britfrog 180 Posted March 28, 2015 Report Share Posted March 28, 2015 this afternoon while monitoring vatsim and their crossing the atlantic rally with literally many hundreds involved Over 1400 in the air!!) , i was listening into the contollers checking people in to the various airways and giving them their appointed times to be at the entry point , when i heard what i thought was someone taking the p-ss on the radio , however the contoller not flustered at all, gave him a read back and an entry point and time , the pilot of the a/c gave his readback which to be honest was unintelligible to me but on hew flew , it wasnt until a few more contacts that I realised this guy must have cerebral palsy or similar (i have had a couple of friends with it) And it set me thinking about our hobby and how it much it must mean to some people, i felt truly humbled that here was someone who perhaps wanted to be a pilot more than anything in the world but because of his condition, would never be able to fullfill his dream, yet here he was , crossing the atlantic with real ATC and for all intents and purposes a real plane , bloody hats off to him and all those that helped this guy onhis flight, to be honest it brought a lump to my throat. I just needed to share this with you all . 4 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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