Tuesday, May 27, 2008

First to Earns IFR

A Michigan man became the first deaf person to earn his IFR. Stephen Hopson passed the FAA instrument rating test in 2006. That means he from Michigan can fly in less-than-ideal conditions. Hopson has been deaf since he was born, after his mother came down with German measles while pregnant. Hopson works as a banker and stockbroker on Wall Street and moonlights as a motivational speaker.