Sean Scott, Para Trike Pilot 

ASC Basic Flight Instructor since 4-2000

Dealer of Cosmos Trikes, LaMouette Trike Wings & Hang-Gliders, Polaris FIB, Avio-Delta Trikes

  Arial Photography/Videography  

Producer of Flightability, promoting flying for the disabled.

I am  based out of Linden, NC in Southern Harnett County.

 Feel free to contact me if you have any questions on Triking.

Ph.1-910-723-1950 

New and Pre-Owned Cosmos Trikes & Other Ultralights already in the USA!

Reasons why I like Cosmos trikes and wings, from top to bottom:

FAIRED TUBING  Cosmos uses faired tubing where ever possible, from the kingpost on down.

HIGH-TECH SAIL CLOTH  No cloth anywhere lasts as well as the Tedlar that you find on Cosmos wings.

HIGH-TENSION SAIL  No bungees for these boys!

COSMOS HANDLING  You can�t paint it red, you can�t put it on your brochure, and so far, you can�t duplicate it in any other wing!

EASY CONNECTION  There's no more simple and user-friendly connection than the Cosmos folding block and hang plates.  Also- the Cosmos hang arrangement gives the trike something to sit upon when it is NOT flying, something OTHER than the hang bolt.

BACK UP (Jesus) CABLE  There�s actually trikes out there that don�t have �em!

ROTAX ENGINES  Work horses.  Unless you want a little soaring trike, don�t settle for anything less.

FOCALIZED, ISOLATED MOTORMOUNTS  Exactly as Rotax recommends.

QUIET OPERATIONS  Award winning stuff.  No one does it better.

CLUTCHES  Save wear and tear on your other systems, let the clutch handle it all�

GAS STRUTS  For a solid and stable feel on the runway, in keeping with the famous Cosmos handling.

FUEL TANK  Keep it low where it enhances handling.  Give it a large mouth and there�s just nothing easier to fuel, anywhere.

SIMPLICITY  These guys have reduced everything to it�s most simple essence.

MICHELIN TIRES  Straight from the Pope!



 

As seen in the movie Fly Away Home.


Flight-Ability.

The Story of A Paraplegic Trike Pilot.  

 Hi, My name is Sean Scott. Im a 47 year old male living in Linden, NC. In 1980, the day after my 13th birthday I was accidentally shot by a young friend playing with his parents handgun. The gunshot caused permanent paralysis from the lower chest down. As any one would, I adapted to the paralysis and went on with life. Adjusting to a disability isnt something that is easy for everyone to do. Some people even think they would rather be dead then live paralyzed. But since I was young it made things a little easier for me to live with. I have seen all the hard things that come about in daily living from being in a wheelchair. A lot of things that someone walking wouldnt even think about, like getting up stairs or curbs or if a door is wide enough for me to get through with my wheelchair. Along with going to the bathroom or transferring to a bed.

  I have always been a pretty active disabled person. Including wheelchair basketball, riding ATVs, Jet Skis and getting my drivers License at a young age. Owning Hot Rod cars and all that. My father was a General Aviation Private Pilot and had the flying bug. I always loved to fly with him when I was growing up.  My Father flew the family across the United States in a Cessna to visit relatives when I was around 11. Ever since then I always loved to fly. 

 The thing I found to make me forget about my paralysis the most is flying a Cosmos weight-shift Trike. A few years ago I seen a movie called Fly Away Home It was about the exploits of Bill Lishman and Joe Duff, Bill and his family and friends taught hand raised motherless Canadian Geese how to migrate using a Cosmos Ultralight weight-shift Trike and are doing it to this day calling it Operation Migration. That movie got me interested in flying more then ever.

  After seeing Fly Away Home I started investigating all the Ultralight Trikes on the Net to see what was out there and how much they cost. We came up with the same choice as Bill, The Cosmos Phase II Trike.  We found the Cosmos to have the best reputation so I made a call to Don Reinhart, the Importer of the Cosmos Trikes at the time, Don was owner of Personal Flight Inc. He sent me an Introduction Video, which we was impressed with so we decided to buy. Don helped me with our order and helped me find the instructor needed. He also explained to Cosmos about my situation with my paralysis. Guess what? Cosmos had already adapted one of their Trikes with hand controls for a disabled Pilot. The hand controls consisted of a Twist throttle mounted on the control bar and a ground control stick mounted between your legs like a 3-axis stick in a plane. You pull the stick back to turn left and push forward to turn right, when you are on the ground. It had a hand break mounted on it for stopping after landing and taxing. 

  After ordering the Trike I bought a book about flying Trikes called Trikes, The Flex Wing Flyer. Written by a couple well-known Trikers, Hal McSwain & Luian Bartosik. I learned all the basics of flying a Trike before I even got in one. I was prepared for the training mentally and spiritually. My first training was with a local dealer of powered parachutes and avid Triker Henry Muller. A friendly neighbor and avid ultra-light Pilot Doctor Kenny Garret let me use his 2800ft. grass strip. Where I took 2 hours of in flight training from Henry. Along with my Father taking 2 hours of instruction, as it was all I could afford and all he needed being a Pilot already. Henry lived half way across the state so I went on using my Dad as the instructor. I found the Cosmos Trike easy to get into and a breeze to operate with the hand control setup. I flew another hour and a half off of Doctor Garrets field with Dad before he though I was ready enough to solo. I took the first flight alone November 30, 1998 after just 3-1/2 hours of instruction, cutting the average instruction time by about 10 hours. What an amazing feeling flying high in the sky all a lone. I flew for over an hour and a half before I came down.

Flying a Trike makes me forget about my paralysis! After that solo all I could think about was if the weather was nice enough to fly again. I have been flying my Trike as often as the weather permits. I usually keep it ready to fly, so when the right weather comes along all I have to do is take-off. I urge everyone, disabled or not to fly in a weight-shift Trike at least once in their life. It will bring out the confidence in them. You will see the earth in a whole new dimension! Nothing makes me forget about my paralysis more than flying alone, high in the sky with no obstacles to get in my way. There's nothing like the feeling you get with the wind in your face. It's like riding a Harley in the sky. You get the feeling that a bird gets when they're soaring on a thermal, the feeling of real freedom!
Now I know why birds are always flying. Now that I know what it's like, I fly every chance I get! 

I guess Leonardo De Vinci was right when he said: "Once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned upward

 Since then I have had a 3page story written about my flying in the April 99 issue of Ultra-Light Magazine. I became a Dealer for Cosmos and Polaris, Selling new and preowned Ultra-light Aircraft as well as a Certified ASC Basic Flight Instructor. In April of 2000 I took my FAA Written Examination (FOI) and flight test at the Sun-N-Fun Air Show held ever year at Lake Land Florida. Where I had the pleasure of meeting Bill Lishman and thanking him for getting me into Trikes with the movie "Fly Away Home". I am now one of few ASC Certified weight-shift land Trike Instructors in North Carolina.  Some of My Triking Photos.

 

Scott�s Trike Center

 Here is a link to an Article one of my students wrote and was published in the January 03 issue of Aero Sports Connection.

Ps. Flying isn't all I've done, I've been falling too!

This is where I did my Tandem Freefall from 13,500 ft and it won't be the last!

For more Skydiving Photos click here 

                    

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Click here for a link to a story in Ultra-Flight Magazine about how I started my flying exploits.

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