Just after I posted in the wee hours last night I got this late email from Greg Lawrence about his work with deaf flight students. Greg added a link to more information, check it out, it’s very interesting.
“Nobody can hear very well in a small aircraft,” writes Greg, “and fewer than ‘nobody’ can process language and learn well while sweating and worrying that they are going to screw up and maybe die. That is why I developed lesson plans for teaching Deaf to fly that require no oral communication in the cockpit. Tai Chi is also taught and learned with minimal talking. There are many similarities in teaching Tai Chi and flying. Tai Chi has been taught a couple thousand years longer than flying. Stop by the Pipistrel display and I will demonstrate. I am an Advanced Ground Instructor and we will be standing on the ground so we will be legal. But, you already know how to fly, so I will teach you the first three moves of the taichiquan. A piece on Tai Chi will attract a lot of attention in China.”
Could Tai Chi Flight Schools in the Orient be the next boom overseas?
You can contact Greg on Twitter, his handle is @deafhawk
Also wanted to share a few shots of the Team Aerodynamix show.