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Tuesday 4th of October 2011

  • Thorite helps put a disabled aerobatic pilot in a spin

    Thorite helps put a disabled aerobatic pilot in a spin

    Tuesday 4th October 2011

    63 year old John Askew, originally from Huddersfield but now resident in Lincolnshire, is one of the UK's top competition aerobatics pilots, flying an ultra-high performance CAP 232 which has a roll rate of 420° per second and a climb rate of nearly 3,300 feet per minute.  Watching John hurtle across the skies you'd never realise that his flying skills are performed using only his hands, as he broke his back and lost the use of his legs in a riding accident in 1994.

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