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Mike Wildman is an amputee pilot who has had a fascinating career in aviation. This tale is about his time in the Royal Air Force flying the C130 Hercules in some very challenging theatres. His story will both amaze and inspire, particularly in the later parts when we will cover his work as the leader of the world’s only fully aerobatic amputee formation team… TeamPhoenixAir.com
Mike, learning to fly
Mike during his RAF basic flying training
Mike was posted to fly the C130 Hercules
Low flying over the desert
Mike, the captain of a Belgium Air Force C130 during his exchange tour
The EPTS Andover that Mike flew
The Boscome Down Comet 4 named Canopus that Mike flew to the North Pole
The day at RIAT when a Mig 29 crashed onto Mike’s aircraft nearly killing him and the others who were watching the show from the top of the fuselage!
Contact details for Mike and Team Phoenix, the world’s only disabled aerobatic formation team
Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to Mike Freer, RuthAS and the RAF.