Orientation and Mobility Training to Fly a Plane How an Orientation and Mobility instructor and former pilot is playing a role in Flight for Sight By Chloe Ranshaw Fred Hall, a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation & Mobility instructor, joined Foundation for Blind Children in 2021 with a unique […]
Adaptations for a Blind Pilot How can someone fly a plane without vision? By Chloe Ranshaw Is it possible for a person without vision to fly a plane? While most pilots rely on sight, it is possible for a blind pilot to rely on sound, touch and other adaptations instead. Adaptations allow the […]
Conquering the Skies With Vision Loss “It’s like you enter a whole different world.” By Chloe Ranshaw “I didn’t know what to imagine but my dad told me to imagine a rollercoaster”, says Kaiya Armstrong. She remembers the first time she ever stepped foot in a plane, a small Cessna aircraft, as […]
Blind Pilot Trains on Flight Simulator Kaiya continues Flight for Sight training at Aerial Engagement By Chloe Ranshaw Blind 21-year-old and soon-to-be pilot, Kaiya Armstrong, continues training on flight simulator at Aerial Engagement in Scottsdale, Ariz. Kaiya’s training as part of Foundation for Blind Children’s Flight for Sight is almost complete. […]
Deer Valley Airport Control Tower Tour Previous Next Kaiya toured Deer Valley Airport’s Air Control Tower. The opportunity gave Kaiya a chance to better understand the the process of air traffic. As well as, a visual of who’s on the other end of the radio during in flight training opportunities.
Kaiya Flies a Plane for the First Time Kaiya piloted a small aircraft for the first time in her life. In the video above, Kaiya is in the pilot’s seat expertly flying the plane beside a certified flight instructor. Since this experience, Kaiya has had multiple in-air training sessions on top of her ground school […]