LightSportGyroplanes.comTuesday January 26, 2021
Vance Breese has a passion for gyroplanes and that passion led him to become a gyroplane pilot. He has a Private Pilot license, which requires an FAA medical certificate. That, by itself, isn't especially remarkable -- until you learn his history.
Before being drawn to gyroplanes, Vance raced motorcycles. While attempting to set a world land speed record, he crashed. As a result, he sustained traumatic brain injuries and was left blind in one eye.
In time, Vance recovered his physical abilities, and when talking with him, you wouldn't know he had a history of brain injury. Yet, that history and his blindness in one eye were barriers when he sought a medical certificate to fly. You can read about how he overcame those barriers in the book
This video was produced by the The Santa Maria Times