Regular Handicap This podcast listeners come to expect hosts Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach to welcome a great guest onto their show week after week. Well this week you will hear double as Mike and Tim bring you two great guests. YES!!! Two! Prepare yourself for All Wheels Up President Michele Campanelli and Vice-President Alan Chaulet.
A listen back through the Handicap This podcast archives attests to the fact people with disabilities want to travel. For instance take episode four “Traveling in a Wheelchair” and episode 20 featuring accessible travel specialist Tarita Davenock. Like these episodes reveal though there exists many pitfalls to traveling in a wheelchair, especially when flying. Mike and Tim even documented one such drawback during the season two Handicap This webisodes.
Enter Michele and Alan. Under the All Wheels Up banner Michele and Alan advocate for a breakthrough in airline travel, a breakthrough that will benefit not only the special needs community but airlines and the travel industry in general. Mike calls All Wheels Up’s mission “the greatest” going on to say “I’ve been waiting for this.”
All Wheels Up aims to allow wheelchair users to travel by plane while staying in their wheelchairs. Like Tim says “We can send a person to the moon. I think we can put a wheelchair on a plane.” The process to make this a reality Michele and Alan explain. Click play for all the details!
By listening you will additionally realize the issue’s importance. Someone outside the special needs community might mistake the desire to fly in your wheelchair as a convenience issue. However Michele, Alan, Mike, and Tim show you otherwise! Help educate others on the issue and share today’s show with friends and family.
Also, very importantly, find out how you can assist Michele and Alan in achieving this breakthrough in airline travel. Donate directly through the All Wheels Up website. If you cannot afford to donate, you can still help! Hit play to find out how.