Douglas Cairns

Flying With Diabetes & Pilots With Diabetes

Douglas Cairns was a jet instructor in the British Royal Air Force in 1989 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and consequently lost his flying career.  He subsequently regained the freedom to fly privately in the USA, and since 2003 has flown around the world in a Baron BE58, broken and set 18 endurance speed records, and landed at the North Pole. Douglas is an active advocate for pilots with diabetes worldwide, running and


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