Monday, April 30, 2007

Flying Blind

The inspiring news today is about a sightless British pilot flying from London to Sydney, Australia.

“It’s the fulfillment of an amazing dream,” Miles Hilton-Barber told reporters. “I’ve wanted to be a pilot since I was a kid." He hopes to raise $2 million for a charity to prevent blindness in developing countries.

But Mr. Hilton-Barber has not set a new record. Four years ago, an American who always wanted to be a pilot went from Washington to Baghdad without being able to see where he was going and has been circling Iraq ever since, looking for a soft landing. The proceeds from that adventure have not gone to charity.

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