This Man Only Has 6% Body Function. But What He Just Did Shattered My Expectations.

Dave Jacka in wheelchair outside of his airplane

Dave Jacka was an active twenty-year-old when everything changed. A routine trip on his motor bike left him paralyzed from the armpit down after a pothole sent him over his handlebars and headfirst into a pole.


The accident left him with only 6% body function.

But today, Jacka is able to accomplish tremendous things. But none of these came without years of patience, persistence and a key mindset that people everywhere should adopt.

His mindset was simply this; you’re only limited by what you think you can do:

“If you say you can’t do something, well you’re probably never going to. But if you say maybe, just maybe, and you give it a go, it will open up a whole new world of possibilities for you.”

It was this mindset that opened up the dream for Jacka to someday fly an airplane, solo. On June 5, 2014, Jacka became the very first quadriplegic to fly around the coast of Australia, a dream that was 9 years in the making!

You can keep up with Jacka’s latest adventures and learn more about his story here.


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