MAY 1ST, TAKE OFF
A one-eyed pilot, Shinji Maeda, is flying around the world to inspire more people to pursue their dreams. There is nothing impossible. We deliver this message to many more people across the world. It is happening. We believe it’s possible.
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"If I can do it, you can do it too"
When he was 18 years old, he lost his right eyesight because of a car accident. He had faced the fact that he could never pursue his dream of becoming a pilot in Japan because of the law. However, he made it happen by overcoming the tragedy. He became a pilot here in the U.S. and now he enjoys sharing his love and passion for flying with his student pilots as a flight instructor. He has been sending an inspirational message to people and has reached out to thousands of people in the U.S. and Japan.
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"Our middle school students LOVED Mr. Maeda’s inspirational speech! He was fun, energetic, and instantly connected with our students. His story was inspiring, and the students were very engaged. I really enjoyed how his story was about his family, friends, GRIT, and perseverance, all of which is something the youth needs in today’s world."
"I approached Shinji at Aero Zypangu because I wanted my students to become optimistic about their future and to realize that there are many possible career paths in front of them. His personal story of perseverance despite obstacles helped inspire my students and opened their eyes to a world of unlimited possibilities."