Les Mêmes Ailes Pour Tous
Antoine, a young active worker and sports enthusiast had his motorcycle accident at 20. It was on 2004 and he is in a wheelchair since then.
Les Mêmes Ailes Pour Tous
Same wings for all
Antoine, a young active worker and sports enthusiast had his motorcycle accident at 20. It was on 2004 and he is in a wheelchair since then. Being a paralytic at such age is an ordeal, requiring a lot of optimism and will to overcome.
Today Antoine is a volunteer flight instructor in a gliding flying club near Paris. He's a passionate pilot who passes not only his knowledge but his dynamism and his optimism to his students.
The transition between those two events is a fabulous story. There were impediments and opportunities for discouragement, but at the end Antoine succeeded to realise a childhood dream : to fly.
But what is important today is to take advantage of Antoine's experience, and help others in a similar situation so they can enjoy their life again, and realize that the accident is not an end but only a new beginning.
About the project initiator
Name: Centre Aéronautique de Beynes
Business identification #: 30303259300012
Status: non profit organization under French non profit act
Approval: department of youth and sports # 785264
Location: Beynes, Yvelines, France.
Purpose: This is a glider flying club located on an airfield established on 1930
Waar dient de collecte voor
The "Centre Aéronautique de Beynes" flying club, where Antoine teaches, initiated a program in order to equip gliders for disabled persons like him so they can experiment the magic of flight. We bought special equipments when they were available. We made them when they didn't exist. All we need now is a highly efficient two seater glider to allow them to pursue a pilot career just the same way everybody does.
For this purpose we decided to buy a modern glider with a turbo engine embedded and specially equipped for disabled pilots. This project is now happening thanks to private and public sponsors.
And now you can become one of our sponsors and help us to fund this fantastic project.
About the glider
The glider we are about to buy is a Duo Discus XLT. It's a two seater embedded with a retractable engine which can be used when needed, so the crew can return to the airfield when the weather conditions doesn't allow to glide any more.
The total budget is around 193 000 €.
About the funding
We are short about approximately 41 000 € to get the budget together. We will have to get a bank loan, thus becoming indebted. But by supporting our project you can help us to reduce our indebtedness.