Blind 21 Year Old Flies A Plane!

Blind pilot Kaiya Armstrong21-year-old Kaiya Armstrong dreams of being a pilot.  To turn that dream into reality, she is adapting a plane so she can fly from Phoenix to Washington.  These adaptations include:
  • A Braille map of the cockpit
  • Patriot Viewpoint wearable technology to magnify near and far vision
  • Using texture to identify cockpit controls by touch
  • Using sound to determine aircraft pitch and speed
  • Having a sighted guide as a copilot - mostly for taxiing
Adaptations for a Blind Pilot

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