Our exciting initiative, Bader’s Bus Company, is getting some wonderful publicity. Here is a report from BBC South featuring the UK’s 1st Disabled Flying Display Team and Team Captain Mike Wildeman.
Mike has a decorated flying career. As a former RAF pilot, he saw service in the first Gulf War, Bosnia, Somalia and Rwanda. For the last 20 years he has been flying for Virgin Atlantic where he is currently employed part time as a Captain. As a result of a serious motorcycle accident in 2000, numerous failed operations, a deteriorating ability to walk and constant and increasing pain, Mike underwent a below knee amputation on his left leg in January 2017
The team are going from strength to strength and have their debut performance on the 5th September, the 36th anniversary of the death of Sir Douglas, in memory of his life.