For all of my blind friends who have a interest in flying your own airplanes. I ask that you read the letter that's down below and help to spread the word about a new blind friendly flight simulator. Are you a interested blind person who if were sighted knows that they'd be flying in a airplane as a pilot for a career? Are you a retired pilot because you are now blind and are unable to continue to fly in your chosen career? If you're a retired pilot because you're blind, would you like to get back into the cockpit once again and to also share your knowledge and experiences to keep this program as realistic as possible? Then be sure to read the letter that's down below my intro letter; it includes all of the information that you'll want to know about the IYP flight simulator application that's blind friendly.
If this interests you, or if you know of a fellow blind person that this might interest as well, then please read the letter and it's attachment down below and then pass it along to as many people that you know might be interested. I think once you test fly the program you'll be as hooked as this blind pilot love to be is. Also for tips and tricks we have our own blind pilots mailing list as well. If you'd like to subscribe to that list go to b...@googlegroups.com I thank you and now here's the letter that I'd like everyone to read and help circulate to every interested blind person who wished that they could fly. >From Pacific Feelings Media, Corporate Office 36025 Empress Drive Abbotsford, BC V3G 1L2, Canada This letter, dated September 2010, is directed to organizations that help the blind to enjoy life to the fullest, and to all interested blind or visually impaired people. "I'm a blind pilot, but at one time in the past I used to fly the real thing. I love your program. It has given me back some part of my old life that I was forced to leave behind.... thanks for giving me back my wings." Roy - Australia The above quote was sent to us by one of the many pilots who are using our program, It's Your Plane (IYP), in conjunction with Microsoft's Flight Simulator, to enable them to "fly" a variety of aircraft using their computers. We hope to encourage more blind and visually impaired (BVI) people to join the ranks of aviation fans around the world, thereby enabling them to participate and contribute to our passion in a way no one would have thought possible just a few short years ago. In this regard, I would like to arrange to meet with your group. In case you are not familiar with flight simulation, let me explain. Microsoft developed a program called Flight Simulator to give people the virtual thrill of flying from their home computers. Robert Cezar,the owner of Pacific Feelings Media, originally came up with the idea of using Microsoft's program together with speech recognition software, to help novice users "fly" their aircraft in a more "realistic" way, by communicating with an extremely intelligent Co-Pilot named Michelle (there's also Mike). The application is called It's Your Plane (IYP). This venture gained momentum and a slew of extra features was added to the IYP software. At that time, the flight sim hobby was not an option for the majority of blind people. This was soon to change! A little over a year ago, a small group of young, blind people approached us and told us that they were using our software to fly. After many hours of discussion, and trial and error, we released the next version of IYP that was more tailored towards blind and visually impaired pilots. Many more BVI pilots have joined our user base since then, and the development has never stood still. At least once a month we have introduced new features to help the BVI group get a better understanding of what it takes to fly and navigate an aircraft. We have a forum that caters specifically to blind people in which many BVI users help each other, and we are proud of the fact that they are getting more and more knowledgeable about this hobby. "I am another blind pilot enthusiast who really is getting back into it after a year off because no software existed that I could use before It's Your Plane came around. I do want to sincerely thank you so very much for your efforts and your willingness to work with us who are blind and giving us the opportunity to fly and enjoy this awesome software." Mike - USA For further information, I have attached a letter from one of the original group of young blind pilots. We have now reached a point where we feel that more blind and visually impaired people should have the chance of "getting their wings". Although I travel quite a bit, I live in Rancho Cordova, California, and would like to arrange a mutually convenient time for us to explore the opportunity for your special group to learn more about the art of flying, and to experience the thrill that most of us sighted people tend to take for granted. Thank you kindly for your time and attention. Yours sincerely, Helen E. Cooper 1.360-393-1975 Administrator, Pacific Feelings Media http://www.ItsYourPlane.com --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.