diabetes world flight

- Aim
"To be the first pilot with Type 1 Diabetes
to fly around the world in a light aircraft and raise money for diabetes research".
- Douglas Cairns

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Book Now Available

Douglas's inspirational book "Dare to Dream - Flying Solo With Diabetes" is available from www.amazon.com and can be ordered in bookstores in the UK.

"Dare To Dream" is an impassioned adventure story - a personal account of a promising military flying career wrecked by diabetes, changing career, and finally returning to his passion for flying in the USA. Fourteen years after being grounded, Douglas, flew around the world at the controls of a twin-engine Beech Baron, and en-route met dozens of diabetes communities in countries including Iceland, the Middle East, India, Fiji, Samoa and Christmas Island. His story is a fascinating travel adventure and insight into the current global diabetes epidemic.


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