Aircraft Cabin Assessments

“They were amazing absolutely brilliant and nothing was too much trouble.”

The aim of the cabin assessment is to put your mind at rest. Whether you are flying with your disabled child for the first time or if you want to find out for yourself about the practicalities of flying, we give you hands-on experience and advice with a trained occupational therapist.

You can try equipment that helps you transfer and board the aircraft together with seating and postural supports to determine which suits you best and train you on how to use them.

Cabin assessments are conducted with a trained occupational therapist and normally last 45 minutes to an hour. At least half the assessment takes place in a realistic cabin environment so you can experience some of the space restrictions and equipment that can be used on board.

As basic seating choice can be critical, it is advisable to attend a cabin assessment before entering into any financial commitment or purchase of flight tickets and/or equipment.

The main features are:

  • Showing you seating and transfer equipment with the opportunity to try them
  • Exploring the benefits of the different systems
  • Advising you on airline choice
  • Experience transferring in and out of your wheelchair and on board wheelchair.
  • An opportunity to raise questions about your journey
     

At the end of the assessment we provide you with a summary of the assessment, together with any photographic evidence to help your airline understand the situation.

We can also help with hiring equipment.

 

Book an Aircraft Cabin Assessment

Book your cabin assessment at our centres in Leeds, Birmingham or Surrey. Download our Assessment Tryb4uFly Application Form, fill out and send back to us via email or post. The cost of an assessment is only £50.

 

If you would like further information on assessments please call us on 020 8770 1151 or email us via mobility@qef.org.uk.