Four years ago, Tim started to have bad pains in his hips and legs. He was referred to a consultant and after many tests he was told he had Heredity Spastic Paraplegia. He has found it difficult to come to terms with the diagnosis and all the things he was looking forward to doing in the future he can’t now do.

He had always loved aircraft as a boy, making airfix models of aeroplanes and visiting Airshows with his father. He shares his love with his disabled daughter and often takes her to Bournemouth Airport to see the aircraft take off and land.

“Although I have always thought about flying, I never believed it was a possibility. My scholarship has rekindled that flame in my heart. The past few years have been difficult for me and my family; I now having something positive to look forward to. I realise they may be other things I can still achieve despite having a disability”

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