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14 Feb

Information and Advice for Air Travel

Thank you very much to Tina, who moved on to pastures new last year, but sent this in for me to share with you all after seeing it on TV in January.  It could certainly be of interest to some of you, especially on the back of a lot of negative articles relating to air travel during 2018.  

Tryb4uFly is a company which is very on board with the issues arising with wheelchair users flying and the many problems which can occur.

This is what “tryb4ufly” say:-

QEF Tryb4uFly is part of our Mobility Services division; enabling people with disabilities to achieve independence and freedom outside of their homes. Travelling by air is a natural extension of our mobility services, combining a practical understanding of disability with your lifestyle choices, to help make journeys by air more comfortable and stress free.

We provide information and advice for children and adults with disabilities who are thinking about travelling by air. We provide individual cabin assessments, free information about flying with a disability and hire equipment to help make your journey easier.

Cabin assessments are for people with disabilities who have either booked a flight or are considering flying. They are tailored to each individual and take place in a replica aircraft cabin. They are conducted by a trained occupational therapist who will guide you through boarding the aircraft, the wheelchair transfer options and support systems available on the aircraft. This enables you to get the real experience of what it is like to move down the aisle and transfer to your seat.

Equipment can be hired directly from Tryb4uFly for the duration of your flight.

We also provide free information on travelling by air with a disability, helping you to plan ahead and increase your confidence.

Tryb4uFly Centres

Tryb4uFly cabin assessments are available at 3 locations across the country: QEF Mobility Services in Carshalton, Surrey, The William Merritt Disabled Living Centre in Leeds and RDAC in Birmingham.

Our Aims

– To enable people with disabilities to make informed choices about flying

– To give people confidence by trying out the seating and transfer equipment available in an aircraft, in a realistic and supported environment

– To advise people on the steps they can take before booking a flight to ensure the support they need is available

– To work with the aviation industry and regualtor to make air travel more accessible for disabled people