Jason DeCamillis of Ypsilanti, Mich., has wanted to learn to fly a plane ever since he was a child. However, he never thought that it would be possible because he is legally blind due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, a progressive condition that slowly affects his peripheral and night vision.
“I have about 20° of central vision now, which some refer to as tunnel vision,” said DeCamillis, a special education teacher and advocate.
Earlier this year, he saw a video online of a pilot who had lost his license due to the same condition, but kept on flying by taking flight lessons.
“I thought, ‘Wow. Maybe I could do the same thing.’ I had just never thought to ask,” DeCamillis said. [Read more…]