Paraplegic pilot Dillon Red flies modified Paradise Aircraft P1 light sport aircraft.

  • Paraplegic pilot Dillon Red flies modified Paradise Aircraft P1 light sport aircraft.
  • Paraplegic pilot Dillon Red flies modified Paradise Aircraft P1 light sport aircraft.
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  • Paraplegic pilot Dillon Red flies modified Paradise Aircraft P1 light sport aircraft.
  • Paraplegic pilot Dillon Red flies modified Paradise Aircraft P1 light sport aircraft.
  • Paraplegic pilot Dillon Red flies modified Paradise Aircraft P1 light sport aircraft.
The Light Sport and Ultralight Flyer talks to Dillon Red about his modified Paradise P1 light sport aircraft, that enables him to fly despite not having the use of his legs.

Modifications include the addition of a T handle in the center console which operates the rudder for in air operations and steers the nosewheel during ground handling.

Two levers located directly under the pilots seat activate separate brakes, and the passenger seat can be folded flat, which allows Dillon to swing his wheel chair into the craft for storage during flight operations.

Entry into the craft is aided by the use of a handle near the front of the cabin. Dillon indicates it took about three months to complete the modifications to the craft, which involved many emails and telephone calls which had to be translated into Portuguese by Paradise Aircraft staff so that the factory could complete the mods.

Dillon chose the Paradise Aircraft P1 because of it allowed him to still fly with two a second person and carry his wheel chair. One of the reasons for this is was actually designed as a four place, but in the U.S. the extra seat space is used for storage.
Paradise was the only aircraft company that Dillon could find that would work with him to modify a craft to fit his specific needs.

Paraplegic Pilot

Dillon chose the Paradise Aircraft P1 because of it allowed him to still fly with two a second person and carry his wheel chair.
One of the reasons for this is was actually designed as a four place, but in the U.S. the extra seat space is used for storage.
Paradise was the only aircraft company that Dillon could find that would work with him to modify a craft to fit his specific needs.