AviatorCast Episode 110: Phil Stokes: Flying as a One-Armed Pilot


Today’s Flight Plan

Learning to fly is hard enough. With the time, money and effort required to get it done, there’s a high washout rate and very few people achieve the end result; a pilots license. Can you imagine also going through this process with a “limitation” or “disability” like having the use of just ONE arm.

Well that’s our guest today. Phil is an amputee pilot that lost his arm in a motorcycle accident in his late teens. After a dark time, aviation was a passion that pulled Phil toward his purpose — inspiring others through this tough journey of becoming a pilot with one arm.

Truthfully, we have a ton we can learn from Phil. We can learn a lot about how to control the airplane with less effort, think ahead many more steps, organize our tools in the cockpit better, and overall take a much more natural approach to flying.

This is a long podcast, but it’s worth listening to in its entirety.


Useful Links

Phil’s Website, Clipped Wing

GoFundMe Page




Major thanks to the amazing Angle of Attack Crew for all their hard work over the years. Our team works incredibly hard, and they’re very passionate about what they do.

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