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Bruce McGhie

Bruce McGhie passed away on July 22, 2009 at his home in East Haddam, CT.

Bruce was a pioneer in soaring for person's with disabilities. He was the first quadriplegic sailplane pilot in the world and the first pilot licensed to fly a glider using hand controls. He was also a published author, accomplished photographer and artist.

Bruce was commissioned in the US Air Force in 1955 and shortly thereafter received a military related injury resulting in quadriplegia.

His inspirational autobiography Ascent describes "how one quadriplegic fought for a full life and soared."

Bruce was a dear friend who loved life, his family and soaring and he shall be missed.

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Posted: 7/31/2009


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