Graham Race is a pioneer in the field of access to commercial flight for disabled people, having designed the award winning MERU TravelChair and setting up QEF’s ‘Tryb4ufly’.
Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation (QEF) is a UK national charity that provides a range of services for disabled people. Tryb4uFly provides information, confidence and practical demonstration for disabled people who are considering flying. It has three mock aircraft cabin in London, Birmingham and Leeds where disabled people can try equipment and discuss their flight.
Having a child with a disability has increased Graham’s desire to see the availability of life changing products and services for disabled people, their families and the services that support them, and is passionate about the role that aviation can play to inspire independence and achieve life goals.
Flying is an essential and desirable form of transport for millions of UK citizens each year, whether for business, pleasure, family or health reasons. In this short seminar we will guide you, step by step through the process of flying on commercial aircraft if you have a physical disability. From making a booking, to arriving at the airport, moving through security, and then boarding – we give you top tips to increase you confidence to choose flying as a means of transport.
Public Theatre 1, 14:00 - 14:30, Wednesday 25th.