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Old 13th Nov 2013, 19:20
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Hey all thought id share this with you as it is a very similar story to mine

http://1armpilot.blog spot.co.uk
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Old 13th Nov 2013, 19:24
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Sorry, link doesn't work....at least for me.
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Old 13th Nov 2013, 19:27
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Mmmmm...i have changed it (not sure why it starred the letters out) so changed it just remove the space between blog and spot.
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 06:35
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No response? Wow
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 14:21
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The link still doesn't work unfortunately, even when copying & pasting into the browser.

I suspect that is the only reason for a lack of response.
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 14:40
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OK - got the link to work now (missed the bit about the space between blog & spot - there is a poor joke in there about how I've manged to overcome having only half a brain to realise my dream of flying but I'm not going to tease that one out )

Yes - it is inspiring - it's a great example of not giving into preconceptions about capability however they arise - its also a salutary illustration of that old truism that it is better to have tried & failed than never to have tried at all (subject to the normal caveats about not applying it to activities like chain saw juggling etc).

Frankly, the way she skips over starting a family (as though that isn't a life time of commitment, responsibility, hard work & unknown challenge in & of itself) despite her injury is a huge indicator of he character - were I asked I would say that getting a PPL pales into insignificance against that daunting task.

She writes well, has a great story to tell & undoubtedly has an admirable approach to life that is worth communicating - certainly very inspiring, so thanks for the heads up on that.

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Old 15th Nov 2013, 15:51
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Thanks enq i had a similar accident so thought id share that.

I too had a dream of commercial pilot but can sadly not achieve it. My left arm is better than hers but not good enough for class one. Broke my back too, i can walk (even though was told i wouldn't) but still have very bad leg and back pain nearly every day :-/

Reading her story helped me think differently about my situation, to be more thankful for being able to achieve the ppl not looking at what i couldn't get!

Lifes short, make the most of it you never know when someone is going to hit you on a your motorbike at 70mph and break 8 bones :-/
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 18:29
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Still not working.
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 19:26
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Mmmmm...i have changed it (not sure why it starred the letters out) so changed it just remove the space between blog and spot.
Have you tried to remove the space?
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 19:29
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That's it...removed the space and hey presto...will have a read later on.
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 19:34
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Brill glad it worked... When i put the full link in it changed it to stars? The. Link wouldn't work! I am using iPhone app so that may have something to do with it.
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Old 15th Nov 2013, 20:13
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b l o g spot always gets starred put for some reason
I thought it was to stop people spamming their own blogs

THat one was well worth the read now. Puts my pathetic whining into perpsective for sure
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Old 17th Nov 2013, 23:29
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To take nothing away from this inspirational individual.

A little closer to home for those in the UK: Aerobility - Homepage

I have had the pleasure to meet Nathan and other Aerobility folks and their passion and determination are remarkable.
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