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Sydney with Sir Emeka Offor Foundation
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#YouHaveControl | Freedom in the Air has a new HQ in the South West of England.

Our new aerodrome has a very progressive 'can do' attitude and we are very proud to call the new space our 'home'. We have a #Piper, PA28, 4 seat airplane fitted with approved hand controls. There's an accessible club house and a diverse flying community.

The aerodrome is contributing towards the growth of General Aviation in the #UK, helping to nurture future #aviators; with a variety of talent...s, abilities and a balanced gender mix.

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Making dreams real | HQ for disabled flying

The 101-year-old joined the Air Transport Auxiliary after hearing an advertisement for women pilots on BBC radio.
She was responsible for delivering Spitfires and bombers to the front line. She now wants to encourage young women to get involved in flying.…/the-101-year-old-woman-who-flew-spitfi…#

Mary Ellis is the last surviving female pilot from World War Two.
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On this day in 2009, The Miracle on the Hudson. To recognize Captain Sully and the crew of US Airways flight 1549, we presented this commemorative chart back in 2010.

A battery-powered, single-engine electric plane has conducted a test flight in Perth, Australia.

Cuál es la discapacidad para mí | what is disability to me

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Historias con H

Danny Solís, a sus 60 años se levanta cada día a las 4am para alistarse y emprender su viaje habitual al mercado municipal de Rivas, donde trabaja como lustrad...or. Popular, con espíritu de lucha y sonriente, Danny no mira las secuelas de la poliomielitis un obstáculo, sino una oportunidad para salir adelante.

Comparte esta maravillosa historia y continuemos inspirando al mundo.

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Our good friend Author Marcus Alexander includes the story of Freedom in the Air founder in his speech about heros: we think he's a very cool person too. Thank you

Marcus Alexander, fantasy author and self-confessed "bad boy," diagnoses the problem he sees facing society today: a failure to build giants that take risks ...
More than 250 crashed planes are still missing in the US - but a team of volunteer detectives is on the case.
Mr Giles’s first solo trip was to New Orleans in 2000 - he has now visited more than 120 countries.
Video historia de nuestro estudiante de Inglaterra. Over the coming months, we will share some insights into the minds of our students and their experiences studying with us in Leon. We will call this series, Voices of Dariana Students.
Here is our student with his teacher Pedro..who will become an internet star..
The stigma surrounding mental health issues among pilots seems to be a current topic in aviation, yet being open and honest is seen as a weakness, rather than a strength. Pilots especially are perceived as made of “the right stuff”. It sort of comes with the job, that you are capable of…
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Memories of Mother Teresa added 4 new photos to the album: Nuncio Fortunates of Nicaragua.

Meeting His Grace, Most Rev Dr Fortunates, Nuncio of Nicaragua. The meeting was about the upcoming Mother Teresa International Film Festival to take place over a 10 day period in February 2018.

With the kind and generous support of the Government of Nicaragua.

Amol Yadav is a young pilot with a big dream: to make and fly India's first home-made aeroplane.

BBC Radio 4 | A Life Scientific with Prof Adrian Thomas who researches the mechanics of flight who observes birds and insects to get ideas.

Zoologist and inventor Adrian Thomas talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the mechanics of flight

Al Jazeera English: Passport from Polio with Rotary International

Today is World Polio Day. 30 years ago, polio paralyzed more than 350,000 children each year around the world.
Today, it has been reduced by more than 99.9%. We are committed to end polio! — #EndPolio.

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Memories of Mother Teresa

The incredible achievements of Rotary International UNICEF World Health Organization (WHO) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CDC on being so so close to polio. With fewer cases than in any other year in history, the program has its best opportunity yet to end polio for good.
• Since 1988, progress against polio has been strong and consistent, with cases reduced by over 99% since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).
• Fewer children were paralyzed by wild poliovirus in 2016 than in any other year in history (37 cases), and so far in 2017, just 12 cases have occurred in three countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.
• High-quality campaigns and innovative methods for reaching every child have cornered the virus and put eradication within reach.

Yet significant challenges remain, particularly in the three polio-endemic countries, and it is essential that the world stays committed to ending polio.
• Though fewer in number than ever, cases continue to be identified and the virus also continues to circulate in the environment—especially in hard-to-reach areas.
• As long as polio exists anywhere, it is a threat to children everywhere. For this reason, it’s crucial that the global community remains vigilant and maintains the highest possible levels of political and financial commitment to ending the disease.
• This commitment will enable the polio program to ramp up global surveillance and vaccination efforts so that the virus can be detected and stopped wherever it exists.

The heroic efforts of everyone involved in the polio program, and the sustained commitment of partners and donors, will make sure that the disease is ended for good.
• There are many faces of the polio program, from dedicated vaccinators to parents who demand the vaccine and donors who commit the funds necessary to finance these critical activities—all of whom have played a key role in achieving the incredible progress made to date.
• These extraordinary efforts have paved the way for not only polio vaccines, but also other critical health services to reach children in some of the most remote areas of the world.
• You can support these efforts and help achieve a polio-free world by donating to Rotary International via The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will triple donations (up to $50M each year) for the next three years.

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John Cena

For World Polio Day, I teamed up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International to learn more about how we can #endpolio. Visit to get involved.