Blind Man To Pilot Hovercraft Across Solent

Just heard on IWRadio that a blind charity worker is due to pilot a Hovercraft across the Solent at 3.15pm today.
Colin McArthur is hoping that his flight across the water between Ryde and Portsmouth today will raise awareness for Retinitis Pigmentosa, as well as funds …

Just heard on IWRadio that a blind charity worker is due to pilot a Hovercraft across the Solent at 3.15pm today.

Blind Man To Pilot Hovercraft Across SolentColin McArthur is hoping that his flight across the water between Ryde and Portsmouth today will raise awareness for Retinitis Pigmentosa, as well as funds for research into the condition which he was struck with twenty years ago.

He will be guided through the traffic of tankers, ferries and other obstacles by one of HoverTravel’s pilots.

For more info on the condition, check out the The British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society website.

Thursday, 13th September, 2007 1:00pm

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my son helped a blind and deaf man pilot a hovercraft across the solent it is on you tube with andrew turner in it as well .if you put in hovercraft it probably will show you the mans name is graham hicks , my son is called alex .