pilot an aeroplane and to take his wife flying.
Stuart suffers from arthritis, anxiety and depression. The deterioration in his physical health and loss of mobility, since leaving the Royal Air Force, has been very difficult for him to deal with, and whilst trying to remain positive, he suffers from a lack of confidence and a feeling of inadequacy.
“When I entered my scholarship I very rarely left home without my wife and was very under confident in my own abilities. I was also suffering from anxiety and depression over and above my physical disabilities and I was very wary of going to new places and meeting new people. FSDP changed that in a very short space of time”