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Blind Pilot Lands A Plane

"I thought it was the end. I never thought it would have been possible."

When licensed private pilot Jim Platzer was diagnosed with a retinal degenerative disease, he thought he'd never fly again. But on September 9th, 2014, the impossible happened. Check it out, then pass it on.

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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