Saturday, July 10, 2010

I Can Fly!

Just like a bag of potatoes being delivered

We just got back from a holiday in Canada visiting family. It was the first time I had flown anywhere in my chair and we were a bit worried about how all that would go. It turned out to be a bit of an adventure, but it all went fairly well. The airlines use a narrow chair to get down the aisle, and at the airport in LA that part went smoothly and we got on the plane with no trouble. But when we got to Chicago, the first stop, we had to wait a half-hour for the special aisle chair, making us have to rush to the next flight. At London, there are no jetways so a ramp is used. Here I am getting wheeled down the ramp in the aisle chair.

On the way home the ramp in Chicago was broken, so I had to get carried down the stairs. That was a bit dodgy but again turned out okay, and we ended up with plenty of time to make the connection. It turned out to be a great trip and I've got more pictures and stories for the next few posts.


  1. Hey Trev. Glad to hear you are getting around well, cooking, flying, getting to the track a have a more interesting life than many a 50-ish friend of mine here in the Boston area. - Yesterday I rode my TU250 the twelve twisty miles to which is a nice little cafe that happens to have motorcycle gear for sale as well. The owner races a 250 at Loudon on occasion. The TU is a really nice simple thumper and makes small roads something to get excited about, roads something like a CBR1000RR cannot even touch. Of course it is New England so it is all hills, forests, blind corners and scenery. Keep up the great writing!

  2. Trevvy I too traveled for the first time with my chair in March, LA to Detroit, changed planes in P-Hoenix.
    A bit nerve racking going in...
    For the first time since I got hurt I was able to do everything MYSELF, carried my luggage, went from gate to gate AND they put me on the plane first and met me with my chair at the door of the aircraft when deplaning.

    Special treatment for special people!

    J Andrew