Try b4u Fly
Concerned about the following questions?
- What equipment can I take on the plane?
- Will I be able to get to the toilet during the flight?
- How will I get from my wheelchair to the airline seat?
If you are considering flying but are concerned about how you will manage on a practical level, we would recommend booking a Try b4u Fly assessment. We have an Aircraft fuselage at the Centre where you can try out equipment as if you were on an aircraft.
Prior to the Assessment you will have to fill in the application form below and post or email back to the centre on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then contact you to arrange a convenient appointment. If your intended date of travel is less than six weeks away please contact the Centre. This Assessment will cost £50 and will be carried out by 2 Occupational Therapists.
What an Assessment consists of?
During the Assessment we will discuss the procedure from check in, to boarding the aircraft and the disembarking from the aircraft. We will also discuss toileting needs, supportive seating and transfers on to the aisle chair and aircraft seat. We will physically carry out transfers as hoists are only available at certain Airports.
After an Assessment?
Following your assessment you will receive advice and information on the equipment that you tried. A list of reputable retailers and funding sources that you can loan or buy equipment from for when you go on your travels. We will write a report following your assessment and post/email this to you after your assessment.
Please fill out the application form below and return to the centre if you wish to book a Try b4u Fly Assessment.
Please do not hesitate to contact the centre if you have any further questions about Try B4U Fly assessments.