hi, i fly with freedoms wings international. if you have not heard of us before, we are historic and well known in soaring circles. http://www.freedomswings.org
38 years ago we were the 1st to put hand controls in gliders (now a standard option in many) we are an all volunteer 501cs non profit run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities.
we hold 2 state soaring records in nj ( Krzysztof Lapinski ) our president chris lynch won a regional competition despite flying a aging 2 place trainer against high end racers. and just last week a paraplegic won the day at the world glider championships beating the most elite pilots in the world. (not our student but would never have been posible if we had not made soaring accessible to the world)
we fly out of vansant in erwinna pa and blairstown in blairstown nj both fall under the tfr no fly zones
for 2 years we have given no inspirational flights to disabled children or paralyzed veterans, or anyone. we have not given any lessons to our students. we only flew a handful of days by moving the glider to wurtsboro ny. we flew 15 disabled people from a mt saini hospital disability support group, and flew the region 2 north competition
that is it
and it has also shut down our fundraising entirely! after 38 years, this will be our last year flying if we don’t solve this tfr issue and gt some major donations (can be done through the website)
we are desperate and our org is 1 of a kind, personally for a person with a disability there is no org more important more inspirational.
we would like to join your fight, because it literally is fight back, or perish.