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 equipment that helps you transfer and board the aircraft together with seating and postural supports to determine which suits you best and train you on how to use them.

All assessments are taken place by a qualified Occupational Therapist. The main features of a Try b4u Fly Assessment are:

  • Showing you seating and transfer equipment with the opportunity to try them

  • Exploring the benefits of the different systems

  • Advising you on airline choice

  • Experience transferring in and out of your wheelchair and on board wheelchair.

  • An opportunity to raise questions about your journey

Pre-Assessment?

Prior to the Assessment you will have to fill in the application form below and post or email back to the centre on info@wmdlc.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 together with any photographic evidence to help your airline understand the situation.

Please fill out the application form below and return to the centre if you wish to book a Try b4u Fly Assessment. 

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Please do not hesitate to contact the centre if you have any further questions about Try B4U Fly assessments.

try b4u fly application form