Lincolnshire pilot John Askew is looking to help put disabled aerobatics and disabled flying in general on the map.

After losing the use of his legs in 1994 following a horse riding accident, John didn’t give up on his flying hobby, quickly regaining his private pilots licence.  He was soon flying more advanced aircraft and decided to begin competition aerobatics.

John Askew using his modified rudder control

Now he’s flying one of the world’s most advanced aerobatic aircraft, the CAP232, with the hope of competing at the very top level this time next year.

He asked Primetime Media to compile a short video for him to help aid his search for sponsorship, and to raise awareness of disabled flying.  The first of these is live now and more will follow soon!

For more details about John and the British Aerobatic Association visit his aerobatic pilot profile.