Leo Brogan – Life As A Pilot

I lost my left eye due to an industrial accident in 1968. At the time I was involved in sport parachuting/skydiving.

I commenced parachuting again within a month of leaving hospital, still with the hospital dressing on my eye.

A prosthetic eye was made and this has been satisfactory.

I gained a private pilot licence in 1970 and a commercial pilot licence in 1992, followed by an instrument rating in 1993.

I then flew aircraft on charter until 2006 when I retired from commercial flying. I now run my own business at Gisborne in Victoria.

Life can go on normally after losing an eye if you decide not to be an invalid !!