freedom's wings Canada
Inspirational flights & flight training for people with disabilities
Freedom Wings is a specialized program operating under the registered Canadian charity Youth Flight Canada Education Fund (YFC). It is a program shared at 6 gliding clubs across Canada and financed by YFC at York Soaring Association and the Gatineau Gliding Club.
Freedom Wings cooperates with York Soaring to provide Inspirational Flights and flight training to adults and youth with a disability. Flights and training are conducted in a modified K-21 composite glider utilizing hand controls donated to York Soaring by YFC. Through the use of adaptive hand controls, no pilot is at a disadvantage and flight is experienced on equal terms. The success of Freedom Wings has inspired similar programs at Vancouver Soaring, CuNim in Calgary, Lethbridge Soaring Club, Edmonton gliding Club