side-photo-(2).PNG1. Plan ahead. When booking, let the airlines know that you are traveling with a power wheelchair, and make them aware of pertinent details. For example, that you will need an aisle chair and assistance with lifting.

2. Ask the airlines to book you a seat as close to the front of the plane as possible.

3. Arrive early to the airport. Cheking in and getting through security may take longer.

4. Protect your wheelchair. Take everything off that isn’t bolted on. Including, the cushion, backrest, removable footrests, headrest and joystick. The joystick and electronics are most important to protect, because if they get damaged you can’t move. You should be able to store all removed parts in an overhead bin.
Clark Landis, ATP/SMS


Clark Landis, ATP/SMS

Clark Landis is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional, ATP/SMS Specializing in Seating and Mobility for over 33 years. He dove into a river 40 years ago, becoming a quadriplegic and full time wheelchair user. He’s been married to his wife Leilani for 32 years, and they have two kids, Brandon, 27, and Alexa, 22. He is a sports enthusiast - especially when it has to do with his University of Washington Huskies! Clark’s career in the complex rehab technology world can be summed up in the great joy he takes in helping others get mobility equipment to achieve greater independence.