30 Nov '16, 5pm

RAF Amputee ‘Reaches for the Sky’ https://t.co/nCIkYpeU8U

RAF Amputee ‘Reaches for the Sky’ https://t.co/nCIkYpeU8U

A Royal Air Force airman who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident has become the first amputee to fly solo in a Spitfire since WWII aces Douglas Bader and Colin “Hoppy” Hodgkinson. Sergeant Alan Robinson, an aircraft engineer based at RAF Waddington, was awarded The Spitfire Scholarship and undertook two years of pilot training before taking to the air for his historic flight. Sgt Robinson said: “I’ve achieved a childhood dream. It has been an absolute privilege to fly such an iconic aircraft and to meet some of the veterans who flew Spitfires during the War. I can’t conceive how they went from a trainer aircraft straight into a single seat Spitfire.” Following his accident, Sergeant Robinson received rehabilitation therapy at Headley Court and was eventually able to return to his old job as an E3D Sentry aircraft engineer with No. 8 Squadron. He said: “My squadron manageme...

Full article: http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/raf-amputee-reaches-fo...

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