Saturday, January 23, 2010

Deaf Flight Instructor

Gregory Lawrence may be over the age of 60, but that hasn't stopped the Saraota, Florida native from pursuing a high-flying ambition. After scoring a 90 on his FAA Certified Flight Instructor Knowledge test, Lawrence is looking for a sponsor for his plan to become a flight instructor to the deaf in Light Sport Aircraft. Lawrence has been deaf since he was given streptomycin as an infant. He first became a licensed pilot in 1966 and now plans to visit deaf schools across the country to tell his story in an effort to inspire other deaf people to learn to fly. If you have questions, reach him at .