Again?  (grin)

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----- Original Message ----- From: "The Kolesar Brothers" <kolesar16...@roadrunner.com>
To: "Audyssey Mailing list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 8:39 AM
Subject: [Audyssey] Please help spread the following information


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


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